Christmas Social Notes from Pakenham 1933




Miss Agnes Noble of Carleton Place spent New Year’s Day with Mr. and Mrs. G. Harold Scott, * * *

Mrs. J. Arthur Nugent is at present ill with erysipelas. Her many friends trust she will soon be well again. * * *

Mr. and Mrs., Ben: Hientz were guests during New Year’s of Mr. and Mrs. O, Heintz. – • * *

Miss Evelyn Downey of Ottawa, spent Christmas Week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Downey. * * *

The many friends of Mrs. Max .Smith were sorry to learn she had the misfortune last week, to fall on’ the slippery street and sustain a broken wrist. * **

Miss Mary Aikenhead has been visiting jwlth her mother, Mrs. M. Aikenhead. f * * *

Dr. Fred Snedden of the Ottawa Civic Hospital Staff, spent New Year’s Day’with his mother, Mrs. A. Snedden. * * *

Mr. and Mrs. H. Jack and family of Renfrew, were New Year’s Day guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. Belford.***

Euchre Party Miss Grace Ritchie entertained her school chums to a delightfully ranged party, at her home last Thursday evening. Euchre was enjoyed at four tables, the prizes going to Miss Lola Burgess , and Miss Mary Barr carried off the consolation award. The hostess was assisted by her  mother, Mrs. W.  Ritchie and Miss Katheleen McCreary of Richmond. . * **

Dr. Robert McCreary of Toronto, was a guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. McCreary during the holiday and weekend.  * * *

Mr. Alex Iiunney of Ottawa, and Miss Fonsie Lunney of Toronto, were holiday guests of their sister, Mrs. T. | A. Nugent.***

Miss Regina Girouard spent the holidays with her mother, Mrs. L. Girouard. * * *

Mr. and Mrs. Bromley and little niece, Miss Mary Pountney of Renfrew, spent Monday with Mr. and Mrs. J. Poynfcer. * * *

Mr. Urquhart and family of Ottawa, spent New Year’s, with Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Falconer and Miss Ann Ferguson. ***

Sir. Albert Bateman of Ottawa, spent, the weekend and holiday with the Timmins’ family. * * *

Miss Margaret Blewett of Sharbot Lake, spent the Christinas holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Blewett. • * * *

Mr. William McArthur of Russell, visited with his sister, Mrs. John Gillis during the holidalys. .’***

Mr. Nelson Ruffey of Renfrew, visited recently with his aunts, Mrs. Janet Fishenden and Mrs, William McRae.  Beatrice Jack of Renfrew, visited with Miss Dorothy Belford during the holidays.***

Allan Ross and Robert Gillan returned to Guelph, Tuesday, to continue their studies at O.A.C. • * **

Miss Faye Towey of Ottawa, visited during the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Towey. ***


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


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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