Come and give me a kiss, dearie.

Don't forget to smell the roses.

A woman’s work is never done. Here’s an unidentified Walkerville matriarch doing some mending in the backyard of what looks like one of the row houses on Monmouth Road. These homes were rented out to the employees of Hiram Walker & Sons, the whisky distillery just a short walk north to the Detroit River on Sandwich Street (now known as Riverside Drive).

Even though she looks a bit grim, she was probably a very nice lady since Hiram didn’t allow anyone he didn’t like to live in his company town of Walkerville.

Read more about Hiram Walker, the benevolent dictator, on our archive site here:

If you’d like to buy a copy of our best-selling local history book, “Best of The Times” before they’re history :   ) click here:

photo courtesy Charlie Fox (I think).

About Elaine Weeks

How history was taught in my day: memorize lots of boring dates and facts, watch corny old black & white history films. There was one bright spot, however. Grade 9 history at Walkerville Collegiate with Miss Falls (Georgina) when she taught a section on local history and took us on a field trip to explore some of Windsor's built heritage. Due to a series of peculiar events, celebrating local history became part of my business. My company, Walkerville Publishing Inc., (partner is Chris Edwards) launched "The Walkerville Times" in 1999 and we produced 61 issues - the last in 2016. In 2004, we began producing local history books; that year we released "Best of The Times Magazine". Our current titles include 5000 Ways You Know You're From Detroit, 500 Ways You Know You're From Windsor, Walkerville - Whisky Town Extraordinaire, and Windsor Then - A Pictorial Essay of Windsor's Glorious Past. I also wrote a novel, Time Trespasser, that blends time travel with local history. I am working on a sequel. I am a writer, editor, blogger, photographer, mother, wife, sister, activist, traveller, gardener, knitter, glass is nearly full person.
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