Margaret Lisinski– Survivor of the Almonte Train Wreck

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Margaret Lisinski– Survivor of the Almonte Train Wreck

Margaret Lisinski

We received the following letter and photos from the caregiver of a survivor of the horrific train wreck in Almonte in 1942–Margaret Lisinski:

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Margaret Lisinski was also thrown from the train; her legs were both shattered. Dr. Murray was able to save Margaret Lisinski’s legs, but not all of her spirit She has spent most of her life in physical and emotional pain the former, she notes, whenever it rains or the weather turns, and the latter just about any other time. After the accident, Christmas became a less-than-joyous reminder of the scars that cover her legs.

She used to say that all she wanted for Christmas were two new legs. She never married: “What man,” she asks, “would want to marry a woman with broken legs?” On the walls above her bed are a wooden crucifix and a framed picture of skaters on the Rideau Canal. Before Dec. 27, 1942, she says, she was an avid skater. Since then, she’s been unable to. “All I’ve ever wanted is to forget the accident,” she says. But it keeps raining.

Fred Gauthier Survivor — 6 Months 1 Day –1942 Almonte Train Wreck – Vern Barr

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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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