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“They were Set Down in Dalhousie Township”– Effie Park Salkeld




Effie and her Husband Rae Salkeld of Gerald Saskatchewan 30th wedding anniversary.From the photo collection of Beverly Salkeld

Beverly Salkeld from Winnpeg Manitoba sent this to us yesterday:

Thought you might find this interesting as it was written by my Grandmother Effie Edna Park Salkeld. She was born to Duncan and Mary Mcintosh Park in Lanark County in October of 1892 and died at Langenburg Hospitial in Saskatchewan April 19th Easter Sunday in 1965. She is buried in Gerald United Cemetery Saskatchewan



“the company of people were set down in Dalhousie township on September 30th”

Dalhousie Townshipsee index of people link in Historical Facts



“Father borrowed a fancy cutter and robes to drive to St. James Church to be married”


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Baby photo of Effie Edna Park born to Duncan and Mary Whyte Mcintosh Park on October 3 / 1892 in Lanark County Ontario. From the photo collection of Beverly Salkeld


“one of my first presents was a doll with a china head”






 “I went to the old Poland school with Ernie and Emma when I was 5”

The Old Poland School – Poland, Ont., which was replaced by a new “brick” school in the village, now being used as a private residence.


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“I got a Lydia E. Pinkham’s pill box and filled it with peas for my pills”


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          “Maggie Etta slept between us and died when she was one year old”

                          *Margaret Etta “Maggie” Park Dec 4th 1890-Dec 11-1890





“She met us at Rat Portage” (Kenora)

“We waited in an upstairs room sitting room in Renfrew. The Salvation Army Band played in the street- “Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Saviour”- I had never heard anything like it”



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“She put turpentine in her homemade soap- I sure hated washing with it”



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    “He would have the men haul wheat”

                                                     Ox cart of wheat and straw 1905


“the cream kept stirred until it was ripe in an old favourite Maxwell butter churn”


From the writings of Effie Edna Park Salkeld 

Header                                Index of the population in Dalhousie Township click here


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From Perth Courier 1895- someone copied it out of the Perth Courier please feel free to use it.. Mrs. Duncan Park was my great grandmother . Effie Parks mother.. from  Beverly Salkeld



Watson’s Corners Cemetery

*Maggie Etta Park

Birth: Dec. 4, 1890
Ontario, Canada
Death: Dec. 11, 1891
Ontario, Canada

Margaret Loretta Park. (Maggie Etta) was the seventh daughter of Mary Whyte McIntosh and Duncan Park she was born Dec 4 / 1890 in Dahousie Township,Lanark county and died there of pneumonia on the 11th of December 1891. Her and her mother are buried side by side in Watsons Corners Cemetery in Larnark Ontario. She was born between sisters Emma and Effie.
Saint Andrew’s Cemetery
Watson’s Corners
Lanark County
Ontario, Canada
Created by: Beverly Salkeld
Record added: Oct 18, 2010

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in Hometown News and now in The Townships Sun



Would You Allow Your Grandmother to Pick Up Trash?



Update from our Mayor– Louis A.. Council is on the DONATION BIN problem!

PLEASE keep donating to your local charities. The message in this post is “think before you donate”– do not dump just anything. Our charities NEED your donations. They just do not need things they do not sell. Call them if you are not sure.

I feel for the women of our local thrift shop The Exchange on Allan Street. Instead of worthy donations that would bring in money for the charities they raise, they are shelling out money to have unwanted donations removed. Some of these women are a tad older like myself, and it is difficult for them to wade through the mess people leave. There are some weekends I have seen furniture dumped there, and most know they don’t have a furniture department. Sadly, The Exchange is left to deal with it.

Did you know most castoff clothing dropped off in random parking lot donation bins doesn’t always end up with charities devoted to helping the poor? More and more, clothing collection bins are being operated by for-profit recycling firms or non-profits that give only a small portion of their proceeds to charity. Property owners complain no one asks permission to put the boxes on their land. Organizations aren’t picking up donations quickly, leaving some collection points overflowing.

The Carleton Place BIA has been plagued with these unregulated donation bins in the BIA District. The BIA has requested that Council ban donations bins in downtown Carleton Place that are not directly linked to a downtown business.

The increase in boxes everywhere is because of growing demand for used clothing that can be sold to make rags, making it a “multimillion-dollar business.” Donors needed to be careful and do their research before dropping off items in a bin. Instead, donate to several not for profit businesses who collect used items to have them recycled into our own community. Again, make sure they can sell it, and don’t dump. Call your local waste management for instructions! Everyone’s trash is not always someone’s treasure!

Carleton Place Waste Collection

Carleton Place- The Happiest Damn Town in Lanark County

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Tilting the Kilt, Vintage Whispers from Carleton Place by Linda Seccaspina is available at Wisteria at 62 Bridge Street, the Carleton Place Beckwith Museum in Carleton Place, Ontario and The Mississippi Valley Textile Mill in Almonte.  available on all Amazon sites (Canada, US, Europe) and Barnes and Noble

Cooking with Chef Ben White — Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups



This is week two of Chef Ben White’s recipes.

Some of you know him as Blair and Teri White’s son. A few of you recognize him as the nephew of Bill and Bob White. I know him because he is my neighbour, Joyce White’s grandson. It doesn’t matter how you met him, you should be aware that the fourteen year old High-Schooler is an up and coming triple threat to the Food Network chefs. Ben and his brother Emmett share my Celiac disease, so all Ben’s recipes are gluten-free. His Mother has also set up a Facebook page called Go Gluten Free so everyone can share their gluten free recipes. As he told his father, local plumber, Blair White,

“Dad, you fix peoples pipes, I fix up people’s taste buds!!

Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups


YIELD: Makes 12 peanut butter cups


2 (12 oz.) bags semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened


Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

Melt one (12 oz.) bag of chocolate either in a double boiler or by microwaving in short increments, stirring after 30 seconds, for about 2 minutes.

With a small spoon or cookie scoop, evenly distribute melted chocolate into each muffin cup. Drop pan repeatedly on the counter to help chocolate flatten and smooth out. Freeze whole pan for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine peanut butter, powdered sugar and butter. Whip with an electric hand mixer until smooth*. Remove pan from freezer and place small spoonfuls of peanut butter mixture on top of each chocolate layer. Drop pan repeatedly on the counter again, to help flatten peanut butter layer. Freeze whole pan for 15 minutes.

Melt remaining 12 oz. bag of chocolate. Working quickly, portion small spoonfuls of chocolate into each cups, three cups at a time, immediately dropping the pan repeatedly on the counter to flatten cups*. Freeze whole pan for 15 minutes to set the top layer of chocolate.

For a peanut butter cup with a firmer texture, serve chilled. For a softer, creamier texture, serve at room temperature. Store refrigerated in an airtight container up to 5 days.



If your peanut butter mixture is not completely smooth, stir in an additional teaspoon of melted butter or vegetable/canola oil.

When portioning out the top chocolate layer, the chill from the frozen peanut will harden the top layer of chocolate very quickly, so you must flatten out the tops quickly after spooning on the chocolate.

You can also make ‘em mini! Use a 24-cup mini muffin tin with paper liners to make double the amount of peanut butter cups in a smaller, kid-friendly size.

Adapted from Fifteen Spatulas and Comfort of Cooking.

This is what was left within a short frame of time after he made these delicious things.


Cooking With Ben White — Gluten Free Deep Fried Pickles

Carleton Place- The Happiest Damn Town in Lanark County

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