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Grocery Shopping at Watt’s in Lanark

Grocery Shopping at Watt’s in Lanark
The Lanark Era
Lanark, Ontario, Canada
07 Jul 1915, Wed  •  Page 8

Roman Meal

Is Roman Meal still made?

Roman Meal had some pretty fun packaging, with an illustration of an ancient Roman soldier in the brand’s logo. But the brand no longer exists in North America, because the rights were sold to Flower Foods in 2015. You can still find Roman Meal in places like Japan and Thailand, though


This product was originally produced by The American Cereal Co. of Chicago, Illinois. The initial packaging was tin with an illustration of a bar on a cliff and the text “manufactured from the best pacific white wheat”. The cereal was later sold in a canister similar to oats canisters seen today.

One of the first slogans for the cereal was “all the wheat but the overcoat”.

Puffed Rice and Puffed Wheat

Corn Flakes

Breakfast Bacon for Dinner

Windsor Bacon and Sausages

Cooked Ham

Canned Fish

Shopping lists have been dated back to 3000-3500 BC, when the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia, in the modern-day Middle East, invented the first form of writing, a system of symbols called Cuneiform.

The marker system shopping lists were first developed around the early 20th century.

St. Catherines Standard
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
22 Sep 1915, Wed  •  Page 4

More Kitten Mill Memories -As the Needle Surges

More Kitten Mill Memories -As the Needle Surges
Julia James
January 26, 2021  · 
Where the 3 roads meet in Lanark looked like a busy spot in the horse and buggy days. On the left, when I first went to Lanark was, I think, Campbells Rest., not sure what was there when this photo was taken, beside it is what was or became the Kitten Mill, on that same side you can see the second storey of Young’s Furniture Store and the bridge over the Clyde River. The first place on the right side was where the Lanark Era was printed and that building is still there, up at the top of the hill you can see the Clock Tower on the Town Hall
Lanark & District Museum photo

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
29 Dec 1992, Tue  •  Page 15
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
29 Jun 1996, Sat  •  Page 52
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Thu, Mar 11, 1982 · Page 33
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
13 Jun 1991, Thu  •  Page 52

The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
09 Mar 1956, Fri  •  Page 46

Frances Somerville
April 25, 2014  · 

Went shopping and was given a reusable bag from
the old kitten mill in Lanark
memories of years gone by

The Expositor
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
16 Jun 1959, Tue  •  Page 1

The Glenayr Kitten Mill (A Reminiscence)


Memories of the Kitten Mills.. Please note that the video was done by John Foliot from the Lanark Heritage Preservation Society.

When I was 17- The Kitten- Glenayr Knitting Mills Reunion

How Much is that Kitten Sweater in the Window?

Stories from the Old Kitten Mill

Down by the Old Kitten Mill

Linda’s Mail Bag– Do You Have any Info on my Blanket?

You’re from the Village of Lanark You Say?

Almonte Business May 15 1875 Block Sale James Forgie

Almonte Business May 15 1875 Block Sale James Forgie
April 30 1875 Almonte Gazette

James Forgie

1916, Friday June 30, The Almonte Gazette, page 4
Mr Jas Forgie
Another of Almonte’s very oldest residents has responded to the inevitable call that comes sooner or later to every one, and Mr James Forgie passed beyond this world’s recall. On Saturday he had been about as usual but on Sunday he was taken very ill, and on Wednesday morning he quietly slept away. The late Mr Forgie was born in Ramsay township on April 1st, 1833, a son of the late Graham Forgie and Ann Gemmill. He came to Almonte when he was a young man, and here he engaged in occupation of one kind or another. He was a wagon-maker by trade, but even in those early days real estate divisions were attractive and he purchased the land on the northern end of the town through which Ottawa street is today the main thoroughfare

The Forgie Building on Mill Street in Almonte, Ontario, Canada. It was built in 1873–

From the proceeds of this transaction he was enabled to embark in other enterprises in which his efforts also proved successful, and aided him in making ample provision for his declining years. In 1870 he erected the brick store and dwelling, in which he carried on business for a number of years. On May 5th, 1855, Mr Forgie was married to Miss Isabella Thomlinson, and to them twelve children were born, on two of whom are now living. These are Mr J.G. Forgie, barrister, of Pembroke, and Mrs A.E. Teskey of Winnipeg. On May 5, 1905, Mr and Mrs Forgie celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.

Two years later Mrs Forgie was called away, and on August 29, 1911, Mr Forgie was again married to Georgina G. Smith, who survives him. Two brothers of Mr Forgie’s are still living, Henry at Toronto and Robert at Portage la Prairie. The funeral took place this Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock to the Presbyterian cemetery and was attended by a large number, both of townspeople and others, whose respect and esteem Mr Forgie had won. The late Mr Forgie was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church, and was one of the staunch supporters of and liberal contributors to St. John’s church, when it did not enjoy prosperity that marked its later years. No appeal for truly religious or charitable purposes was ever made in vain to him, and very few knew the amount of the benefactions dispensed by him, as he put into actual practice the scriptural injunction, “Let not thy right hand know what thy left hand doeth.” He was possessed of very quiet and retiring disposition, and it was only as one was taken into his confidence that the true strength of his character became known. He was upright and straightforward in his dealings, in which his word was his bond. His passing away was the closing of a life that any person might well covet possession of.
Contributor: Gary J Byron (49329383)

Also read–Graham Forgie and 65 Mill Street

1901 Census

Name:James T. Forgie
Racial or Tribal Origin:Scotch
Marital status:Married
Birth Date:1 Apr 1833
Birth Place:Ontario
Relation to Head of House:Head
Occupation:Gen Merchant
Hourly Wage:800
Working at Trade in Factory or in Home:N
Months Employed at Trade at Home:12
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
Can Speak English:Yes
District:Lanark (North/Nord)
District Number:80
Sub-District:Almonte (Town/Ville)
Sub-District Number:4
Family Number:61
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:NameAgeJames T. Forgie67Isabella Forgie65Lila M. Forgie27Goergina Smith44George W. Allan25James McLaren29

Still Looking for Last Minute Gifts? Good Grief Charlie Brown!


Well there is hope boys and girls if you are still looking for gifts for your friends and family. Still looking for stocking stuffers? What are you waiting for? Christmas?:)



Bed that Howard Morton Brown slept in- part of the Eaton’s Catalogue Room display up until January 11th at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum



Read some of the Christmas blogs I did:

Worry Dolls, Gingerbread and Bottles—Episode 3— Carleton Place’s (Favourite Things from Wisteria and The Granary)

Dolly, Dickens and Doggies —Episode 2— Carleton Place’s (Favourite Things things from the IDA and Natural Pet Foods)

Rockin’ Around Carleton Place — Episode 1— Carleton Place’s (Favourite Things from the Post Office and Applecheeks)

Carleton Place’s Last Minute Gift Ideas



Or take a walk on the wild side and buy a gift certificate from one of the local business like Wisteria on Bridge Street.



They also have great jewelry!


Stop in at St. James Gate and have a pint while shopping! Or drop into The Thirsty Moose also on Bridge Street.




Still looking for special treats for the table?


Shortbread and Peppermint ice cream, and ice cream cake at Mitchell’s Independent and Tofutti milk free too!!


Stop in at the at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Tuck Shop gift shop and support our hospital.






Money to Burn Afterwards? Support the Museum and buy a local historical book  or a Carleton Place scarf and check out the Forever Young Display (until March) and the Eaton’s Catalogue Room until January 11th.

Museum will be open December 28th until December 31st.







Still don’t know what to buy that man of yours? What do they really love? Their lawn and their car! Buy them a giftwrapped detailing set from Motorhouse Mitsubishi.

Industrial grade glass cleaner, upholstery cleaner, multi purpose cleaner, shampoo, sponges and more. The handy bucket is only $29.95. Too busy to come in? They deliver!!  THEY DELIVER?? Holy crap! Call 613-253-5550

 BTW Get them to buy YOU the car! LOL




Dolly, Dickens and Doggies —Episode 2— Carleton Place’s Favourite Things


Find out all about your Holiday events on the Carleton Place Social Scene. Thanks Lisa Strangway



Bring your friends, sisters, mothers and daughters, and head down to Downtown Carleton Place on November 19th for Sales, Prizes, Refreshments, a Fashion Show and Fun!

at 1:00pm8:00pm
Shop and Dine in Downtown Carleton Place!
Paint With Janet
Wednesday, November 18–at 6:00pm in EST

Come out and eat, paint, be merry and help a local family in need. This helpful fella will be painted with palette knives so you will learn some new painting techniques.

$60 includes an amazing entree from Slackoni’s and then after dinner we paint (beverages extra). Proceeds go to the Barrie foundation

Dinner at 6pm and we should be finished painting by 9:30pm

Slackoni’s Fine Italian Cuisine
35 Mill Street, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 1T6

carleton placesanta

A Whoville Christmas –  Carleton Place 2015 Santa Claus Parade

Saturday November 28th 5 pm— FACEBOOK PAGE


A Message from Kory Earle of People First of Lanark County

Dear: Friends, Community Members, Business, Organizations, Families and Politicians,

People First of Lanark County is once again hosting a Christmas Day Dinner for the community. Our Christmas Day Dinner will take place at the Carleton Place Legion, from 11a.m. until 4:00p.m.

It takes a lot of generosity from the community to put this dinner on. We are asking for your help with the following items:
Turkey, Stuffing, Ham, Gravy ,Carrots, Brussel sprouts, Corn, Potatoes, Rolls, Butter, Pickles, Cranberry sauce, Pies for dessert (or) , Cake for dessert, Coffee / tea, Juice / water / pop, or any toys for the Children, Mitts for everyone
If you are donating a Cheque, Please make it payable to- People First of Lanark County.

All donations will be accepted until December 18, 2015, As this will give us time to prepare for our annual Christmas Day Event!
If you are interested in donating or helping out, Please call me at- (613) 451-0051
Thank you,
Kory Earle

 E-mail: koryearle@hotmail.com


Christmas is coming! We are looking for candid photos of your Christmas celebrations in Carleton Place. If you’d like to share your photos from the past with us please email them to cpbheritagemuseum@bellnet.ca . Thank you!

My Favourite Christmas Movies– A Smoky Mountain Christmas with Dolly Parton

Stories I Love You Should Read Again…


 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first released on 19 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. With A Christmas Carol, Dickens hoped to illustrate how self-serving, insensitive people can be converted into charitable, caring, and socially conscious members of society. With each Ghost’s tale functioning as a parable, A Christmas Carol advances the Christian moral ideals associated with Christmas—generosity, kindness, and universal love for your community.

Favourite Cookie– Christmas Sugar Cookies from one of my faves— The Gooseberry Patch

Submitted by: Kris Kellis from Salisbury, NC
Originally shared on the web 07/31/2012

1/3 c. butter, softened
1/3 c. shortening
1 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 T. milk
1 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla extract
1/8 t. salt
In a large bowl, beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover and chill dough for 3 hours. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to a 1/8-inch thickness; cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Arrange on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes, or until golden. Makes 2 dozen.

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Carleton Place’s Favourite Things– If Oprah can do it we can too!!.. Each blog will have something different.

Seen at the IDA in the Carleton Place Mews

What is more Canadian than Laura Secord candy as a gift. 

In 1913, Frank P. O’Connor opened a small candy store in Toronto where he sold hand-made chocolates. He named his store after Laura Secord, the Canadian heroine who was a symbol of courage, devotion, and loyalty.

Laura Secord began as a single shop on Yonge Street in Toronto. O’Connor turned the flat above the shop into a kitchen and prepared his own products. Success prompted the company’s expansion across Ontario and Quebec. In the 1930s, an office was opened in Winnipeg and pharmacies began carrying Laura Secord products.

By 1950, there were as many as 96 shops in Ontario and Quebec, and Laura Secord chocolate was a well-established family tradition. Starting in the late 1960s, ownership of Laura Secord changed on several occasions. As of February 2010, Laura Secord is owned by Jean and Jacques Leclerc, two Quebec businessmen. The current owners belong to a family with over a century of experience in the food-processing industry. Together, the two businessmen possess close to 60 years of industry experience. Laura Secord continues to use its time-honoured recipes and is as dedicated to quality and excellent customer service as ever. Every product comes with an unconditional guarantee of quality.

As for the monkey hat– well I really think that is a hoot..:) Everyone should have one.:)




Seen at Natural Pet Foods on Bridge Street in Carleton Place –artwork for both pets and their humans! Would make a great gift for others and maybe yourself? 🙂

Natual Pet Foods

61 Bridge St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V2
(613) 253-7387


Favourite Holiday Songs –Sugar Plum Fairy

Related Reading

Rockin’ Around Carleton Place — Episode 1— Carleton Place’s Favourite Things

The House That Rose Out of the Embers —- Carleton Place Hospital Foundation Christmas House Tour

Rockin’ Around Carleton Place — Episode 1— Carleton Place’s Favourite Things


Well we did the Halloween blog on an almost daily basis so it is time for holiday cheer and what-nots. So let’s start the weekend right..


Find out all about your Holiday events on the Carleton Place Social Scene. Thanks Lisa Strangway




Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.—Dr. Seuss

This weekend celebrate tradition and bring the family. Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.– Come feel the love at Jame’s Holiday Bazaar in Carleton Place.





Finders Keepers? It’s happening this Saturday at the Canoe Club. This is the third year that Monika Henry brings a European flair to local craft shows. Henry’s thoughts is that a trunk or suitcase must be the integral part of the vendor’s display, which is a popular theme in Europe. She was an exchange student in high school, from Switzerland, and married a local boy (Joe Henry – of Kingfish Pumping).  Four & Twenty Blackbirds is her business name, and she creates all kinds of fabric awesomeness, mostly for babies (bibs, burp cloths, soother tethers, etc.) A One-of-a-Kind-Find Craft Show in Carleton Place.

Saturday, November 14at 10:00am – 3:00pm in EST

Carleton Place Canoe Club



Christmas is coming! We are looking for candid photos of your Christmas celebrations in Carleton Place. If you’d like to share your photos from the past with us please email them to cpbheritagemuseum@bellnet.ca . Thank you!

My Favourite Hallmark Movies


Stories I Love You Should Read Again…

My kids know how much I love this story.

2 The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Anderson

Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet noted for his children’s stories. During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films. Originally published as part of Andersen’s fifth volume of Fairy Tales in 1848, The Little Match Girl is an original Andersen story inspired by a Johan Thomas Lundbye drawing and loosely based on an incident that happened to Andersen’s mother when she was a child. Written nine years after Andersen’s friend and colleague Charles Dickens finished Oliver Twist, The Little Match Girl shed a light on a very oppressed and silent group in Europe — its children.


Favourite Cookie (that would be yesterday’s story The Ginger Snap)


The Invincible Ginger Snap Cookies of Carleton Place




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Carleton Place’s Favourite Things– If Oprah can do it we can too!!.. Each blog will have something different.




Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there

My Baby, Just-a Wrote Me a Letter– The Carleton Place Post Office



Holiday Cards Send as late as Holiday Packages Send as late as
Local Delivery December 21 Priority December 23
Within Province December 18 Xpresspost™ December 22
Outside Province December 17 Regular Parcel™ December 11




Baby, it’s Cold Outside!

SnowStoppers® Kid’s Mittens

Winter- hot cocoa, snowfalkes and mittens

Kids stay warmer and play longer with SnowStoppers® Kid’s Mittens The patented Extra-Long Cuff is what makes the difference!

“I originally purchased two pairs of the mittens three years ago and they are still going strong!!! Both my kids have grown out of theirs but I am now passing the older child’s to the youngest and now I’m going to order new ones for my oldest: ) I will always have my kids wear these it protects their wrists and arms from the snow. Best mittens/gloves ever!”

Apple Cheeks
53 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
(613) 451-2769


My Favourite Song


Turn Up for What— at Swirlicious and Friends Annual Shopping Event? Turn Up For Fun!!!



Look who is coming to Swirlicious and Friends Annual Shopping Event at 151 Bridge Street in Carleton Place on October 31!

The Ultimate Girls’ Night In®

A Passion Party is a fun home-shopping adventure featuring the latest in adult sensual products. A Passion Party is truly the ultimate girls’ night in. You’ll giggle, you’ll learn and best of all, we’ll show you ways to spice up your love life. You can purchase sexual enhancement products the night of the party and you and your guests can earn free products. All you have to do is get your friends together and they will take care of the rest.

Your love life will never be the same!

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Blogs about the upcoming Swirlicious and Friends Annual Shopping Event

Direct Sales — Fake or Real Job?

Attention Sharp Dressed Pets! — Craft Dog at Swirlicious and Friends Annual Shopping Event!

Livin’ La Cucina Dolce — Swirlicious and Friends Annual Shopping Event!

Jewelry Fit for a Pirate’s Chest — Swirlicious and Friends Annual Shopping Event!

Jammin with the Jamberry Gals at Swirlicious and Friends Annual Shopping Event!

Attention Sharp Dressed Pets! — Craft Dog at Swirlicious and Friends Annual Shopping Event!


Look who is coming to Swirlicious and Friends Annual Shopping Event at 151 Bridge Street in Carleton Place on October 31!


At the age of 64, I no longer have interest in listening to a male voice tell me what I can or cannot do. For once in my life, I want a companion that is silent and loving, so I have chosen my dog to share my remaining years. My dog eats what I give him and does not demand that I shop for probiotics or buy him organic items. But it is important to me that the dog looks good.


That is where Craft Dog comes into play.

They provide unique, hand crafted accessories for all types of pets; cats, dogs, small animals, birds and even goats and pigs. Goats and pigs? Now that is really worth coming to the show to take a look.

Not only great styles, but they offer quality stuff at great prices and makes everything from scratch in Chaffey’s Locks Ontario. There is nothing store bought, and the best material is used, even the plastic buckles, which won’t snap like the ones in the Pet Store. They also offers collars of all widths and harnesses for many types of pets,

Belly Bands,
Bird Toys,
and etc.


I appreciate the fact that my dog has groomed body hair and thank my stars that he doesn’t wear skinny jeans. Sometimes his social intelligence leaves me baffled, but in my heart I know this one truth. If he or anyone else were left in a cold garage I know who would be happiest to see me. That’s why he deserves Craft Dog!


See Craft Dog at:

Swirlicious & Friends is an annual shopping show.
October 31st 10am -4 pm
351 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, ON, K7C 3H9
plenty of free parking

Blogs about the upcoming Swirlicious and Friends Annual Shopping Event

Direct Sales — Fake or Real Job?