My class news cohort, Vicki, is once again off to sunny Florida to escape the end of winter, leaving me to get this column put to bed, so to speak. * Judy Sidell Westerlund writes from Stockholm, Sweden, “It sounds as though New England is covered in as much snow as we have. It’s been snowing for days. Here, however, the traffic is light, people have huge snowplows, and the cross-country skiing has been divine.” Judy is now a grandmother and has a son working in NYC. Her 60th birthday celebration included doing the Woman’s Swedish Classic, which is four different races—six miles running, 18 miles cross-country skiing, 60 miles bicycling, and one mile swimming (not that impressive, but the water was a very brisk 62 degrees F). Good going, Judy, and enjoy the rest of your 60th year! * Robin Hamill-Ruth writes from Charlottesville, Va., that her sons Micah and John are in the construction business together in Charlottesville and another son, Jamie, joined them last year. John bought a house and gutted and renovated it with Jamie, and Micah is beginning work on his new house. Tara and Aaron are still in Richmond, working hard. He’s writing programming for phone security apps, and Tara is working for a big ENT group in Richmond doing auditory testing (hearing aids, etc.). Laura finally went back to grad school at UVA (environmental and urban planning) and has a lovely apartment in an old house downtown. Leah is a high school junior who is incredibly busy with leadership, county council, rowing, and volunteer work. She’s decided to graduate early and is madly applying to colleges—UC Berkeley, UC Davis, U Washington, Stanford, Colby (of course), and UVM. Robin and Leah had a lovely trip to Australia for work and pleasure over the summer. To entertain herself, Robin got back into quilting and has played with dying her own fabric with berries, etc. She says, “Family and friends are struggling with bad diagnoses, so in honor of them, hug a friend, smile at a stranger, and make a donation to a charity of your choice.” * H. Jefferson Megargel II has been at Dumont Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care in New Rochelle, N.Y., for the last seven years. He reports that he’s been in touch with John Alsop. * We had a service in Lexington, Mass., in January for my mom’s passing at 94. Deb Wathen Finn, Vicki Parker Kozak, and Dianne Billington Stronach ’75 made the trip, and we were able to get together the night before with Liz Belsky Miller, who lives in Lexington and is married to Dick Miller. It was so great to see her. We had a get-together after the service in Concord. There were many Colby alums there who had no connection to our class: John ’63 and Nancy Godley Wilson ’65 and Jay ’81 and Lisa Sukeforth Donegan ’84 and their daughter Claire ’12. * Rocky Goodhope sent out a Christmas (no, I’m not and never will be “politically correct”) greeting to start the ball rolling toward our 40th reunion weekend. He wrote that “we share a very strong bond from our experience together at Colby and survived turbulent times (with, for most of us, minimal neurological damage) in the wild early ’70s.” He looks forward to reliving those years with his classmates and discovering what has transpired in their lives since. His Christmas wish this season was that we all start thinking about June 5-8, 2014, at Colby and also have a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year. * I have run out of room, so if you have e-mailed us news recently be assured that you will see it in the next issue. We do our best to include everything that we receive from you. Take care and have a great summer.