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Joan Kerr  Looking Back  a keepsake from Memoir for Me memoirforme.com
Mom, From my earliest memories of you sitting with me on the bench waiting for kindergarten class, to my recent 40th birth...
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. If turnips were watches, I   d wear one by my side. If    ifs    and    ands   ...
Joan, 1945  Joan Stephanie Hakkio Kerr is a self-described follower of people. She followed a friend to Miami of Ohio, the...
Despite her father   s work and travel demands, he always made it home in time for dinner. Bedtimes were early, but Joan r...
Cousin Bobbi, Jack and Joan, 1951  Joan  I   m gonna tell on what you did. Jack  What did I do  Joan  I   m not telling yo...
Joan attended Garnett Elementary through 5th grade when her father got a job transfer out west to work more intensely with...
Stephan family, 1959     My brothers and I would go exploring caves and my mother was always outside in the backyard killi...
staying in Fairview Park. Olga was involved with the local church and PTA. The kids were entrenched in school and social g...
In Paris, 1974  Joan and Stan in Greece, 1975     It wasn   t until college that I realized I could be more of an A studen...
Juggling classroom time, work demands, and working on her dissertation probably didn   t allow for much free time, but she...
On a cruise to Egypt, 1975     I had never really traveled that much until we got married. Almost every year we went somew...
While the balance of work and family life was not always smooth, Joan and Stan made it work. Life got even busier in 1981 ...
La Porte, Indiana   s finest Holidome, 1983  Daughter Bevitt was included in the camping trips, too, though she was a more...
   Russell and Bevitt got catered to at both places. Both enjoyed asking what there was to eat.    But the long drive was ...
Family hike, 1984  Christmas, 1988  The cancer was rare enough that many experts had to weigh in.    They shipped the tumo...
Life blessedly got back to a normal routine with school for the kids and work for Stan and Joan. No matter how busy their ...
Stan and Joan, 2000     It   s true what they say   there are no atheists in the foxhole. Stan decided we should go to chu...
But Evanston became home. The kids thrived in school first at Haven Elementary then on to Evanston Township High School. R...
With grandkids Zoe, Lila, and Eamon, 2016  Celebrating her 70th, 2014     I have to have something to do everyday. If I do...
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