How to Hide from A Travelling Salesmen in Carleton Place




One of our well known furniture dealers, who was also in the undertaking business had a row of coffins standing on end along the wall. Talking to one of his friends in the store one day, he noticed a book salesman coming towards the door of the store.

Not wishing to be bothered by the salesman he stepped inside one of the coffins and told his friend to say he was out for at least an hour.  I believe that’s whats called “thinking INSIDE the box”.


With files from 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s