Memories of Grandpa’s Workshop — Noreen Tyers



Photo of John Andrew Lahey– Noreen Tyers


Memories of Grandpa’s Workshop–By Noreen Tyers

Up the stairs at Grandpa’s house I would fly
To find Grandpa in his workshop and maybe just spy

It was always such a busy place with lots of things around
There were tools, paint, nails and screws everywhere to be found

It was always so exciting to look around and see
Just what he was creating when his time was free

Sometimes there were little tables and chairs from the Sunday School
That needed to be fixed up, with a little glue or maybe he used a tool

They always seemed to look like new when he was finished with them
A touch of paint to fix a scratch that got there who knows when

My childhood days always seemed to me such a delight
When I go to my attic a few of his projects are still now in sight

For up there are some things of childhood days looking kind of thin
A Doll’s Bed, Doll House, Wooden Pastry sheet, bowl with a rolling pin

You never went to the Workshop close to Christmas time
For Grandpa was one of Santa’s helpers and created things so fine

It’s just so nice when the older you get
To think of some old memories, oh what the heck

Now some people might think this just might be a bit strange
But I’ll have you know this is what keeps my brain in range.

From the Pen ✒
of Noreen



OK so the last one I was cute. Now this one shows a childhood problem, could not tell when we had our boots on the right feet. No problem still had a smile of the face, can you tell, I have gone back to the childhood. Noreen Tyers

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)


The Writings of Noreen Tyers of Perth

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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