Colby is in the midst of a big 200th anniversary celebration in 2013. My mother, Diana Wall Pitts, was a member of the Class of 1913! I do not recall her ever mentioning that they had a 100th anniversary celebration. Stunning when you think of the changes in the hundred years since then. Transportation, for instance. She lived here in Rockport. To get to Waterville she had to catch the trolley that went in front of her home (the present Route 1) and ride to Camden, where she transferred to the Eastern Steamship Co. boat to Belfast. There she caught the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad to Burnham Junction and transferred to the Maine Central Railroad to Waterville. I can drive from here (Rockport) to Waterville in an hour and fifteen minutes! In our Class of 1944 we started out in September 1940 with 16 sons and 15 daughters of Colby alumni. I have no way of knowing how many of us had a parent in the Class of 1913. Even current students may have had a great-great-grandparent in that class. * I received a letter from Maurice Whitten ’45 containing the most interesting information concerning the organ that accompanied our singing of the Messiah at Portland City Hall Dec. 7, 1941. Cyrus H. K. Curtis of the Curtis Publishing family gave Portland the organ in 1912. It is listed as one of the world’s 10 greatest organs, with 6,518 pipes, some wood, and some metal, ranging from pencil-sized to 32 feet. * As for me, on Nov. 18, 2012, I left on a trip to visit Cambodia and Vietnam. But no one in the Class of 1944 has communicated, I am sad to say. A reminder that my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I can be reached at 131 Russell Ave., Rockport, ME 04856-6116. Drop me a note and let me know how you are.