To the Editor:
Our seven-member Lakeville book discussion group read “The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, a Novel” this past year and as a follow-up visited The Middleborough Historical Museum on Jackson Street yesterday. This museum houses the world’s largest collection of Tom Thumb memorabilia.
The purpose of this letter is to lavish praise on our tour guide, Gladys Beals. Because she was good friends with the mother of one of our members, we calculated her age to be around 90 years young. What an incredible oral history she gave us, all the while pointing out maps or pictures or chairs or interesting artifacts, and never faltering, never losing her place. She was articulate and interesting, dressed impeccably and seemed to thoroughly enjoy her subject … and the sharing of her knowledge with us. She made our tour of the museum a memorable one.
Thank you, Gladys.