Dust on the Wind –Ashton Social Notes 1887-1897 Names Names Names

Dust on the Wind –Ashton Social Notes 1887-1897 Names Names Names





 - ASHTON, Sugar Making la Again In Full Swing. ;...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  01 Apr 1897, Thu,  Page 5

 - ASHTON. Engineer Engaged Locating a Proper...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  06 Aug 1897, Fri,  Page 3


 Beckwith Councilor Faye Campbell added: Just wanted to tell you that Robert Presley, who operated the saw mill in the Village of Ashton, was my great grandfather


 - ASHTON. The Lacrosse Club Gives a Concert '. ....

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  24 Mar 1897, Wed,  Page 5


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Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  07 May 1897, Fri,  Page 2


 - Ashton. Building operations are beginning to...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  21 Apr 1887, Thu,  Page 3

 - ASHTON. Accident to a Bridal Party. A Timely...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  14 Oct 1896, Wed,  Page 3

 - - ' . ASHTON. March 16. Master Harry Burns and...

 - ASHTON. The Templars Have a Successful Picnic...

 - naviog procured J & cumber of row boats, the...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  08 Sep 1897, Wed,  Page 5

 - ASHTON. Two Local Skaters Have Their S leafs...

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  24 Feb 1897, Wed,  Page 2

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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.

2 responses »

  1. Good Morning Linda: enjoying my last two days in Florida! Loved getting your posts while I have been here! Just wanted to tell you that Robert Presley, who operated the saw mill in the Village of Ashton, was my great grandfather Faye

    Sent from my iPad


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