1962.. Photo Larry Clark— Memories? Mrs. Bond’s store next to the Mississippi was another great place to visit. Can’t really remember what would have attracted me there, other than the store was packed almost to the ceiling along the walls, and the displays were overflowing with goods. Mostly items of interest to the female population but I’m thinking she may also have sold “candy”?
Of course my memory is not perfect, so there is bound to be confusion regarding the goods being sold.
Joie Bond’s store on the right
Linda HallahanVisited there often for a chat and to find cut out paper dolls as little girl.
Ted Hurdis Some very famous people signed that little record book Mrs. Bond kept for fireworks. People these days wouldn’t believe Elvis Presley, Don Knots and many other celebrities shopped downtown Carleton Place
Alison BondI had heard once that she lived on Lake ave. Can anyone confirm this?
Janet KerryLoved going there. Also this is okd as looks like there was still parking on both sides of the street.
Pat HortonUse to go there to buy hair ribbons
Donna Lowe WardShe sold everything. You just had to find It!
John EdwardsShe and her brother, Bunny, (of canoe club fame) maintained a patch of grass and perimeter garden beside the building now paved over.When we shopped for firecrackers , I thought the immense amount of dry goods piled up everywhere combined with incendiary devices was not a good idea..
Julia Waugh GuthrieIt was always a treat when we got to go there and rummage through for a treasure.
Roger RattrayMrs. Bond had a great assortment of Fireworks.
Kevin LevesqueYup. Firecrackers. We had to sign a page for tracking the purchase. I was Superman that day.
John LaroseLady finger fire crackers by the hand full
Ray PaquetteMs. Bond also had a great inventory of school supplies and as it was on the way to Central School for many of us, it was a go to store for those “forgotten” items…
Karen RobinsonShe had good comic books. Bought mine there.
Susan McCuan-HarronWent there to get a quill for a pioneer project for school.
Ruth SawdonRemember the steel bar across the bottom of the window and getting my tongue stuck to it in the winter….. still feel the pain.
Bill Horricks Texaco
Bill LemayEarl horricks Texaco to the left
Bill RussellGas at 39.9 cents/Gal. or 10.54 cents/Litre.
Peter JoannouBill Russell It’s actually worse than that. You used a US gallon in that conversion (3.78l) instead of the Imperial gallon (4.54l) which was sold here. So it was actually 8.79 cents/litre. Now THAT’s inflation!
The tombstone in the Basement— read–When Wallpaper Killed You — Walls of Death
Dave HickI bought the building in 98 and found a tombstone in the basement-His name was Jacob Bond died in 1873
Dave HickDanielle Neil the gravestone was broken in the 50s and taken to the store to be repaired where it got forgotten, gave the stone to Jake Gallipeau who looked after the Anglican cemetery where it was repaired and reinstatedJacob died from inhaling toxic wallpaper paste and was buried with his infant son-inda Seccaspina there is a photo in the Canadian by Jeff McGuire in 2000 I think and a story that he and I researched at the time