“They Didn’t Fit My Dinner”—Letters from Hilda-Maberly and Appleton– – Doug B. McCarten

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“They Didn’t Fit My Dinner”—Letters from Hilda-Maberly and Appleton– – Doug B. McCarten

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Hilda Buchanan McRostie– Doug B McCarten

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Photo– Doug B McCarten

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Mississippi River, Appleton, photo by Malak Karsh—North Lanark Regional Museum (2012.79.12.26)
Photographer: Malak Karsh
Donated by Eleanor Wright & Irene Dunn Thompson

 

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1947 Appleton Women’s Institute Quilt Date: 1947
Location:  Appleton, Town of Mississippi Mills, Ontario, Canada
Credits: North Lanark Regional Museum (2012.11.1)
Donated by the Appleton Womens Institute

 

 

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Text by -Hilda Buchanan McRostie– Doug B McCarten

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Moving Appleton Community Hall, photo by Irene Thompson–North Lanark Regional Museum

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The Community Hall in Appleton– North Lanark Regional Museum

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McPhail Family Lineage--Click here

McPhail Annie F W Sister S 1868 32 R Ont Scotch Canadian Presb Tailoress

11733-06 Malcolm CAMERON, 30, clerk, Beckwith twp., Carleton Place, s/o Alexander CAMERON & Margaret McGREGOR, married Elizabeth McALLISTER, 28, Ireland, Carleton Place, d/o Alexander McALLISTER & Jane McCLURE, witn: J.H. EDWARDS of Carleton Place & Annie McPHAIL of Ottawa, 31 Jan 1906 at Carleton Place

relatedreading

Family Mysteries of Maberly — Doug B. McCarten

Local News and Farming–More Letters from Appleton 1921-Amy and George Buchanan-Doug B. McCarten

The Letters of John Buchanan and Mary Ilan–Appleton– from Doug McCarten

The Appleton Chinchilla House

The McCarten House of Carleton Place

The Witch of Plum Hollow – Carleton Place Grandmother

An Interview with the Witch of Plum Hollow–Mother Barnes— The Ottawa Free Press 1891

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I have been writing about downtown Carleton Place Bridge Street for months and this is something I really want to do. Come join me in the Domino’s Parking lot- corner Lake Ave and Bridge, Carleton Place at 11 am Saturday September 16 (rain date September 17) for a free walkabout of Bridge Street. It’s history is way more than just stores. This walkabout is FREE BUT I will be carrying a pouch for donations to the Carleton Place Hospital as they have been so good to me. I don’t know if I will ever do another walking tour so come join me on something that has been on my bucket list since I began writing about Bridge Street. It’s always a good time–trust me.

Are You Ready to Visit the Open Doors?

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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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