Marian Woodsome joined Deb Robson Cobb and her group to sing across southern France in September. Deb reports, “Though there were no star sightings this time, we did sing in Vezelay, Lyon, Arles, Monaco, and Chamonix. On 9/11/11 we sang two concerts in exquisite village churches tucked into the French Alps. Fun for two Colbyettes from long ago!” * Ellie Fortenbaugh de la Bandera will be doing Spanish translations for the Lee County (FL) board of elections—the result of her e-mailing them about a sample ballot in the local newspaper in which the “translator” had translated “ward” (as in ward 1, 2, 3) as a person: ward of the state. Double aWARD for careful proofreading and civic involvement! * In the fall Tony Kalloch flew from Boston to LA to attend his son David’s wedding. “Thought that would never happen, since his brother, Bruce (older by four minutes), has been hitched with two beautiful children for about 10 years.” Tony and three friends were headed to Pebble Beach to play some golf. “A Christmas present we are giving each other.” * Helen Payson Seager is bursting with pride about her “children.” Mary solves accounting problems for small businesses in Alexandria, Va., by coaching them through Quickbooks and is rising in the certification ranks of Intuit’s endorsed technicians. Son Tom is teaching at Arizona State University and developing methods of teaching moral decision-making and ethical reasoning to graduate students. Myra runs a landscape design, installation, and maintenance business out of Peekskill, N.Y., and is the catalyst behind a downtown daffodil-planting project near the Hudson River. “All three are so imaginative that I keep asking myself where they came from!” * Dragging their travel trailer to Prince Edward Island and back in September was a fun trip for Dave Adams and wife Pam, largely because that area differs so from the Maine coast. It’s much less rock-bound and more agricultural. “What appealed most was the great bicycling along lonely paved lanes with the crashing ocean on one side and the sloping fields of yellow grain or potatoes on the other.” They were planning a Thanksgiving feast at a state park near Atlanta with their son and his family. * John ’55 and Jane Daib Reisman took their annual summer trip to Maine, where for 11 years they have rented a cottage with Jack and Susan Bower Hendrickson. Joining them for a day of fun were Bob ’56 and Fran Wren Raymond, Bill and Cindy Allerton Rocknak, and Olin and Willie McDonald Sawyer. They met Kathy McConaughy Zambello ’56 for lunch and spent a day with Mark ’54 and Larry Walker Powley ’54. “Connecting with our Colby friends has become more and more meaningful as the years go by.” * Jean and Don Kennedy have spent major holidays with Dave ’61 and Patsy Houghton Marr ’61 since reuniting with them at Wesleyan in 1963. Since retiring as a superintendent of schools in 2000, Don has been director of planning for the nonprofit New England School Development Council in Massachusetts. In recognition of his work in leading teams to assist more than 200 school districts across New England, Don was presented in May with the cooperative leadership award from the National School Development Council; this is only the third time this award has been made. Congratulations! * Last summer when I visited Ginny Angney Bushee in Morgan, Vt., we saw Hairspray at the across-the-border theater I wrote about earlier. In August Susan Sherman White, Dot Greenman Ketchum, Carol Conway Denney and I had a wonderful week at a camp in Stockbridge, Mass. We went to performances at Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow, a play in Lenox, the Clark Museum in Williamstown, and the Norman Rockwell one nearby. A great mini-reunion! I recently caught up with Sally Fritz on the Cape. * Best to all and keep the news coming.