Two weeks have passed since our fabulous 50th reunion, and the e-mails and letters of thanks are still coming! It’s difficult to put into words how wonderful it was, how smoothly everything went, despite rain on Saturday that precluded the parade of classes. It was just so great to see everyone, to reminisce, to renew old friendships, and to get to know classmates we hadn’t known when we were in school. One hundred and fifty of us attended the reunion (99 members of the Class of ’63 and 51 spouses) plus five “spies” from ’64 in preparation for their 50th. We are tremendously grateful to Colby’s alumni office, including Meg Bernier Boyd ’81, Laura Meader, and Carolyn Kimberlin, and the many others who helped make this a great reunion. * Our class president, Al Carville, did a phenomenal job! Al’s leadership, enthusiasm, and hard work over the past five years in preparation for this event, as well as his constant support and attention to every detail during the reunion itself, contributed to the great sense of camaraderie and joy we all felt at being with one another and celebrating. * Jane Melanson Dahmen very generously donated the proceeds from the silent auction of her beautiful painting on our reunion book cover to Colby. Yours truly was the very happy recipient! * Thank you, Pen Williamson, for a stupendous accomplishment! Ninety-one percent of our class contributed to our gift to Colby, thus reclaiming, after 25 years, the Mike Franklin trophy for highest class participation. We also exceeded our capital gift dollar goal. The exact figures will be available in August. * Among those back on campus for their first reunion were Sandra Moulton Burridge, Judy Miller Marshall, Sue Stein Fenn, Anita Nourse Largent, Steve Eittreim, and Linda Orr. * Peggy Fuchs Singer, author of Legacy of a False Promise: A Daughter’s Reckoning, had a book signing in the bookstore. * David Hunt and Jody Spear gave alumni seminars. David gave highlights of his experience as a CIA officer, and Jody spoke on citizens who challenge corporate power brokers’ infringement on social, economic, and environmental rights. * We’re very proud of Karen Beganny Megathlin, who received a Colby Brick. Karen has worked very hard for Colby for years. * The Colby Eight, led by Peter Vogt, did a wonderful job of serenading us at our Saturday night class dinner, and Edie Sewall Thompson led us in a lovely invocation remembering our classmates who have passed on, most recently Michael Archer. We extend our deepest sympathy to Peter Archer. * Joan Dignam Schmaltz and Bonnie Brown Potter, our new class president, created displays of legacies, Colby marriages, and other memorabilia for Foss Hall and Cotter Union. Joan and Dick ’62 are biking for two weeks in the Dolomites in Italy. “So this is what we are doing to recover from our 50th reunion. It was such fun reconnecting with everyone. It seemed like time had stood still and we picked up where we had left off.” * Anita Nourse Largent, who came up to Maine with husband Al and grandson Mike for our reunion, picked up Donna Cobb Lawrence on the way to Colby. The four of them went to Monhegan Island after the reunion. Anita and Al are busy in Lincolntown, N.C., trying to build up the NAACP and the Democratic Party. Their area has gone back to the Dark Ages, rolling back civil rights, bringing back smoking, promoting off-shore drilling, legislating against studies that say the sea level is rising. They have their work cut out for them! * Jay Fraze was sorry to miss reunion. Living in Denver, he’s involved with the Cherry Creek Theatre, which he helped start. He does marketing, PR, and fundraising, and he credits his ATO fraternity skit-writing experience! He writes, “If you get to Denver, I’d love to hear from you.” * And if you’re in New England, visit the newly renovated Colby Museum of Art.