Down At the Twist and Shout–Wave’s Inn




This is Wave’s Inn, located on Franktown Road and run by Wava McDaniel Baker in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The building is still there, but is now a private home- Photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum








Wava McDaniel and Maurice Price

Photos- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum


Wendy LeBlanc-I remember attending a birthday party there for Kathryn Dack. We were quite young – under 10, I’d guess – but we all thought it was a pretty swanky occasion.


Linda Gallipeau-Johnston-I remember my Mom saying they used to go there. Wava was great at the High School – so nice to everyone!

Wendy LeBlanc-You are so right about Wava at CPHS, Linda Gallipeau-Johnston. She was always so kind and would listen to teens who needed someone to talk to. On top of that, she made fabulous meals – who could ever forget her pies that she made from scratch daily. I had the pleasure of working in the kitchen – for my lunch – for 4 years. She was always the same – totally unflappable – no matter what could and did go wrong!

Julie Sadler Originally it was a family home with 2 bedrooms upstairs at the back. The front was a dance hall ( with food, no alcohol) for the young people of Carleton Place in the 40’s and 50’s. Beautiful hardwood floors. Ask anyone in town who is over 80 and they will have some stories to tell you!

Linda Gallipeau-JohnstonI loved it when we had classes close by the kitchen – the smells were just like home.


Straight Outta Carleton Place High School — Wava McDaniel Baker

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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