Stupidity on Bridge Street



Written in 2015 or was it 2016? LOL –Read’s bookstore has sadly closed down


I like Krista Lee from Applecheeks. We share some sort of kindred spirit, and I feel like I have known her for years. Yesterday I was in there promoting the Authors for Indies event at Read’s Book Store on Bridge Street Saturday and she had this fantastic toy on her desk.

I immediately thought of my son Sky as he likes toy trinkets like his Mother. The fact that it was musical enticed me even more. I decided I would keep it. Krista advised me that it might need new batteries so off I went with it in a bag to take pictures of doorways on Bridge Street. As I dropped my flyers off I heard barking and immediately thought how wonderful these store owners were to have one of those dog barking doorbells. I was so impressed!

I heard the musical barking at Graham’s Shoes and even Nancy’s Impressions. When I heard it at Read’s Book Store I really began to think. Did all these stores buy this doorbell in one big group buy? When I went into the Carleton Place Town Hall to see Cathie Hawkins I heard it again and the noise began echoing in the halls.


After I left it suddenly dawned on me. That animated dog I just bought from Krista did not need new batteries-the toy was working just fine inside the plastic bag. I really wanted to blame it on menopause, but I knew I couldn’t as I dried up years ago. I just shook my head and remembered what Benjamin Franklin once said..

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid”.


Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun


About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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