Class of 1945 reunion 2005

Co-Class Secretaries: Carleton and Arline Sinclair Finch, 612 Rindge Rd., Fitchburg MA 10420,

Class President: C. Keith Wilbur Jr., 397 Prospect St., Northampton MA 01060,

Polly Beal Tooker published her memoirs, By Thanksgiving It’ll Be Funny: An Over-the-Shoulder Look at Eight Decades. Ordering info is at,, and Barnes and Noble. One reviewer noted: “Herein lies a well written combination of humor, history, and nostalgia. You’ll find how a multi-generational family dealt with the good times and the hard times to emerge with happy memories. Growing up in Vermont, I knew many of the people in this book…. When you finish, you’ll feel as if you knew them also, and be happy you were introduced!” Polly now includes editing as a part-time activity, along with traveling and grandmothering. Her memoirs came about, in part, after participating in a memoir-writing class at the Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education School…. Miriam Dolloff Chesley has become a great-grandmother and is enjoying all the baby goings-on.