A Man Walks Into a …..



Photo from the —Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum This photo was taken at the Findlay Foundry’s Centennial Celebration Dinner in 1960. We intend to have way more fun!


So what did these gentleman in the photo above talk about? Did they tell jokes or were they stuffed shirts?:)

A guy walks into a bar and asks the bartender, “what the quickest way to get to Chicago?”
The Bartender says, “Are you walking or driving?”
The guy says, “I’m driving.”
The Bartender says, “That’s the quickest way.”


“A  friend hosted a dinner  party for family far and wide and everyone was  encouraged to bring all their  children as well. All during the sit-down  dinner one four-year-old girl  stared at the uncle sitting across from  her.  The girl could hardly eat her  food for staring.

The   uncle checked his tie, felt his face for food, patted his hair in place  but  nothing stopped her from staring at him.  He tried his best to  just ignore  her but finally it was too much for him.  He finally asked  her “Why are you  staring at me?” Everyone  at the table had noticed her behavior and the table went  quiet for her  response. The little girl said “I just want to see how you  drink like a  fish.”


Have you bought your ticket to our Heritage Dinner yet???
Join us Thursday May 12 and support the Museum by enjoying a tasty meal, good company, and a presentation of old photos and talk by Reeve Richard Kidd. There are prizes to be won, friends to meet and fun to be had!

Tickets are $50 and available at the Beckwith Township Office, The Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce, and here at the Museum. Call 613-253-7013 for more info.


10 Shillings for a Three Course Dinner You Say?



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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