Our 70th class reunion in June 2014 took place on a sunny weekend with nearly 1,600 Colby graduates and friends in attendance. It was great to see Lois Peterson Johnson and her daughter as well as Harold Josephand his wife. My son Fred accompanied me. This year it will be 71 years! Hard to believe. * I had a happy note from Nancy Curtis Lawrence, who lives in Sequim, Wash. She reported that she has graduated from a walker to a cane! She is reading a lot of the classics. She’s also working on a 2,000-piece jigsaw puzzle of van Gogh’s Starry Night. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. She would love to hear from classmates. * I have had an amazing fall and early winter. The first of November I spent a week at St. Miguel, Azores, Portugal. Interesting island with two extinct volcanoes. We drove down into the core of one and visited a thriving village there. On a whale watch, we saw a large sperm whale gracefully surface and return to the deep. Over Thanksgiving and in early December I traveled with a small group and “did” Israel. Interesting. Magnificent. Amazing. As I was one of Professor Lugee’s geology majors, I found the land formations absolutely stunning. Speaking of professors, I intended to major in math but found Professor Ashcraft, who had been teaching when my mother attended Colby (1913 graduate), impossible to communicate with, so I changed my major. As a matter of fact I DID teach math for 22 years!