Congratulations to Fred and Carol “Sanka” Sandquist Banister who celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. Sue Taylor, who stood up with them when they were married, attended the anniversary. All of their children are scattered throughout the country so it was the first time they were all together in a long time. Fred and Sanka have four children, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. * Elaine (Healey ’62) and Paul Reichert had a busy summer. They went to their son’s home in NH, where they painted his house (“cedar shakes are not fun”). Then they visited their son in MA to build a tree house for their grandson. In between they attended the high school graduation of one of their granddaughters. She graduated number one in her class and was also the top female athlete/scholar. She will attend UVA in the fall. Upon arriving back home they received an offer on their house and moved in with their son and his wife in Spofford, N.H., while future plans are made. They left Florida ahead of Irene and arrived in NH in time to enjoy the rain and the loss of power for two days. * Carol Holt Case and Mary Jane Davis Smith meet periodically for lunch midway between Carol’s Wayland and Mary Jane’s Yarmouthport (MA) homes. Neither can believe she’s known the other for more than 50 years! Carol continues to keep her hand in writing and designing by doing volunteer work for the Wayland Council on Aging and the Sudbury Valley trustees. Mary Jane is a talented Nantucket basket maker and an active grandmother with a daughter and granddaughter in Taos, N.M., and a son and two granddaughters in Sandwich, Mass. * Joan (Crowell ’60) and Skip Tolette continue to be blessed with good health and happy times. They now split their time between the Thousand Islands, N.Y., in summer and Vero Beach, Fla., in winter. They enjoy four delightful teenage grandchildren. They practice fractured medical care—they have doctors and dentists in Florida, northern New Jersey, southern New York, and northern New York. They often see Eve and Ian Tatlock, who also are in the Thousand Islands, reachable only by one’s own boat (and there are no stores). Skip spends a lot of time in his small barn on Grindstone Island (the fourth largest of the 1,860 islands in “the Thousand Islands”). They see Jack Pallotta in Florida and get to spend fun time with Bev (Johnson ’60) and Keet Arnett in Vero. They also see Karen (Beganny ’63) and Skeeter Megathlin and walk the beach and play golf. Joan also plays tennis and still skis. (Alta, Utah, is their favorite area). Joan and Skip’s son, Mark ’83, built a cottage on Vinalhaven Island, Maine, and visiting is a great excuse to drink butter (mixed with lobster). * Louise (Robb ’60) and Art Goldschmidt moved to Foxdale Village Retirement Community, which is approximately one mile from where they lived for 44 years. Art says, “downsizing, packing, and unpacking were stressful.” * Please keep the news coming. I love hearing from classmates.