Bob and Nancy Derderian Bagdasarian have two daughters and five grandchildren, all in Salt Lake City. Nancy keeps in touch with her roommate Marcia Legru Olney and Robin Hunter Clutz (she also has a daughter in Salt Lake City). The Bagdasarian’s oldest grandchild has been an avid downhill ski racer since fifth grade and is heading to Montana State University. “We tried to entice him to come east, but he didn’t feel that there are real mountains in the Northeast! Maybe for graduate school.” * Our condolences to Peter Doran, whose mother, Priscilla Cobb Payne, passed away April 30 at 104. Several classmates knew her as a cofounder of the Colby Parents Club, established while we were students. She was a close friend of Ed Turner and Seelye Bixler and a strong supporter of Colby. * Helen Payson Seager has enjoyed directing the chorus in her retirement community for seven years. The group has sung in English, French, Latin, German, and Hebrew. But all members “are a lot deafer, blinder, and more ‘feak and weeble’; the entire front row has to sing seated,” she says. The time has come for Helen to take a sabbatical and perhaps think of retiring so she will have more time for other activities. * Jim ’56 and Ann Harding Jamieson were packing books, crossword puzzles, and paints, and heading north to St. Albans, Maine, where they enjoy the quiet life at their camp, “as opposed to the hustle and bustle of tiny Boiling Springs, Penn.” * Archie Twitchell’s plans for his 75th year were to “get married, sell a house, build another, and move.” The marriage took place in June, as planned, but the couple was not ready to sell the house when they received two offers almost immediately. Nor were they ready to build another. “The delay is OK; I love the lot on which the house will be built, with its 40 ash trees, small stream, and wooded conservancy district on the rear boundary. We’re happy to be here mowing five acres of grass, tending our vegetable garden, and doing the minor repairs a 25-year-old house requires.” * Harry and Joan Shaw Whitaker spent a weekend in May with Paul Drexel and wife Pat at the University of Hartford. The Drexel’s grandson, Andy, was on the baseball team, and the foursome watched him and the UHartford Hawks play the UMaine Black Bears. They were joined by their granddaughter, Kelly, just finishing her freshman year at Hartt School of Music, and their daughter, May Beth. “It was a special mini Colby reunion for all of us. We are looking forward to our 55th reunion and hope many from our class will be there also.” * Congratulations to Carol Hathaway de Lemos, recently honored by the Richard Patton Melick Foundation, for her volunteer work and dedication to the community of Needham, Mass. Carol has been a moving force in the women’s club, Town Common Beautification Committee, Council on Aging, and Needham Business Association, among other groups. Husband Ed and several daughters and grandchildren attended the ceremony. * Class president Brad Sherman and I were invited by the Alumni Relations Office to attend Reunion 2012 at Colby to shadow the Class of ’57 and get some ideas for our own 55th next year, which coincides with Colby’s 200th anniversary. Thanks to the Class of ’57 for welcoming us warmly in the dorm and at the two class dinners! It was great seeing everyone again. We learned there’s LOTS of planning to be done EARLY to ensure we have a bang-up get-together June 6-9, 2013. Put it on your calendars now! We’re soliciting volunteers to be on a planning committee. If you hope to attend, are enthusiastic, and have time to spare, please let me know; I will forward the names to Brad and alumni planners.