In 1940 the entering Class of 1944 had more than 200 members. Now, 76 years later, the alumni office sent me a list with only 20 names! I have tried to call every one. Many numbers are no longer in service. These are the ones I actually talked with. * Harold Joseph and his wife still live in Fairfield, Maine. They did not go to Florida last winter since his wife is in a wheelchair and they thought staying in familiar surroundings would be easier. Harold has sold his very successful business in Fairfield, name and all. * Nancy Curtis Lawrence, who lives in Sequim, Wash., is busy with three generations of her family living together. She says it’s delightful as they all head out to work in the morning and she has the house to herself; then they return at night with interesting stories about that day’s activities. She has had a hip operation and uses a cane. She does a lot of reading. * Gertrude Szadzewicz Collison is now 95. She’s moved from Niagara Falls back to Worcester, Mass., which is where she lived when she came to Colby. She now lives in assisted living but still drives, uses a walker, does crossword puzzles, and knits. We had to terminate a delightful conversation as she had to leave to attend a cocktail party! * Leona Plaisted Fish’s husband answered my call. Leona is now in a healthcare facility. Andy, her husband, had been taking care of her at home, but her memory had faded so badly she needed more assistance than he could give her. * Efthim (Tim) Economu was a Waterville High School graduate. Once the war started we all took various avenues to get our degree. I did not see him again until both of us were teaching at Bangor (Maine) High School. His specialty was French. I did reach him by phone. He still lives in Bangor and is still a man of very few words! * George Conley came to Colby from Ellsworth, Maine, where he still lives. He earned money to attend Colby driving trucks for First National Stores. He went into the service after completing his freshman year and returned to Colby later. He is confined to a wheelchair so rarely gets out of the house. * Ralph Hilton now lives in Rochester, N.H., although he came to Colby from Damariscotta, Maine. He served three years in the Navy—a year and a half in the Pacific. Once out of the service, he returned to Damariscotta to teach math and coach basketball and track at Lincoln Academy (the town’s private high school). He was principal there for eight years. He went into education textbook sales, finally retiring in 1986. * I, JoJo Pitts McAlary, took two more trips in 2015! The first was in October with my 42-year-old granddaughter to New Orleans. I was born there and did in fact live there the first 13 years of my life. We had a small apartment just off St. Charles Avenue on Washington Avenue. We visited the two different private schools I attended (the first one I only went to fourth grade). We even met the people that now live in the house that we owned and occupied from 1925 to 1932! Then over Christmas I joined my son and his wife and their adult children to spend the holiday at a delightful resort in Tulun, Mexico. * This may well be my last column for the Class of 1944. I have enjoyed hearing from you. Thanks so much.