Who Were These Live Living Dolls From Carleton Place?


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Ottawa Journal– September 24, 1955– Carleton Place

In 1959 the Granby Leader Mail newspaper article stated that my childhood friends Judy Clough and Linda Lee Pratt won a doll contest out 30 local entries. My beautiful Miss Revlon doll did not even place. Seems the second judge, our neighbour, ratted to the others that my mother had sewn the doll dress, not me.

I never ever forgot that lesson. That’s where I learned not to lie about doing things you never did. In fact it was the exact second I figured out I should devote my life to rock’n’roll instead. Seemed like a better idea and a way to avoid a real personality crisis.

See what they wore and what they played with in the new exhibit coming up at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum




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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