Does anyone still Have Fun at the Moose?



Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Good Lord, I found this question on a Carleton Place subreddit in a  “Controversial” topic today. Yes boys and girls, I am everywhere, you can’t hide, I will eventually find you.:)


Of course it was right under the question: Is there anywhere in town to get custom zippo lighters? 

The title of the post was:

Does Anyone still have Fun at the Moose in Carleton Place?

The shocking comments made by anonymous posters behind a computer screen were:

1.Or is it just kids %%%&^%$ in the tiny ass bathroom & cougars waiting outside for them like tabby cats in heat?

2.Cause last time I was there… made me want to blow my brains out. WTF happened to the good old’e Moose 😦

3.Depends on the time you go in. I’m in there for lunch at least once a week, and fairly often around 5ish, never have any problems.

What are you talking about??? That sounds like an awesome time!!! After all it’s not your average watering hole.

Welcome to the jungle Carleton Place!



Don’t Forget!!–SUPERBOWL SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7th only at the Thirsty Moose! Be here for the game and you could be the winner of this amazing vintage Molson Canadian fridge!

Your one restaurant for all sports action, great food and great drinks!!

The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery's photo.


Related reading:

Before The Moose in Carleton Place There Was—

The Day The Moose in Carleton Place Burned Down

How to Paint “The Moose”



About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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