My Childhood Memory of Richard’s Castle –From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth

My Childhood Memory of Richard’s Castle –From the Pen of Noreen Tyers of Perth




Noreen Tyers—Grandparents in front of Richards Castle, in Snow Road
around the 1940’s John and Charlotte (Mavis) Lahey Summer holidays at the Stone House.

My childhood Memory– by Noreen Tyers

When I was a young girl with long pig tails
I was so excited when Mom would say pack your old sand pail

It was not long after school was let out for holidays in the summer
I just knew we would go for a vacation that would be so much the funner

Preparation was started and soon Mom start gathering up
The items that were needed, but she didn’t have to bring her cup

We travelled in the back of Ogilvy’s old delivery van
On the long winding, unpaved roads, that was the plan

The children and father would all get very car sick
For Mom to stay sane and clean was always a trick

The reason this was so special and I loved it so dearly
We would be with the extended family, some years all of them nearly

It was crowded and noisy there was excitement for sure
We could go for a swim and then sit on the shore

The place that we stayed was Richard’s Castle in Snow Road
On the Mississippi River and there was usually some frogs and toads

The Old Stone house, so elegant and quaint
When I think of it, Grandpa really was a saint

Between the Dinning Room & Living Room there was pocket doors, just such a delight
We would play Elevator until an adult came along and got us in sight

Grandpa always put up with his grandchildren’s energy and pleasure
While making sure that he took care and looked after any treasures

Each year, I try to travel the roads and visit, this spot
No inside plumbing or anything like that during my stay, instead under the bed came Out that good old Chamber POT

Lines from the Pen ✒ of Noreen MAY 2016


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 and The Tales of Almonte



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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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