Greetings everyone! Let’s begin this time with Art White, who tells us, “Lots happened the last few weeks. I have my house under contract and when it sells I will be heading to Exeter, N.H., to begin condo living. I’ll stay in Bath until mid September and then move a few miles south. I plan to take the family to Montana in August for a fishing and fun trip. Maybe we can visit the daughter of Danny Hall ’51 for some climbing tips. I see Bob Kline on occasion and talk with Lum Lebherz once or twice. Lum makes certain I keep my sense of humor intact.” * Russ Wallace wrote with news about a trip he and Anne took to see the home turf of colonials who settled in New England. “After a brief stop in London we saw a bit of Devon and Cornwall. After Windsor, Bristol, and Bath came Bideford—spelled with one less “d” than the town in Maine. We visited Exeter City, Plymouth, St. Ives, and St. Michael’s Mount, which, like Mount San Michel in northern France, is surrounded by water part of every day. We returned to London via portions of two national parks, Stonehenge, and Salisbury with its lovely cathedral. We took the Chunnel train to Paris and enjoyed three days of fun, eating, and soaking up our favorite travel destination. Considering the level of security, we were pleased to see sidewalk cafés well patronized with some levity in the air. Our next stop was Dijon, where we boarded a canal barge and enjoyed well-planned day trips for a week, including a visit to the Patriarche winery in Beaune, a Bourgogne highlight. After the barge we headed for Lyon then returned to Paris by train and lunched at The Bastille, across from the new opera house. Loved everything on this visit except the Picasso Museum. Our first trip in 2016 was New Years in Rio, as seen from the Copacabana Beach. The underlying purpose was to sense post-election sentiments of locals in Argentina and Brazil, and we enjoyed all the firsthand comments from locals. There may be corruption, inflation, and the Zika virus but these countries have a lot of energy in their young population. They were good to us.” * A phone call from Barbara Bone Leavitt, who is “happily living at Linden Ponds in Hingham, Mass.,” revealed that she’s very busy and recently participated in a musical there, with excerpts from Fiddler On The Roof. * Don Hailer reports that he and Sheila “had lunch recently with George Lebherz and Herb Nagle and their two ladies. It was fun to see them again.” * And finally from yours truly. I have put in a rather harrowing six months, from January through June, with a very serious heart situation. Finally went to Boston for surgery and am very glad to report that I am now on the mend. So I guess you’ll have to continue putting up with my column three times a year!