A recent Colby gathering occurred in Hyannis on the Cape at the home of Dan and Lesley Eydenberg Bouvier. In attendance were Julia Collard Pesiridis, Leaf Ives Gurr, Don ’89 and Liz Helft Darby, Jess Butler, John ’92 and Tree Brockelmann, Matt Dumas, and Matt and Becky Streett Melander. Among the group there are 16 kids, most of whom slayed their parents in a ping pong tournament with blazing paddles. * Erika Mailman launches her foray into young adult fiction this February with Haunted: The Arnaud Legacy. She is using the pen name Lynn Carthage to keep her Y.A. and adult fiction separate. The website for her alter ego is lynncarthage.com. Erika visited Colby this summer and said it was bittersweet to see all the changes. Butler was open, so she got to see the basement room she and two classmates were crammed into as freshmen. The room looks like it’s now set up for only two students. Kaylynn Hipps and Donna Wentworth were her roommates freshman year, and she still thinks very fondly of them. * Caitlin Sullivan is busy being the shuttle driver for her three kids, ages 12, 10, and 6. The two girls are soccer players, and her son plays football and tennis. She happily works part time for a nonprofit that helps people from other countries settle into their little university town of Corvallis, Ore. She sneaks in travel whenever she can: Indonesia, Washington, D.C., and Mexico in the spring. She was heading to Germany, then Italy in September and Disney World with her 6-year-old in October. She visited Becky Melander with her girls for New Year’s and reports lots of dance routines and giggles among the girls. Caitlin hopes to make it to reunion someday. * A plea arrived from Steve ’92 and Cherlyn Neely Gorin: their daughter, Chelsey Arabella, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome the same week Steve was laid off from his job. Chelsey has endured endless medical procedures, including open-heart surgery, which led to chylothorax and an infection in the sternum. They owe thousands from her hospitalizations, and Chelsey needs daily therapies and medications. They are financially unable to provide proper care for her, so they are reaching out for help. They have started a fund at gofundme.com/9b5myw and would greatly appreciate any help that we classmates can provide. * Christine Murphy Abbatiello died unexpectedly at home Aug. 4. Her obituary said, “Christine had a successful and rewarding career in human resources, holding positions as human resource manager at MBH Solutions Inc. in Teaneck, N.J.; as the director of recruitment for Answerthink in Conshohocken, Pa,; and as the director of talent and recruitment at the Human Capitol Institute in Wilder, Vt. Christine was an avid reader and enjoyed fine literature. She also enjoyed horseback riding, but most of all loved spending time with her children.” On a related note, Andrew Ian “Marty” Dodge ’89 passed away from cancer in early August. As class correspondent, I invite anyone with fond memories of Christine or Marty to contribute them for our next class column.