Blaine Cornell and Dale Costello in the front row – Carleton Place Canadian April 24th 1958 from Photos from the Wanda Morrison- Joan Kehoe Collection
Is that our Jerry Flynn in the back row? – Carleton Place Canadian April 24th 1958 from Photos from the Wanda Morrison- Joan Kehoe Collection
Douglas Brown was quoted in the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum files that he and his friends learned to swear from the mouths of the Findlay Foundry workers they saw on their way to school. Sometimes their new-found words earned them a sampling from a communal bar of soap. It got so bad that there was a basin with a bar of Sunlight Soap at school waiting for the offending parties. Anyone caught swearing would have their mouths washed out immediately. Not that that threat stopped anyone. It never really has, has it?
Cliff Flynn Photo from —Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Deputy Mayor of Carleton Place Jerry Flynn– posing right next to illustration of his father Clifford Flynn who worked at the Findlay Foundry in Carleton Place– Photo is hanging in the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
It seems the tradition carried on throughout the years in Carleton Place. This morning Lew Lloyd left me a comment stating that Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn of Carleton Place pictured above carried on the tradition of listening to the Findlay workers on his way to school. Lew’s exact words were:
“Jerry Flynn taught me how to swear in the old Victoria Public School. He walked by the foundry on his way to school. I didn’t”.
BROWN, Douglas B. P.Eng. passed away in 2012.
Quietly in the evening on Sunday Nov. 25th, 2012 at Specialty Care Granite Ridge, Douglas, 82, passed away. Son of the late Bert and Gladys Brown of Carleton Place, ON. Predeceased by daughter Jocelyn and by brother Kenneth. Survived by his dedicated wife Jackie, his loving children Paul (Debbie) , Scott ( Kim), Jennifer (Art Webster). Beloved Baumpa/Grampie to Evan and Lindsay ; D.J. and Adam; and Leah. Much loved brother-in- law of Dee Brown, and gregarious “Famous Uncle Doug Brown of Carleton Place” to Mitzi, Kenneth Jr., and Richard, all of Tennessee. Heartfelt appreciation to all Doug’s amazingly compassionate caregivers at Granite Ridge. A private family service was held on Wed. Dec 5th, 2012. For those wishing, donations to Specialty Care Granite Ridge or Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.
There were many tales of chocolate, and happy times on foot.
We needed to prosper, have fun, and not pussyfoot.
The Easter Bunny was on the lips of those who were dear,
Who was he, and would he appear?
And, if you couldn’t bring good news, then give us all some good
beer Bronx cheer!
These gals were not talking, but they showed no fear,
They told one and all,
Let’s not have any tears!
Frosty was too busy to think– well just for awhile,
C’mon everyone, let’s just walk the darn mile!”
It was obvious that many knew the real Bunny was afoot,
It was murmured, and whispered, and tales were well put.
Everyone was so quiet, you could heard the drop of a pin,
But, was the real Easter Bunny dressed up as young Jerry Flynn?
They said they knew nothing. But I figured they knew a lot.
I looked and I wondered– which one was the cat?
The other just smiled, sporting her pretty fur hat.
But here he is again,
Is this where the real Bunny is at?
But then I wondered–might he be just be the Cat Without a Hat?
Kory claimed he knew nothing– so did his pal,
Mayor Louis and sweet Ana thought the Bunny’s real name was Hal.
Most remained silent that rocked the Moore House joint.
The Bunny is not up here, and they quickly made their point.
These gals just waved and said,”Oh My” and sighed,
Roy Brown stayed silent and just wanted to fly.
But here HE is again midst our local Tower of Power,
It was obvious that he might just be the man of the hour!
These dogs had no opinion, their smiles were not there,
They just whined and looked at me, then stared in the air.
So was Jerry the Bunny? Was he for real?
This is Cindy, Kory’s mum, and she has nerves of steel.
No matter how hard I asked for some kind of truth,
She told me I should not act like some sort of sleuth.
For the Easter Bunny is magical, and the secret is to remain,
I needed to stop talking and just use my brain,
Jerry Flynn might not be the bunny, yet we should embrace,
The real magic is actually our town,
Yes, that would be the town of Carleton Place.
Message from Kory– Thank you Kory!!
The Bunny Run has come to an end for another year, Let us all reflect on this amazing journey
This year was the BEST YEAR to Date, Seeing hundreds of smiles on the Children’s Faces are beyond priceless and in fact made my day!
Seeing so many people on the streets and shopping local was GREAT!
A Special thanks to Deputy Mayor Jerry Flynn, MP Scott Reid and Frosty, Easter Bunny
What an in creditable turn out we had, over 220 Children Participated!
A huge thanks to the 31 Business that have joined with us!!!
The feedback was Fantastic, people are still talking about how they enjoyed and loved the Bunny Run
I am so thrilled with how things turned out!
I want to take this opportunity to thank, Dollar Tree in Carleton Place Plus the Customers, H & R Block, Accountapotamus inc, People First of Lanark County, Volunteers at all levels, BIA, Politicians at all levels, Community Members, Family, Friends and the Media, I am so proud to have worked with everything, no thanks will ever be enough for what everyone has given!
Thank you to everyone that has been part of the Bunny Run 2015