Barbara “BJ” Davis Howard and Gail Allen Hamblett, who both live in West Hartford, exchange a bit of chitchat in the locker room at the West Hartford Aquatic Center before their exercise swims. Gail and her husband, Ken, have returned from a month’s stay in Naples and Fort Myers Beach, Fla. BJ and husband Bob weathered the snowy winter at home in Connecticut. * Dick Abedon writes from Palm Beach that he is doing pro bono legal work in the inner city and at Belle Glade (an agricultural town in western Palm Beach County). His wife, Robin, continues to work at her consulting company, which helps high school students with the college application process. In mid-June he and his family drove from Florida to Utah for a week’s vacation at Robert Redford’s ranch. Then on to Park City and Jackson Hole and eventually to Colby for the dedication of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the Colby Museum of Art in July. * After finally retiring from Pepperdine in 2012, Charlie Morrissey joined the board of visitors at Claremont Graduate University. * Warren ’57 and Babs Faltings Kinsman enjoyed their time in South Carolina for the winter and looked forward to being in Maine this summer. While Harry and Lyn Brooks Wey were visiting, there was a mini-reunion at the Kinsman home with Naomi and Hugh “Andy” Anderson and Sherry and Don Rice. They looked forward to being at Colby for the museum dedication. * Yvonne Noble wrote, “The last of my numerous maternal aunts died in 2009 at 104, and now I have no close family left in the USA. Our son, Charles, has got Hugh and me travelling, though, to Iceland, Barcelona, and the Pyrenees with him, and in December on safari while Charles was living in Nairobi. Mid-December was a good time to see all the animals one hopes to see (but the scarce, very endangered rhinos). Charles has now moved to Panama, so we look forward to a visit there and a cruise on the canal. The aunt I mentioned always said, ‘Keep going while you have legs.’ We are trying to adhere to her advice.” Thank you for your news, Vonnie, and bon voyage for future trips. * Brian Stompe has one grandson who graduated from UC Davis and another from high school. His granddaughter will be a senior at Davis. Brian and his wife spent time in the Bahamas. He’s catching up with his gardens and Sons In Retirement (SIR), of which he is chairman. He leads the SIR Sacramento River shad fishing and camping trip each June and has a “great” Little Brother in Big Brothers Big Sisters. Brian and his Little Brother camp, fish, and go to the beach, among other things. He looks forward to a good Pacific salmon season off the Marin (not Maine) coast this year. His boat is ready to go. * I’m happy to report that Darien High School, where I teach, was named the number one high school in Connecticut this year. I’m basking in that glory! David and Rosie Crouthamel Sortor’s daughter Debbie lives in town, and one of their grandsons was in my Latin class a couple of years ago. At the moment, a third grandson is a freshman. It is always great to see Rosie and Dave when they come visit for a Thanksgiving (Darien/New Canaan) football game or a DHS graduation. * Peter and Hope Palmer Bramhall were included in Larry Pugh’s life trustee recognition dinner at Colby in October. On May 29 there was a bicentennial event in Falmouth with the Pughs, Lunders, and Kathy McConaughy Zambello in attendance and serving, among others, as happy hosts. The Bramhalls have a wonderful family get-together planned for early August in Wisconsin with children Faith Bramhall Rodenkirk ‘81 and Josh ‘92 and Sarah Bramhall Reynolds ‘92. Granddaughter Adrianna Twombly ’13 graduated on a rainy weekend in Waterville; Adrianna’s sister, Hannah ‘16, is a sophomore.