1936 letter

1936 letter from great grandma

  It is clear in this letter how close my Great grandmother and my great aunt were. They enjoyed baseball and shared every detail of their happenings when they were apart. They lived together until Great grandmother’s death in the 1970s. Postmarked Ridgetown Ont. Aug 18 1936 Addressed to Miss Helene Duck 1017 Ouellette Ave.…

1934 letter

Raining buckets in 1934

I have quite a collection of letters from the 1930s, and this one is interesting. It was written by 18-year-old Helene, my great aunt. Her brother (my Grandpa, Donald Edgar Duck) would have been 14. It was a 10 page letter, addressed to her mother (my great grandmother Mary (Kimmerly) Duck), who was visiting relatives…

1965 postcard Jasper Banff hightway

Parks Day tribute: 1965 Jasper Banff Highway postcard

Today is Parks Day, so I thought I’d share a postcard from the Jasper Banff Highway from 1965. My great aunt really looked forward to her roadtrips with a few girlfriends, and in 1965 they took “the west” by storm. Like most tourists, they were on a quest to see some wildlife, but no luck…

boathouse postcard 1924

1924 postcard from Muskoka

This 1924 postcard was sent to my Great grandmother from her nephew, Tom Kimmerly – a cousin to my grandfather, Donald Duck. The families were very close, and often visited and wrote to each other. I grew up in Ontario too, and we visited the Muskoka region. The place I went to summer camp, near…