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Still Looking for Memories of Theresa Galvin –Miss Almonte

Still Looking for Memories of Theresa Galvin –Miss Almonte
Theresa Galvin

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
15 Feb 1945, Thu  •  Page 4

1946-Theresa Galvin

Paul Mondoux—-HI am looking for information about the former Miss Almonte Pageants.. When were the held? Anyone remember Theresa Galvin winning it?

My Mom, Theresa Galvin, would have won the Miss Almonte pageant sometime between 1946 and 1955 (not sure of date)

I am still looking for info…thanks everyone

Theresa GALVINFather: GalvinDeath on: 2007-08-11Release: 2007-08-13Spouse: Gaétan MondouxAppeared In: Urgel Bourgie Funeral Homes, Montreal, QC

Mondoux Galvin Theresa In Montreal, passed away on August 11, 2007, at the age of 77, Mrs. Theresa Galvin Mondoux, beloved wife of Gaétan Mondoux. She leaves to mourn relatives and friends. The funeral will be in Almonte, Ontario. The family will welcome relatives and friends at 816 avenue Sainte-Croix, Saint-Laurent Visiting hours Wednesday August 15, 2007 9:00 am to 11:00 am MONDOUX, Theresa In hospital at Montreal on Saturday, August 11, 2007. Theresa Galvin of Ville St. Laurent and formerly of Almonte, age 77 years. Beloved wife of Gaetan Mondoux and loving mother of Paul (Mel Savage), Linda (Ralph Ferrari) and Robert (Carmel Kilkenny). Dear sister of Mrs. Margaret O’Connell, Mrs. Maureen Bartholomew, Jim Galvin (Claire) and Mike Galvin (Carlie). Predeceased by her sisters Mrs. Betty Stang and Mrs. Celia Grace. Friends may call at the CR GAMBLE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL 127 Church Street, Almonte for visiting on Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm and where Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 11 am, Rev. Bro. Pierre Champoux officiating. Interment Holy Name of Mary Cemetery, Almonte. 

Chris Baker English who was Miss Almonte
July 30 at 7:19 PM  · 

Miss Almonte 1970, and at that time it was part of Old Home Week. I think early August but since that’s half a century ago (darn, I’m old!!) my memory might be off!

ANNUAL PEANUT DAY ALMONTE August 1953-Almonte Gazette-Is your name here?

Miss Karen Paupst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Paupst, received the Queen’s crown as Miss Almonte from the hands of Mayor Geo. M. Dunfield on Saturday afternoon at the Almonte Community Centre. Karen was the winner in the annual Planters Peanut contest sponsored by the Almonte Lions Club.

Her sales amounted to $166, and she also received a cash prize and the coveted privilege of taking the Queen’s place attired in fine regalia in the Planters float as it led the parade through the town.

Other winners were Audrey Southwell and Miss Iris Guthrie (tied) and Marion Bolger. The winners of the best decorated bicycles and tricycles were: Girls, 1, Cairine Campbell; 2, Donna Boal; 3, Shirley Boal. Boys, 1, Artie Wilson; 2, Tommy Morrow; 3, Tommy Miller. Lion Harry McMullan,was chairman of the parade committee.

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related readingHere She Comes Miss Almonte — Karen Hirst and other Notes

1970s Lanark County Beauty Queens

Here She Comes Miss Eastern Ontario –Photos

Miss Civitan Club 1976? Who Are These Women?

The Peanut Parade Carleton Place

When Mr. Peanut was once King in Lanark County!

What Pig-Pen from Peanuts Means to Me at Christmas


I wrote this in 2010 and I recycle it every year as this story means a lot to  me…


I can’t remember how old I was when I started watching Charlie Brown holiday programs. All I know is at age 65 I can still quote a lot of the text from the TV shows with tears in my eyes.

Charlie Brown reminds me of a lot of guys I walked through life with. They were not sure which road to take and then when they did; they still questioned it.

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Some people have compared me to Lucy although I think I am more of a Sally.  They said I was a ringer for Lucy because I will always be that girl with the makeshift help counter and instead of the 5 cents shingle, mine would would read ‘free’ on it.

I never tire of listening to people. If you have a problem; come to me and let’s talk about it. This was one reason why I chose not to be a social worker as I would have literally brought my job home.


Maybe some days I was a Peppermint Patty and kind of pushy and ridiculous. My favourite of all the Peanuts characters though was my beloved Pig-Pen.

Pig-Pen did not care if anyone brought him down because of his dirt and smell. He walked fiercely through life trailing the dirt behind him like a cloud. Pig-Pen was always his own man and I have always been my own woman.

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Pig-Pen taught me that:


It is okay if you just don’t smell right some days.

It is okay to sit around with dirty hair and pajamas too.

It is okay to be silent and okay to be not.

It is okay to not join a crowd.

It is okay to treat your home like a dust magnet sometimes.

It is okay to drag some of your perpetually messy past life around as long as it just becomes a pile of dust behind you.


He had a sense of pride and destiny which we should follow and was way smarter than Charlie Brown.


If you reach a point of no return like he did with his dirty hands; then just walk away and try something else. He didn’t stop trying to be clean even if it never really worked out.

Just like life.

Even if your life seems like a cartoon strip sometimes, never give up, as you just never know where that dust you are stepping in came from.

As Charlie Brown once said,

“Don’t think of it as dust. Just think of it as the dirt and dust of far-off lands blowing over here and settling on “Pig-Pen!” It staggers the imagination! He may be carrying the soil that was trod upon by Solomon or Genghis Khan!”


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Linda’s Dreadful Dark Tales — There’s a Whole Lot of Nuttin Going On! – Zoomer



Linda’s Dreadful Dark Tales — There’s a Whole Lot of Nuttin Going On! – Zoomer.

Charlie Brown and Pippi Longstocking’s Baddazz Weekend – Zoomers



Charlie Brown and Pippi Longstocking’s Baddazz Weekend – Zoomers.



“This week more beloved characters from my childhood innocence have gone horribly wrong. Good grief–where’s my blanky?

Lovely Tami Erin — who played the title role in the 1988 movie “The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking” is still beating up the boys the same way she did in the movie. Erin was arrested for assaulton Thursday for allegedly roughing up her roommate in northern California.”