Class of 1959 reunion 2009

Co-Class Secretaries: Janet Spiers Forsman 24 Washington Pl., Plattsburgh NY 12901; Nancy Tyler Harris, 436 Center St., Slippery Rock PA 16057,

Co-Class Presidents: Gerald Davis, 15 Hamlin Rd., Falmouth ME 04105-2205,; Frederick Drayton, 909 E St. SE, Washington DC 20003,

Ronald Cook has published Oil, Jihad and Destiny (Opportunity Analysis, 2004), a book on the economic impact of oil depletion. “It provides an assessment of world oil production, characterizes the economic devastation of oil depletion, and suggests solutions to the emerging energy crisis. It is available for purchase at BookSurge.”… In more ways than one, Burton Harris knows something about chairs. He’s chair of the Bates Trustees and, recently, was elected board president of North Bennet Street School in Boston, the nationally acclaimed educational institution for fine craftsmanship. Burton, a skilled furniture maker, is a 1997 graduate of the NBSS Cabinet and Furniture Making program. The nonprofit, post-secondary North Bennet Street School has been training individuals in hand-skill trades since 1885. Students range from recent high school graduates to career changers of all ages… John Makowsky writes: “Retired on April 15, 2004! Working as a consultant for same company, Arthur J. Gallagher Co., two days a week. So far, vacationed in Tuscany and Vermont.”… Barbara Richman writes: “Two years ago I retired from teaching English for speakers of other languages, in Tucson, Ariz. I moved up to Eugene in the beautiful Willamette River Valley of Oregon. I work part-time as a caregiver for a 94-year-old man with Alzheimer’s. Enjoy bicycling and hiking. We have lovely forests, mountains, and beaches. Daughter Laura is expecting a baby in December, my second grandchild. Granddaughter Claire (4) is a lively red-head.”