Do You Remember the Days?

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Top of Post Office-Smiths Falls– All Photos Smiths Falls Post Office

A long time ago my late parents met each other in the Cowansville, Quebec Post Office. It was a time that people went to the Post Office every day and everyone wrote letters. I used to write letters to everyone and from that it seemed to expand.

Throughout the years I have always written short stories or funny letters but never began to earnestly write until something tragic happened to me. For days the nightmares lived through me until one afternoon I sat in my car and began to write on a scrap piece of paper. Pretty soon the paper was full, and I continued to write on my hand as the words flowed with intensity and much anger.

 

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Neil Gaiman says writers get ideas from daydreams and the only difference between writers and other people is we notice things. I write to taste life, and to tell of the life that people have lived whether the memories be good or bad.

 

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I like to think we are good listeners and have the ability to use our words so someone can read something and actually see it. Writers used to be people who put pen to paper every day– but now  you have the option of staying home, blogging in your pyjamas with an umbrella drink in hand. Not that I do that.:)

 

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I don’t think at this point I will ever stop writing and am still learning at the age of almost 65. As W. Somerset Maugham once said,

“The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties.”

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Related reading

Take a Letter Maria– Carleton Place Post Office

As Time Goes By — The Old Post Office Clock

My Baby, Just-a Wrote Me a Letter– The Carleton Place Post Office

Memories of Carleton Place — The Roxy and Marilyn Monroe

Crime and Punishment? –Tales from the Almonte Post Office

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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