Ever since I began writing about Lanark County– which is a hop skip and jump west of the Ottawa region I have discovered many fellow ex-pats from the Eastern Townships in Quebec.
The day I went hunting for information about a headstone belonging to William Davis that had been kept in a basement and ended up at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum was THE day that confirmed to me that there was quite the percentage of Eastern Townshippers in Lanark County.
Gary Leach, the warden of the St. James Church of England, in Franktown, Ontario took my Tilting the Kilt book to put in the church lending library. Within 48 hours I had calls from former townshippers wanting to know where they could get my book on Cowansville High School. This year I have had many requests from folks in my county to write about the townships, so I try to do one every few days. Of course not all of them will be straight-lace historical as I believe you need to be entertained to read and remember.
Barbara Heath, senior editor of The Townships Sun, saw my stories on the People From the Eastern Townships Facebook page and asked to print some of them. I don’t have to tell you I was honoured to be published in this little magazine that could that publishes 9 times a year. I write to share and I believe sharing with everyone will enrich everyone’s knowledge.
The Townships Sun is a small publication (since 1972) and they are not online, so if you decide to forgo a few Tim Horton’s treats this week sign up for a subscription to this wonderful little magazine. I am all about helping as you well know, and if you want to support this little Eastern Townships magazine–the subscription rates are below.
Lanark County and the Eastern Townships both have scenery that will take your breath away and offer many road trips that lead to incredible vistas and historic villages. Lanark County and the Eastern Townships both promise many memories to take home.
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Lanark County’s own former Eastern Townshipper Mac Knowles.
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 and now in The Townships Sun