Abi Rome still lives in Maryland and continues to run eco tours to Latin America and the Caribbean. Abi and Eileen recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary. * Bob Woodbury writes that their two older daughters, Amy and Mary, are gainfully employed and off the family payroll (congratulations!) while their youngest, Lizzie ’15, is a sophomore at Colby and loving it. Parents Weekend was spent catching up with Doug Giron and Gary McCarthy ’80, whose kids Matt Giron ’16 and Kelly McCarthy ’16 are also at Colby. Bob and Cathy will be celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary. He is looking forward to seeing everyone at reunion in June (mark your calendars for the 7th and 8th). He adds, “Rest in peace, George Kesaris, Mike Faraca, and Jayne London. You’ll all be missed.” * Annie Marsden Robbins is living in Raleigh, N.C., with her husband, Keith. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, she loves her work providing medication management in several community mental health centers with uninsured clients. Their son, Ray, is studying physics and history while working at the Ancient World Mapping Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, while their daughter, Margaret, graduated from Smith two years ago and works at the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) in Durham. Annie’s husband will be completing his M.B.A. from Elon College this May. * Jacie (Cordes) ’79 and Charlie Hurd are delighted to welcome another Colby alum into the family in August when their son, Max, marries Katie Klepinski ’08. The couple live permanently aboard a 38-foot boat in Boston Harbor and will be married in Minnesota. * Mary Shooshan Gasiorowski signed up for early retirement at Hewlett-Packard and is now looking for volunteer work in her community. * Jim Cook wrote of Steve Sparkes’s death Dec. 3, 2012, from melanoma. Steve lived In Oregon with his wife, Charlyn, having moved there in May 1980 just at Mount St. Helens erupted. Steve and Charlyn raised four children: Stacey, Erik, Kellen, and Stephanie. Steve worked in the insurance industry, eventually owning an independent agency. While in Corvallis, Ore., Steve joined Kiwanis, helped manage the local fall arts festival, and initiated the town’s first Little League team, serving as coach for 12 years. An English major, Steve waged his own personal war on error during his adult life. Violations of the rules and principles of standard English were to him like nails on a blackboard. He wrote letters of complaint to companies such as Levi Strauss, encouraging proper usage in their advertisements. Steve was predeceased by his parents, John ’50 and Carlene MacPherson Sparkes ’50. We send our condolences to Steve’s family. * Jim has been working on plans for our 35th reunion in June. (How did that happen? Has it really been 35 years?) Sandy Buck has lined up a great band, Hush, from the Boston area, and the weekend will combine reunion activities with Colby’s 200th anniversary celebration. John Devine has set up a Facebook page, Colby College Class of 1978, if you would like additional information. It looks to be a terrific weekend, especially if a lot of us attend. Hope to see you there!