Wouldn’t you like to know how much fun we had at our 40th reunion? None of us can understand how it can be this many years, but we out-danced a lot of underclassmen and had a blast in the process. There were about 50 to 60 of us there and it was wonderful. We owe a huge thank you to Linda and Dave Williams, who made sure we had a good time! * Pat Trow Parent said it’s always such a good feeling to return “to the place where you are forever 17.” Amen. Inspired by the wedding of Debbie Messer Zlatin’s daughter, Pat has decided to recreate herself as a justice of the peace. * Leslie Anderson had one of her paintings licensed by Trader Joe’s for use as a greeting card. The painting, “Last Night at the Lake,” was inspired by Debbie Messer Zlatin’s camp. Look for her card in September in the “friendship” category at Trader Joe’s. * (Debbie has been busy inspiring people.) * After a difficult year Chip Altholz’s wife, Linda, has recovered well from a couple of serious health issues. He admires her strength, faith, and courage. Chip only needs another few million dollars to get his nine-year project of a youth-oriented Internet start-up company launched. He misses Jim Peterson and Dave Nelson. * Richard Beaty, although he didn’t graduate with us, has had an interesting life as a ski instructor, real estate developer, homebuilder, and stockbroker. Through it all, he’s been a scientologist and is married with three children. He has fond memories of “those early years.” * Tom Gallant and his wife, Suzanne, were at reunion and had a wonderful time. They were busy attending weddings this summer and Tom gallivanted around the Michigan countryside on his motorcycle. * Due to a family commitment, Elaine Weeks Trueblood wasn’t able to come to reunion. She continues to work for JP Morgan Chase, but looks forward to making travel plans for her retirement. * The 100-year flood kept Ruth Moore Barningham more than a little busy earlier this year with repairs to her cottage on Lake Champlain. She’s in touch with Christa Mc Carter Kaufman. Ruth is still the office manager at her husband’s animal hospital. * From Alaska, Mike Round writes that the salmon business is thriving. His kids have flown the coop and he’s busy with backyard projects. Kathy Parmelee Chambers reminded him about reunion, but she wasn’t there either! * Jon Stone and Larry Boris spent time together in Las Vegas earlier this year. Jon welcomed his fourth grandchild in June and reports that she looks like a good candidate for the WNBA. * For those of you following the path of Bill Hladky’s son, he is safely within the walls of Cal Poly majoring in computer engineering. Bill is rearranging his nest, learning Skype, training to be his son’s advisor to be his own president, and working on the appropriation committee of this Congress. * In her first summer off ever, Nancy Hammar Austin took a trip to Iceland to soak in the Blue Lagoon, hike to lots of waterfalls, and ride little horses on the beach. Coincidentally, her travel companion is a work colleague of Nancy Neckes Dumart. It reminded us of journeys through Iceland on turboprop planes en route to Europe back in the old days. * This summer took me to Turkey, the Republic of Georgia, and Armenia singing. * Congratulations to Linda Wallace, our new class president. If the energy and enthusiasm she showed at reunion is any indication, we’re in for a rousing good time! * Wishing you all well.