FUN FUN FUN! Our class is travelling, downsizing, and simplifying things as the pressures of work schedules and parenting activities have largely ended. But not for all. Jay Gronlund is active in his company, The Pathfinder Group, in NYC. It has a focus on consumer brand development. Last January he saw Bucky and Anna Owens Smith, Sunny Coady, and Suzanne and Eric Spitzer at a mini reunion in Naples, Fla. In February he stayed with the John Tewhey’s in Portland, where he saw other Colby folks at the service for Jim (Lemon) Morang ’64. * Gerry Garon’s son Ken has joined him at Garon Financial doing financial planning, investment work, and tax preparation. This will give Gerry more time at his lake house on little Sebago Lake in Maine and “time trying to improve my golf game.” * Dave Hatch survived the past hurricane season in Venice, Fla., and enjoys bicycle rides several times a week with his wife, Dale Rottner Haas. * Linda Stearns and Tom Bartlett bought an abandoned house behind theirs in Bangor and tore it down. Now it is an orchard and “Tom’s bees are loving it.” Linda enjoys a hobby of painting scenes in the Maine countryside. * More Bangor news. Theresa and John Bragg have sold their Bangor home in favor of a small seasonal camp on Madawaska Lake in Aroostook County. Their new primary residence is in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. * Marty Dodge retired in 2011 after 39 years of teaching at Finger Lakes Community College. He continues as a volunteer coach to their woodsman’s team. He gets to travel to the annual spring meets where he sees the Colby woodsman’s squad. International travel in recent years has been to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and Nepal. He’s building a “tiny home at the top of the world” in Wiseman, Alaska. * Andy ’64 and Nancy Greer Weiland are also enjoying travel with a recent hiking trip to Machu Picchu in Peru. “It was a beautiful way to see the Inca ruins.” They split their time between NYC, Naples, Fla., and summers in Raymond, Maine. * Your correspondent enjoyed travel to Jamaica, St. Martin, Anguilla, Indonesia, Chile, and Easter Island this year. * Ellen and Lew Krinsky again hosted the “annual Colby Houston sendoff—a tradition that honors students who are entering Colby as first-years as well as enrolled students from the Houston area. Last April Lew hosted a dinner honoring Dick Whitmore, Colby’s legendary head basketball coach for 40 years. * Jean (Hoffmann ’66) and Neil Clipsham are busy with grandparent things and gardening, including “repairs to anti-varmint fences and netting.” * Tom Donahue enjoyed some cross-country skiing last winter. In warmer weather he took trips “to interesting sites here in the great middle of things” in Michigan. He continues with coursework through the Great Courses series, mostly in western European history. He has resumed a sketching and painting hobby he started when he lived in Europe. He’s working with instructors at Saginaw Valley University. Our class cowboy “enjoys Michigan life but misses a certain YEEE-HAAAA that Texas has in abundance.” * Hail, Colby, Hail!