You Better Work it Girl! Cover Girls of Carleton Place 1965



Photo from the Carleton Place Canadian Files–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Until the 1960’s educational institutions incorporated social graces as a crucial aspect of a well-rounded curriculum, and finishing schools specialized in etiquette, deportment and proper manners at the table. The ‘60’s and ‘70’s ushered in a decline in the popularity of etiquette training.” Do these classes still exist? The simple answer is yes they do!

Protocol School of Ottawa


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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.

2 responses »

  1. Enjoyed these classes, remember them fondly. & got to associate with girls I wouldn’t normally in high school. If it was 1965 , I was 15 & must have been grade 10. From the names listed I would say we were all different ages. I think these classes should be a must, if just to experience things from a different perspective.


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