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

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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