In preparation for these notes, I re-read our 50th-reunion book, which always reinforces what we all must know: our class is a very special group, many of us maintaining wonderful friendships for more than 50 years. Stay tuned for news of our 55th reunion! As always, I’m grateful for so many responses. * Susan Detwiler Goodall enjoys reading our news, saying “everyone seems active and leading exciting lives.” She’s been in Gloucester, Mass., for six years and loves living by the water again. “Since my husband died, I’ve been serving on the city council on aging board. I work at the Gloucester Visitors Center and am a Crane Estate Great House tour guide in Ipswich during warmer months. Training and competing with two Welsh terriers in AKC agility is my true passion—great fun, better than going to the gym! The dogs love it—learning and running the courses ensures mental and physical fitness. A group of us train and compete together—all have done well, adding to the enjoyment.” * Carol Davidson Jack writes, “Not only do I remember my Colby classes with inspiring professors, I remember walking in pleated skirts and knee socks in below-zero, windy weather! No global warming then! Saw Carole Ann Pope in Brunswick recently; we both volunteer at different midcoast hospitals. I hear from Bebe Clark Mutz in Potomac often. Happy to be an active 75!” * Gene Rainville writes, “Spent the summer at Lake Winnipesaukee’s Bald Peak, and as Frank D’Ercole was also in residence, we reminisced about Colby days. Frank, Dave Tourangeau, and I attended the installation of President Greene in September. Whenever I return to Colby, I’m amazed at the magnificent campus changes. Margaret and I leave soon for our Aspen home, an annual two-month ski holiday; hard to believe it’s our 24th season. We follow the seasons as we migrate between Hilton Head, Aspen, and the lake.” * Penny Dean Robb reports having no idea of the classes taken in her last semester—she’d become engaged to Frank Spierling and was focused on her June wedding. She remembers acting in Three Sisters, though. “I am still active with community theater, and our latest production, Our Town, was performed in the main section of St. Bartholomew’s Church on Park Avenue. I had a minor role and a wonderful time. I also volunteer at the information desk of that church. I travel to England to see relatives at least once a year and visit friends in the States. * Hank Sheldon, retired from United Airlines, “lives in the Chicago ’burbs with my French-born wife, Elise.” They have a daughter, Christelle, in Palo Alto working at Stanford. Their son, Brian, lives in Longmont, Colo., and works for the F.A.A. “Elise and I have been planning to move to Cuenca, Ecuador, which we visited and loved last year.” Their plans are on hold until they sell their house, and Hank is scheduled to have both hips replaced, necessitating an Illinois recovery. “I frequently reminisce about the Colby good times, getting together with several fraternity brothers in past years. Unfortunately, 2014 wasn’t good, as three of our brothers passed away, including Dave Marr; my roommate of two years, Elmer Bartels ’62; and Harry Whitaker ’58. Dave’s wife, Pat Houghton Marr, is a classmate, and Harry’s wife, Joan Shaw Whitaker ’58, is also a Colby graduate.” Y From Pete Stevenson: “Now that I’ve officially entered my dotage, news gets more mundane. Spoke to Steve Chase, Tom Evans, and David Tourangeau; all doing well. David’s new boat sounds suspiciously like a sailing yacht with bedrooms galore. It’s good to know I’ve got wealthy fraternity brothers to fall back on … . Must be all those stock tips I passed along over the years.” * For a great mini-reunion photo taken at Liz (Rowe) ’63 and Bev Lapham’s home, check out Colby’s alumni page at alumni.colby.edu and click on the “Stay Connected” tab.