A Separate Branch: The Untold True Story of the Author's Life
Lillian and Garrett, Harvest 1959
Lillian, aged 74.
Visiting the Women's Rural Resource Centre. From Left to Right: Klaire G (Community Advocate), Lillian Driessens-Fleming, Corey Allison (Executive Director), Julia L (Community Counsellor), and Danielle Z (Executive Support)
The sawmill in Strathroy, Ontario (1930-1940) before it became a tobacco farm. Lillian's family moved to the farm in 1951.
The irrigation pond.
Our family home on the sixth concession of Caradoc. This house was located across the street from my in-laws farm.
Graduation from Hairdressing school in 1967. Lillian seated in the first row on the far right at age twenty-six.
My second oldest son, Raymond who cooked for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1997.
Lillian at the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Rogers cable T.V. studio in Strathroy.
Dusting the tobacco crops for worms.
Lillian's First Communion in The Roman Catholic Church
Lillian spent her fourteenth birthday the fun way, irrigating tobacco!
Driessens' Family Farm on the sixth concession of Caradoc.
Lillian hosted Rogers cable T.V. shows. She wrote a show that specifically brought awareness to domestic violence.
Welcome to Kasbah!
Convent Van Maerlant (Source: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia) Saying good-bye to the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.
Lillian and John, 2014
Keynote speaker at the annual meeting for the Women's Rural Resource Centre, Strathroy.
Lillian with her late husband John. Twenty-three years of wedded bliss. They truly liked each other and loved one another.
Lillian, age eleven. Full time job working tobacco 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Lillian, her son Larry, and tobacco cur man Willie Ball from North Carolina in 1962.
The hail storm that destroyed our tobacco crop, and we had no insurance.
Lillian and her Granddaughter Debbie, Mother's Day 2016
Tobacco wrapped and set for the buyers.
Hanging the tobacco in the kilns.
Lillian's father, Gaston. He was a horse trainer and well as a tobacco farmer.
Gaston and Maria Chys, Lillian's parents.
Lillian with her mother.
Lillian with her mother-in-law, Julia Driessens.
Lillian's late first husband, Maurice Driessens. He gave her the gift of a beautiful family, but was a grieved and among other issues that would eventually lead to the dissolution of their marriage.
The Beautiful Ladies from Top Notch (Formerly Hair Tora)
Lillian and her Step-daughter Jeannie and Jeannie's husband Rob.
Lillian and her long time friend, Marlene Dejonckheere.
Truelove Ways performing "Why Me Lord."
Lillian's granddaughter, Debbie was the master of ceremonies for the event, read a letter from her uncle Raymond to his mom, Lillian, and delivered a speech of her own.
Lillian's Daughter-in-Law, Rae Driessens delivered a speech that was to be given by Dr. John Hamilton who was unable to attend the event.
Lillian delivers stirring oration about her book and the effect that she hope that it has in the lives of those who read it.
Lillian reads excerpts from her book.
Lillian and her daughter Cherie.
Lillian with Elaine Cougler, author of The Loyalist Trilogy. Lillian and Elaine were participating in the London Writer's Society book signing event at South London Chapters bookstore.
South London Chapter's book signing even hosted by the London Writer's Society.
Speaking with avid readers about the author's works.
Ladies purchasing Lillian's and Elaine's books.
Lillian and Garrett, Harvest 1959