Christmas in April – (Wandering) Wayne Richards

Sometimes in the Spring in Northern California I would see random Christmas tress thrown on the side of the road. In San Francisco, I’m sure they make a game out of it every year. I believe last years winner was in July, but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen later ones. I imagined-is someone too old, sick? This has always been a perplexing question and clearly an ongoing national pandemic.
But, what is not a pandemic, is any picture of Wayne Richards. He has only be gone a few months and everyone still talks about him, and will forever. John Morin sent me a picture the other day of Wayne. We may not want to see Christmas trees in April, but you can show me a picture of Wayne any day, festive season or not.
The story was that Gail who worked at The Eating Place, organized along with the customers of the Eating Place, collected money to purchase a new Winter coat for Wayne, as his was worn out. A presentation from The Eating Place took place at breakfast in 2014. When I saw the picture I thought to myself:
“It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas”
Still raising money for the mural



Credits: Gail fundraiser organizer and photo John D Morin


Please donate to the gofundmepage or drop in and see Cathie at Downtown BIA office



In Memory of Wandering Wayne –Wayne Richards

Time Travel- Is that Wandering Wayne in this 1930 Photo?


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.

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