Owen Haley is “still alive and kicking up here in northern Maine,” enjoying his retirement with his books and golf clubs. A milestone event was witnessing his granddaughter Elizabeth Paige Allen graduate from Colby in 2015. Her parents, Jay ’86 and Laurie Haley Allen ’87, as well as her uncle and aunt William ’98 and Kristen Haley Chamberlain ’99, were all in attendance. It was a very exciting and pride-filled occasion! * Near the end of June, Bill (“Ding”) and Betty Cooper Cochran moved to Rockingham, Va., a suburb of Harrisonburg, where they’ll be closer to two daughters. * In March Merle and Barry Ginsburg hosted Secretary Hillary Clinton for a major fundraising event at their home in Connecticut. It was a successful event attended by hundreds of supporters as well as the governor, lieutenant governor, both U.S. Senators, and their local Congresswoman. See the “Short Forms” section in the front of the magazine for a photo of the couple showing Secretary Clinton part of their manuscript collection of historic presidential documents. “It was an honor and a privilege to host this event.” * John Edes sends news of the birth of a fourth great-grandchild, Mason Edes. Another great-grandson, Jordan Edes, is receiving recruiting letters for football and basketball, including one from Colby, even though he will be only a junior this fall. * Lots of news from Al Dean. The ’55 VW bug that was a star at our last reunion had a tune-up recently and is running well. “Guess I’ll be buried in it!” Al and Kay (German ’59) drove to New Orleans last winter and rented a bungalow in the historic district, from which they toured the French Quarter and other districts and heard lots of music. Their stops to the south and north included the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Birmingham, the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum, the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, and the Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles. “Now Kay can take these spots off her bucket list. Ho, ho!” Their last stop was at the home of Jim ’59 and Sally Phelan McIntosh ’59 in Bethlehem, Pa. Al had attended one of Jim’s last classes in sociology before he retired after 50 years as a professor at Lehigh. * On June 25 the family of David Adams celebrated his rich and full life with a memorial service at the Cousins Island Chapel in Yarmouth, Maine, followed by a large reception populated with many generations of Colby alumni at a local restaurant. A highlight of the celebration was a wonderful performance by the Colby 8 alumni, of which David was a longtime member, performing at almost every reunion on campus. * Ann Wieland Spaeth died unexpectedly June 30 following routine hip replacement surgery. Our condolences to her husband, Karl. * I will save a couple of other items for another column. But the Deans are looking forward to our 60th reunion and hoping 60 of us will return. (Even more would be great!) Cheers and good health to all, and—as always—I hope to hear from many more of you for the next issue!