I'll never forget the day Joan began studying French in my classes at Chaska Sr. H. S. The teenagers accepted her (an adult) as one of them. She was a straight-A student and became a good friend, enjoying luncheons together with Jacqueline O'Brien at our homes and at Sofitel's Chez Colette. Joan loved learning and knew more about the Civil War than anyone I'd met before.
Repose en paix, chere amie.
December 20, 2012