Wednesday, November 22, 2017

From nails to automobiles

The Story of the Taylors in Almonte & Carleton Place by Lyle Dillabough Alongside the beautiful castle-like structure that is the Carleton Place Town Hall sits...

Christmas story – The Doctor and a horse called Frank

submitted by Michael Dunn. Written by his father, John Dunn. John Dunn's father was Dr. J F Dunn. In those days, the doctor kept both an...

Keep an Eye on My Purse: a War Story

by Tracy Stimpson The first thing my dad did on his 18th birthday was to lie to his priest. Dad needed a document to prove how...

Making memory by linking place

August 4, 2014 marks 100 years from the start of World War 1. by Pamela M. White, Clayton, ON Twice in the past two years I...

North of 70

EDITOR'S NOTE: Bob Miller is a blogger and lover of Almonte and new contributor to the Millstone. He will contribute his personal stories and musings...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Greece in the summer of love, part 1

by Peter Nelson  Hitched from Turkey into Greece with a Swiss girl I met in Istanbul.  Serena was very nice, but unfortunately, our relationship was...

Peter Nelson’s travels – first parachute jump, part 1

by Peter Nelson  When we were training to be sky divers, we started from scratch.  Literally.  We even folded and packed our own parachutes.  At...

“The Somewhat Handyman”

Reader Bob Miller sends us this delightful story. I spent a good portion of Saturday helping a friend to paint a room in the basement...

Laying of the cornerstone of St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Almonte – 150th anniversary celebration‏

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. Note: The following is an account of the laying of the cornerstone of St Paul's Anglican Church in...

STORY CONTEST: On the Job

by Mike Doyle This story was written in the summer of 1975 when I worked very briefly for the Rosamond Woollen Company, a textile mill...
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