The Writings of Noreen Tyers of Perth

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The Writings of Noreen Tyers of Perth

 

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 Sammy’s in love another Maple Syrup Season is coming and are we ever happy. Love and Sweetness to all–Illustration by Noreen Tyers of Perth, Ontario

 

Author’s Note–Once in awhile I get queries about local artists, authors etc. from the past that have never been documented like Janet McArton from Ramsay. I read Noreen Tyer’s writings all the time and thought we should document them so future historians can find them easily– or maybe our future generations.

 

Bessie’s Stump in Stewart Park by Noreen Tyers April  5, 2018

I opened up this week’s Perth Courier and what did I find
A picture of Bessie’s Stump in Stewart Park just so elegant and fine

I am sure that this past Easter Weekend there were children all around the stump
Chasing down and finding some Easter Eggs maybe within the old trunk

For when she stood with many branches so erect, oh so elegant and tall
She protected those who sat under, instead of climbing it and maybe have a fall

I gaze upon this piece of lawn art and try to figure out
Just what I can see in this clump of branches the squirrels once ran about

When you look upon the picture the stump pattern’s are unique
I see what looks like a squirrel just coming out, trying to be discreet

I stare at the size of the branches cut off and they could be a seat
When at Stewart Park Festival you might sit, now wouldn’t that be neat

One see’s it is surrounded by younger trees and saplings
They just can wait until summer to grow and watch all the happenings

I think we might need a step stool to sit upon the stumps
One must be very careful or you might stumble and get a rather large bump

So stand back and do a bit of thinking, what once was our dear “Bessie”
Those that look will admire the stump in the park of our fair Tree Lassie

From the Pen 
of Noreen Tyers
April 2018

 

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“By the old Poplar tree on Gardner Street Eastview”
Little old me, with older brother Jack and our Rag Doll Dog named Trixie”– Noreen Tyers

About lindaseccaspina

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.

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