I must apologize for not making it clear anywhere, just who’s writing this blog! Since I’ve been getting some comments directed to “Joy,” I thought I’d better identify myself for the record. The “J” in Wecker Frisch stands for Janet. But you can call me Joy, I don’t mind. I kind of like it.

These Janets are from the few pre-kindergarten scribblings that remain in a book, “The Tall Book of Fairy Tales,” 1947, that I have from childhood. I distinctly remember drawing in this treasured book right under my dad’s nose as he read the morning paper. I think I must have been learning to write my name. And the book, by the way was published a bit before my time!