Owl Burgers? Lewis Carr Butcher

Owl Burgers?  Lewis Carr Butcher
stock photo of 1950s butcher shop

January 1951 Almonte Gazette

Appetites jaded by too much turkey received just the right fill up on Saturday evening when the word spread by the grapevine route that Lewis Carr had owl burgers for sale. Strangely enough; although Mr. Carr had many requests for this delicacy, all came over the telephone.

The line got so jammed in the evening that Mr. Carr stopped answering the phone. Then for fear one of his best customers wanted service, he was forced to ask central where each of these calls came from. The fact of the matter is Mr. Carr only had one Snowy Owl in stock and after, sifting all the demands for owl burgers, he decided that O. A. McPhail was the most insistent.

So he delivered the owl, feathers and all, to Mr. McPhail and it is said that he dined on owl burgers on New Year’s Day.

The $64 question is who sent the owl’s remains to Mr. Carr.

People of Lanark County–Stan and Ellard Sonnenberg-Almonte- butchers– From “Up the Line”

After fifteen successful years in the retail meat and grocery business, Stan Sonnenburg this week” turns over the reins of his enterprise to its new owner, Mrs. Johanna Dale who takes over Thursday morning. Mrs. Dale is the wife of Mr. Armand Dale, realtor, of Carleton Place and formerly of Almonte. The store will be managed by Mr. Bob Sorinenburg, who will remain on along with Doug Sonnenburg and Garry Brown. Mrs. Dale will be getting acquainted with h e r customers on Thursday while she dispenses free coffee and donuts and some surprises for the kiddies. Stan will retain his slaughtering plant on the tenth line and an added cutting room will perm it custom killing and cutting on short notice. He will also supply Mrs. Dale with beef, pork, lamb and veal. June 1972

Des H Julian-– Remember the butcher shop.and they worked for Louis Carr on the main drag in Almonte.

Margaret McNeely My father dealt with Louis Carr all the time for meat for our restaurant. Our dog Chummy use to go to the back of the store that was on the Main Street and they would treat him to a bone.

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
17 Dec 1940, Tue  •  Page 24

The only Owl Burgers I want to see are these please…

CLIPPED FROMHawaii Tribune-HeraldHilo, Hawaii15 Oct 1959, Thu  •  Page 16

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
28 Apr 1938, Thu  •  Page 7

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
29 Jan 1944, Sat  •  Page 24

Stores in Almonte by Sandy France

Sandy France This was the makeup of the South side of Mill Street in the fifties….the order may not be exactly correct and I may have missed someone…but it’s close

Dominion Stores later Mappins/Baker’s Jewellry and Flowers
Milady Beauty Salon
Karl Paupst Groceries
Jimmy Moreau Magazines
Albert T. Gale realtor
Bell Telephone exchange
Ivan Duncan barber
Superior Restaurant
Carson Johnson Men’s’ Wear
Royal Bank
Lewis Carr butcher
Art Smith electrician
Phil Needham shoemaker
Cliff Graham pharmacist
Doug James Confectionary
Winnard (Winnie) James barber shop
Raymond Jamieson Attorney (upstairs)
Moses Smolkin Men’s’ Wear
Bank of Montreal
Harold Proctor shoes
Millview Restaurant
Howard Giles Western Auto store
Stafford Law Office later CJ Newton Attorney
N. S. Lee hardware store
Elmer Carnegie pharmacist
Kinsella’s Esso garage later Irval Motors
Almonte Public Utilities
McCormick’s Ladies’ Wear
Ed Scott furniture later John Kerry
Wilf Snedden pharmacist
Ab Lotan restaurant
Johnny Erskine cold storage later IGA


Almonte in the 1950s

Hand Typed Almonte History Notations Part 1

Lanark County Recipes Beaver Tail and Muskrat — No thanks LOL

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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