McIsaac and Cornell– Not Your Regular Guys

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Do you remember Carleton Place Police Force Constable Ray McIssac, or Police Chief Herb Cornell?  In the photo they are proudly standing in front of a newly acquired Ford police cruiser on Mill Street in 1960. Look how much Mill Street has changed!–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

A few months ago I put this photo up on Facebook and people just went nuts. How great is this picture and today when I was searching for something on the Carleton Place and Beckwith Museum Facebook page I found these comments:

 

Peter BradleyHerb use to bring us moose meat when he went hunting, he would sit outside our gate on High Street with the speed trap and I would take the car numbers down for him; only Ontario plates, out of province cars were too much paperwork! He was a proper town copper. The best!

Ted Hurdis I remember them both. We had a peeping tom problem back then. He use to come every Sunday night. We couldn’t catch him and Herb said ” Boyd if you kill him make sure he is on your property ” good sound advice from the chief. Hahaha

Valerie Edwards–My memory of Herb – he would & could tell your parents what you were up to before you got home to make an excuse. Actually it was a good thing growing up with the knowledge that someone was watching out for you & they knew who you belonged to. Sure inconvenient as a kid but gave you a sense of belonging not like nowadays where no one cares.

Want to see more? Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News

 

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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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  1. My memory of Herb – he would & could tell your parents what you were up to before you got home to make an excuse. Actually it was a good thing growing up with the knowledge that someone was watching out for you & they knew who you belonged to. Sure inconvenient as a kid but gave you a sense of belonging not like nowadays where no one cares.

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