Delighted to hear travel, family, and friends were part of summer holidays. * Bill Wyman writes, “Barbara Nardozzi Saxon is contemplating a move to California She says there’s more sun out here than in drab Florida anyway, and the people vote more intelligently.” * Dick Abedon and wife Robin drove to Fenway Park for a Red Sox game. They were joined in the owner’s box by Paula and Allan Landau ’55, Barbara and David “Sonny” Slater, and Phyllis and Bob Sage ’49, all hosted by Paula and Peter Lunder. The Abedon’s also traveled to Bar Harbor and Campobello. * Bob and Barbara “BJ” Davis Howard enjoy activities of their eight grandchildren. They hosted a gathering of their Vermont Farm Group for its 75th anniversary. Bob has a website with essays (criticalchristian.com). * Brian Stompe’s vegetable garden was thriving and salmon season off the Maine coast prompted good trips on his boat with friends. He took his little brother from Big Brothers Big Sisters for a four-day boat camping trip and does something with him each week. Brian is active in the Sons in Retirement flyfishing and financial groups. He’ll get to be Big Sir in January. He enjoys good health as does wife Susan, who is active in the community. * Judi Pennock Lilley made her annual trip to Maine in August, visiting in Southport with Heppy Reed Powers, Mary Danforth Lozier ’57, Harry and Lyn Brooks Wey, Dave and Rosie Crouthamel Sortor, and Bill Wyman at the home of Barbara Nardozzi Saxon. After time at the Cape with her sister, Judi returned to Chapel Hill and U.N.C., where she’s “filled with all that youthful stimulation that keeps the old folks interested and moving—sports, lectures, and cultural events galore. Escaping the southern heat in the summer, thanks to my generous hostesses in great locations up north, is a good thing.” * After 30 years of teaching and research at universities, Barbara Duer Arnstine didn’t see herself getting any better after 65, so she didn’t “drag it out.” Retirement is more exciting than expected. She and Don owned and raced harness horses and bought a few more. A 3-year-old trotting filly aptly named Fortunista, is in the top five in the country. “Nicest thing about owning a harness horse? You can get lucky (as we did) and there is always hope.” * In April Pam and Karl Honsberger visited Naomi and Andy Anderson during their annual trip to Hilton Head, where the Honsberger’s lived for seven years. In August they visited Judy (Merrill ’58) and Bob Erb in N.H. and had a great dinner with Joan and Phil Ives ’57 and Rick ’55 and Nancy Perron Ives ’55. Next stop, Bar Harbor and the cottage of Warren ’57 and Babs Faltings Kinsman. Lastly, lunch with Bob ’58 and Joan Hoffman Theve ’59 in Melvin Village, N.H. Pam and Karl saw their two daughters, son, and seven grandchildren in Conn. and N.H. before heading home. * Paula and Peter Lunder had a spectacular summer. Jean (Van Curan ’55) and Larry Pugh, Harry and Lyn Brooks Wey, Peter and Hope Palmer Bramhall, Kathy McConaughy Zambello, Barbara Nardozzi Saxon, and Bill Wyman welcomed Dave and Rosie Crouthamel Sortor and Tess and John Jubinsky to the Portland area in August for a mini-reunion. Paula and Peter suggest our class should consider attending Alumni College. “We send our best wishes to the Class of ’56!” * I traveled to France to visit my daughter, son-in-law, and 8-year-old grandson, who brought me to two beautiful Loire Valley châteaux: Villandry with its incredible gardens and Ussé, said to be the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty. I even had lunch with a former Latin student who lives in Paris. Small world!