Westborough Class of 1945 celebrates 73rd reunion

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The Westborough Class of 1945 met for a reunion at The Willows at Westborough on May 10. (l to r) Barbara Christie, Dot Ross, Jane Hodgdon, Frannie Poulson and Bill Gould Photo/submitted
The Westborough Class of 1945 met for a reunion at The Willows at Westborough on May 10. (l to r) Barbara Christie, Dot Ross, Jane Hodgdon, Frannie Poulson and Bill Gould
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Westborough – Five classmates recently celebrated a very special occasion – their 73rd high school reunion.

On May 10, Barbara Christie invited the remaining members of the Westborough High School Class of 1945 to her home at the Willows at Westborough. Dot Ross, Jane Hodgdon, Frannie Poulson and Bill Gould joined her that day. The class originally had 52 members. Two other members of their class are unaccounted for and were unable to be tracked down prior to the reunion.

Christie noted that the five remaining classmates all are “townies” who primarily stayed in Westborough over the years.

Since their graduation, the class has held reunions nearly every five years in various locations across the country.

“We’ve had many reunions over the past 73 years but our celebrations keep getting smaller,” Christie said.

Everyone who attended this year’s reunion, she said, is still very young at heart.

“We’re all in our 90s now and have our aches and pains, but you can be old at 50 … we’re young at 90.”

The group enjoyed lunch, shared old memories and went on a tour of The Willows alongside CEO Matt Salmon and Director of Dining Services Keith Pion.

“My friends loved my community, especially the friendly residents and staff,” Christie said.

To the members of the class of 2018, Christie said she would advise them to “get out there and use their educations, because a lot of us didn’t have the education opportunities they do today.”

“The world is full of opportunities if you look for them,” she added.

Christie also suggests new graduates make the effort to keep in touch with their high school classmates as she and her friends have for all these years.

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