Tag Archives: WWII

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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I Read You Loud and Clear Dad.


The phone calls came about twice a month, almost like clockwork. It would be Dad announcing he had a bag of magazines to bring over. A voracious reader he could plow through probably a good dozen of them a week, … Continue reading

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Love, Enchantment and Mystery at The Capitol Theatre


Front of the House: The Magnificent Capitol Theatre 1948 Opened in 1920 as Loew’s Windsor Theatre, the Capitol Theatre in downtown Windsor has had many ups and downs. Just out of bankruptcy on Jan. 31st, it is now owned and operated … 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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The Windsor Connection: Kate & Will Wed on Special Anniversary


Watching the marriage of Kate and William today, I was thrilled to see one of the world’s last Lancasters fly in formation over London. For most of the Canadians in the crowds around Buckingham Palace or watching on tv, the … Continue reading

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Lord! T-Bone Steak for 85¢!!


Check out the prices on this menu! T-Bone steak for 85¢, fried oysters at only 60¢, a hamburg steak for just 35¢ – including bread, butter and potatoes! Reader Sheila Burdge emailed this relic to me a few years ago … Continue reading

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Dollars From Above


He Had Money To Throw Away (info from The Windsor Star Archives and Time Magazine) An eccentric philanthropist who threw money from a hotel window and went on a brief cheque-writing spree had Windsorites agog on March 29, 1944. He … Continue reading

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