Evelyn Walker Mack and a friend took a two-week tour of the Northwest and Canada from Seattle to Glacier National Park to Banff to Jasper to Vancouver and back to Seattle. There was snow on the peaks in Jasper, so the scenery was spectacular through the Canadian Rockies. Evelyn was off to Longboat Key, Fla., in mid-December for a few weeks. * Edie Carpenter Sweeney has written a book for her family and sent me a picture of the cover. Edie says, “Colby was an important part of my life.” * Carolyn Stigman Burnham is back in Sarasota, Fla., enjoying the sun for another winter. She looks forward to a visit from Evelyn Walker Mack. After the winter, the Burnhams are always excited to return to Maine and their home at Wind in Pines on Sebago Lake. * Rod Howes and his wife of 57 years live in a retirement village in San Antonio. Rod is confined to the campus, as he uses oxygen 24/7. “We’ve had a great life, traveled the world, and fulfilled my dreams of flying, from hang-gliding to jets. My only Colby contact is John Dutton, who was also an AF pilot and played football with me.” * In early October I received e-mail from Rebecca Rogers that read, “My dad, Norman B. Crook, passed away Oct. 4, 2011 in Alabama.” Our class sends our condolences. * Russell Wallace hasn’t done any travelling since Spain in April and a couple of weeks in Hawaii during June. He had a great summer in northern California. This fall he did some property improvements at the Inverness retreat, played, and improved his vision with two cataract removals. On New Year’s Eve he flew to Hong Kong for a trip he’ll report on later. He hopes that the DU frat brothers from the Cape, plus Herb Nagle, will be in Waterville in June for reunion. If so, Anne and Russell plan to attend. * Janet Hewins took a wonderful October trip to Italy—Rome, Florence, and Venice. “Lots of great art with excellent guides.” * Nancy MacDonald Cultrera appreciates every day now that she feels so well after a year lost to poor health. “Long live living in the moment” is her motto. Last summer she enjoyed get-togethers with her extended family: four sons, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She calls two of her grandsons “famous.” Kyle, following in father Stephen’s footsteps, is in the NHRA drag racing world. He’s won several trophies and is also attending the University of North Carolina. Ryan, youngest son of David, has a degree in filmmaking from Emerson College. He’s gotten funding to produce a film, and Nancy spent lots of time helping him and learning about the film business. She’s honored to have the title of executive producer. * At 81 John Waalewyn plays a lot of golf but is not getting any better! He talks with Sara and Dave Lynn quite often and sees Frank ’53 and Judy Jenkins Totman ’54, as they only live a half hour away. John saw Joan Rooney Barnes ’53 at Frank’s 80th birthday party in Kittery, Maine. * Roy and Betsy Fisher Kearney Caldwell were in New England for Roy’s granddaughter’s wedding in September and took that opportunity to visit Els Warendorf Hulm ’51 at her home in Wolfeboro, N.H. She invited Al and Joan Martin Lamont and Mark ’51 and Eddi Miller Mordecai for a mini-reunion. Everybody’s planning to venture to Mayflower Hill come the 60th reunion. * As for yours truly, I didn’t move to CT in October after all. Improving health has allowed me to stay on the Cape a while longer. I’m anticipating a trip on the Mississippi in April on the American Queen, a beautiful Victorian-era steamboat. How about some of you joining me? Happy New Year. Stay well!