Watson Corners News Through the Years

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Watson Corners News Through the Years

 

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June 1898–Almonte Gazette

Miss Mary E. Craig, Playfair, is at home at present.


The weather is very cold for this time of the year.

Miss Rachel Scott, Fallbrooke, spent Sunday with her parents here.


On Sunday night we had quite a heavy thunderstorm and the rain fell
in torrents.


Miss Bedelia Craig has returned after spending a week with friends at Hopetown.


Miss Mary Reid, McDonald’s Corners, spent Saturday and Sunday at her home here.


A concert was held in Hood’s school on Friday evening last which was a great success.


Miss Maggie A. Duncan and her brother Master Alex, spent a few days with their friends here.


Mrs. J. A. Craig spent a few days of last week renewing old acquaintances round Dalhousie Lake.


Master Albert Reid is at present very ill with a sore throat. We hope Albert will soon be quite well again.


Mr. Jas. Barrie and his little daughter Susan visited friends in Carleton Place on Saturday and Sunday.


It is reported that Mr. Robert Sergeant has rented Mr. David Machan’s farm, and Mr. Machan intends erecting a new frame dwelling house on the farm for Mr. Sergeant’s use

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Almonte Gazette

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal10 Nov 1950, FriPage 3

 

 

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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal18 May 1954, TuePage 10

 

 

 

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 (US

 

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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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