The Haskell – Mohr Family in 2016
Our oldest daughter, Jan, was born in Providence, Rhode Island on January 7, 1959. Conceived in France, Jan exhibited a joi de vivre at age two months and has had that joi ever since.
She started school in Moosup, Connecticut, where she skipped the second grade and went to third before moving to Pickens Elementary School in South Carolina in 1967.
In tenth grade, she enrolled in Salem Academy. It was a rewarding but difficult year at Salem Academy. The school was in transition with a lot of unrest. When Salem’s top administrator was fired (for moral reasons), Jan transferred to Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, SC, graduating in 1976. She moved on to Clemson University, where she majored in English and was Clemson’s first theatre-minor. Grad school took her to the University of Georgia’s Theatre Department for a year, then back to Clemson. She taught freshman composition and worked in Clemson’s Writing Lab, where she instructed many foreign students (and quite a few athletes).
Her interest in theatre started early with her stint as Toto in summer camp when she was 6. She honed those skills in high school and college. Upon graduation from Clemson, Jan toured the USA with a theatre touring-group from Texas before working in the design department at Brunswick Yarns.
She met her husband, Jonathan “Joss” Mohr, at Clemson, where he was pursuing a degree in Agricultural Economics and playing lacrosse. They were married a few years later on the beach on Hilton Head Island, SC in 1989.
Sayde Mohr was born in Greenville, SC. Four years later, with three dogs, two cats, and another baby on the way, the Mohrs moved to Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, where Joss worked for Andgrow, a subsidiary of Agway. Winslow Mohr was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. When he was 2, Joss was hired by an agricultural coop to work in Maine. They moved there in 1996, living first in Belgrade Lakes and later in South Bristol. Joss became Northern New England’s Area Manager for his company, and Jan was Community Relations Coordinator in the Development Office at Damariscotta’s Miles Hospital. They moved back south in 2011, where Jan has continued her healthcare track, writing and marketing for a Miami-based healthcare company, and Joss works as property manager for a Sea Pines property.
Joss grew up in Unionville, Pennsylvania, attending private schools there and graduating from The Hill School, excelling in athletics. He enrolled at Clemson University, studying agriculture while working his way through school doing construction. While at Clemson, he helped found the Southeastern Lacrosse Conference and was player/coach for Clemson’s lacrosse club. As proud Clemson University graduates, Joss and Jan still join the many very active Clemson alumni in events.
Sayde attended elementary school in South Bristol (Maine) and went on to New Hampton School (New Hampton, NH) for her high school years. She continued on to the University of Colorado in Boulder and now lives in Las Vegas with her soulmate, Bekah Willard. Sayde is a bright young woman with lots of heart and fun to be with. She and her brother, Winslow, have been very close all their lives—true Mainers.
Winslow grew up in Maine, also attending the South Bristol School and New Hampton School. He worked his way through and graduated from Clemson University in May 2016. As of this writing, he just completed a 18-week indoctrination with his new company, SAS, in Cary, North Carolina. I recently met with him and saw how excited he is to be working with such a fine company. Winslow has dated Amanda Farley since both were Clemson students. Amanda works for the Pfizer Company in North Carolina.