Snow Road Ramblings from Richards Castle — From the Pen Of Noreen Tyers

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Snow Road Ramblings from Richards Castle — From the Pen Of Noreen Tyers

 

 

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Another little story from our stay at Snow Road Ramblings from Richards Castle from the pen of Noreen Tyers from Perth


The Front Door Bell

   
We lived in a rather humble  abode, not much money in those times but a lot of love.  We had very close relationship with our extended family and enjoyed our time with them.

Upon arriving at the stone house on Snow Road, Grandpa felt there were a few things to put in order.  It was he who had the responsibility of renting and making sure that nothing got broken on our stay there.  It was as if he took on this chore and he made sure everyone toe the line. There was always a space in time when he and Grandma  had to prepare for the onslaught of the rest of the family and of course the young ones, and there were a few.

On the front door there was a door bell, that you would twist and it would ring.  There was no electricity at the house and the bell worked manually (turn the little knob and barrrring ).  For we children this was a new found toy and we took pleasure making it work and hearing the bell sound. After all we didn’t have one of these treasures at home, nor had I seen one before coming to the Stone House at Snow Road.  Before very long Grandpa would roar and come to the door. He soon learned that he should take out the ringer part and put it away until we were leaving, which he did!

At the time we were all disappointed that our new found toy did not work and therefore  of no interest any more. Grandpa did get some peace of mind knowing that it would not get broken, there would be no ringing and he had no trouble in reassembling before he left,

The sound of that ring of the bell and Grandpa’s  roar can still be heard in the halls of Richard’s castle.

From the Pen of Noreen

 

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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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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