A Plea for Your Delivery Men!


A Plea for the Driver— Almonte Gazette 1903

Read the Almonte Gazette here..



Gilbert Moir in his Almonte hardware store c1900– Photo-Almonte.com


Complaints are sometimes made of the unreasonable habit many people have of shopping late on Saturday nights on which night there is no set time for closing. Now most business
places .close at about ten o’clock, when the clerks are free. But not so the deliveryman, people leave orders right up to ten o’clock and it is often much later when the faithful
carrier of parcels completes his work for the night. If shoppers would only see it that way, it is just as easy to make their purchases before eight o’clock Saturday night as it is to make them an hour or two later. Have a thought of the deliveryman when you shop next Saturday.


James Robertson’s Almonte store- Photo-Almonte.com


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Mary Ann Bannon Robertson sent me this photo but Donovan Hastie was the originator of the photo– the picture of the fellow riding the horse and wagon and I am sure that it is my Grandfather Osie Hastie. He would have been about 16 then.

Goin’ Shopping at The Tetlock Bros of Carleton Place

Eades Hardware of Carleton Place-Allen Wrenches Toilet Seats and Electric Heaters

You Didn’t Go to Taylor’s Hardware Store for Milk


Buy Linda Secaspina’s Books— Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac– Tilting the Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place and 4 others on Amazon or Amazon Canada or Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street in Carleton Place

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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