More Almonte Memories – Marty Taylor’s Mum

More Almonte Memories – Marty Taylor’s Mum


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From Marty Taylor

My mother, Marion Taylor, is 94, and is staying with me for a month. She told me something I never knew. When we lived at 134 Union St in the 60s, she used to do house cleaning, to make enough money to fly home to England to visit her family. One of the houses she cleaned, was the big Taylor house, down the road from us. (Terry Young, do you remember her?) She also told me she cleaned a beauty parlor, but doesn’t remember the name. She also helped out at a nursery school on Church St, near the CR Gamble funeral home. I’ll be squeezing her memory for more info.

She thinks it was Doris Comba she helped at the nursery school and possibly an owner of the Gamble funeral home?? Mom now thinks it may have been Comba Funeral Home??


Just found this photo of my mom at the beach in Almonte sometime in the 60s



And can’t believe I found this pic. This is my mom in the living room of our house at 134 Union St., getting ready to fly to England to visit family.




A photo of my brother Paul in Almonte, in front of our house on Union St. He was 5 years older than me. Not sure what the trophy was for, but I know he was a fullback for the Almonte HS football team. He also played hockey, so it could be a hockey trophy as well. His nickname in HS was “Moose”


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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