Two days I wrote about Joey Cram and former Carleton Place resident Karen Julian emailed me.
Isn’t Annie Joey Cram the same lady that had a store in Carleton Place? Her store was cluttered and her cash register was an old cigar box. I used to shop there all the time for yarn as she had a wonderful selection. I don’t remember what else she had in that cluttered store but she was such fun to talk too. Please let me know if I have the right Joey Cram – I don’t think there could have been two like her.
Formerly of CP now in Straffordville ON
I asked Sandy Baird and she said no, that was Joey Bond. Her store was located just past the dry cleaners (Godfre’s) and before the lane way next to the hotel. Everyone wondered how she could find anything in her store.
She also didn’t recall anyone taking over from Joey Bond. Maybe briefly to get the stock down. The building never burned down, and it is a wonder though it did not with all the stuff she had.
Sandie said had a brother nicknamed Bunny. She had heard his proper name once but cannot recall it. Bunny Bond dated forever into old age, with a local gal named Dorcus Bennett. Dorcus was called Dick, had a twin sister, Martha Gertrude Groves who married Allan Groves. Dorcus was Sandie’s father in law’s (Dr. Forbes Baird)assistant and after I tracked her down found out she made 600 bucks a year as an assistant in 1921. She was also documented as being a volunteer for our local hospital board auxiliary.
The Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum has nothing on her.. so I am looking for info.
Tom–I remember Joey Bonds store very well. We were kids and went over there to get our firecrackers. She also sold us caps, and cap guns. She was never in the store and she was deaf. You had to ring the bell 10 times before she heard it, and you had to stand and write notes back and forth of what you wanted.
Valerie Edwards– Joey Bond was in the former Miss Hickson’s store when I was in school. Remember going there to get the gold & garnet ribbons we used to pin to our shoulder. She had an eclectic stock, sounds like what you listed for Miss Hickson, sort of. Things were piled all over. Beside her shop was Uncle Abe’s Barber Shop. He was a relative but have misplaced his last name in my memory. Remember the shop being piled high with all sorts & I think she still had the bell that rang when you opened the door. Uncle Abe’s barber shop was next door (taxi office there now).
Nancy Hudson–My mother was a dressmaker in Carleton Place in the 1950’s. I remember being sent to Joey Bond’s to get a spool of thread or ribbon ,etc. She was sure to have it if it could not be found else wear. Amazingly she could put her hand on whatever I was looking for among the clutter.. it had to be seen to be believed. I think her brother Bunny was a championship paddler with the Canoe Club in his youth.
Ted Hurdis— Hahaha, I remember this well. We would go in to buy firecrackers and Joey would make us sign for them. She had a book or ledger and the names in it were hilarious. We would sign Dick Tracy, Robin Hood , you name it !
Ray Paquette Somehow I can’t see Chief Cornell prosecuting offenders who used the side of the street to let off firecrackers with the exception of incidents where the firecrackers were tossed at cars and the perpetrator was identified.
Bill Russell I know for a fact Elvis Presley also signed that little book…..
Tom–OMG Ted. I forgot about that, but that is hilarious. I do remember that book and some of the names in it. When Bruce and Dave and Bob all went in there after a game of road hockey in the post office yard, we would all get firecrackers and no one who wrote names in the book, were anywhere close to who we really were. I always had to take her a note from mom and dad, but usually one of the lads would write the note for me because I was younger than you guys. I can remember being in there with them, and we would stand there ringing the bell and waiting for her to hear it and have her finally come out of her back room to serve you. Then we would have to pass notes back and forth 10 times before we finally got what we wanted.
Lloyd Hughes posted the following stores location on Bridge
H Bond barber
Mrs. H Bond Variety (formerly Mrs. Beach, formerly Miss Hickson)
Dorcas Bennett in the 1921 Census of Canada
Name: Dorcas Bennett
Marital Status: Single
Birth Year: abt 1897
Birth Place: Ontario
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father’s name: John Bennett
Father Birth Place: Ontario
Mother’s name: Eliza Bennett
Mother Birth Place: Ontario
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Province or Territory: Ontario
District Number: 97
Sub-district: Carleton Place (Town)
Sub-District Number: 47
City, Town or Village: Town of Carleton Place
Street or Township: Herriott St
Municipality: Carleton Place
Occupation: Dentiste Arnd