Francis “Pete” Dostie wrote, “The Colby years were so memorable for many reasons. One memory stands out as if it were yesterday. I attended the soiree in honor of Robert Frost. I was so grateful to be among the attendees. He was old and eloquent and made my year! Many old friends, especially Ron Francis, are gone from the Class of ’55 but are remembered. My wife cannot travel and I am unable to attend the 60th. I play a lot of bridge, hit the gym three times a week, and work as a poll worker as required. To my classmates, live long and stay productive. Someone needs you!” A note to Pete: I often helped Mellie McGoldrick McGowan at the Bixler House. Mr. Frost came into the kitchen and asked for a “glass of tomato juice and a raw egg,” which he mixed together and gulped down. He said, “Ah, good. Now I’m ready!” During his talk, someone asked him why he repeated the last line of his poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,’ to which he replied, “When I wrote this, God and I knew. Now only God knows.” What a great poet! * John Reisman reported, “Nothing new, except I plan to attend the 60th. See you then!” * Germaine Michaud Orloff traveled to Washington, D.C., Denver, and Steamboat Springs for the holidays. Twelve of them (including grandchildren) enjoyed six days at Steamboat. “I only wish I could have skied with them. Those days have gone forever. Anxious to see you in June.” * Dick Cole is still racing and will compete in the Master Nationals giant slalom and slalom alpine at Aspen and at the snowboard nationals at Copper Mountain. He was showcased in December’s issue of Ski Magazine. The article begins, “Dick Cole learned how to ski on a rope tow hooked up to a car engine on a golf course in Newton, Mass.” His skiing career was not even interrupted due to two knee operations after he was hit by a Boston cab. The article concludes, “Cole still passionately describes skiing in a young man’s terms. Maybe it’s skiing that has helped keep him that way.” “It’s better than drugs,” says our classmate. “It’s such a high to go down a mountain. … There’s nothing like it.” He hopes to be at the 60th. * Carol Branch Martin wrote, “Surprise! After sixty years of silence, I’m replying to you. I’m in good health, so I’m able to keep busy with volunteer work and fun things. I’ve been a widow for 23 years, but I have 10 grandchildren and all my family nearby. I go to Colorado every year to visit friends. We lived there a while, as did Larry ’56 and Jean Van Curan Pugh at the same time and place! Life is good. I can’t complain, although of course I do!” Two sad notes: One from Ann Burnham Deering said, “Our dear Jack, ‘Colby Jack,’ died early yesterday morning (Jan. 11). He was a great husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather, and a very good friend and mentor to many. He died with a Colby blanket at the foot of his bed at Mercy Hospital in Portland. We were able to spend many hours there with him, and he received tender and expert care.” * The other sad note was from John Turner: “John Philbrook passed away in 2013. He and I were freshman roommates and had stayed in close contact.” Our deep sympathies go out to the families of Ann and John. * Just think, 60 years ago we were headed into our last semester. We were, and still are, a great class! To keep that spirit alive, we keep in touch with each other and make a contribution (however big or small) to the Colby Fund to help support our alma mater. See you soon!