Jane Churchill identified—Top Row: Debbie McKinnon, Donna-Lee Brown, Lee Ann McIntosh; Bottom Row: Jane McIntosh (me), Karen Campbell and Kerri-Ann Campbell
Things have changed since I went to school. Some schools have tables that they share with other classmates and they have work stations. Really, this is not my vision of elementary school as I wonder how they will master organizational skills, or have a sense of their own private space?
How will they pass notes to friends, or whisper across the row, their heads under their desktops, while they pretend to search for a lost ruler? We as young students used to be thrilled to see our artwork on the outside walls outside our classrooms. Today, when I found this photo in a pile of old photos from the 70s from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum I knew I had to find the person that did it. Thankfully, we found the artist Kerri-Ann Campbell. Now I know why it touched me so much– truly, children’s artwork is so precious–because it is so very, very rare.
Kerri-Ann Campbell—I believe the poster was for public health unit for dental week. In the 70s there was a big push for dental hygiene in the schools. We also had to do weekly fluoride rinses in the library. I went to St Mary’s and that was the winning poster.
Linda Gallipeau-Johnston–Kerri Ann is a friend and neighbour, but didn’t become an artist but a GREAT nurse. She lives here in Carleton Place and works at our hospital.
Julia Waugh Guthrie Photo–
-Well here is a blast from the past. St Mary’s School Choir. — with Julie St Jean, Jo-Anne Hancock, Lori Armour, Joan Russell, Tom Turcotte, Tom Turcotte, Bruce Guthrie, Janet Morris, Debbie Coburn, Kathy Coleman and Lynn Shepherd.
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)