I sent an article about General Patton to John Lee as Patton’s estate is right up the road from my house. John sent back a newsy letter with some interesting information about snakes and parachuting. He developed an interest in snakes when he was only 6 years old. While in the service, he caught so many snakes he was known as B.S.O. (Battalion Snake Officer). He was summoned every time someone encountered a critter, and he kept a modest collection until it became too much work. Parachuting: John did this out of Orange, Mass. Would he try this again? President Bush did, so why not! He also talked about a trip to Maine. During the 60th-reunion weekend he laid two wreaths at the Korean and Vietnam memorials on behalf of our class. John also discussed his Caribbean getaway in great detail, which I don’t have space for here. His grandson is at Harvard for his M.B.A. after graduating from West Point. His granddaughter is in Hollywood. * Nelson Beveridge stays in touch with Wes Hayes ’52 as Wes lives nearby in Sandwich, Mass. I thought it was coincidental that Wes ended up in that town as he used to have the sandwich concession on campus. Nelson thought Wes played pro baseball at one time. Nelson said that Anne Delamater Lovaas ’54 sold her home and moved to Worcester to be near her children. Sandy Pearson Anderson ’52 (Charlie’s wife) moved to be near her children in Middlebury. * Remembering her Colby courses, Loretta “Tommi” Thompson Staples said, “One of my memorable classes was Shakespeare with Luella Norwood. She was a wonderful teacher because she loved her subject matter, especially the puns Shakepeare used. I can hear her laughing and saying, ‘Isn’t that delicious?’ She asked us to memorize certain passages, and it amazes me how often I use them. To have one person in your educational life who can touch you this way is enough.” Tommi reads, does some writing, and volunteers, and she is in good health. * Flo Fisher Krejci was happy that her husband, Milan, was at our 60th reunion. He was fighting esophageal cancer then. It wasn’t expected to be terminal, but he died in September. Back in the ’50s leaving home to attend Colby was a hugely important step in her life, and she has many happy memories and no regrets. * Mike Wechsler Edelson had an exciting day in November when her latest book, Pathways, was given a reception at the Walt Whitman birthplace in Melville, Long Island. The book, a collaboration with landscape photographer Dency Kane, combines Mike’s poetry with photographs. * Carolyn Doe Woznick’s daughter rented an apartment in Paris for the holiday season. Carolyn and her husband, Ben, joined her, her husband, and their 15-year-old daughter there. Carolyn said that Paris celebrates New Year’s in a big way. Carolyn and Ben then took the Eurostar to London for a couple of days for plays, museum shows, and shopping. At the end of January she planned to visit her sister in Naples, Fla. * Ray ’54 and Priscilla Eaton Billington had put their winter in Florida on hold as Ray needed care in Massachusetts. Sadly, Ray passed away Jan. 26 after a long fight against his cancer. * In her Christmas card, Barbara “Bobbie” Studley Barnette mentioned that she spent time with family in Texas and California and was still flying. * David and Harriet Sart Rudd live in Sumner, Maine, and all is well on the Asia Keene Homestead. Their work schedule is set for the spring; David related that the tractors are “a go and the tasks lined up. The horses are well and happy, the dogs playful, and the cats pretending that all they see is theirs alone.” They plan to visit their youngest daughter, Rachel, in March and will see their oldest in May when they attend the wedding of their granddaughter, Caroline. * Best wishes for this year to all of you.