Greetings, ’55ers! I hope everybody received their summer issue of Colby magazine, in which John Reisman’s photo appeared in the ’50s newsmakers box for having been elected to the Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame as a 19-year volunteer as a counselor for seniors and a cook for the homeless. Congratulations, John! We’re all very proud of you. John and Jane (Daib) ’58 made their annual trip to Maine. Their whole family came to celebrate his 80th birthday and their 55th wedding anniversary. John reported that during their time in Maine, “we had lunch with Kathy McConaughy Zambello ’56, visited with Mark ’54 and Larry Walker Powley ’54, and had a reunion with Bob Raymond ’56, Bill ’58 and Cindy Allerton Rocknak ’58, and Olin and Willie Mc Donald Sawyer ’58. We even managed a visit to the new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, which was nothing short of amazing.” * Jane Millett Dornish wrote that Anne Burbank Palmer hosted a lunch at her camp on Great Pond. Attending were Germaine Michaud Orloff, Jean Van Curan Pugh, Ann “Dilly” Dillingham Ingraham, Marlene Hurd Jabar ’54, Arline Rosenthal Sachs ’54, and Janet Fraser Mitchell ’54. “What fun we had with lots of reminiscing and not too ‘way back when’! There are many 80-year celebrations going on.” * Kathy McConaughy Zambello ’56 said, “It has been great to be included in so many ’55 summer get-togethers. Had lunch in Augusta with Jane Millett Dornish, Ann Burnham Deering, Jean Van Curan Pugh, and Ellie Small Hudson, followed by another lunch in Watervillle with Willie (Robertson) ’54 and Nate Miller, Sue Biven Staples, Dave Roberts, and Bob ‘Whitie’ Thurston ’54. And who was at the restaurant but Anne Burbank Palmer and Carol MacIver Murphy and her husband. All were on their way to the Lunder exhibition, but I headed back to Damariscotta Lake, where I try to spend most of the summer. Dick Bartlett and Harriet Sears Fraser visited me at the lake, and I had lunch with Jo Bailey Campbell. At the end of June, Harriet Sears Fraser and I traveled to New Hampshire to visit Don Moore and his wife, Addie. Nine years ago Lou and I moved to Maine. Lou’s ashes are buried in our local cemetery very near the lake cottage. I can walk there whenever I wish. I’m in good health and stay active so am thankful for my blessings. My very best to all.” * Berry Wellersdieck Piper was so happy to hear news of Dianne Reynolds Wright, who was her freshman roommate. Berry wrote, “All is well in Corona Del Mar. We hike a lot along the beach and on the trails and see our four grandchildren who live nearby. Our daughter teaches fourth grade in Carlsbad. One son is in Hawaii and one is nearby. We are happy to say that in December, it will be five years since Eric’s heart transplant. We have all been blessed. I talk to Sistie Restall Horne weekly. She is coming along very well and lives with one of her daughters in Aliso Viejo, not far from us.” * Marilyn Faddis Butler ordered the Colby Eight CD, “which is terrific. It does take you back! Otherwise, all is still good in sunny (hot!) Florida.” * Babs Burg King’s daughter wrote that Babs moved to Roanoke, Va., to be closer to her daughter due to health issues. Her new address is: Barbara B. King, 4428 Pheasant Ridge Rd., Unit #5, Roanoke, VA 24014. * Sadly, word has come of the death of Joe Perham Aug. 28. * I (Kathie Flynn Carrigan) had a great lunch with Jo Bailey Campbell and Sue Biven Staples in August when Sue was vacationing in Penobscot, Maine. My whole family came from Wyoming and northern New York and spent a glorious, sun-drenched week with me. What a joy! * Happy fall to all ’55ers! Please stay in touch. Families and Colby classmates are the glue that holds us together!