Ted Hurdis’s Treasures Uncle Don

Ted  Hurdis’s Treasures Uncle Don

25323460_1002171659930920_894876635_n.jpgLinda did you see this pic. I remember you mentioned the Scots Regiment. This ring I have looks like it was something they may have worn ?


Letters from Uncle Don


Check out this letter from my Uncle Don Blakeley from overseas in WW11

June 17/44

Dear Mom and Dad

Just a line to let you know I’m O.K. Received your 2 air mails & was it ever swell getting them.
I never in my life enjoyed getting mail as it did when I got them, along with a couple from Glasgow and one from Mary Caldwell.
I bet there was quite the excitement the day we landed, eh! I’d have liked to seen one of the papers.
This is the first chance I’ve had to write a letter, but hope you got the 2 cards I sent. Tell Dad to hurry & get the boat fixed up because we hope to have this job done in short order & I’ll be home before you know it. And don’t worry because it isn’t so bad as you’d think. So long.
Love to all the family.
See you soon.



check out this letter from my Uncle Don Blakeley from overseas in ww11



The beaches of Normandy corresponds with the dates


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)


Hurdis–isms–How A Man Who Broke Leg of Chas. Bollinger’s Cow Was Caught

Straight Outta Carleton Place High School –Hurdis–isms

In Memory of H. Albert Hurdis

Chatterton House Hotel Registrar- George Hurdis -1884

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.

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