Cathy Reside’s (Good Food Tour) Blast from the Past Story

Cathy Reside’s (Good Food Tour) Blast from the Past Story



Through our lives we have stories and sometimes they come out and sometimes they don’t. I love telling my stories and I imagine my kids don’t like hearing some of them– but in essence it’s all history of some sort.

Did you know that in 1997, 23-year-old Angelina Jolie made an appearance in the Rolling Stones’ video for their single “Anybody Seen My Baby?” After shooting wrapped, Mick Jagger became taken with Jolie, and reportedly asked her out for weeks before she finally relented.



According to Christopher Anderson, author of Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger, the legendary singer pulled a remarkably brazen maneuver while on a date with Jolie, one that would doom the couple’s romantic fate. While the two were out at a party, Jagger disappeared with actress Farrah Fawcett, apparently for a one night stand.

At the last 12 for 12 Networking Lunch for the Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce (next one is August 22) I asked Cathy Reside if she had a story for me. Cathy owns The Good Food Tour and her theory is: A food tour is an exciting and unique way to explore a neighbourhood, or in our case a small town.

So here I was expecting a food story and  lo and behold she told me all about when she was young and meeting Mick Jagger. Yes THE Mick Jagger! She and her family were waiting for luggage in an airport and she thought she had spotted Mick Jagger. She had!! She went over and asked him for an autograph and he looked at her and said: “You poor thing!!” and gave her the autograph. By that time tens of others had spotted him so the jig was up and he was whisked away.

Everyone has a story.  But not everyone tells their story. Everyone is unique. Again,  everyone has a story. What’s yours?  Email me at



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.



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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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