Excitement over Reunion 40/200 is building. As I write, 58 classmates are planning/hoping to attend in June, and by the time this column appears, I am sure there will be many more. A list of everyone who has directly responded or has been committed by a forever friend is at the end of the column. * Susan Rogers Belton writes of a mini Colby reunion she enjoyed with Ann (Traver) ’74 and David Swardlick and Peter ’72 and Pam Mause Vose ’72, who joined her at the opening of her exhibit at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor. She and her husband, David Belton ’72, enjoyed hiking on Schoodic Peninsula with friends the following day. Susan looks forward to a reunion made even more special as it will be 40 years June 4 that she and David married in the Colby chapel. * Jean Straehl Moss, who also hopes to make reunion, wrote about the loss of Colby classmate Janet Perethian Bigelow Stauffer. She shared her story of the two weeks she spent with Jan and Penny Wolf Burns when the three of them enjoyed her Olde Ipswich Tour and had the opportunity to reconnect and renew their friendship in September 2011. They are mourning the loss of their forever friend. Jean is enjoying Greg Smith’s book Van Gogh: A Life; she was thrilled to see him on TV (60 Minutes) and is amazed at all he has done. * Cindy Sanders Ingalls remains very active running, hiking, biking, and playing tennis in western New York, where she continues to work as a physician assistant in medical oncology. She and her husband, Earle, still play bridge and poker. She’s taking vacation time in June and hopes to be at reunion. * Monica Bignelli has lived in London for five years and rarely travels back to the U.S.; she sends regrets over missing reunion. We reminisced about winters at Colby. Monica recalls trying to navigate the seven-foot snowdrifts in her miniskirt and falling “on her butt”—with eyewitnesses. I wonder if anyone else remembers. * Ward Briggs happily reports he is moving to Bangor in March and will be able to attend reunion after all. He’s very excited about becoming a first-time homeowner, having just purchased a fully restored 1882 Colonial. * Gulsun Aydinlar writes from Istanbul, Turkey, to report that, while she will not attend reunion, her heart will be with us there. Gulsun is a retired English teacher at Bosphorus University and continues to enjoy teaching part time. * Alex Wilson is serving as the Reunion Weekend cohost for the golf tournament Friday at the Belgrade Lakes Golf Club. John Krasnavage and Joe Mattos will join Alex, and he reminds everyone that the tournament begins at 7:30 a.m. and the cookout follows. Alex will be in town early and would love to organize a group of classmates to gather at Mainely Brews on Main Street for “burgers and beers” Thursday evening. * Thanks to everyone for writing. Here’s the list of intended attendees of the 40/200 reunion. If you see your name here and haven’t written in, it is because one of your ‘forever friends’ committed you! I hope this list makes more of you decide to come—it will be the best reunion ever. * Ken Gross, Mal Tucker, Bob O’Neil, Morrie Herman, Jan Hueners, Jon Fink, Fran Gates Demgen, Gary Arsenault, Jon Miller, Gary Fitts, Chris Hannon, Jane Currier, Carol Reynolds Mucica, Janice Johnson Peterson, Mark Serdjenian, Jackie Nienaber Appeldorn, Lisa Kehler Bubar, Debbie Mael-Mandino, Chris Mattern Way, Carol Chalker, Ward Briggs, Alex Wilson, John Krasnavage, Joe Mattos, Sue Feinburg Adams, Dee Kelsey, Wells Pile, Susie Yovic Hoeller, Wendy Knickerbocker, Seth Dunn, Thane Pratt, Cindy Sanders Ingalls, Jerri Theriault, Jean Straehl Moss, Mark McGlynn, Janet Foley, Geoff Legg, Janet Shea Legg, Bill Mayaka, Doug Gorman, Bob Diamond, George Mesritz, Norm Olsen, Pat Flanagan Olsen, Susan Rogers Belton, Sue Colucci Neumyer, Anne Badmington Cass, Janet Gillies Foley, Nancy Magee, Ken Viens, Doris Ford Mathis, Lucia Whittelsey, Sue Cook Janes, Blair Janes, Dean Eaton, Bruce Cummings, and Dave Thomas.