When I do ‘meets and greets’ representing the town of Carleton Place I like to take a lot of photos and share them with my readers. It is that important to me. I come from a family of ‘meeters and greeters’ and so on, and so on. My great great aunt was a ‘meeter and greeter ‘ with Queen Victoria’s court, but I have told that story before, and her issue was being a ‘meeter and greeter’ gone wild– and no one wants to be labeled that –trust me.
I was born right off the bat with the family trait of being interested in people and finding out what their story is. Everyone has a story, even though they think they don’t. I seek out the interesting and the unordinary, and Reverend Trudy Hardy was on my hit list at the Carebridge event this week in Almonte. I knew without looking twice that Reverend Trudy was a rebel before she even told me. Like myself, we enjoy living outside of the box.
She affirmed that she was a rebel– a rebel from downtown Clayton, Ontario, originally from Newfoundland. I have only heard of one rebel coming from Clayton and he got arrested, although no one seems to remember. Reverend Trudy is of the Grace Anglican Church in Clayton which began on the 20th of April, 2008. The good Reverend and Grace Anglican Church offer the usual: baptisms, marriages, grief care, funerals, Holy Eucharist and Prayer and Pot Luck Luncheons for the Keenagers. What are Keenagers? Those would be the non-denominational keen seniors. I had no idea- I do now.
Trudy comes complete with flyers that she hands out about her church and you can see she stores her Bible in her heart and not on the shelf. We both realize that we are not going to be here forever and we know if God is watching us the least we can do is be entertaining.
I am glad I met you Reverend Trudy Hardy– we exist on our own terms– and it was a great pleasure meeting you!
24 Sep 2017
Trudy Hardy ordained
Rev Trudy Hardy founded Grace Anglican church in Clayton 20 April 2008. Today she was ordained into the priesthood within the Anglican Network in Canada. The celebrant was Bishop Charlie Masters. The preacher was Archdeacon Tim Parent. St Luke’s Anglican church, Pembroke, was full. It was indeed an occasion of great joy for Trudy’s many friends and brothers and sisters in Christ.
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.