Tag Archives: Detroit

A cool place named Oxley. Yeah, O-x-l-e-y.


Oxley, Ontario. My mind instantly conjures up images of beasts of burden lumbering about. “And just where is this mythical place?” I ask Chris who has called me from his family’s Oxley cottage to invite me to a party. Apparently, there’s … Continue reading

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Summer in the City: Mid-20th Century


* Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty So go downtown, things’ll be great when you’re Downtown… Are you pining for the good ole days when … Continue reading

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It’s the REAL McCoy!


In honor of Black History Month, I give you the story of the great locally born inventor – Elijah McCoy. On either May 2, 1843 or 1844 (depending on the source) a new baby boy was born free in Colchester, … Continue reading

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Cruising 1920s Style


Isn’t this photo a beaut? I’ve been saving it for a while. Tony Beresford, a member of my Windsor Ontario Then facebook group, posted it several months ago but unfortunately, didn’t have much information to go with it. At least … Continue reading

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Dream Cruising to Ford City


Windsor, Ontario is separated by Detroit, Michigan, The Motor City, by a one-mile river. At times, that river barely seems to exist as there are some events that serve to unite our two cities and countries. I have no idea … Continue reading

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Upper Canada, eh? Windsor in 1837.


Still enjoying the leftovers from your bbq celebrating 144 years of Confederation? Ah, yes. There’s nothing like cold chicken, ribs, potato salad and watermelon washed down by an icy Molson Canadian to help prolong that warm patriotic feeling. In addition … Continue reading

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Hey You Posers! (How One Old Photo Led to Another.)


I’ve been saving this charming photo for a while. I received it from my constant source of old local photos, Charlie Fox, several years ago. He wrote: “I found another old photo you might like. The three people are Alfred Mapes, … Continue reading

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Walking barefoot, uphill, in a snowstorm.


What? Another freezing rain warning for Windsor and Essex County today? Oh joy! Oh rapture! Hey, It’s March 24… bring it on! Maybe because we’ve had such a miserably cold March, April will treat us a little better. Hmmm, maybe … Continue reading

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I Want to Be Loved by You. 1928


Browsing through my “old local photos” email folder, I found this gem sent to me in 2002 by Mike McGlaughlin. His mother Phyllis McGlaughlin (left) sits with her cousins Hazel (middle) and Edna Normandeau on the running board of a … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days?? Swimming in the Poopy Detroit River


  A great story from one of our Walkerville Times readers, Howard Pare, Windsor, Ontario. I can’t believe that in my early teens, along with many others, I went swimming at the bathing beach located at the foot of Bridge … Continue reading

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