Your ghost story of the day
On Saturday I stood across the street looking at the old red brick mansion that stands at 154 Elgin Street in Almonte. For years I have driven past the former Kerry Funeral home that is now up for sale and had no idea about the history of the house until I read a piece on the *Lanark County Genealogical Society site. Henry Stafford and his wife Mary once owned the grand home while operating a small grocery and liquor store in town at the turn of the century. As I gazed inside the windows; I swore I saw small faces peek at me from behind the sheer curtains trying to tell me about the mysteries of that home that now sits empty.
The Staffords were always said to be a well liked family and were noted around town as God fearing folk. Neighbours had no idea that inside that…
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