HAVING FUN NOW … Boy, have we slowed down! We’re all 70ish now and, for the most part, retired from paid employment. Hobbies and travel are taking a lead in our lives. * Jane Patterson Paxton has been busy weeding and feeding her garden this summer. She had some help in the “advice and supervision” area from visitors Bryan Harrison Curd and Pam Harris Holden, who visited her for a few days in Hallowell, Maine. * Newlyweds Dave and Dale Rottner Perkins Haas Hatch ride their bikes up to 10 miles every day in Venice, Fla. Both have retired, and they “eat healthily and socialize” often. They will fill us all in at our 50th reunion in 2015. Yes, 50th! Fogeyland, here we come. The dinosaurs we fed down by Johnson Pond have left for quieter retirement areas near Onie’s. * Jim Foritano has been reviewing art exhibitions and interviewing artists for the Boston-based magazine Artscope. You can read his latest piece in the Sept/Oct ’13 issue (artscopemagazine.com) under Harbor Arts. He has also been leading tours of Beacon Hill as a newly trained member of Boston by Foot. He invites classmates to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a group tour. Jim reads poetry now and then at Out of the Blue Gallery just off Central Square. * Neil Clipsham is perhaps one of our last “employed” folks. He works two hours per week, by phone, on activities not disclosed. BUSY, BUSY, BUSY! Neil and his wife, Jean (Hoffmann) ’66, are planning a 50th wedding anniversary family cruise to Hawaii. They enjoy their grandchildren and go on birthday and vacation/holiday adventures with them almost every week. Neil’s big project is a new model railroad layout in the design stage. They are also avid vegetable gardeners. Neil had eye surgery last summer, which curtailed activities for six weeks or so, but he is on the mend. * Your correspondent checked another destination off the travel bucket list by visiting Peru in August. Machu Picchu is truly a wonder of the world built by people without a written language or knowledge of the wheel. I also flew over the Nazca lines, the purpose of which is not known—perhaps communication with the gods—and visited the birds and sea lions on Islas Ballesteras. * Class prez Harold Kowal and Ruth visited Turks and Caicos last April to celebrate his 70th. It was a family affair with “both Colby daughters, a son-in-law, and granddaughter.” Ruth continues doing library management consulting. They spend as much time as possible in their Maine getaway cabin in the woods on a lake. Harold would like to thank all classmates who contributed to the Colby Fund drive. There were many class volunteers working under his direction, and we “achieved all of our goals and then some,” he reports. HAIL, COLBY, HAIL!