All eyes on February — Valentine’s day!
With or without a significant other, chocolate abounds to soothe our ice bones — in Wisconsin at least.
Good books, friends, meals, so many blessings!
Count them one by one if you need to…
Latest issue of Screamin’ Mamas Magazine from Florida. Cover is of Linda Seccaspina with her Elvis puppet on Bridge Street in Carleton Place shot by our local Lanark County gal Sherry Crummy.
Everyone knows I love puppets and worship the ground iconic Noreen Young walks on. My house used to be featured in the opening of the old CBC show Hi- Diddle-Day and I even have a room devoted to puppets. They are not expensive ones, but just the ones that have been given away to thrift shops. Everyone and everything needs a loving home.
I found this ad in one of the old Carleton Place Canadian newspapers at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum last week and I knew I had to search for an update about Laird Keller. I don’t know this man from squat-but what was he doing decades later? What I found was not what I expected to find. I sadly found a crowd-funding page.
This was the last item I posted about Laird… Today is his birthday and I found out he passed away in 2019. I am heartbroken…
Thank you everyone for the kind condolences, thoughts and memories.
We will be holding a Celebration of Life for Laird Keller.
All friends and family are welcome to join us for a drink and share some stories at Ye Olde Orchard Pub … and if we are truly honouring my Dad, even naps are permitted.
Sunday, November 3, 2019, from 2:00 – 4:00pm
Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill (the Bridge Room)
66 Boulevard Salaberry S,
Châteauguay, QC J6J 4J5
Casual setting. Children welcome
Today I got my copy of Screamin’ Mamas Magazine in from Florida. I look forward to it each time I get it. It’s not only the fact I am a contributing writer for their magazine- it’s because this magazine means friendship to me. I met the editor Darlene Pistocchi – Founder, Editor, Writer, Designer and Publisher online years ago. Even though I have not met her in real life we bonded like glue to paper. She is also still rocking and rolling– playing in the Florida rock band MOXIE.
I always told her we were meant to meet. Darlene has gone out of her way to feature stories about Carleton Place, Ontario and local photographers like Autumn Blue from Blue Horizons Photography. She even did a feature on my first Grandchild Sophia. Of course let’s not forget the efforts of Denise Weatherby and Deanna Wolverton.
Each time I look at my stories in glossy print I smile. I know the work these women put in to keep this magazine going. Feats of strength are definitely needed- and they are nothing short of powerful working- every day Moms.
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Give these women a hand. You can never tie these Mothers down!
For you Darlene!