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BULL THE BOOTLEGGER: Our Noisy 1920s Neighbour


Another great story from “Was I Ever Lucky”, a memoir I am editing for long-time Windsorite, Barbara Kersey (née MacDonald). When my father, mother, little brother and I first came to Windsor from Nova Scotia in the mid-1920s, we lived … Continue reading

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What Did Sammy Davis Jr. Think?


Louise Jones, proprietor of the always intriguing vintage resale store, Jones & Co, located in Olde Walkerville on Wyandotte near Chilver, has an unusual find in her shop: a pair of “blackamoors” that once stood at the entrance of the … Continue reading

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