What Happened to Miss Eastern Ontario 1973?

What Happened to Miss Eastern Ontario 1973?




Hi Linda:

I started out as the Pembroke Winter Carnival Queen representing Pembroke Ontario.  I lived with my family on the army base CFB Petawawa.  In March 73, I participated and won Miss Eastern Ont title.  I moved on to Miss Dominion of Canada Pageant in July and was 3rd runner up.
I passed on my crown in March of 1974 and was married in May of ’74 to Brydon Baker.  Although we divorced in ’87, we have 2 fabulous kids, Brooke and Brydon, and 4 grandchildren.  After travelling & transferring all over the province I did meet another amazing man Steve Cleaver, who I was with until 2007 when a sudden heart attack took him at 49.
My two kids went to college and settled in Windsor, my home town, so after Steve’s death I too moved home to Windsor.  My career spanned lots-banking/aesthetics/real estate/paint company/decorator/caterer/reflexology/construction & renovations and some I am sure I have forgotten…until I finally figured out what I wanted to do-RETIRE…
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So here I am and that’s my story.  I have sent a few pics with titles.

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 18 Oct 1973, Thu,  Page 3


Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 26 Mar 1973, Mon,  Page 41

where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome 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. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.

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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