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There’s Something About Mary RBC

There’s Something About Mary RBC


Photo- Tom Edwards- given to his Mother

Thanks to Tom Edwards once again

Onto the Global Stage: The 1960s and the End of Parochialism



Photo- Tom Edwards

Royal Bank staff outside the RBC building.. His mother is second to left




If Mary uses Chargex, it must be fine…


Royal Bank used their ‘girl-next-door’ advertising persona “Mary” to promote Chargex, a subtle reassurance to consumers wondering whether this new way of managing money was for them. “Mary” of the Royal Bank was a successful advertising strategy that linked bank services to a personality. She was featured in print, radio and television advertisements from 1968 to 1976.




Bill and Robert Brown in the RBC parking lot that used to be the address of 94 Beckwith st– Photo Bill Brown


Norma Ford Back L-R – Marina Napier Quinn, Rena Hastie, Laurie Kirkpatrick McCabe, Audrey Marshall, June Hall McEwen, Ellen Neron, Norma Ford, Janet McLaughlin, Judy Fisher. Front L-R – Phyllis Donnelly and Ilene Edwards. Photo- Tom Edwards


Photos from the Canadian and Gazette files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum-Recognize anyone?

Norma Ford- Yes, St. Andrews Church basement. The CP Hospital ladies put on a luncheon every year, always well attended and fantastic food. There were usually two seatings, (12 and 1 pm) all the staff at RBC attended every year. Miss those great meals. Usually roast beef and that gravy – wow.


Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)




Carleton Place Then and Now–Bridge Street Series– Volume 7 –Scotia Bank to the New York Cafe

Bob Mossing in middle, Manager of Royal Bank in the 70’s probably at St Andrew’s Church basement for the CP Hospital luncheon.

Have You Met Mary the Hugging Queen of Carleton Place?




Today Poets on the Loose were “on the loose” at the Carleton Place Farmers Market and they might come again. Thank you Mary Lou van Schaik, Susan Fisher and  Maureen McGahey. They were quite fabulous, you have to admit. But, where I can I find Mary the Hugging Queen of Carleton Place?



I met Mary today for the first time and she told me why she hugs people and she made me smile. Years ago I wrote for a blogging site and was mocked for signing all my comments with a huggggg. Most people that know me in real life know that I am real-life hugger like Mary.

So where is Mary and how do I get in touch with her- or is she just a good will faerie that lives in our imagination?