Photo of Trevor Price from the Carleton Place Canadian 1992
I like sharing stories about people– as they are the ones that I consider make the community what it is. Valkyrie Jensen Lackey emailed me last week telling me that’s she is not originally from Carleton Place, and moved here in her 20s with her parents, but enjoys reading the stories about Lanark County. Valkyrie would be considered a Carleton Place “Newcomer” to most:) She told me she never really experienced what it’s really like to be a child in this area, but her fiance Trevor Price did grow up here.
Valkyrie says Trevor is one of the strongest and most amazing people she has ever met. For starters, he grew up with music as his Dad was Kevin Price, who was the bass player for the Retro Rockers. Unfortunately Kevin passed away rather suddenly this past March, so Trevor has just thrown himself into his music to try and carry that family legacy on. Trevor isn’t one dimensional either and also works in the kitchen at the Smith & Barrel (The Grand Hotel) under Chef Jordan and Sous Chef Nick.
Photo of Trevor Price
Valkyrie has been dating Trevor for the past 4.5 years, and knows how much he loves this town, and they love nothing more than taking their kids for walks. Trevor will also tell stories on their outings of what used to be where, or what housing divisions used to be all forest, etc .
Trevor can be seen almost every Wednesday night at The Waterfront Gastro Pub at the Open Jam. He now plays with musicians that used to play with his father and Valkyrie knows Trevor wishes that he had gotten back into the music again earlier, so that he could have played more with his Dad.
When his Dad was sick and really not doing well, Trevor went to his First Open Jam at the Waterfront on a Wednesday night as he felt his Dad would be proud of him. The next day his father died.
We rise by lifting up each other, as community is a friendly hand to hold us through our journeys through life. Throughout this journey, we meet different people who play different roles and serve different purposes. Some teach us certain life lessons, and some people are meant to stay with us forever. But the people we meet are not by chance- and today we have met another person in our community– say hello toTrevor Price.
Photo of Kevin and Trevor Price
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)
Photos from the Carleton Place Canadian files from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
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If any of you have visited, or driven by Wisteria, at 62 Bridge Street, you most certainly have seen or met Gail-Sheen-MacDonald. Whether she is inside the store, or out on the street having a cigarette, waving at the occasional passerby, she is a force to be reckoned with.
Not only does she have that enviable winning personality, she is ageless. According to an online quiz on her Facebook page she was a Queen in her past life, and they quote her age at approximately 25. She has also been labeled exotic, but she thinks Wisteria’s owner, Janice Martin, is much more intriguing, than she is exotic.
Even though Gail is always dressed in the latest styles, sporting the finest in accessories, she refuses to wear Winter boots. Apparently, that flawless appearance you see could be somewhat of a mirage. It has been said that she has constant Winter colds and is probably hiding a box of family-sized Kleenex somewhere under those designer duds. She doesn’t care for 50 Shades of Grey, (what?) but enjoys the occasional ‘Ladies Night’ at the Thirsty Moose.
Gail Sheen-MacDonald, and her husband Ted, recently wrote a letter to the local Canadian Gazette about a Sunday they spent walking around Carleton Place. They mentioned in great detail the many great places we have in town. It was a good reminder for all of us, that we do take things in our town for granted all too often.
Like me she hates her pictures taken, but Gail you look spectacular. She is the best friend you always wanted to have.
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APOLOGIES TO GAIL FOR SPELLING IT MCDONALD AND NOT MACDONALD.. MY BAD
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