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A St. Patrick’s Tale- He Captured A Flying Saucer

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A St. Patrick’s Tale- He Captured A Flying Saucer

 

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The Ottawa Journal
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
08 Sep 1956, Sat  •  Page 2

 

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
27 Feb 2002, Wed  •  Page 4

 

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A Cross for the Irish who Perished on the St. Lawrence Shores

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A Cross for the Irish who Perished on the St. Lawrence Shores

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In 1909 they erected a monument, a cross for the Irish Immigrants, who perished of the plague on the shores of the St. Lawrence in 1847-1848. This particular page of Canada’s history dealing with that sad event is a black and terrible one. They were dark years, ones for all Ireland, as well as for those Irishmen who had come to Canada’s hospitable shores only to die horribly of plague, as the potato famine raged in Ireland. Irishmen left their native soil by shiploads hoping to find plenty and a more happy life in Canada. But the cholera or ship fever, or whatever the dread disease was called broke out, and the poor immigrants whose constitutions had been reduced by hunger and trouble at home, fell easy victims.

Death’s scythe mowed the poor people down by thousands both on shipboard and at the quarantine station at Grosse lsle, 27 miles below Quebec. They died literally by hundreds, and some were buried before they were even dead in a great trench on the Island. Terror stalked abroad; the story of the great plague of London was repeated on Canada’s shores. It was told that 12,000 men women and children were buried in one great last resting place. In those days men travelled in sailing vessels and the journey to Canada took three months, so it can be seen how easy it was for the seeds of the plague to sprout and grow in the packed and unsanitary vessels of those days.

The young children came through the plague generally speaking better than their parents. After the ravages had ceased, hundreds of orphans drew the sympathy and protection of the French settlers of Quebec, and that is why all through the lower part of the province in the 1920’s to 1930’s you would find O’Flahertys, Donovans, McCools, Flynns, and Gilhoolys who could not speak a word of English.

The powers to be decided that the grave of these Irish Immigrants, for it is one great grave, was to have a headstone. As the result of the activity of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a heroic Celtic cross seven feet high was placed on a commanding spot on Grosse Isle and told of the terrible tragedy that was enacted at the quarantine station years ago.

 

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File:Cimetiere de l'est Grosse Ile 2.jpgGrave, eastern cemetery, Grosse Isle, Quebec. “Heinrich Neuman, age 6 years, Ex. S.S. Palanza, Died dec. 20. 1912”

 

 

 

 

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)

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St Patrick’s Day –The Carleton Place Dramatic Club 1908

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The Ottawa Journal21 Mar 1908, SatPage 10

 

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

Hello ! My Name Is — Erin Go Bragh Photos in Carleton Place

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What a way to open this post about St Patrick’s Day with a holy picture of mother and child. Sarah Cavanagh and daughter Lyla.

It’s All About the Beer! St James Gate

Rebecca Hart, Jaime Duchemin, and Leah Martin, at St James Gate on Bridge Street– Let’s tip these gals a lot of green

Names these girls.. Okay I will give you a hint — one of them is called Cathie Hawkins McOrmond​ LOL

Henry Irwin stylin’ up to look good for St Patrick’s Day-Stylist Suzy Tomas was busy looking for leprechauns.

The menu at Ballygiblin’s Restaurant & Pub— more on the Irish Stew in an hour… Banger Burgers beware!

Name these two women.. one hint.. one of them is called Angela Kulas Johnstone LOL

Sarah Cavanagh and Lisa Strangway from the Carleton Place Social Scene I got to hug them both today.

Reflections of St Patricks on Bridge Street in Carleton Place.. did our own Fiona Cornell do these balloons?

Erica Zwicker from The Floral Boutique on Bridge Street hugging her lucky charms

Sarah Evans, Mother to be, doing the St Patrick’s Day Tango at The Floral Boutique. Everyone should learn to tango in Argentina before they die.  Don’t tell her that–she will be on a jet plane tomorrow.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day


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

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Before You Head Out for that Shamrock Shake

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Before You Head Out for that Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shake - Wikipedia

 

The McDonald’s Shamrock Shake you ingested on St. Patrick’s Day did not have shamrocks nor free-range, cage-free leprechauns. But, this is no longer your Father’s Shamrock Shake!

What’s really in a Shamrock Shake?

Of the 54 ingredients:

Sugar appears 4 times, cream twice, water three times, corn syrup 4 times, High fructose corn syrup three times. The whipping propellant ( nitrous oxide) should not even be considered a factor as far as nutritional or caloric consideration as it has no ability to remain in the body or bloodstream longer than a few seconds, but let’s not forget citric acid was in there twice. There are real chemicals in that thing-not food substances. Real food doesn’t come from laboratory vats in New Jersey!

McTruly McBarfy!
I am not trying to be a fear-monger as this is just fact-based ingredients. You are basically eating high fructose corn syrup with dye. What did you think would be in a Shamrock Shake? It’s McDonald’s, for petes sake! Of course please do give us the rundown on a quart of Hagen Daz sometime too, will you?

Real shamrocks could not be used as they are one of the main ingredients in many laxatives and consumed in high volume can cause abdominal distress, peptic ulcers, diverticulitis, severe reflux (GERD) and a myriad of other digestive problems. Not sure which is worse though – actual shamrocks or the shake.  And they said assisted suicide was illegal in the US and Canada!
Since I lack the necessary carcinogenic agents to make an exact copy, I will blend all the ingredients and then have my neighbor blow the smoke from a couple of her cigarettes into my shake to make it as close to the original recipe as possible!  Mayor Bloomberg won’t allow New Yorkers to have a large soda but you can get as many toxin filled Shamrock Shakes as you want!

We now live in a world of chemical shakes and foods and what would have surprised me, would have been to read that the shake was made with all natural, wholesome ingredients, but lets be honest how many saw that coming? I guess it’s like hot dogs. If you saw what went into them you would never eat them, but once every few months probably won’t kill you.

Not exactly better living through chemistry!
Please note that no Leprechauns were harmed in the making of these shakes.

As my friend Victoria Norris from the UK just told me– “If you don’t want to look like Princess Fiona–stay away from those shakes!”

The original Shamrock Shake, a mint-flavored soft-serve vanilla milkshake first introduced in 1970, is only available at McDonald’s for a limited time (end of February through March) each year. But it’s festive and enjoyable, we’d drink it any day of the year. So we created our own. 

recipe here click

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – A Photo Essay – Zoomer

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow – A Photo Essay – Zoomer.

Fear The Shamrock Shake! – Zoomers

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Fear The Shamrock Shake! – Zoomers.

 

 

“The McDonald’s Shamrock Shake you ingested on St. Patrick’s Day did not have shamrocks nor free-range, cage-free leprechauns. But, this is no longer your Father’s Shamrock Shake!

What’s really in a Shamrock Shake?”