Janice ‘Jan’ Coco Groft asked everyday people the following question, “If you were to create a collection of cherished items to rediscover and relish over and over again, what would you choose to include? And why are those objects—those connections to your past—so important to you?” Their answers became the basis for Jan’s recently released book, Joy Chest: Treasures for the Journey Ahead. Joy Chest is the fourth of Jan’s published books; she remains grateful for the encouragement she received from former Winchester Thurston English teacher, the late Mrs. Jeanne-Anna Ayres Widgery ’37.

Harriet ‘Hattit’ Redenbaugh Potts writes, “On a Backroads adventure in Croatia and one of our guides is Laura Short ‘09!”

Kathryn ‘Katy’ Rich Sherman shared, “Writing this Class Note a week before the celebration of our 50th Reunion. It’s been fun working on it with our wonderful Director of Alumnae/i Relations Amiena Mahsoob and classmates Terry Donaldson, Wendy Crawford Galleher, Patricia ‘Patty’ Watson Kammerer, and Frances ‘Francie’ Hoffman Puntereri. It’s hard to accept the loss of Cathy M. Armstrong, Margie Balter, Nancy Finkel Beck, Lynn ‘Bub’ Borus Dunn, and Fae Rubenstein, but I do like our decision to recognize the Class of 1968 Reunion Gift with a commemorative plaque in their honor, to be placed on the wall of the Lower School Outdoor Classroom. Fred and I are bumping along through these years. All four of our children are thriving. Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Sherman ’04 has blessed us with Ella Scott, 2.”