Gaff Linkum

Gaff Linkum, 1907 novel based on Morpeth, Ontario

It’s hard to imagine that the hamlet where I grew up, Morpeth, Ontario, was ever a bustling pioneer metropolis. But as I’ve read in “As the Story is Told,” it was quite the town. Archie P. McKishnie apparently thought so too, because in 1907, he published a novel that was set on the area’s inhabitants…

1907 Detroit Tigers postcard

1907 Detroit Tigers postcard

My family boasts several generations of Detroit Tigers fans. Since the farm is only about 90 minutes from Detroit, it really was the “home team,” despite the border. This postcard was sent to my great-great grandfather in 1907. and has made its way to my brother for his birthday! He’s been a big fan all…

antique postcard 1907

Essex Explosion postcard

My Great Grandmother received this postcard, sent August 19, 1907 from Windsor, Ontario. From “Kate.” She was not yet married, so her name was Miss Mary Kimmerly of Morpeth, Ontario. No comment of any sort about this explosion. I did a quick search, and here is a link with more information about the event. In…