My Favourite TV Shows — Almonte Carleton Place

My Favourite TV Shows — Almonte Carleton Place

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I remember the old Mantovani Show being cranked up on our first black and white TV. So I had to ask: “What was your favourite TV ? Your First show?

Dawn Jones Probably “The edge of night” with my gramma. It was an old soap opera.

Linda Seccaspina Dawn Jones… my son’s name Schuyleur was after Schuyleur Whitney on Edge of Night.

Ted Hurdis Captain Kangaroo and Saturday morning cartoons from Watertown. Also the Ed Sullivan show. Wow I’m old. Hahaha

Yvonne Robillard It’s Howdy Doody Time


Ted Hurdis Does anyone remember a show with Miss Helen ? She drew a character call Oogly Woogly I think ?

Linda Gallipeau-Johnston We watched TV on our brand new Sparton TV from Flints!

Sandra Rattray The Jackie Gleason Show.

Ted Hurdis– Sandra Rattray to.the moon Alice

Lynne Johnson Chez Helene!

Sylvia Giles— Ted Hurdis I loved chez Helene and Oogly Wogly!!!


Bernie Johnston Edwards Chez Helene, The Friendly Giant and Mr. Dress Up (aka Butternut Square).

Dan Williams Its howdy doody time

Bill Russell Casper👴

Bill Crawford I remember going to my grandparents house on Friday nights with my Dad’s large family to watch boxing on their first black & white TV. Nobody else could afford one at that time. Gillette Cavalcade of Sports. I can still remember the theme song. 


Mary Jane Lancaster Dodo the kid from outer space was a favorite of mine.

Joan Stearns Howdy Doody And captain Kangaroo!!

Steve Timmons Sunday nights..Walt Disney Wonderful World of Color, Ed Sullivan then Bonanza

Margaret Lewis Captain kangaroo

John Rayner Before we had a tv, I caught an Our Miss Brooks at a neighbours. I was ~5-7 and thought it was hilarious.

Steven Flint Sesame street. Rocket Robinhood.

Susan Brandino Howdy doody, good old black and white

Cindy Ferguson For sure. Also captain kangaroo.

Richard Dulmage Howdy doody show Roy Rodgers little Rascals

Marilyn White Cheyenne

Debbie Roy Mickey Mouse Club with Annette Funicello and Bobby ?

Sylvia Giles Lamb chop Oogly Wogly, friendly Giant and Mr Dressup wonderful world of Disney and Hymn Sing just before!
Red Skelton show Beverly hillbillies, carol Burnett
And Howie Meekers hockey school with Peter Puck!

Norma Jackson Lassie, the Plouffe family, my friend Juliette,

Wendy Waddell Friendly Giant, Mr. Dressup, and too long ago to remember many others from back in the 50s, but have lots from when I was a little older.

Norma Jackson Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Rin Tin Tin, Bonanza, Zorro, Red Skelton, Carol Burnett

Linda Gallipeau-Johnston Guys – remember Maggie Muggins – CBC – one of the first programs – earlier than Chez Helene.

Gail Sheen-MacDonald No princesses in my world. We watched the Plouffe Family and Hockey Night in Canada.

Alan Clouthier Loved all the old TV westerns. Have Gun Will Travel, Wagon Train, Rawhide etc. etc. Great TV.

Norma Ford Gunsmoke, my dad’s favourite

Stuart McIntosh Sugar foot, Cheyenne, Broken Arrow, Lone Ranger, Rin Tin Tin.. and so on


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John Craig Hopalong Cassidy, Lash LaRue!

Alan Clouthier Linda Eastman then go the the O’Brien and watch a duster doubleheader with Hop Along Cassidy and Roy Rogers. If I was lucky, and I was, my Dad would take me to see High Noon with Gary Cooper or Shane with my namesake Alan Ladd.

Rick Mcphail– Gilligan




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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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