Growing Up on Amelia Island

Growing up on Amelia Island was one of the best things that could have ever happened to me. I have memories today that I look back on and realize just how much my childhood shaped my life.

Pick the names

Pick the names

Growing up on Amelia Island was one of the best things that could have ever happened to me.  I have memories today that I look back on and realize just how much certain things from my childhood have shaped my life.  My parents enrolled me in the Catholic school on North Fourth Street starting in kindergarten.  At the time the school only went to the sixth grade, which  was my stepping off spot into the public schools of Nassau County.  My mother and two uncles graduated from the Catholic school.

I can still remember the¬†qualities of life¬†the dear Sister’s of St. Joseph’s taught me.¬† Not only were we taught the three R’s, reading, writing and arithmetic, (I never understood the R part, guess it was because the W in writing and the A in arithmetic were silent) but we were also taught valuable lessons in life.¬†I remember starting each and every day¬†attending early morning¬†Mass. I will always value the education I received at the Catholic school and I still enjoy talking with old classmates about those days. ¬†I ran across this old photo of myself with classmates taken in front of the Chapel at the school.

See if you can reconize anyone in the photo.  I would like to hear from you as you start naming them.

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