Greetings! * Frank Huntress was a chaplain at the August 2014 remembrance service in Westminster Abbey recalling the start of WWI. Part of the service was inspired by British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey’s words on the eve of Britain’s entry into the war—“The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” All candles held by the service attendees were extinguished, except one by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of that war, a symbol of the light and darkness that pervade our lives. * Brian Stompe and wife Susan keep in good health by hiking, jogging, and walking with their Dixie dog. Winter rain prompted the planting of fava beans, garlic onions, and shallots. This summer they plan to meet son Barry and his wife for sailboat cruise in Tahiti and do some sturgeon fishing with son Brad. * In December Janet Nordgren Meryweather made her usual trip (this time without husband Steen) to Captiva Island; she will spend the rest of the winter in Nokomis at Kings Gate Club in a family home, now hers. She visited with daughter Alison in November and attended the wedding of a grandson. * Three members of our class recently met in Philadelphia for hours of catching up: Cookie Kiger Allen came from Princeton, Barbara Preston Hayes from D.C., and Lois Latimer Pan from Gwynedd, Pa. * In September Kathy McConaughy Zambello visited roommate Liz Russell Collins in Salem, Ore., and they spent time reliving their Colby days. Kathy has taken trips with family to Aruba, Denmark, Norway, and Scotland. All the walking did not help her bad knee, so surgery followed in October. She has wonderful Colby friends in the Portland area and at Damariscotta Lake in the summer.* Bob (Lt. Col.) Adams is in good health despite having to deal with TMB disease and CRS. He plays lots of tennis and uses the RV. He and wife Susan usually (but not for the past two years) spend summers in their cottage in Owls Head, Maine. He misses those years living on the sailboat. He has 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson, who was born in December. * Sonny Slater said that even though he transferred from Colby and graduated from Tufts, he counts among his closest friends some Tau Delta Phi brothers: Dick Abedon, Peter Lunder, Allan Landau ’55, and Bob Sage ’49. Recently he and his wife, Barbara, attended a Colby Boston Club get-together to meet President Greene. Check out Sonny’s recent book at Amazon: Mister Franchise. * Katie Coon Dunlop still sells real estate in the Hudson River Valley. She has enjoyed her brokerage business, which she established in 1980. She was a teacher for 33 years and was active in politics, serving as local GOP chair for 38 years, a town planning board member, and a town councilor. Currently she volunteers for the historical society and is a church elder. She cheers for her athletic grandsons, one of whom is being considered by a major league team as a pitcher. She says her life is full, blessed with many friends and family. * My last entry is a sad one. David Sortor passed away Jan. 13 at his home in Sherborn, Mass. A memorial service was held at the Pilgrim Congregational Church. Memorable and sometimes poignant, other times humorous, reflections were given by his three children, a grandson, and a friend. A reception followed at the Sherborn Inn. Several classmates attended to remember David, to reminisce, and to comfort his wife, Rosemary (Crauthamel), my Colby roommate, my coworker at Ocean City, N.J., and the grandmother of a former Latin student at Darien High School.