The Memories of Dunlop Hill


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No matter what happens, memories will never be replaced. This rocking chair that once graced the front verandah of the Dunlop house for years has moved on to another home.


Things end, but memories last forever- The water pump for a quick drink, and the wind mill that once stood tall.


Memories are special moments that tell a story– like this underground root cellar.


Life brought tears and smiles today to some. Stories were told, and new memories were made.


Memories of a past bridal shower in this parlour with the complete Carleton Place Hospital staff were shared. Sometimes you never know the true value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.


The only reason to hold on to memories sometimes is because memories are the only thing that don’t change when life does. If you listened carefully today you could still hears the sounds of long ago of Dot Smith and the late Pat Black singing this song somewhere on the second floor. It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember like Pat Black.



May the sun always shine on your windowpane; May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain; May the hand of a friend always be near you like these shamrocks that still grow along the side of the barn.


auc6The days of children coming to slide down Dunlop Hill are gone for now, but remember–one day you will become a memory to some– so do your best to become a good one.

“We didn’t think we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun”. Dot Smith September 26, 2015.

The memories I got today from the Dunlop House that will be passed on to the Careton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum after I am gone.


The mirror that once hung at the bottom of the stairs at the Dunlop home.


Aunt Eva Dunlop of Carleton Place 1900

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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