It’s March 1 as I write. Don’t know about you, but Maine is literally covered in feet of white. But back in ’52, as freshmen, we survived the great blizzard in Waterville! Snow piled up four feet! A lot of us lived downtown still, and there were NO CLASSES! Newspapers and milk were delivered on horseback up to the new campus; tunnels were dug in snow to get into stores and the bank; the Blue Beetle bus had no road to drive on; but we had fun! Were you one of the brave souls who jumped out of the third floor windows onto the snow piles? * Beverly Mosettig Levesque writes that despite the mild weather, she has been plagued with colds, bronchitis, and sinus infections, and she hungers for the HOT sun! “At our age, we enjoy the leisure and comfort of cruising. So in April we’ll take an 18-day cruise from Miami to San Francisco, including Grand Cayman, Colombia, Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Mexico, Baja, and the California coast. On May 7, while at sea, we’ll celebrate our 53rd anniversary!” She then adds the shocker: “I can’t believe most of us are or will be 80 this year!” * Marilyn Faddis Butler is at it again, this time translating a bio of a friend to French. She says, “It’s been a while since I used my language skills, but I totally enjoyed it.” Marilyn’s skills from Colby, Columbia, and her years of teaching have really paid off. * Betty Harris Smith is enjoying the beaches of Anguilla. “I belong to an athletic club near our condo in Lincoln. Every time I wear a Colby sweatshirt, someone asks me when I graduated. Two years ago we stopped in Waterville and walked around the campus. I miss the old campus. There are so many buildings now that it felt cramped. We did visit the museum and walk around the pond.” * Diane Reynolds Wright wrote: “Dick and I have been enjoying our winter in Steamboat Springs, Colo., part of the time with our twin grandsons, now 5, and their parents. We feel so lucky to be able to ski, especially in such a great setting.” * Don Moore e-mailed: “With the help of Mother Nature and good genes, Adie and I are in good health and looking forward to our 58th anniversary in June. For the last seven months we have been enjoying our daughter Donna’s success with her production of Cougar, The Musical, presented at the off-Broadway St. Luke’s Theater, at 308 West 46th Street, New York City. Donna wrote the book and 90 percent of the lyrics. It is about saying ’yes’ to life no matter what age you might be. Currently she is in negotiations to license the national tour and overseas rights. Anyone interested in spending a fun afternoon or evening at the theater should go to the website: cougarthemusical.com. Adie and I have just finished digging ourselves out from the recent snowstorm that left 30 inches of very heavy/wet stuff. Please say hi to everyone who might remember me.” * Jo Bailey Campbell visited me, Kathie Flynn Carrigan, in December. Jo writes, “We enjoyed the Russian Christmas concert performed by the Down East Singers and the St. Petersburg Ensemble, sung in Russian. (Kathie just retired from singing with the group for 18 years.) My freshman roommate, Carol Dauphinee Keene, and husband Bud also visited before Christmas. I still enjoy classes at the UMaine Senior College. This winter I am reminded of the 1952 blizzard at Colby.” * Hats off to Jane Millett Dornish and Ellie Small Hudson, who wrote the 200th-birthday appeal letter and the thank you notes to those of our class who helped to increase the percentage of class contributions for the great celebration! Good job!