Tag Archives: spring

Shovel It: Winter 1930s


At our house here in wonderful Walkerville, there’s been some debate as to whether we actually used the snow shovel so far this winter of 2011/12. I can recall the comforting drone of a snowblower steered by a thoughtful neighbour … Continue reading

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Springs, shoots and leaves.


According to the Farmer’s Almanac, southern Ontario is supposed to get a dry, hot summer. (See for yourself: http://www.almanac.com/weather/longrange/region/ca/3#) I say, bring it on! Enough already! Tomorrow is April 6, 2011. There is a nary a green leaf to be … 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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The Woman Who Lived in the Little Stone House: Ontario at Kildare


You probably wondered who lived in that adorable stone house on the corner of Kildare and Ontario in Olde Walkerville. Chances are she took your parents’ or grandparents’ portrait and you didn’t even know it. She was Pat Sturn, a … Continue reading

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Take Me Out to The Ballgame: Ford City Team 1920s


I believe in the Rip Van Winkle theory: that a man from 1910 must be able to wake up after being asleep for seventy years, walk into a ballpark and understand baseball perfectly. ~ Bowie Kuhn, Commissioner of Major League Baseball … Continue reading

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