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 peculiar series of events, celebrating local history became part of my business. My company, (partner is Chris Edwards,) Walkerville Publishing Inc., launched "The Walkerville Times" in 1999, which in due course became "The Times Magazine". Our goal was to make history real. I am a writer, editor, blogger, photographer, mother, wife, sister, activist, traveller, gardener, knitter, masters track & field competitor (when I have time), glass is nearly full person.
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