The author, Donald R Sondergeld,
was Senior Vice President and Chief
Actuary and a Director of The
Hartford’s worldwide Life Insurance
Companies. When he retired he was
elected President of the Society of
Actuaries and served from 1992 to
His hobbies include skiing, tennis,
and playing in bridge tournaments.
He and his wife Mary, whom he
married in 1957, split their time
between Lake Beebe in Hubbardton,
Naples Bath and Tennis Club in
Florida, and worldwide traveling,
which includes visiting their five
children and nine grandchildren.
Front Cover: This picturesque stone mill was built in 1824 by Captain Reuben
Webb. The water powered blacksmith triphammer shop was operated for about 20
years, but the water source was not dependable.
Back Cover: Sign Found in an Antique Shop in Collinsville, Connecticut