As in the past, Colby Eight members from the late ’50s and early ’60s gathered alumni weekend to entertain class dinners. Ed Tomey and Keeton Arnett represented the Class of ’59 along with honorary class member Bob Marier ’60. Sadly, this was the first time in 56 years that Keet, Bob, and Ed sang without Jay Whitman. It was hard holding back the tears. Chris Whitman’s presence was strengthening. Earlier the Eight led assembled classes in “Hail, Colby, Hail,” dedicating it to Jay. They miss him. * In June the N.H. Center for Nonprofits presented Ed Tomey the inaugural Board Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to the state’s nonprofit sector. The award was based on 35 years of helping nonprofit boards and creating the Board Self-Assessment model. Ed and wife Maich Gardner took an 18-day trip through Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain national parks in July. Ed had traveled through the Rockies on a motorcycle in 1974, the year Maich and he started dating, and he promised they would go to the mountains together someday. They never imagined they would be so awestruck. * Jim McIntosh started his 47th year as a professor at Lehigh. While he could retire at 76, he enjoys what he’s doing. Jim has had to give up noontime hoops but works out a couple of times a week. In addition to usual faculty duties, he’s faculty athletic representative to the NCAA and carries the university mace in academic processions, protecting the president, who marches behind him. The position allowed him to meet the Dali Lama. Sally Phelan McIntosh also works out at the Lehigh gym, also at 6:30 a.m. Retired after more than two decades in Lehigh’s library, she gardens and is active in charitable groups and politics. * Vera and Dick Morrison spent most of the summer at their home overlooking Penobscot Bay. In February they visited a friend in Key West and stopped in Ft. Lauderdale for lunch with Bob Keltie and his friend, Carol. * Bob Cockburn’s edition of Distant Summers: P.G. Downes’ Journals of Travels in Northern Canada, 1936-1947, has been published by McGahern Stewart. * Elaine Healy ’62 and Paul Reichert found a house in Westmoreland, N.H., and are fixing it up so they and their son, John, and his wife can move in. Paul finds the gravity pull very strong in N.H.—it’s a lot harder climbing ladders and getting up after pulling carpeting. They had a great time at Elaine’s 50th reunion. * Wendy Ihlstrom ’61 and Bob Nielsen had a busy summer celebrating Bob’s 75th birthday. Their children and their families came from Va. and Ariz., most staying for two to four weeks. They were exhausted! * Liz Hay Henderson lost her son, Stephen Hay Wilkinson, in June to hemochromatosis, the hereditary disease that Liz has. He lived with Liz and her husband for six years, and his disease was very different from Liz’s. She had no idea what was making him sick until about a week before he died. Now she is urging everyone to get regular blood testing for ferritin. Liz is making it and doing all she can to keep doing so. * Mary Jane and Tony Ruvo spent a week at Tanglewood and time on Hilton Head. They celebrated milestones this year—75th birthday and 50th wedding anniversary. * Bill and Edo Foresman Donaldson started their 13th year of full-time RVing. They continue to marvel at this country’s sights and love meeting friends and spending summers with family in Va., Conn., or Mass. As long as their health holds out, they have no end date. Hiking in the desert southwest tops their list! * Greg MacArthur is president of Viewpoint 2000, a corporate strategy and consulting company primarily in teleconferencing. He’s a consultant to videoconferencing companies and has written articles for Business Week, Forbes, and Inside Wall Street. Thanks to all for writing.