Did Anyone Have Fun in Ashton? Part 2- The Fleming House

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Yesterday I posted a story about Ashton (Did Anyone Ever Have Fun in Ashton? Ashton 101) and Marla Reid very graciously sent me some photos.

I lived in the Fleming house growing up in Ashton. Just a barn and The Carruthers then us. On the east side going north from the store. Have fun in Ashton??? Who didn’t?  I think it was the safest place to be raised. It was/is a family community who took/takes care of each other.

The Flemming House circa 1969-73 my parents bought it in the summer of ’69. It got cream siding after ’92 and the blue spruce had to be taken down in the mid ’90’s due to roots ruining the foundation.

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The Fleming Home in the winter

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Side view of the Fleming home and wee Marla on the porch.

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Greater Ashton Community Association Winter Carnival ~ The GACA

 

Thank you Marla for sending these. I have very little on Ashton so this just made me smile. If you have pictures please send them and I will put them up.

 

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Did Anyone Ever Have Fun in Ashton? Ashton 101

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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