I appreciated the response to the questionnaire. I will share some news here and save the rest for a future column. * Alice “Allie” Jennings Castelli wrote from North Branford, Conn., where she and her longtime companion, Bob Bundgaard, live in a retirement community. Allie has macular degeneration, but with help from Bob and her daughter she keeps busy playing bridge and going to exercise classes, the opera, and other musical activities. She is very happy at Evergreen Woods, where there are many interesting people and the food is good. She belongs to a book club (Bob reads the books to her) and will take an intermediate bridge class this fall. In recent years she and Bob have traveled to Copenhagen, Holland, and Norway. She has four children, four grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter, who lives in Oregon and is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon—summa cum laude! * Philip A. Sherman has spent his years in the ministry. He lives in Gorham, Maine, and has six children, two stepchildren, nine grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. One daughter is registrar of deeds in Norway, Maine; one stepdaughter is a lawyer in Albany, N.Y., and one son directs the Registration of Antiquities in Luxor, Egypt. Philip has flown to the weddings of five grandchildren and officiated at three. Aside from his hobby of reading, he responds to calls from funeral homes and conducts about 100 funerals a year. He is chaplain for Gorham Fire and Rescue and conducts services in churches looking for a new minister and for those with ministers on vacation. Last September he flew on the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to attend WWII memorial services, where he met Senator Dole, Colin Powell, and some Marine generals. * Ellie Everts reports that her husband, Nelson “Bud” Everts, fell down the stairs at their home in Wellesley, Mass., in April. Bud suffered severe injuries and is being cared for at the Stone Institute. If anyone would like to send Bud a note, the address is 277 Elliot St., Newton, MA 02464. We’re wishing him the best in his recovery. * Newton Bates writes from his home in Vineland, N.J., that he spent three weeks this summer at New Hampshire’s Lovell Lake. Newt planned to visit Colby while in New England and has occasional phone talks with his good friend Phil Shearman. He and Carolyn are grateful for their good health and send best wishes to all. * Barbara Preble Norton writes from her retirement community in Cromwell, Conn., and points out that she only attended Colby for freshman year. She has two stepchildren, four grandchildren, and two great-grands. She keeps busy with friends, activities at her residence, local trips, and knitting. * Nancy Ricker Sears doesn’t have e-mail, but she does have a granddaughter, Esther Cleary (Hamilton College ’15), who very kindly wrote. Nancy and her late husband, Ben Sears ’52, met at Colby and were delighted that two of their four children attended their parents’ alma mater: Jennifer Sears Supple ’81 and Rebecca Sears Cleary ’87, whose husband is Charles Cleary ’86. Nancy was even more pleased when three grandchildren decided on Colby as well: Jennifer’s sons William ’12 and Jared ’13 and Rebecca’s son, Thomas ’17. * Jane Merrill Thomas still lives in her home in Lynn, Mass., with her son Bill and two cats. Jane had serious back surgery several years ago and that, along with macular degeneration, has her confined to home. Bill is a great help, as is her son Jim. Her activities are limited, but she enjoys watching game shows.