Ev Helfant Malkin wrote the following: “I was in Turkey a few months ago [April] with Elderhostel, now called Road Scholar, possibly to broaden the base of those who might be interested in their programs. We were 18 well-traveled and interested people. The tour was focused on archaeological sites that included ruins from B.C. on, equal to anything I’ve seen in Greece. And there are some 80+ percent of known areas still to be uncovered. It was 16 full, exciting days (and quiet nights). I spent some days in Paris with extended family and walked endless streets and in and out of so many metros. It’s always special. I’ve now nearly completed a Harvard online course on world religions. The energy of being in a classroom is missing, but it’s worked for me and I’m able to pick up a lecture whenever I wish. I’ll be in Hawaii at June’s end for a grandson’s wedding. I plan to stop in San Francisco both going and returning and shall see an old friend who’s now living with a younger daughter. Which brings me to the surprising (to me) reality that I’ll be 85 in June. I don’t think about age much until someone asks how old I am or I look in the mirror. My oldest son and his wife are now living full time on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s a great place to visit. I expect to be there a few times this summer as well as at a daughter’s place on Chesapeake Bay. I’m concerned about the world we’re leaving our children and grandchildren and wonder if it’s too late to attempt to make a difference and even how to make that difference. Are too many of us simply tending our own gardens? Best wishes to the class.” * From Howell Clement in Kalispell, Mont.: “Today we got two inches of snow.” Note that we received this e-mail May 23. * I guess I’m getting old. Hips are stiff in the morning and legs hurt, too. Trying to lose weight but not much success. On the plus side, my Pacemaker is good for nine more years: question—am I? We did not go to our 65th reunion mainly because we did not return to Massachusetts until May 30 and it was just too much of a scramble to unpack and then rush off to Waterville. The response to the latest request for class news was meager. Howell had some interesting observations about what is going on in this country, and David agreed wholeheartedly but felt this is not the appropriate venue for political views. Keep those comments coming, Howell!