March 28, 2011 / News

Florida woman finds lost yearbook after 40 years

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Here’s another fun story of an old high school yearbook being recovered by chance, 40 years after being lost.

Diane Gerlich-Rogers of New Port Richey, Fla., doesn’t even remember how she misplaced her 1971 yearbook from Indiana’s Griffith High School. But according to this account from, the story of how she recovered it is a fun tale full of interesting coincidences.

However, as is always the case with stories like this one, the yearbook discovery once again led to plenty of rekindled school memories.

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.