Twelve girls from the Thomas Dale High School Class of 1959 recently met for lunch at Howlett’s to reminisce about old times. News from the class included words from Aleta Goodwyn Jenkins, who is now a published author with her book titled “Poems to Ponder,” which is illustrated by her daughter Julie Jenkins Strohkorb. She has been writing poems since her college days, reflecting her feelings on children, pain and suffering, love and nature, and decided it was time to pursue her dream and, with encouragement of her family and her daughter’s talent for illustration, decided to have her book published. It is available in Chester at the Christian bookstore Divine Secrets and at Harvest in the Village Green.
Patsy Robertson Woessner and her daughter, Victoria Keller, owner of Allie Oak Bakery, spoke about their project to remember those servicemen and women serving in Iraq. They collect Pringles cans and $1 from those who wish to participate. The cans are cleaned and then filled with homemade cookies, the name and address of the donator and a letter to a soldier. They are then sent to Patsy’s son who is serving in Iraq who distributes them to the soldiers who don’t have much mail from home. Anyone interested in helping can contact Victoria at 1532 Peachtree Drive in Hopewell.
Those in attendance at the lunch were: Betty Broach Barker, Brenda Butler Ruckart, Aleta Goodwyn Jenkins, Doris Jackson Thompson, Pat Murphy Dvorak, Charlotte Pearson Fleming, Marlene Quate Wheelhouse, Bonnie Ruffin Spain, Shirley Spain Trivette, Barbara Spicer, Margaret Warren Curry, and Lynda Williams Spencer.