Asselstine’s Rexall Drugstore- Queen’s Hotel in the background 1944
There was a man in Carleton Place called Jack (Hoppy) Logan that spent most of his days in the rotunda of the Queen’s Hotel. Logan had an artificial appendage, which in those days was nothing but a wooden leg.
The man loved to whittle, and guests in the Queen’s Hotel loved to watch him. One day one of his whittling projects became unsuccessful, so he crossed his legs, uttered some type of expression and drove the knife a couple of inches into his wooden leg. The knife was sticking straight up into the air and a travelling salesman who had been sitting in the next chair watching the wood carving fainted and fell into a heap on the floor.
John Burchill, the proprietor who heard the thump came out running and asked Hoppy what was wrong. Hoppy looked at him with deadpan eyes and said innocently.
“Heck if I know!”
Part 1- Tales of the Chatteron House Corset — Queen’s Hotel in Carleton Place- can be found here.
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