Documenting Memories 121 Moore Street Carleton Place

Documenting Memories 121 Moore Street Carleton Place

Tom EdwardsDan Williams This is your Mom and Dads home on Franktown Road.

Dan WilliamsTom Edwards Yep lived there from when I was 12 to 20. When dad died in ’83 it sold for 56,000 I think

There was a clause somewhere that stopped anybody building anything in that side lot that would block the view down Moore street from the kitchen window of the original owners. It looks like that house beside is far enough back to meet that clause. There was a car dealer there for a while and a headstone place at one time. Every now and again someone would take the front porch off coming around that curve. Dad fixed that by replacing the wooden front porch with a cement one. We had 3 chestnut trees in the yard that I used to climb. One of which was near the back porch so I could get out my bedroom window and climb down. Not that I ever needed to. As well as the big red maple. Charlie Costello’s BP was across the road and I used to pump gas there. Funny thing is we all smoked then and I can remember filling tanks while having a ciggy. Mom bought groceries across the road at Coolidge’s and I used to charge the odd pack on her account. Told Mr Coolidge they were for mom.

Read-Then and Now–SRC– Ray’s Recollections

Kristin FitzpatrickDan thanks for sharing your story!! It’s so cool hearing all these histories.Really makes me want to know even more about our old place……. although the very coolest thing I know I heard from a woman (sadly now with Alzheimer’s) but on a “good day” her husband drove her here and she was able to remember a lot. She was actually born in the house, in 1920…. her brother too a few years later! She remembered that 2 of our additions weren’t there, and which was her bedroom window. The story was cut short sadly, but it was very cool for sure!

Ray PaquetteWhen I lived as a boy (until aged 12) in the big brick building south of this, the home was owned by Mrs. Griffiths. I certainly remember the chestnut trees and the car lot was owned/run/managed by Roy “Shad” Wilson who later was in real estate in Smiths Falls. His father ran the corner store, at Santiago and Moore before Mr. Coolidge….

Dan WilliamsRay PaquetteKristin Fitzpatrick Mrs Griffiths was the lady who passed away I think before we bought it. Not sure though. Whoever it was had a beautiful player piano that mom wanted to buy but money was tight. After all the mortgage which was paid to Mrs Mervin MacPherson was a whole $58.06. I used to walk it up to MacPherson’s on Antrim street once a month, cash from the time I was 12. Funny, that reminds me is it still notmal for a lady to become Mrs so and so and give up her name when she marries. Mom’s name was Rita but she always sgined things Mrs Omar Williams jr.

Norma FordDan Williams I don’t believe it was a law but something women did back then. My Mom always signed by Mrs. Hilton Dorman and it really angered me. She had a name. I was finally able to get her to sign Mrs. Harriet Dorman in the middle sixties but I couldn’t get her to drop the Mrs. It was just something they were raised with. I think it took the suffragette era to change the way women regarded themselves even

Jeff LevesqueThe O’Meara’s lived there for a long time – maybe 20 or more years. Gary, the Father, was a postal worker in town for a long time. Played in a small band with Pat Wilbond, Nick Williams and others. Amy Margret should be able to fill in the blanks.

Michelle GroulxIt is unfortunate that most of the physical history of this house is gone or hidden.I’m a purist and there are few actual century homes around that haven’t been ruined by ripping out wood, dividing rooms, discarding floors for fake floors, changing out to horrible window choices, paint in garish colours etc.As a historian and anthropologist, this vexes me to no end.

Allan WilliamsThat does look like my grandparent’s house. The last time I visited was in the 1970s. My Dad was Ken Williams.

You can see 121 Moore Street through the windows– Sal and Melba Barker Sal’s Place – Memories of Sal Marinaz (Carleton Place Mrs. Gees)

Sal’s Place – Memories of Sal Marinaz (Carleton Place Mrs. Gees)

Coffee Talk– Coolidge’s Penny Candy and Rochester Street– For Tom Edwards

Then and Now–SRC– Ray’s Recollections

Memories of Mrs. Gee’s Homemade Egg Rolls

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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