Birth of a Friendly Town — Merrill Elliott

Birth of a Friendly Town — Merrill Elliott



Susan Elliott Topping  Photo

This is a poem written by my father, Merrill Elliott. Not sure when he wrote it, but it was in The Almonte Gazette around 1970. Thanks to Allan Pretty for giving me this copy. —

Susan Elliott Topping  Photo

Note- I have had this in my drafts for over two years now. I don’t know why it was held back and I figured now was a good day to put it up and document it.





Photo of the family with her father Merrill Elliott-

Susan Elliott Topping  Photo



Photo of her Mother and her father Merrill Elliott-

Susan Elliott Topping  Photo




Remembering E.P. Clement from Almonte—By Susan Elliott Topping

They Called Him Cheeser

Almonte Poetry —- Agnes Whitelaw Boyce Almonte

A Poem about Innisville–By Mrs. Edith Bolton

Alice Katherine Gould– Smiths Falls — Gould Family

A Beckwith Poem — Beckwith in the Bushes — J.W.S. Lowry 1918

Annie Patterson — Descendant of John Gemmill

Genealogist Christmas Poem

The Old Saw Mill Poem – Lanark County

Was the Rhyme Ring Around the Rosie Connected to the Plague?

Postage Stamp Flirtation 1903

Come on and Feel the Noise –Last Night’s Mini Poetry Slam

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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