Congratulations to our entire class for reaching the 50th reunion milestone. * Last November Ben and CeCe Sewall Potter took a road trip to visit relatives in Tennessee and other points in the Southeast. Along the way they dropped in to see this correspondent in New Jersey, sharing and comparing favorite craft beers. * In early January Richard “Dick” York sent a “Happy New Year” greeting to the class. He mused, “I’m getting older but not necessarily better, but then it’s hard to improve on perfection!” * Barbie Carr Howson is busy in retirement: “I’ve taken a semester of both watercolor painting and square dancing lessons. In November I took a tour of Spain and Portugal. My husband is well cared for at a nursing home, has good moments but zero mobility or short-term memory. Our daughter Susan’s son Archie, age 2, lives nearby. Daughter Lesley had her first baby, Georgia, on February 11 here in Richmond.” * Jim Simon was looking forward to the arrival of his first grandchild. His daughter was due in June. Jim reports that he is pairing graduate students with the engineering department at Cal Berkeley “to get more medical devices out there before I run out of rope. Just getting one out there has taken far too long.” * Lynne Davidson’s husband of nearly 40 years died suddenly last summer. She won’t be attending reunion as her “bereavement is still very much present.” Lynne is keeping busy as chair of the organizational behavior and change B.A. program at New York University. “This semester I am on sabbatical, focusing my research on differences in the emotional intelligence of Hispanic and American doctors, especially in the competencies of empathy and compassion.” Lynne coaches attending physicians and is involved with leadership development for women in the corporate world. She has lived in Greenwich Village, NYC, since graduating from Colby and would enjoy meeting up with classmates. She sends warm regards to all. * Judy Milner Coche and her husband are enjoying “relaxed careers this year, he in small-scale real estate investment and I in my usual clinical psychology activities, teaching at Penn Medical School and running the Coche Center (cochecenter.com). We travel between our city house at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia and our beach cottage on the marshlands of Stone Harbor, N.J. Life is filled with the good fortune of nearby adult children and grandchildren and dogs.” * Jim Harris and his wife, Maddie, visited with President Bro Adams on his final Colby trip to Seattle. Bro was accompanied by Colby Museum of Art Director Sharon Corwin. Jim wants to see the Mirken Education Center at the museum because he worked with Alan Mirken for about two decades at Crown Publishers/Random House. * Candy Camp Lund has “been living in Falmouth, Maine, for nine years and couldn’t be happier. I moved here to be near my grandchildren and am so very glad I did. Portland is next door and has just about everything I could ever want: plays, symphony, art museum, Casco Bay, great restaurants, dancing, swimming, and a lovely Unitarian-Universalist church, which Longfellow used to attend and where I sing in the choir. We definitely have four seasons, and I’m grateful we do. I love winter and would miss it terribly if I lived in warmer climes.” * Sara Shaw Rhoades looks forward to a trip to England after reunion. As part of the Seacoast Community Chorus, she will be on a singing tour of towns surrounding London. Sara is “really looking forward to the sights, songs, and sudsing at the pubs.” * Ted Bidwell, Ben Potter, and Cliff Olson started reunion early: they got together at the end of March for two days of serious skiing at Sunday River, Maine.