My grandfather, Arthur Edward Waters, came from England to live in Hamilton Ontario near the beginning of the 20th century. He was a carpenter and eventually married and began a family in this small city. Wendy’s family likewise finds it’s roots in Hamilton. Her maternal grandparents lived down by the beach strip where the Burlington bridge now sits. This area is now becoming a popular place to live and many of the old properties are being bought up to be replaced by larger more expensive homes.
A small fair use to be along the strip and Wendy’s Mom sold cotton candy and her parents had a concession stand in it. This is the area where as kids the Redbourne clan would swim in Lake Ontario and where life was centered.
|The red door|
So over the Christmas break we took a drive over to Hamilton and Adele and Wendy had a “down memory lane” day. We had lunch at Hutch’s and then visited around the east end of Hamilton even stopping along Parkdale at the address where their Mom and Dad lived when Adele was born.