It Fell from the Sky and Landed in Carleton Place?



I  posted a picture of our local watertower and the ‘boys’ began to buzz on The Tales of Carleton Place today. What is it about men and watertowers? Hardy Boy stuff? Ted Hurdis challenged me to find a story about a meteorite that fell on Napoleon Street.

Keep searching Linda, and see if you can find anything around that same year about a meteorite that hit a house on Napoleon St. The Buffum house just up the street was hit by one it knocked the windows out of our house it hit so hard. My father Boyd was first on the scene it destroyed the house luckily no casualties though.

So I began to dig for information.  I was really supposed to be outside watering stuff, and maybe putting my laundry away. As the Indy 500 buzzed in the background I looked and looked, and looked some more. I finally found something and figured I was finally one up on Ted Hurdis!  I was elated, and posted it on The Tales of Carleton Place only to hear Ted say: “wrong one”.

Wrong one? AND then he tells me he was only 1 or 2 in 1956? Am I one step away from The Manor? Is everyone and his monkey’s uncle younger than me? Don’t answer that! So after two hours I gave up and will continue another day.

UPDATE—AND after 8 hours of searching I did find out what happened on Napoleon Street and it is not what everyone thinks.. More soon.:)

November 14,1964.

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I am looking for pictures of the old town watertower before it went to Stuart Hammonds farm. Preferably with the words “Quartermain Sucks” on it, and The Rubber Tree on High Street. In the meantime here is some “boy stuff’ from the new exhibit “They Left their Mark” at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum. The year book on display is from Carleton Place High School  circa 1963.




Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Doo……………

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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