If You Ever Smoked in the Boys Room—– Straight Outta Carleton Place High School



If you ever did anything bad in school don’t think the staff forgot. Even if it was in the 80s. On election day at my polling station a man came up to me laughing. He said no matter how old he was, he can never run away from being nothing but trouble at Carleton Place High School. It seems a former high ranking staff at CPHS remembered the man’s days of smoking in the boys room and raising a ruckus. Everywhere this man went the former staff, who was on duty at the poll, was trailing him. He wanted to make sure he did not cause trouble– even though he had not seen him in 25 years.

I kept waiting for the 40 something voter to turn around and say to the former chief of staff, “It wasn’t me Sir!”

Oh to the glory days of High School!


Photos- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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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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