Signed Sealed and Delivered with Tom New — Ray Paquette

Signed Sealed and Delivered with Tom New — Ray Paquette
Photo- Carleton Place Post Office–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
 These comments were sent to me by Ray Paquette after he read the story: The Appleton Mail Man Who Always Got Things Straightened Away
As a young boy living on Rochester Street in the late 40’s, our neighbour, Tom New, provided rural mail service for RR #1, to the west of Carleton Place with the route ending at the general store in Innisville. He used a Model A two door Ford and on occasion I was invited to accompany him on his route.
We would leave the main street post office shortly after 8:00 and be at Innisville about noon, eating our lunch along the way. I sat in the back because the front passenger seat was taken by a cardboard box in which the mail was carried, sorted in order of the delivery sequence to the mail boxes at the end of the lanes. It was quite an adventure for a young boy and a pleasant summer memory of my childhood.

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 The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)





The Carleton Place Post Office was designed by Thomas Fuller, architect of the Parliament Hill Peace Tower and completed in 1892. It served the community until the new Canada Post building was constructed across the street in 1970.–Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal12 Oct 1961, ThuPage 45

Related reading:

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s