Photo- Linda Seccaspina editing from a photo from Up the Line by Steve Evans
When Jennifer Fenwick Irwin (curator of the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum) and I had a conversation yesterday, she told me I was “obsessed”. She is right- for almost two years now I have been documenting interesting tidbits about Lanark County. My computer is surrounded with books- my bookmarks on my computer are overloaded, and my computer just shuts down sometimes when it has had enough. Yes, maybe I am obsessed, but I do not need or want a 12 step program. I love what I do and every single day is a new journey.
My friend Vicki Racey from Almonte worked on a series of local books, and I had no idea until I picked up one of them called: Up the Line by Steve Evans. Inside there are a vignette of local folks with photos. These are the people I like to write about. They are people just like you and me– but I want to know more about these people.
On page 189 of Up the Line by Steve Evans stands Mr Morris Green from Green’s Upholstery in Almonte. Morris began to work at the old Frost and Woods place in Smiths Falls and after the war he moved to Almonte where his wife lived. His mother was a seamstress so they decided to open up next to dry cleaners in 1947 and it just somehow expanded into upholstery. After his brother and mother died he carried on with Green’s Upholstery and worked from Monday to Friday– and on Saturday he put on his “Sunday best” and went out “courtin” business.
So what else do you know about Morris? What personal memories can you add to this brief bio?