Tuesday, December 22, 2009

John Meek III -- Continued

Here we have a couple of newspaper articles and three photos from little John Meek's fourth birthday partiy. Unfortunately there is no date on the articles or any indication of the name of the newspaper, but we do know it is the Jacksonville, FL area. The year was probably 1922. It is also unfortunate that there are no names written on the back of the photos to indicate who is who, however some of them are mentioned in the articles.



The first article reads:

IN CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAY

Mrs. J. M. Meek, Jr., entertained
with a children's party Friday after-
noon at 3 0'clock in her home, 46
East Sixth street, honoring her
young son. John Meek, 3rd, who
celebrated his fourth birthday anni-
versary on that occasion.

A pink and white color scheme
was carried out in the decorations,
quantities of garden flowers being
used.

Games were played, and at the
conclusion of one of the contests
the winners, Jack Neff and Anita
Geer, were presented with prizes.
Billy Thomas was awarded the con-
solation.

The kiddies were then invited into
the dining room, where ice cream,
cake and candles were served.
The dining table was laid with a
lace cloth and centered with a birth-
day cake, topped with four lighted
pink and white candles.

Mrs. Meek was assisted in enter-
taining and serving by Mrs. John
DuBose, Mrs. William Mallett and
Mrs. J. W. Clark.

Grown-ups present included Mrs.
Nell Stewart Mrs. Mary Tarratus,
Mrs I. R. Bowen of Miami, Mrs.
Thomas Heath, Mrs. H. Brooks, Mrs.
Bert Mallett, Mrs. J. W. Bibb, and
Miss Sara Meek.

Children enjoyng the affair were
Joyce Stewart, Mary Maude Tar-
ratus, Marie Tarratus, Evelyn Chau-
man, Lois and Lorraine Bowen of...

(The rest of the article is missing.)



The second article reads:

Master John Meek Is
Honoree at Birth-
day Party

Complimenting her little son,
John Meek III, who celebrated his
fourth birthday. Mrs. J. M. Meek
Jr., entertained with a party last
week at her home on East Sixth
street.

Games and contests were played
during the afternoon, prizes being
won by little Miss Anita Greet and
Masters Jack Neff and Billy
Thomas.

At 5 o'clock the little guests were
invited to the dining room, where
ice cream, cake and candles were
served.

Mrs. Meek was assisted in enter-
taining by Mrs. John DuBose, Mrs.
William Mallett and Mrs. J. W.
Clark.

Among the little people were
Joyce Steward, Mary Maude Tar-
fatus, Marie Tarratus, Evelyn Chap-
man, Lois and Lorraine Bowen of
Mami, Elizabeth Mallett, Florence
Malleett, Anita Greer, Mary Lila Bibb,
Celeste Carples, Mary Ellen DuBose,
J. M. Meek, Jr., Evelyn Tarratus,
Billy Thomas, Thomas Hearth, Jr.,
J. Koons, Jack Neff, John and Wil-
liam Meek, and Others.

The grown-ups were Mrs. Nell
Stewart, Mrs. Mary Tarratus, Mrs.
W. E. Thomas, Mrs. I. R. Bowen of
Miami, Mrs. Thomas Heath, Mrs. H.
Brooks, Mrs. Bert Mallett, Mrs. J.
W. Bibb, Miss Sara Meek and Mrs.
J. M. Meek, Jr.








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