If you See My Gargoyles-Please Send Them Home




A few months ago I had one of the stone gargoyles on my front stone gate pillar disappear– and yesterday the other one vanished. I was angry because they meant a lot to me and my sons. My eldest son Schuyleur had bought them for his Father as he knew he wanted them for the front gates. But, Ange became very sick and he died from cancer a few years ago and they never went up.

The summer after he died I took it upon myself to get them put on the front pillars along with a plaque of the history of the house in his memory. I knew he would be happy to see they had finally found their rightful place. Then one “left us” a few months ago- and today as I turned the corner I noticed some stone bricks from the pillar on the sidewalk– and when I looked up– the other gargoyle had been removed.




Gargoyles are thought to fight off evil and offer protection for your house and garden. They can stand guard and ward off unwanted spirits and other creatures. If they’re hideous and frightening they can scare off all sorts of things. They are supposed to come to life and protect the surrounding areas around a dwelling while everyone is asleep, keeping it safe and secure. Mine were hideous and frightening — so what happened?
If you have a large home and you want a gargoyle for protection, make sure it has wings to fly as it is believed that winged gargoyles will fly around the whole area, circling the home, watching and turning away evil. They return to their places when the sun comes up (and no-one can prove that they weren’t out and about, and no-one respectable who rises and sets with the sun is going to be mistaken by them for an enemy and be dealt with). Well they both had wings and they did bubkus for protecting themselves. And, if they flew away watching and turning away evil-they most certainly did not come back– and evil sure as heck held its mighty hand in their disappearance.


I know I am not the only person in town that has had vandalism occur on their property. But, in July of last year we were trying to catch a bat in the TV room and the police showed up 20 minutes later saying a neighbour had called because she thought something was wrong because of the flashes of light and the waving of a tennis racket. I am always happy when people are paying attention to what happens in the neighbourhood so I absolutely have no qualm over this. But, here we have two stone gargoyles on the top of giant stone pillars on Lake Ave East, on a heavy traffic street, and no one saw anything when a crowbar or hammer was needed?

Life goes on believe me, and I know there are bigger fish to fry in this world— but this is not only happening to me.  So, let me now personally and completely condemn local scenes of vandalism in our rural towns– and this criminality, pure and simple, needs to be confronted before it gets worse.



Thanks to Tammy Jordan just now I have a photo-“What a terrible thing to do, Steal the gargoyle! I just photographed him a few weeks ago! I hope someone see’s it and recognizes it and he gets returned! Then PL-Premium him in place”!

The Bat Story…If you want a giggle…because some days you just have to shake your head and laugh..

Just Another Day in Fawlty Towers



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.

3 responses »

  1. This is unspeakable. For it to happen to a well-respected resident of our community is unacceptable. These idiots need to be apprehended. The circumstances in this case makes it more horrendous.

    I lost my hubby in July 2015 & if this happened to me think it would kill me.

    So sorry Linda and family.

    Love to you all.💜❤💟

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