Andy Boissevain writes that, “Judy and I still travel and spent a couple of weeks on the big island of Hawaii in March, which turned out to be quite adventurous!” His two granddaughters arrived late at the Kona airport. They couldn’t get back to their condo because of the big tsunami from Japan that was aimed at them. They spent eight hours in a local safe zone (the shopping mall) in a “small rental car without a Termpur-pedic mattress.” The year before, they were awakened at 6 a.m. and ordered to evacuate to a local tsunami safe place! The moral is that if anybody from Colby wants to go to Hawaii, check and see if Andy and Judy are there; if so, don’t book yourself at the same time. Another trip was six weeks to Austria for hiking, a trip to Landstuhl, Germany, (where wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan were first evacuated), and, finally, to Amsterdam to see Andy’s brother. Otherwise, they hang around the north Olympic Peninsula enjoying home. * Lee Culver Johnson and her hubby made it back to Florida after being caught in the Halloween snowstorm in New Hampshire. They went on a cruise in November and then got ready for family to arrive the day after they returned for Christmas. * Jo Bailey Campbell just finished a great course with Coastal Senior College called Monarchs, Martyrs and Mystics. Her teacher, Charmarie Blaisdell, shared the same mentor with Colby History Professor Larissa Juliet Taylor. Films and lectures included the conflict between Michelangelo and Pope Julius II, and Jo came to understand through the film Cromwell the struggle between commoners and the Stuart monarchy. She wishes “everybody a peaceful winter season and a bright new year.” * “Greetings to my classmates,” from Elizabeth (Beth) Young Baker. “In April and May last year, Bob and I took a seven-week round-the-world trip to Thailand, Rome, Italy, India, Israel, and Cairo. In June our twin grandsons (almost 8) flew alone to see us and filled the house with lots of activity. We visited daughter Jeanne and family in Redwood, Calif., spent Thanksgiving with daughter Betsy and new husband at their ranch in Boise, and will return to California for Christmas. Recently I have become a volunteer and will be tutoring the homeless and indigent toward their GEDs.” * Wheaton and Ellie Small Hudson hope “everyone had a good Thanksgiving and a merry Christmas.” * Other Hawaiian vacationers were Eric and Beryl Wellersdieck Piper, who visited their son and family who live there. They were joined by their daughter. We talk often to Barbara Restall Horne, who spent Thanksgiving with her daughters and their families in Big Bear Mountain. Sistie continues to be her upbeat self. She volunteers for the Alzheimer’s group that she founded in Sun City. Barbara volunteers in an organization giving food and other assistance to those in need locally. Eric and she enjoyed Alumni College at Colby last summer. What a wonderful experience! “Before we left for home we got together at Harriet Sears Fraser’s home and enjoyed seeing Jack and Ann Burnham Deering and Larry ’56 and Jean Van Curan Pugh. Best wishes for a great new year!” * Karl ’54 and Jane Millet Dornish love to go to Colby athletic events. They saw the Colby-Bowdoin football game, “which was fun (but sadly Colby lost).” The tailgate tent by Eddie Woodin ’69 was amazing! Jane writes, “Karl and I loved the Boston Symphony. We’re taking a no-brainer wine class at Colby (no tastings yet, but we are hopeful for the last class!). I have read two Peter Mayle books to go along with the film. Our best to all!” * Have a great new year!