THE WAY WE WERE

The Way We Were: The Cannon Siblings

The Way We Were: The Cannon Siblings

For Linden Kinder “Kin” Cannon, III and his identical twin sisters Linda Cannon McMorrow and Selby Cannon Kaiser, the fact that they, their spouses, several children and grandchildren mostly live within the San Jose area hints at the closeness of this family. For these constantly moving military kids, nurturing family relationships, spending time together and […]

The Way We Were: James & Lee-Margaret Borland

The Way We Were: James & Lee-Margaret Borland

For more than five decades, a prominent Jacksonville gastroenterologist and a nurse-turned-professional photographer have explored the world together, but James and Lee-Margaret Borland said they have one more continent to conquer. Although he turns 84 in November and they celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary in December, asked what they still might like to do in […]

The Way We Were: Dorothy Surrency Rosenbloom

The Way We Were: Dorothy Surrency Rosenbloom

If you were limited to choosing just one word to describe Dorothy Ann “Dot” Surrency Rosenbloom, chances are “longevity” would be the word. Dot Rosenbloom’s long life has been full of long-lived relationships, beginning with her grade school friendship with the boy who would become her husband of 67 years. The 88-year-old Ortega resident was […]

The Way We Were: Helen Peltz Diamond

The Way We Were: Helen Peltz Diamond

A “firecracker baby” who was born on the Fourth of July more than 100 years ago, Helen Peltz Diamond has seen more Independence Day celebrations than she may care to mention. This year, however, may have been a celebration for the ages. Knowing Diamond had surpassed her centennial year, more than 100 of her neighbors […]

Hannah Lou Southwell McGowan

Hannah Lou Southwell McGowan

Few people can say they met their soulmate in third grade, but Hannah Lou Southwell did when she and Charles “Charlie” McGowan became classmates at Southside Grammar School. Hannah Lou and her parents, Charles Theodore and Hazel (Walker) Southwell, moved to Granada and the home they built at 1011 Alhambra Drive South in the early […]

Nofa Farha Dixon

Nofa Farha Dixon

Nofa Farha Dixon, of Avondale, can thank her late mother, Alice Katibah Farha, for the gifts of positive attitude, strong work ethic and a nurturing spirit which grounded her career as an artist and an educator. The University of North Florida professor of art and design recalled her family suffered twin tragedies early on with […]

Linda Everett

Linda Everett

Growing up on Alexandria Street in San Marco in the house built by her parents in 1942, Linda Williams Everett showed an independent streak at an early age, and cherishes the memory of the fun times she spent hanging around with her best friend, Steve Pierce. “I had a really fun childhood. Halloween in San […]

Billy Fraser, Body Builder

Billy Fraser, Body Builder

Billy Wilson Fraser still sports his trademark long white hair, Paul Newman-blue eyes and a positive, energetic personality at 85. He immediately shared the fact that despite his current 5-feet-3-inch height he was all of 5 feet 6 inches during his prime. There is just something about this senior gentleman who was once a champion […]