Birthday Plate from Father Fox to Lucille Fair

Dublin Core

Title

Birthday Plate from Father Fox to Lucille Fair

Alternative Title

Birthday Plate from Father Fox to Fair

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Plates (Tableware)

Description

This plate was given to Lucille Fair as a birthday present from Father Michael J. Fox at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. For her birthday, Father Fox presented her with this plate along with a piece of cake as a birthday present. She continued to use it as her birthday cake plate for the next 90 years. She soon decided to donate the plate to St. Joseph's Parish in honor of Father Fox for all of the memories that she had received from it and to pass it on as a tribute to him. Fair grew up on Church Street in Downtown Orlando and continued to take part in the cities events. Father Fox was the first full-time pastor of St. James Church, which was connected to the parish of St. Joseph' Academy.

Source

Original color digital images, September 2015: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

2015-09

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.
Downtown Orlando Post Office Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

234 KB
268 KB

Medium

2 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

St. Joseph's Academy, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Bernard, Sam
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Transcript

I was six years old on January 26, 1914. Father Fox told the passonage house-keeper to give me a big piece of cake on a pretty dish to celebrate the occasion. This is the plate. I have been eating birthday cake off of it for the past ninety years. I thought the Parish might like it as a gift in memory of Father Fox who was my good neighbor and friend.

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Original Format

2 color digital images

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  1. OR00105A.JPG
  2. OR00105B.JPG