This is the first time I’ve been able to include everyone’s news nearly in its entirety! I usually have to cut the column in half before I submit it, which means the humor and warmth, not to mention interesting details, are lost. * Sandra Moulton Burridge visited Montreal for a month to check up on friends and her daughter. In Oxford (UK) her activities are “pretty boring: twice a week Tai Chi, once a week to London to ‘play’ with the grandchild (now 15 months) to give his mother time to do something else.” She has also been to Italy once a year—since her Italian daughter-in-law came on the scene—to work on her Italian. She goes “to a lovely school near Rome with three lovely meals a day, four hours of Italian, and touristing in the afternoon for 10 days. It makes a nice break from English weather.” * Bill ’62 and Barb Haines Chase joined a Global Volunteers team in Costa Rica. They worked in Santa Elena, a small village very near the cloud forest in central Costa Rica, where they participated in several landscaping projects. After two weeks of labor they had fun at a Pacific beach. Now they’re gardening and looking forward to kayaking and sailing. * It was sad to read that Midge DeMotte died last November. Our deepest sympathy to her spouse, Sheila, and their family. * Gretchen Miller sailed around the Galapagos on a catamaran with her significant other, Eric, and her daughter, Deb. They then went on to Machu Picchu to tour and hike—their first time in South America. “Lots of wildlife, an incredible guide, and a great international group of 12 people.” * Betsy Doe Norwat and her husband look forward to a bus tour that goes through Glacier National Park and into the Canadian Rockies. The tour ends in Vancouver, where they’ll have time to visit Victoria. She recently had lunch with Ruthie Pratley Madell. * Speaking of Ruth, she’s still working 15 hours a week as budget director of the Kansas Humanities Council and taking two Osher Institute classes each session. Her biggest news is the birth of granddaughter Audra Lucia. Ruthie spent time in Naples, Fla., with Chicago Chi O friends. Unfortunately, she didn’t get to see Ann (Booty) Bruno Hocking this year. * Rod Pierce and wife Pat have had major changes this year. They sold their winter home on the west coast of Florida, put their Connecticut house on the market, and are building a new house in Vero Beach, Fla. Their goal is to downsize: one house, one golf club, etc. Al Carville has already paid a visit! The Navy Seal Museum nearby was a real treat for Navy veteran Al. * Rob and Edie Sewall Thompson attended Rob’s 50th Bates reunion and visited family and friends. They’ve been doing some traveling via Road Scholar. * Dan Traister generously sent me a catalogue of the beautiful exhibition he curated at Penn, titled “Covered with Vines: The Many Talents of Ludwig Bemelmans.” As a fan of the children’s classic Madeline, I was delighted to receive it. * Nancy (Godley ’65) and John Wilson attended Nancy’s 50th reunion last year. Pam (Plumb ’65) and Charley Carey spent a few days following reunion weekend with them on Deer isle. Jon ’65 and Jane Peterson Moody ’68 visited as well. “It has been great to have a chance to catch up with Colby friends over these past few years.” John had his second hip replaced and is recuperating with sons Seth and Ben and their families. He still enjoys singing with two choirs and Nancy is involved with the Stonington Opera House. * Yours truly has joined the bionic crowd with two titanium knees and hip and one stainless steel wrist. This winter she dreams of being on the slopes with Al, John, and Pen!