Before and After — Auld Kirk






Another interesting fact that I did not expect was the number of people buried in Auld Kirk cemetery that never managed to have a headstone put on their grave. That percentage is currently running at approximately 12%. Like former Carleton Place resident Cecil Cummings that I wrote about– he too is buried in Auld Kirk without a headstone.

The Kirk is open for only the one Sunday in mid August for Decoration Sunday and even then
the Memorial Service is held outside. Only once in the last while, that I know of, that this service was held inside because it was raining. For as far as I know there has been no regular service in the Kirk for decades beside the inside is quite plain with some old fashion benches. I’ve attached some photos of the inside of the Kirk. —Gary J. Byron (photos and text)



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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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