First Fridays with Hot Chocolate & Donuts
For many who grew up in Orlando, the memory of walking down Robinson Street for First Friday Mass at Saint James Cathedral is a special school memory.  After church the kids had hot chocolate and donuts for breakfast in the St. James School cafete ... Read more
The Veterans Trailer Park
Fran Abeel came to Orlando in 1947, because her husband, a disabled veteran, needed to live in a warm climate. Housing was scarce so for their first 2-3 years in Orlando, the Abeels lived in the Veterans Trailer Park. LISTEN to  this excerpt from ... Read more
"There isn't a waterway in Florida that I haven't been on..."
Fran Abeel shares her happy memories of boating on the St. Johns River, the community of St. James Cathedral and the wonderful life her family has here in Orlando. She recalls her boys learning to ski on the lake at the Sportmen's Club, the group picnics, ... Read more