Ossie , Ossie, Ossie and Ossie

Ossie , Ossie, Ossie and Ossie

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Photo from Llew Loyd The McNeely Brothers and Dot Smith

As Dorothy Smith was quoted as saying– “This is a picture of her and her for brothers . Ossie , Ossie, Ossie and Ossie”. The christening article mentions the original Oswald (which I cannot find)


One of my favourite photos this week from Myrtle I. McNeely
My husband’s brothers-David and Harold and sister, Dorothy. Missing was brother Bob and his wife Karen who are on a holiday.


“Dot” Dorothy McNeely Smith

The McNeely’s lived on the corner of Bains and George when I lived on the corner of Bains and Bell . We share some great childhood memories and still keep in touch.–Llew Lloyd


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Sarah Russo sent us these great photos for our Ossie file.. Will be posting them each day.. This is her favourite
Back Row – Osmond McNeely, Doris McNeely, Howard McNeely, Mary McNeely
Front Row – Melvin McNeely, Eileen Jackson



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Doris McNeely, Eileen Jackson, Mary McNeely


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Howard McNeely, Eddie McNeely, Osmond McNeely, Melvin McNeely


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Back Row – Mary McNeely, Osmond McNeely, Ellen Jackson, Melvin McNeely, Doris McNeely

Middle – Eddie McNeely, Howard McNeely

Front – Elsie McNeely

So I’m not entirely sure who’s in this picture but Osmond McNeely is in the front row 4th one in

Please send me your family photos so we can document them– sav_77@yahoo.com



Clipped from The Ottawa Journal08 May 1959, FriPage 31

 - ' -The- : ; Thompson McNeely 1 Mr. and Mrs....

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  16 Sep 1971, Thu,  Page 38


 - Truck Driver Kills Cattle on Highway Driving...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  14 Sep 1943, Tue,  Page 21


Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.







Ray Paquette’s Memories- McNeely and the Mississippi Hotel and Doughnuts?

The McNeely Family Saga– Part 3

The McNeely Family Saga– Part 1 and 2

Howard McNeely- I Aim to Please

The “Margaret Thatcher” of Campbell Street

The Angling Adventures of John and Leonard McNeely

It’s The McNeely’s Baseball Team!


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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