My niece, Kelsey, who knows her lavender, shared with me about the time her parents brought home a jar of lavender buds from the Island for her. She said it was the most fragrant lavender she had ever smelled, and wondered if it was because of the different soil.
She expressed, 'If I feel stressed I love to go to my room, smell my lavender and it makes me feel relaxed.'
In 1925, my Mom, Hilda Konrad (Thiessen) moved to Pelee Island within a year of coming to Canada. She was the oldest child at 2 years old when they settled on Pelee Island and became part of a growing farm family.
My Dad, George Konrad arrived in Canada in 1924, moving to Western Canada before returning and moving to Pelee Island in 1935.
On October 9th, 1942, they were married by Rev. N. N. Driedger in the Mission Hall with a reception in a vacant house.
They moved to the mainland in 1943.