This week I wrote about the No Exit sign on McArthur Street in Carleton Place and how one lone woman got the sign changed. After I wrote it, Cara Chapman emailed me and told me it was none other than her Mum that did it and she would grant me her personal story.
It was about 15 yrs ago when Mary Chapman worked at Lyle’s Pools and Spas on the opposite street. Each day as Mary went to work she could not believe the indecency of the sign that said Dead End almost opposite the Alan Barker Funeral Home. As she saw cars come and go filled with families that were distraught from a passing love one Mary knew she had to do something about it. She felt our forefathers would feel the same way as she did. No one needed to see a sign that said Dead End, and the town needed to show some respect. So Mary filed a complaint with the town of Carleton Place, but told me she never heard from anyone. Well sign elves must have used their magic, as a few weeks later there stood a new sign that said No Exit that replaced the Dead End sign.
Now you know the rest of the story….
Thank you to Cara and Mary Chapman for the story.