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Fiesta Parade 1955 …

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These are two from the Fiesta Parade of 1955.  I just found them the other day and they show downtown Pensacola very well.  I have scanned them all, but have only worked up these two, but they are in good shape, so I will post the rest in a few weeks.  This looks like a float with the Kid’s Court, but that is just my guess, since I do not see a name on the float.

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Here are a couple of clowns … notice that they are on Palafox Street next to Christ Church and that Palafox at this time was still paved with bricks.  I have no idea who these clowns are, but everyone around them are smiling, so they must be doing their jobs.  My all-time favorite clowns were the guys from the jail that were always the last ones in the parade scooping up after the horses … I wish my dad would have taken some photos of them.  They always made me laugh and I told my mother that I wanted to be just like those guys, since they always looked like they were having so much fun!  My mother always told me that I should have some higher aspirations, but at five, I did not know what she was talking about.  Only later … Thanks for looking and commenting … Frank

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April 16, 2013 at 11:28 am

The Rev. Henry Bell Hodgkins …

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These portraits of Rev. Henry Bell Hodgkins from Christ Church on Wight Street were made back in the 1950’s.  I went to Episcopal Day School from 1958 to 1965 and Rev. Hodgkins was there at the church during this time, so remember him fairly well.  He was a big man with a big voice … you could hear him from the pews in the back as well as you could hear him from the ones up front.  And this was before the days of sound systems!  He was also extremely nice and was friendly to all of us kids … I can never remember him being mad or angry the whole time I was there.  Here are a few more of him …

This last image is how I remember him, more than the other three.  I do not think that I have ever seen any of these images all of the years that I have been going down to the church … even though it has been years since I have gone to the church offices.  I posted one of these photos on the old site, but I do not believe that I posted all four of them.  Thanks for looking …

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