Tag Archives: children

Lost Children of Windsor


I promised Adele M. M. McLennan I would post this charming photo in my blog. She brought it to my attention through something called Facebook. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. And perhaps you’ve come across some of Adele’s musings; she … Continue reading

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Did You Know Jack? A Walkerville Landmark Is No More


I nearly ran the stop sign when I noticed the old red brick building on the northeast corner of Monmouth at Ontario was missing. It had ALWAYS been there!! Where did it go?? In fact the little house and the … Continue reading

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Mother, may I take three giant steps?


I lost my mother 13 years ago. We weren’t particularly close (long story) but I loved her and I now appreciate everything she endured and achieved, including having come of age during the Great Depression. Her family was well to … Continue reading

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Nuts in May: Kids at play, 1900s


I have no idea where in Windsor or Walkerville this charming photo was taken, but it is certainly a fascinating capture of not only a neighbourhood in the making, but of one of its little denizens who looks eager to … Continue reading

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Before Wonder Drugs: 1925 School Immunization Misery


Today’s post is from a new book I’m editing for Barbara Kersey called, “Was I Ever Lucky”. It’s a memoir of her life in Windsor thus far. After you read this story, you will certainly agree that Barbara was one … Continue reading

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Top Hats and 45% Unemployment: Windsor 1933


This picture was taken in 1933, in the depths of the “Great Depression” which lasted from 1929 to 1939. The hardest-hit cities in Canada were in the heavy industry centers of western Ontario. In Windsor unemployment had skyrocketed to almost 45%! So … Continue reading

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School Rules: KIng Edward Opens 1906


First students at KIng Edward Public School In their best bib and tucker? Another of Charlie Fox’s mystery Walkerville photos. Since this looks like a class photo and that it’s from around 1905 from the look of the clothing, I originally … Continue reading

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