Did You Win Free Groceries in Carleton Place Yesterday?




At high noon yesterday something wonderful happened at your local Mitchell’s Independent store in Carleton Place.  I had been in the store earlier grocery shopping and had heard all the managers had been called in to work– so felt something was afoot.  In fact, I later heard that the managers and employees didn’t know what was going to happen until 10 minutes before it was announced!



So what happened?  They gave out free groceries to all the customers who were standing in line at the checkout! That’s right– your grocery order was free! If you got free groceries yesterday –I would love to hear your story– so drop me a line if you did so we can share your happiness with Lanark County– no the world!



Sigh–I was two hours too early but I did get pieces of cake for me and Steve and an awesome awesome hat. Thanks Martha Linklater McNeely- I took this picture for you..LOL I can balance two pieces of cake on a grocery order. LOL

Thanks to Joyce and Jeff Mitchell and all the wonderful staff for such a treat to Carleton Place.. So don’t forget to email me if you won groceries




Janice Tennant Campbell just sent this photo my way: Thanks Janice!!!!! I can’t do this alone!

Hi Linda I just noticed you story about CP Independent. I was there later in the afternoon so unfortunately missed out on the free groceries. However there was a live band entertaining us while I was there. Thought you might be interested.



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About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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