Judy Brown Dickson wrote from the MV Discovery in Australia, on a trip with Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel). From Hong Kong the group traveled up the coast of China, to Japan, Taiwan, Manila, Indonesia, and Malaysia, Australia, Bali, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Mumbai, India. “Then we’ll be on land for several stops ending in Delhi. The best of these will be the Taj Mahal! This is my birthday present to myself for making the 3/4 century mark!” * Turns out Beryl Scott Glover was at Tanglewood in late August when other classmates (see Winter news) and I were also there attending the rehearsal of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Unfortunately we missed making contact. After the rehearsal, on a bright and warm summer afternoon, I headed back to Vt., knowing that Hurricane Irene was on the way but assuming it wouldn’t do any damage in my state. I guess you all know the end of THAT story. If I hadn’t kept driving north that day I might have been marooned for many more, with roads and bridges out all along Route 7. As for Tanglewood, Beryl reports it is her mecca. “I’ve been going to rehearsals since the very early days with Koussevitzky, which makes me one of a decreasing number of old guard. Have a zillion stories to tell about it.” * John Edes was mourning the death of Charlie Twigg ’57 and remembering the long lunch the two enjoyed two months before Charlie’s death. “He was a great basketball player and was captain in 1957, when we played Division One teams.” I’m sure many of us remember Charlie’s skills on the court and send condolences to his family. * Helen Payson Seager’s brother, Albion, a Bowdoin grad and football cheerleader there, died after long illnesses. He was inducted into the State of Maine Baseball Hall of Fame for his contributions as an umpire and for his love of the game and good sportsmanship. He and Helen shared the same birthday—they were a year minus a half hour apart. Our condolences to Helen and her family. * Marty Burger is still involved in insurance brokerage and consulting for businesses, nonprofits and municipalities. “Cannot think of retirement. My wife does not want to have me home for lunch.” He also enjoys racing or cruising his 31-foot sailboat on Long Island Sound. He sees Bruce Blanchard, who lives nearby, and Bob Saltz, and prompted Bob to send us this news. * Since being told seven years ago “to get his house in order,” Bob has beaten cancer—“God bless Dana-Farber.” He spends eight months a year in Scottsdale, Ariz., and four months in Swampscott, Mass. with his wife, Lynne, and two dogs. They recently returned from Australia and New Zealand and earlier toured Italy and Alaska and were at the Panama Canal. He exercises regularly, and his diet “consists of everything that Marty Burger refuses to eat and drink. Life is a hoot!” * Ellie Fortenbaugh de la Bandera reports no news but poses three questions that will resonate with many of us: “Does it REALLY seem possible that we graduated from Colby almost FIFTY-FOUR years ago? Geez, where did the time go? How did we get so ‘old’?” Next year will be our 55th reunion—who knows of any special plans to celebrate? * Thanks to the most-recent respondents, and of course I must end again by begging for more fodder for this column. HELLO! Where is everyone else? Let me hear from you, please!