Sandy Manoogian Pearce recently retired after 25 years at Minnesota State, where she taught English, including Irish literature, Shakespeare, and many courses on technical writing. Most of the years were glorious, except for a just few moments (ha!) during her six years as chair of the department. She thought more interesting news for the column was her May trip to Maine to visit former roommates Betsey Ann Rogers McComiskey and Barbara “BJ” Weldon-Morin. They stayed at BJ and Ed Morin’s summer cabin at Indian Point, a gorgeous spot off the coast of Bath. They had a ball for two days and nights just catching up. See photos of the trio at alumni.colby.edu on the Alumni Photos page under the Stay Connected tab. * Ed Morin and Barbara Weldon-Morin have lived in Wells, Maine, for 25 years. Ed earned his civil engineering degree after Colby and joined Exxon’s “foreign legion” working on large construction projects in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia as well as in Houston. He’s now employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where he does submarine maintenance. He enjoys his work and has no immediate plans to retire. Barbara retired at the end of 2012 after 40 years in the banking industry as a direct employee and also as a consultant managing large projects and programs for a variety of banks and bank holding companies. Their two German shepherds, Midnight and Oasis, keep them on their toes and love to body surf at the family cottage at Indian Point whenever they can get there. * Erl and Janet Veasey McLetchie have some retirement news. Erl finally retired from his law practice in Ossipee, N.H. Jan retired a few years ago from teaching. They’ve sold their home and his law office and bought a home in Venice, Fla. This is a dramatic retirement move from the cold New Hampshire winters to sunny Florida. My husband and I hope to visit them in Florida this winter. * To everyone in the Class of 1972: Enjoy life, and I hope to see or hear from you soon!