Have You Met Mary the Hugging Queen of Carleton Place?




Today Poets on the Loose were “on the loose” at the Carleton Place Farmers Market and they might come again. Thank you Mary Lou van Schaik, Susan Fisher and  Maureen McGahey. They were quite fabulous, you have to admit. But, where I can I find Mary the Hugging Queen of Carleton Place?



I met Mary today for the first time and she told me why she hugs people and she made me smile. Years ago I wrote for a blogging site and was mocked for signing all my comments with a huggggg. Most people that know me in real life know that I am real-life hugger like Mary.

So where is Mary and how do I get in touch with her- or is she just a good will faerie that lives in our imagination?



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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