The ‘GRAMMARful’ Life of Miss Mullet of Carleton Place High School


On Friday I posted a picture of our local hockey teams, and the picture that got the most comments was the one that had former Carleton Place high School teacher Miss Mullet in it.


The internet went wild as they say over this one picture because she was such a beloved teacher. Sad to say there is very little in the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum files, so I am making sure we have something about her on The Tales of Carleton Place. I have posted: Miss Helen Mullett’s 110 CORRECTED SENTENCES —- “The Word Crimes of Carleton Place High School” thanks to Joann Voyce on another blog as it’s something you need time to read. A LOT of time.

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The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

Sandra Rattray —Although I didn’t have her as a teacher she did teach English when I was in CPHS. We were all terrified of her.

Joann Voyce– She taught me and she could be scary but had a real sense of humor. Unfortunately, by grade 13 a bit of dementia was setting in and we were frequently called by our parent’s first name as she had taught all our parents years before
Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place


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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  1. As anyone who grew up in Carleton Place could tell you, Miss Helen Mullett was a well know person. She always bought her cars from Vic (Sr.) Bennett Motors at Bridge and High Streets.She was known to get Ken Bennett to run her car over for an oil change during English Period LOL. She ruled her classroom with an Iron Hand and she was dedicated to see that every student was properly educated. I can still see her stumbling up the aisles saying ” I am a single L, I need a helper!” and then marching back down saying ” I am two LL’s and I stand alone!”. The word was that the Professors at Ottawa University could pick out the Carleton Place students because they were so advanced and well educated.She taught more than one generation and unfortunately in later years she sometimes called us by our parents names.Even in her 80’s she attended my 20 year reunion and although suffering from early dementia she was her same delightful self.


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