Lanark Village News 1887–The $5 Wager and Other Things

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Lanark Village News 1887–The $5 Wager and Other Things

 

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Photo- Borrowman Collection Middleville Museum

LANARK VILLAGE NEWS-Almonte Gazette- November 1887

A drove of twenty horses belonging to Edwards & Co. passed through here last week enroute for the lumbering camps of that firm.

Three large flocks of fine looking lambs passed through here last week for Boston. They had been purchased in the townships of Darling, Dalhousie and Lanark by Messrs. Balderson, T. R. Bulloch and Alex. McIntyre.

The sale of bakery business reported in last week’s issue was of short duration. As Mr. Hunter could not make amicable arrangements with a baker he backed out, and Mr. R. R. Drysdale has invested and employed Mr. F. Z. Webster to run the business while he still retains his position in Mr. R. Robertson’s general store.

On Saturday last Mr. M. Carborie, of the 8th line Lanark, laid a wager of $5 with his neighbour, Mr. J. Kenney, that there was not a team within a mile that could draw a certain huge stone on his farm. He. was taken up, and the money was placed in the hands of a third party. Mr. Doyle’s team was chosen, and drew the stone 17 feet in 9 minutes, beating the specified distance and time by 2 ft. and 6 min. respectively, and Mr. C. had to fork over the money, much to his astonishment. Be more careful in future, Michael.

 

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.

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

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal09 May 1940, ThuPage 15

 

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Clipped from The Winnipeg Tribune06 Apr 1940, SatPage 14

 

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.

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

 

 

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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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