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.
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 andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)