Knitters of Lanark County

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IN TORONTO TOMORROW, flying squads of Red Cross volunteers will conduct a blitz of the downtown area. Shown here are Tanya Patterson, Kay Gilmour and Eileen Comba, who display a placard telling of planned efforts of 350 fund-raise

The regular monthly meeting of the Almonte War Aid was held in the Council Chamber, Sept. 19 a t 8 p.m., with the president, Mrs. G. Comba presiding. Mrs. M. Pilkey read the minutes of the last meeting which were adopted as read. 

The treasurer’s report was read by Mrs. H. Kirkland. Ms. J. D. McCallum reported for the knitting for the month as follows, 29 pairs of socks, 6 scarves, 4 prs. mitts, 1 tuck-in, 7 caps and 7 sweaters. Mrs. N. Washburn reported shipping the following to the Red Cross Society, Toronto, 10 pr. socks, 50 caps, 23 scarves, 18 sweaters, 5 tuck-ins, 5 pair mitts and 3 individual parcels. f Mrs. P. A. Grieg reported the sewing as follows, 4 skirts, 1 long coat and 1 pr. bloomers, 2 prs. pyjamas and 6 jumpers and 1 quilt from the C. W. L. Mrs. A. C. Wylie reported shipping to the I. O. D. E., Toronto, the following, 5 short cloth coats, value $20.00; 2 long coats, value $20.00 ; 7 jumpers $25.00 ; 6 skirts, $25.00; 1 pr, bloomers. 50 cents 2 quilts, $8.00. Total, $110.50. 

Also shipped to the I. O. D. E. were the following articles donated by the Almonte Handicraft Club, 12 baby comforters, value, $18.00; 16 baby jackets, $19.50; 8 pr. pyjamas, $12.00; 1 night shirt, 75c; 2 toys, $1.00. Total $51.25. lit was moved that the War Aid donate $100 to the Mrs. Churchill Fund. Cigarettes were ordered to be sent to the local soldiers overseas for Christmas. Mrs. Comba moved a vote of thanks to the Handicraft Club for the donation of comforts . 

Special thanks and appreciation were expressed for the efforts of Mrs. David Sutherland who has completed 600 pairs of socks since the society was organized on Sept. 18, 1939. All who have ditty bags to fill were asked to hand them in a t the Clerk’s office, Town Hall, not later than October 21.

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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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