Jane Morrison Bubar and Jann Semonian Czarnetzki spent a week in Trinidad and Tobago with Lystra Wilson Gaskin ’67 for her birthday. Jane writes, “We were fascinated by the birds, the trees, the flowers.” Jann says, “We loved Maracas beach, and baked fish, and snorkeling on the reef in Tobago. Lystra’s house is surrounded by orchids, a Tilapia fish pool she harvests once a year, and amazing Trinidadian birds.” * Meanwhile, Hethie Shores Parmesano was delighted to spend a couple of days with Lystra, too. “The highlight was our visit by boat at dusk to the Caroni Swamp and Bird Sanctuary to see the scarlet ibises fly in to roost in the trees—thousands of them, spotlighted by the setting sun.” * Steve Campbell retired after 40 years of federal service in December and traveled last fall to Barcelona with Mary Jo Calabrese Baur. “We just returned from a Costa Rican zip-lining adventure in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Next stops are Prague and Vienna in the fall. Have to get through summer haying on the farm before that.” * Steve Ford writes, “We are well into the planning process of our 45th reunion June 6-9, 2013. We hope to have a record attendance. [Editor’s note: What. You think we’re all going to die before our 50th?] We’re considering various incentives to promote attendance, and the College is also celebrating its Bicentennial in 2013. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas for reunion activities and speakers.” * Mortality weighs upon Peter Roy. “Could be that as the years pass and the number of members of the class shrinks, you reach a point where getting a good response becomes fairly easy. But hopefully, we have a few more years.” * Arthur Brennan reports, “I’m now on active-retired status, working about half time. The big news is we’ve become grandparents. Our daughter, Mary Kathryn ’02, delivered a baby boy on New Year’s Eve. Plan to work with Steve Ford to plan our 45th. Hope to see everyone then.” * Peter Swett writes, “I was lucky enough to be chosen to go to Vietnam and to have been a crew chief on a Huey helicopter at a battalion headquarters (translation: not in the front line fighting). In 1985, I started my own company, Doughty Falls Photography, and am still at it. I photograph about 60 schools regularly, which gives me about eight months a year off. Seven years ago my wife, Jackie, and I bought an eight-acre farm in Lebanon, Maine. She’s a dance movement therapist and we have a 30-foot diameter yurt for her business.” Rick Morey says, “I’m in my seventh year as history instructor and department chair at Kent Place School, an independent day school for girls in Summit, N.J. I was honored by election to the school’s board of trustees. This spring I received a Stanton Foundation Fellowship for Innovation in Civics Education for 2012-13. I enjoy representing Colby at area college fairs, and can report that Jersey interest in Mayflower Hill remains strong.” * John Birkinbine reports, “My wife and I live in Chicago’s northern suburbs, and have a daughter, grandson, and two grandchildren. I retired from a career of state government relations work—lobbying—at the end of 2010. Having moved to the Midwest more than 35 years ago, I feel regretfully distant from Colby friends and hope to catch up. My time on campus with those friends are some of my fondest memories. I plan on being at our reunion.” * You may have seen Nelson Denny’s obituary in the spring issue of Colby. Nelson’s nephew, Kevin Hausmann ’96 (email@example.com), would appreciate hearing about the connections and friendships Nelson made at Colby. * As for me, I spent an afternoon last March at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in N.Y.C., having lunch with John Leopold and wife Terry, touring exhibits, and catching up on 44 years since graduation. They came to N.Y. from their home in Colo. I’m gratified at the amount of new. Keep up the good work!