The month of June was difficult for us, as Aaron Sandler suffered a brief illness and passed away. * His former roommate, Jordan “Ike” Kaplan, died shortly thereafter, in early June. David had remained in contact with Sandy and Ike all these years, and both of them had been to our house in Florida (Ike as recently as last winter). Sandy and Ike were roommates in Hedman Hall and both of them, as did David, joined the Navy and returned to live on the third floor of the West Quad in the center of the building known as Chaplin on Mayflower Hill in the fall of 1946. They were members of the first class of men to live on The Hill. * Kay Weisman Jaffe wrote of health problems in the summer and fall of 2011 including Lyme disease and all the attendant miseries and a facial cancer operation that was beautifully done by a great surgeon. Then after “Mike had both cataracts removed and his own basal cell cancer nicely removed, we decided after my six weeks of radiation to plan some escapes. The first was to Tampa with friends where we did the touristy things and relaxed via the Dali Museum, the manatees, and such. Late March and early April found us in Ireland and, wonder of wonder, it never rained, but there were plenty of sheep, some sheep dogs, forts and castle, and sad stories of the famine and the Titanic. Of course we fortified ourselves with daily Guinness. By late April, I was ready to celebrate my 85th closer to home. We honored that milestone traveling from North Carolina to Maryland and up to Connecticut. The three shindigs and happy vacationing between were enough to dull the 2011 troubles. All’s well with such a nice ending.” * Dot Worthley Cleaver wrote, “Having a good summer as I follow communications with three granddaughters, some in Teach America, from an Arizona Navaho Indian Reservation to American Samoa to a farm in Norway. They all have graduated from college and are determined to give something back to those who have started them on their way to a lifetime education. I am still well, living in our home on the Kennebec River, canoeing and fishing, and involved in some community work … just a town away from Colby. It is as beautiful a campus as it was over 64 years ago! I am still indebted for the education that was given me there at one of the loveliest spots on earth.” * We are planning to return to Jupiter, Fla., in early October. Actually, only two people wrote to us for this edition. We need a greater response from our class for the winter edition, so please let us hear from you. Any information you care to send will be helpful. We are certain that your classmates will appreciate your effort.