Well, HELLO! Now that I have captured your undivided attention, don’t forget that this year (May 31-June 3) is our 55th reunion. Much more to come about that from the College in the next few months! * Peter and Jeanne Arnold Jeffries, M.D., took their annual trip across the country to Utah (record snowfall there), stopping along the way for genealogical research. Jeanne is president of the Sheldon Family Association, and they attended the 72nd annual meeting in Portland, Ore. Also on the docket in May was her 50th reunion from B.U. medical school, followed in July by a two-week trip to Bosnia with Peter and their daughter’s family. October brought the birth of a grandson, their son’s first child. Quite a year, all told! * It was wonderful to hear from Janet Mittelsdorf Lumsden! Due to her husband’s business transfer, they’ve been living outside Dallas for the past 35 years. But Janet is still a true Yankee at heart. She and Don have raised three children and now have seven grandchildren and one great-grand, all living within 50 miles of them. Janet attended the November wedding of her grandson in Dallas at the beautiful Fountain Plaza. * We all hear about the ordeals of infirmities, but when I talked to Janice Thomson Christensen recently, I could not believe my ears! Jan had endured a miserable bout with, of all things, whooping cough! It was tough to diagnose and then conquer, but she has since recovered fully. * In November Mikki Chomicz Manno had a very special event take place in her life. She became a new Seton associate of the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth. Mikki stressed that she is not becoming a nun, but through this new association she will be able to focus on ministries of her special interests. In January she sang in a recital with a young mezzo-soprano in Madison, N.J. Later that month Mikki traveled for a month to Australia and New Zealand. * Shirley Transue Cram e-mails her best wishes. She’s had a busy year with the Hartford Chorale. In June the group sang two major choral works, and the concert was a rewarding evening for Shirley, who was celebrating her 76th birthday. It also was a bittersweet occasion, marking her resignation from the chorale after 35 years, many of them spent as chief financial officer. * Fall of 2010 found Arlette and Mac Harring hiking in Vermont and enjoying bird hunting in Massachusetts; in October, they played tourists for a week in London. After enjoying one of the best ski seasons in years, the Harrings are selling the home that Mac has lived in since 1964 and bought a condo in the same town, Acton, Mass. They also sold their trailer and big diesel truck and will concentrate on international travel. * Singing with the Colby Eight at reunion in June was great fun for Tom Brackin. Peter Merrill still leads the group and Tom and Bo Olsen are “still able to keep up and still in tune.” Peter Re and his wife were there as steadfast fans, bringing out the very best from the group! During the summer, Marilyn and Tom took an enjoyable week’s vacation at Christmas Cove on the mid-coast of Maine, with perfect weather as a bonus. * For our last column, the College was kind enough to edit the piece to our limit of 650 words. Your responses are so greatly appreciated but I have to be vigilant in the amount of information sent in. In fairness, I shall try my best to edit any repetition. Thanks for your understanding.