June 24, 2011 / News

Oregon woman gets yearbooks back after 30 years

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Here’s a fun story this week from the Victorville (Calif.) Daily Press about an Oregon woman who just got back her long lost yearbooks from the 1960s.

Pat Anderson and her family moved out of their home in Buena Vista, Calif., 31 years ago and Anderson left two of her high school yearbooks behind. By the time she realized it, Anderson figured the books were gone for good.

However, Hope Eggleston moved in to Anderson’s old house and found the yearbooks. She kept them for years, even attended the same high school as Anderson, and always felt she would one day find the rightful owner. Using social media, she finally did.

Eggleston sent the yearbooks to Anderson where she now lives in Oregon this month.

“This story truly is about (a) girl who found these yearbooks, at first not really understanding why she kept a hold of them all these years,” Anderson told the newspaper. “And then she found me.”

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Marketing Automation Specialist for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 14 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.