is devoted to a group of friends who grew up and went to school
together, most of us from birth or early childhood. Regardless of where
we now live, our "forever home" was and is Westboro, Massachusetts, not
as it is now, but as it was the way we remember it. It was our safe
haven, our shelter from the storms of life.
Westboro (we preferred the spelling without the ugh on the end) was a
small town with a fairly large rural land area and a relatively stable
population. Very few people moved in or out. Many families had been
there for generations. We knew not just our friends, but their parents,
grandparents, siblings, and often extended families. It was a friendly
community where nearly everyone turned out for school sports events,
plays, concerts, parades, and other community celebrations. Typically,
everyone knew everyone else and everyone else's business. But they were
happy days with great memories that we cling to many years later as
most of us spread our wings and moved to locations all across the
United States and Canada, perhaps even to other countries. We are
trying to find each other again, to reconnect, to discover what life is
like now for each of us, and to fondly remember what it was then.
By the time we graduated from Westboro High School in 19__, oh, dear,
do we really need to say what year that was? That would enable everyone
to figure out how young we are as opposed to how young we
feel. So, as I was saying, there were 77 of us who finally
graduated together, although there were a few others who either left
for private schools or somehow did not graduate with us but whom we
still consider true friends and classmates. We encourage all of you to
get in touch because we truly care about you and about what life is
like for you these days.
Out of respect for individual privacy, we will use first names and last
initials. We all know who we are, and we may choose not to be found by
Google or other search engines and not to get on mailing lists where
unscrupulous people send that dreadful stuff that came in a tin can
that was considered edible by some who never tried it. I remember
having to eat it perhaps once a week when I went to Camp Wabunaki in
Maine as a child. The label said SPAM. What a great name! It finally
has a life of its own, but we don't want any here, thanks.
My name is Ruth K,
and I volunteered for the
job of trying to get this website up and running. Remember, I was your
Yearbook Co-Editor, along with Sookie (Sookie, where are you? ... aha!
it worked! we found you!), and also Editor of our high school magazine
called the Oriel. But I can't do this job alone. Its success
depends entirely on your participation, and we encourage all of you to
get in touch. You can reach me by email at
As this website
progresses, ideally, we would like to have a separate profile page for
each friend, with whatever information and photos you would like to
include. Please see Profiles.
John E has started a separate secure website to keep a list of
real names, addresses, phone numbers, email
addresses, and individual info which each class member may voluntarily
provide. You may access this website at WHS63.info but it is
password protected beyond the first page to keep private information
The Reunion Committee is finalizing plans for the big reunion in 2013.
It is important to find all of you so that everyone who wants to attend
has all the pertinent information.
Classmates is a list of lost and found. If you can
help locate someone, please let us know.
Trivia used to be part of this page, which was getting
too long, so it is now on a page by itself.
Profiles explains how you can get your own page on this
website. From that page, you may view the section of profiles already
Please take a deep breath and view the Gallery. This
will continue to evolve over time as more photos become available. Oh,
and don't miss the Music We Loved
There is a Forum where
all of you can post messages or respond to posts made by others. Please
feel free to add your comments. Just click the link and it will open in
a new window, while keeping this page open as well.
A Guest Book is also available. All website visitors are
encouraged to sign the Guest Book, but we feel that the Forum should be
limited to posts by classmates, members of other close classes, and old
friends from Westboro only.
Please Note: The photo at the top of the page is of our kindergarten
class, which was held at the Community House in Westboro. It is from
the large collection of photos owned by Catherine Elberfeld, our
wonderful high school librarian and friend, and provided courtesy of
her son and our classmate John (thank you!). To see larger versions of
this photo, which will each open in a new window, click on each of
these links: Medium Large Huge and if
you know for sure who someone is (we have already identified
most), send John or me an email. We will eventually publish the list of
sure you are seeing the latest updates to any page, hold down the shift
key while hitting Refresh or Reload in your web browser. The last
revision date appears at the bottom of each page.
may be the last revision to this website. Many of you seemed to be very
excited when it all began more than four years ago, but the enthusiasm
appears to have vanished. Everyone had the opportunity to participate
creating his or her own Profile page, but painfully few did. Even the
has seen very little activity in over a year. I feel that I have been
kept in the dark for a very long time and am no longer inspired to
continue this time-consuming project. So, I am saying farewell.
Last updated 3/14/13
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