Summers of Carleton Place Past — Memories of Gooffy’s?


 Looking for memories of Gooffy’s? Please leave comments.

Christina, a reader commented: The building is no longer standing as the building was torn down some years ago. It was right by the water and bridge. I remember going for ice cream as a child. I love the chocolate mint and bubble gum flavors





color your world


Photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Norma Jackson– Bellamy’s Restaurant was once in that building


Linda Gallipeau-JohnstonDidn’t go to Goofy’s much but I did frequent Color Your World and certainly Bellamy’s years ago – chips and coke please!
Wendy LeBlanc– This building has played a fairly substantial role in my life. It was in Jake’s Restaurant in the summer of’ ’65 (where Colour Your World is located) that I met Frank; Jackie Clark was the chief cook and bottle washer and we thought he made great great fries. Our favourite songs that summer were Sea Cruise and Mr. Tambourine Man and we played them over and over on the wall-mounted music machines whose name I can’t remember. Frank and i are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary this August!


Wendy LeBlanc– Also, my great-grandfather, Henry Robertson, ran his cabinet-making business in the small shop on the left.


Grandma’s Butterscotch Pie — Lolly’s Tea Room

In Memory of Barbara Lanthier


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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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  1. The building is no longer standing as the building was tore down some years ago. It was right by the water and bridge. I remember going for ice cream as a child. I love the chocolate mint and bubble gum flavors


  2. I used to go there all the time with my parents as well and yes the bubble gum was my favorite as well . Carleton p,ace has changed so much since I was a little girl. Miss all the older stuff that was around like the highway through the Bush on boundary road for an example I lived in the last house on the end of that road and my grandma was the next house but the the Bush was full of cows and the next one over was a corn field great memories hiding on my parents with my my siblings lol


  3. I always thought that Goofy’s was in the building right beside the river that Gale and Bruce Perry lived in No? If this is the building that was beside the empty lot where Bennet’s cars were it was indeed a cafe. It was our local hangout mid 60’s but for some reason I remember it being called the Canadian Cafe not Jake’s. First memories were of it being called Bellamy’s. My mom worked there for a while. I ran my Honda into the back of a car checking out the girls out front one day. Had to be in ’65 or ’66. I remember it well, bent my forks!


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