Buttons and Quilts by Sherri Iona (Lashley)



shari—-Today’s guest author is Sherri Iona (Lashley) –Thanks Sherri! If you have family stories please send them to me so we can share with the world!

Shirley Montgomery And DONALD LASHLEY on their wedding day In September 1950 on grounds of Zion Memorial. Mom had recently graduated from Ottawa Civic in nursing and Dad was entering his last year in B. Sc Agriculture at U of Guelph.
They spent about one year in Bowmanville before settling on the farm at Montgomery shores and Dad became a biology and environment teacher and eventual VP at PDCI. When I was ten we moved to 214 High Street in CP. Dad finished his career as VP at SFCDI.
Local farmers, like his brother-in-law Wesley Craig and my mom’s cousin’s husband Murray MacCrae , would help during the harvest. My mom who couldn’t cook when they married, made the most amazing pies.
Above is A very young Elsie Lever Powell. My younger brother’s daughter Quincy looks exactly like her.
This is Shirley Montgomery LASHLEY in High School.
This is Don LASHLEY, Univ graduate. It was said they called him called him “wee Donnie LASHLEY” in high School. He ended up 5’11”. His sister Lois Ann was 6′
My grandmother Laura Bradley Montgomery, Summer 1972. She died August 1974.She is standing in the circular driveway at the front of the big Montgomery house. When I was little she made outfits for my doll. She taught me how to embroider. I still have a tablecloth I started while she was alive. I also helped her to make a bottom collection presentation. She one 2nd prize at the county fair in Almonte. I have the collection, which was displayed in Almonte a few years ago. I had an expert look at it and everyone was in awe.

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. I recently shared your blog on the Monterville sisters with Ev’s son David. Mississippi Golf Club celebrated its 100th anniversary last year and one of our members is collecting any articles that she can find on the women that were members there. The Monterville sisters were all members at Mississippi and I was lucky enough to be able to golf with them all. You recently published a blog on the old club house and I thought I had saved it but didn’t. If you could send me the link, I will forward it to Dianne. So Many records were destroyed in the fire we are working hard to recover anything we can. Thanks so much for all you do. I read every blog. Sandy Iwaniw

    Sent from my iPad



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