WATSON’S CORNERS NEWS. 1897-April 16

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WATSON’S CORNERS NEWS. 1897-April 16– Almonte Gazette

Sugar making is still going on. The season has been a good one. Some of the farmers have started to plough. Roads are drying up quickly now.

Mr. H, Barrie has been ill lately.

Mabel, youngest daughter of Mr. J. A. Craig, has been ill for some time, but is recovering.

Mrs. Dick, mother of Mrs. Wm. McChesney, took suddenly ill on Sunday .morning, but is now better.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Easton, of Lanark, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Miller.

Miss M. E. Scott, of Lanark, spent Sunday at home.

Miss M. E. Craig, of Playfair, spent Sunday at the home of her parents.

Mrs. Geo. F. Leslie presented her husband with a young daughter last week.

 

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Photo from the Lanark & District Museum

 

 

Mrs. Alex. H. Park, while crossing from one building to another, was precipitated to the ground below, a distance of over fifteen feet, and strange to say escaped with a few bruises. The platform leading from one building to the other gave way, causing her fall.

Mr. D. Craig, merchant, has disposed of his stock to a Mr. Allan, of Mississippi.

The prayer meeting on Monday evening at Mrs. A. Craig’s was conducted by Rev. J. A. Leitch.

 

 

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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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