A Story About Bellamys and Lemon Pie

A Story About Bellamys and Lemon Pie


Screenshot 2018-01-08 at 11




Screenshot 2018-01-08 at 12.jpg


Screenshot 2018-01-08 at 12.jpg

Read the rest here..


As a teenager growing up in Lowertown in Ottawa, I too worked for Pure Spring. I recognize some of the characters such as Mr. Mirsky having gone to high school with some of his grandkids.

This book evoked some of the post world war II memories of that simple time growing up and Brian Doyle does it marvellously.

I was so intrigued with this book I bought it. More to read.. as if I don;t have enough:)





Nothing says summer in Ottawa like a nice cold Pure Spring bevergae — and we’ll be discussing summers in Lost Ottawa with Leanne Cusack on CTV at Noon today.


Turn on the tube and check out the show as we discuss what people used to do in Ottawa summers past!

As for the pic … it’s a Pure Spring delivery truck from 1946. I’m not sure they had all the best flavours at that time, such as Spruce Beer, Minted Grape, Brio, Black Bing Cherry, Grapefruit and Lime and who could forget — Expo Chocolate!

(City of Ottawa Archives CA024994)



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.


Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series –Volume 13

Remembering The Leatherworks in Carleton Place

Boomers of Carleton Place

Remembering Your Smiling Face at My Second Place

RACK ‘EM UP —Do You Remember George’s Playhouse?

In Memory of George’s Pizza in Carleton Place

Twin Oaks Motel Opens -1959 — Highway 7 Landmarks

Let’s Have Some Curb Service!



This happy group posed outside Bellamy’s Restaurant, perhaps after a good meal!

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.

One response »

  1. I’m really confused by this. I know Bellamy’s was here. My mom had her first job as a waitress there in the late 50’s .I can’t really remember the decor but when I was a teenager, say 1966 or so we had a hangout near this place. Next door I think and I believe it was torn down at some point. What I find odd is the booths with juke boxes and the counter sound exactly the same as everybody says were next door at Belamy’s. HELP I think I’m losing it. Is it possible that Belamy’s was gutted at some point and this stuff moved next door to our hangout?


Leave a Reply

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

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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

%d bloggers like this: