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Overnight Lock-up Guests Should Be Fed For 25c Apiece — Little Geneaology

Overnight Lock-up Guests Should Be Fed For 25c Apiece — Little Geneaology

The question of what kind of meal should be furnished to transient guests in Almonte lock-up was discussed at the council meeting on Tuesday night. At the present time the caretaker, Ed. Little, gives these men a breakfast that costs the town 35 cents. It was felt they should get plainer grub at not more than 25 cents and after a good deal of talk Thomas Reid, the new chairman of the police committee, was asked to interview Mrs. Little on the subject and report back to council at a special meeting, Friday night. 

This matter was brought up by Councillor Montgomery who was on the police committee last year. He pointed out that many of the men who were out of employment and sought a night’s lodging in the local jail went around saying they did not get the kind of breakfast they were entitled to when they honoured a town such as Almonte with a night’s patronage. 

This caused talk that was unfair to Mr. and Mrs. Little. Mr. Montgomery thought some set bill of fare should be arranged so as to relieve the caretaker and his wife of any responsibility and criticism. Someone suggested that Mr. Reid was the very man to draw up a menu for the unwelcome overnight/ guests the town is forced to entertain.

 It was hinted that if he made it plain enough the word might spread and there would be fewer calls on Almonte’s hospitality. Mr. Reid refused to accept responsibility. for arranging what the transients were going to eat. He thought though that a meal suitable for them could be served for .25 cents and still leave enough to reimburse Mr. and Mrs Little for their trouble. Mayor Comba felt there should be nothing fancy about the food served to these gentlemen of the road. While he did not believe in turning them out in the winter months with nothing to eat. He couldn’t see why the town should go to needless expense in the matter. His Worship instanced the case of Smiths Falls where it was decided that such transients spending a night in the lock up should get tea without milk and sugar, bread and butter. “Yes and in the end they didn’t get anything,” said Former Councillor LeMalstre who was sitting In the audience. “I guess that’s right, ” replied Mayor Comba amidst laughter. Jan 1933

In 1935, the Star published a recipe for coffee “cream” that combined egg yolk, sugar and water. The Canadian Woman’s Cook Book of 1939 contains six recipes for fake foods, including almonds made of croutons, a bisque with tomatoes but no shellfish, cherry pie with cranberries and raisins, and a mock sausage filled with mashed beans and bread crumbs.

One of Kraft Food’s most requested recipes is Mock Apple Pie, which substitutes 36 crushed Ritz crackers for apples, baked in a pie crust along with two cups of sugar, butter, lemon, cream of tartar and cinnamon. It was introduced in 1935, one year after the Ritz cracker, according to Jean Anderson’s American Century Cookbook.


Dough for double-crust pie

18 saltines, halved

1-1/2 cups sugar

1-1/4 cups water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll 1 half of dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate.

Layer crackers in shell; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Carefully pour over crackers (filling will be very thin). Cool for 10 minutes.

Roll remaining dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; cut into 1-in.-wide strips. Arrange over filling in a lattice pattern. Trim and seal strips to edge of bottom crust; flute edge. Bake until crust is golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. click for more here..

Photo thanks to the scrapbooks of Lucy Connelly Poaps

‘Little’ Bits of Ernest Little — Almonte

‘Little’ Bits of Ernest Little — Almonte

Almonte Gazette November 7, 1946

Ernest Little, who has carried on the pick-up aid delivery service for the C. P. R. in Almonte since it was established some years ago has given up that post and is offering his equipment for sale, Mr. Little has been in the carting business for the last 40 years, as his father James Little was before him. At one time the Littles had four waggons on the go, the late Edward, a brother of Ernie, driving one of them. Dan Larocque, a returned soldier who has been carrying on a light trucking business in town for upwards of a year, has taken over the C. P. R. contract now.

Name:Ernest Robert Little
Birth Date:6 May 1886
Birth Place:Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Death Date:1 Aug 1969
Death Place:Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Cemetery:Saint Pauls Anglican Church Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
Has Bio?:Y
Spouse:Laura Berry Little
Children:Leonard Ernest LittleKeith Gerald LittleKeith Gerald LittleWilmot Thomas LittleAnnie Laura Honeyborne

Ernest Robert Little

BIRTH6 May 1886Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
DEATH1 Aug 1969 (aged 83)Almonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
BURIALSaint Pauls Anglican Church CemeteryAlmonte, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada
MEMORIAL ID97334914 · View Source

1969, Thursday August 14, The Almonte Gazette page 3
The area was saddened recently to learn of the death of Ernest Robert Little who passed away after a lengthy illness at Almonte General Hospital on August 1st, 1969. He was 83 years of age. Born and educated in Almonte, he was the son of the late James Little and Margaret Dunlop. He was married in Almonte to Laura B. Toop who predeceased him in 1966. Mr. Little was well known in the area through his work as a carter for the C.P.R. He is survived by one son, Wilmonte of Almonte; and three daughters, Mrs. Frank Honeyborne, (Annie), Almonte; Mrs. Victor Tinsley (Dorthea), Carleton Place and Mrs. Tom McElligott (Retta), Renfrew, Ontario. He leaves 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bert Gunn (Mary), Brantford, Ontario and Mrs. Jack Joss (Rose) of Almonte. He was predeceased by two sons, Leonard and Keith. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. C. C. Conliffe at St. Paul’s Church, Almonte, on Sunday, August 3rd, 1969. Interment was in St. Paul’s Anglican Cemetery. Pallbearers were Danny O’Neill, Lawrence Jones, George Hourigan, Ross Stanley, Vincent Ford
Contributor: Gary J Byron (49329383)

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Feb 1943, Sat  •  Page 11

The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Mar 1956, Tue  •  Page 28
Julia Waugh Guthrie
23h  · 
The story behind these photos. This is Colleen Guthrie and her sister Rena Hastie, who just happen to be the daughters of long time Carleton Place barber Howard Little.
The bench they are sitting on was in their fathers barber shop ( I am sure many of you males reading this have sat on it a time or two).
Colleen and Rena were telling us last night that they sat on it quite a number of times while waiting for Howard to finish up work.
Colleen celebrated her 91 st birthday yesterday, there is a lot of years worth of memories on this bench
Happy Women of Carleton Place.. I just love this picture.. Just love it.
Julia Waugh Guthrie
17h ·
Just love this picture of my Mother in Law Colleen Little Guthrie.
From left to right, Jean (Lackie )Poulin, Doreen (Bennett )Bigras, Colleen (Little)Guthrie, bottom row, Brenda (Dunphy )Schaller. The picture was taken at the Howard Little homestead on Victoria Street. A Little has occupied this house for almost 100 years.
Julia Waugh Guthrie
June 24, 2020  · 

We managed to buy this beauty. Bruce’s grandfather ( Howard Little)is the 4th from the left back row. Love the fact we got part of the grandstands.
Also the grandfather of Naydene Naydene Guthrie Gardiner, Angie Hastie, Lynn Card and Mike Downie
Colleen Guthrie is also related to Howard Little — She was his daughter and I have already mentioned Rena Hastie who was her sister. have known Colleen Guthrie for years and came across this photo this morning. You can see Colleen cruising around with her sister Rena Hastie some days in Carleton Place.. and it’s always an amazing day when I see them at Card- Seccaspina family functions and able to bask in their wonderful conversation. Two of my favourite ladies from Carleton Place..
You have heard of the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is a parlor game based on the “six degrees of separation” concept, which posts that any two people on Earth are six or fewer acquaintance links apart. Movie buffs challenge each other to find the shortest path between an arbitrary actor and prolific actor Kevin Bacon.
Well Howard Little is finally related to me in a round about way.. Rena Hastie’s father was Howard Little. Lynn Hastie-Card​ well that was her Grandfather. Lynn Hastie Card and I are the grandmothers of Tenley and Elia who Howard Little was their great great grandfather.– It’s true isn’t it Lynn?? LOL Photo from Julia Waugh Guthrie— Okay Julia you tell me your affiliation so we can document history here LOL

Documenting Howard Little — Barber of Carleton Place