Peggy Bartlett Gray spent February in Sun Valley, Idaho, where, she says, “The skiing is great! The old bodies are hanging in there on this great mountain. Vermont has little snow this winter, so we are happy to be here. We drove out and will tune in with Colorado buddies and wherever else the spirit takes us on the way back.” * Bob DiNapoli reports on “A heavenly week in Rome with my son. It may have been almost 40 years between visits. Glad to say it hasn’t changed much. Nice to know nothing new can be built taller than St. Peter’s.” * Bill Byers says he “had a great talk with Ned Gow, who lives across the state from where I am; Canaan and Tolland, Conn. respectively. We had lots of laughs and warm recalls of Colby in the late ’50s leading to May of ’61. I’ve been persuaded to attend the 200th anniversary in 2013. (Remember Sloop Hero!) My wife Susi and I traveled to Troutman, N.C., to see son Chris and enjoy several days among the potters of Seagrove, the center of the North Carolina Piedmont. Susi is a potter and I photograph potters and their work. Plans include travel with truck and 5th-wheel RV to Mesa, Ariz., in January and February 2012. I continue with timber stand management in Blue Hill, Maine; also, photo work and landscaping/gardening from our home in Tolland. We are just off I-84, and if some classmates are driving along, give a call.” * Judith Hoffman Hakola continues teaching one semester and one summer course annually at the University of Maine. She “really enjoys working with senior civil engineering students as they write their detailed capstone engineering reports.” She’s still enthusiastic about the Maine literature courses she teaches, and she leads two book discussion groups for the local library (Pam Taylor ’62 is a member of one). The club involvement ensures that she reads more than her “beloved mysteries.” Judy says, “My life really revolves around books! And, no, I don’t have—or plan to get—a Kindle!” * Ed Ruscitti reports just returning “from 18 glorious days in Sint Maarten (Saint Martin). This recent trip was my 11th straight year visiting SM. If any classmates wish to contact me for suggestions or comments about that Dutch/French Caribbean gem, my e-mail address is email@example.com.” * Dean and Sandy Nolet Quinlan celebrated their seventh anniversary in December, with blended families boasting 20 grandchildren. Sandy and Dean enjoy frequent reunions around Carcassonne in southern France with the Five Fabulous French Fannings (FFFF) and in Minnesota with the Marvelous Minnesota Mortensons (MMM). Both Sandy and Dean enjoy golf and attended the Bethel Inn Golf School for three days—“and graduated!” * Jeanette Benn Anderson sends good wishes to all and looks forward to a winter escape in Florida with husband Bob. Most of the fun ’61ers plan seems to involve warmer climes. * In fact, Mary Sawyer Bartlett writes from Naples that her life is filled with play—bridge, golf, dog park, shopping. She also is an AARP tax assistance volunteer. * Your correspondent recently spent a very fast four days in New York City, grateful for unseasonably warm weather. I attended a family celebration, including a mini-reunion with sister Lee Scrafton Bujold ’64, who flew in from Farmington, Maine. Finally, you never know when you’ll meet another Colby alum: at my monthly writing group, Margaret “Peggo” Horstmann-Hodes ’77, from Concord, N.H., cousin of a member, attended as a guest. Check out peggohodes.com to hear a beautiful voice!