Greetings Class of ’62! News is a little sparse this time, but thanks to those who responded. Ellie Tomlinson says, “There are only great things to be said about retirement and having no schedule, no set agenda.” She relates meeting friends and colleagues for lunch or dinner, reading a good book, or perhaps Skyping her friend in the Peace Corps in Mongolia. She plays squash, rides her bike, or takes a relaxing paddle in the kayak around the beautiful waters of Marblehead. She gardens and muses (as do a lot of us) about planting weeds so that “then maybe the flowers would take over.” She volunteers for the Pan Mass Challenge bike ride to raise money for cancer, of which every bit goes to Dana Farber. She ends with “life is good.” I agree Ellie, and thanks. * Jean Gaffney Furuyama sold her dental practice last year and now works for the new owner three days a week. She does expert witness work on dental malpractice suits and is a member of the State Board of Dentistry Office of Professional Discipline. She and husband Yoshi will take a trip to Japan, to which they both are looking forward. Semiretirement is agreeing with Jean. * Brenda Wrobleski Elwell has been in touch with Margot Ettinger Tartak in an effort to convince her to join us at our 50th. Brenda spent a “girlie” weekend in Italy with her best friend recently, and in April took a group to Argentina. She went to the Republic of Georgia in September with some Georgian friends. Her son is in Iraq, having graduated as a Green Beret. She and husband Peter spend long weekends traveling through the beautiful state of Colorado, and she extends an invitation to visit her in Denver. Let’s go! * Gail Macomber Cheeseman went swimming with whale sharks off Isla Holbox (north of Cancun), “where the Gulf of Mexico currents meet the Caribbean currents and trap tons of plankton that these gentle giants feed on.” Gail says there is no chance of being bitten by these sharks, because they can’t even swallow a fish—only tiny plankton! They plan to offer this adventure as one of their ecology safaris. * Mike McCabe sends greetings and heartfelt thanks to the class for their response to the Colby Fund. We had a record 66-percent class participation, which Mike hopes is a prelude to an even more successful year for our 50th reunion. Speaking of which, Malcolm MacLean reminds us that the 50th will be here before we know it and he’s looking forward to it! Planning for the 50th is underway with a successful reunion committee meeting at Colby July 29, with Peter Leofanti, John McHale, John Chapman, Bill Chase, Hope Hutchins Benton, Judy Hoagland Bristol, Patch Jack Mosher, Jeanie Banks Vacco, Nancy Rowe Adams, Bruce Kingdon, Mike McCabe, and myself (Nancy MacKenzie Keating). With the invaluable help of the alumni office, Meg Bernier Boyd ’81, and Carolyn Kimberlin, there are plans afoot for a truly memorable weekend. It’s not too early to make your plans for May 31-June 3, 2012. And remember, the College foots the bill! Be looking for reminders coming your way in the next several months.