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Snail Mail in Sandwich, Ontario


From a Sentry Box, to Postmasters’ homes, from General Stores and Shoe Stores to the current Sandwich Post Office, Sandwich certainly has had its share of different post office locations. As with most small towns, the post office in Sandwich … Continue reading

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Gibbets, not giblets. Giving thanks that certain practices have gone the way of the DoDo.


It was the last thing I expected to see. A Gibbet. In the hallway leading to the washrooms on the main floor of Mackenzie Hall.  I was attending a conference there last week and I’m fairly certain that other than … Continue reading

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Esto Perpetua: Walkerville C. I. Lives On


Does November 2nd, 1922 mean anything to you? Probably not unless you’re a Walkerville Collegiate alumnus. On that bright fall day celebrations were held to mark the school’s official opening. A luncheon, a dance, a swimming exhibition and a program … Continue reading

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Mystery Walkerville Families


This nearly 100-year-old photo was posted on my Windsor Ontario Then Facebook group by Dale MacRae-Barry, the great granddaughter of George Ernest Johnson, identified in the top row. Dale is hoping someone may recognize this photo and be able to provide her … Continue reading

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I love old buildings WAY too much.


This photo has been perched on my virtual desktop for over a month. Every now and then I would catch a glimpse of it and I would tell myself, Ok, DO SOMETHING with that photo so you can get it … Continue reading

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Scene on the Streets: Windsor 2011


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Who’s On First? The Walkerville Chicks, that’s who.


It’s kind of fun checking my blog’s stats to see how people find it. Now, before you think I don’t get out much, I have to say in my defence that that is simply not the case. I do get … Continue reading

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