DUNCAN U. FLETCHER HIGH SCHOOL
Fletcher 10th Grade. 1940
Lost Love. Jane Choquette
"FLETCHER DANCER JANET SUTHERLAND"
MURIEL SYKES AND SON CLINTON, JAX BEACH, ABOUT 1942.
MURIEL AND LESLIE SYKES, PARENTS OF CLINTON SYKES, JAX BEACH, ABOUT 1941. THESE FISH
WERE CAUGHT OFF THE JETTIES AT ST. AUGUSTINE USING FIDDLER CRABS AND SHRIMP FOR BAIT. I
JUST GAVE THESE SHAKESPEAR REELS TO MY GRANDSONS--THE REELS WERE 50-YEARS OLD BUT AS GOOD
AS NEW. CAN'T SAY THE SAME FOR MYSELF...
MY WIFE MATTIE SYKES. WE WERE MARRIED IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, IN SEPTEMBER, 1954. THIS
IS A PHOTO OF OUR VISIT BACK TO JAX AND JAX BEACH, CHRISTMAS, 1954. THE BEACH SEEMED WIDER
THEN THAN ON SUBSEQUENT VISITS. IN 1998 WE MADE ANOTHER VISIT TO THE BEACH. THEY WERE
PUMPING SAND FROM OFFSHORE TO ADD TO THE WIDTH OF THE BEACH
HERE ARE THOSE PRETTY FLETCHERETTES AGAIN. THIS IS ABOUT 1941 OR 1942.
NOT A DIETER IN THE WHOLE BUNCH.
HAROLD TREZISE, Jr., IS IN UPPERMOST RIGHT SIDE OF PHOTO. MY RECORDS INDICATE THIS
PHOTO IS OF JUNIOR HIGH CLASSES 9A & 10B. PHOTO WAS TAKEN IN 1941. THIS TRANSLATES TO
THE GRADUATING CLASSES OF 1944 AND 1945. CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.
I SEE JANET SUTHERLAND IN FRONT CENTER, THUS I BELIEVE THIS 1941 PHOTO IS OF THE
GRADUATING CLASS OF 1942. PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.
HAROLD TREZISE, Jr., IN UPPER ROW, FAR RIGHT NEXT TO END. THIS IS A 1940 PHOTO OF HIS
GRADUATING CLASS OF 1944.
IDENTIFYING DIXIE PACKARD, HARRY BURNS, OTIS BOXX AND "BINKY" STORMES LEADS
ME TO PEG THIS AS THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 1942. THE PHOTO WAS PROBABLY TAKEN ABOUT 1941.
THE COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM AND CLASS ROLL FOR FLETCHER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES OF 1943.
THIS WAS THE FIRST CLASS TO HAVE STARTED AT FLETCHER AND GRADUATED THERE FROM.
CLASS SPONSORS WERE VELA H. CLEVELAND AND HELEN L. MERRILL. LENA M. RAMSDELL WAS IN CHARGE
OF COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES.
IF WE HAD A HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL I DID NOT KNOW IT. IF THERE WAS ONE, I'D LIKE TO GET A COPY.
MY DAD, LESLIE F. SYKES, AT 115 17th AVENUE NORTH, JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLORIDA. WE USED TO LEAVE THE SPRINKLERS GOING DURING THE NIGHT SO WE'D HAVE ICICLES THE NEXT DAY. THIS WAS ABOUT 1942.
My pass to get onto the Beaches. It was checked by the military at the
Intracoastal Canal on the old beach road---by bus or car. Back then, there
was only one main road to the beach. A-1-A south of Ponte Vedra to St
Augustine was closed. The Army had gun emplacements along that route.
These news items explain the [Jacksonville] beach was closed to non-defense vehicles for awhile and the
board barricades kept car lights from shining out to sea at the ramps to silhouette the ships at sea.
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