They came from near (Waterville) and far (Australia), some returning to campus for the first time in 50 years, others having attended most of the Class of 1966 reunions since graduation. New buildings, new baseball-softball venues, new reunion events and locations, and the renewal of old friendships—what fun we had! The off-campus kick-off in Freeport provided a gentle entry to our 50th Reunion, with time to get reacquainted and, of course, shop at L.L.Bean. The Freeport Old Town Hall next to our hotel provided a convenient venue for Thursday night’s buffet dinner, with wonderful after-dinner music by Nashville’s and our own singer/guitarist Erik Thorson. In case you missed him, Erik promises to be back for our 55th in 2021. The well-attended Class of 1966 group discussion, ably led by Susan Mahoney Michael and Gary Knight, with special guest Professor of English Emeritus Patrick Brancaccio and two bright and articulate current Colby students, got our on-campus activities off to a good start Friday afternoon. We were guests of President and Mrs. Greene for Friday night dinner under an elegant chandeliered tent. Most gravitated to our Foss-Woodman class headquarters after dinner, where Linda O’Connor McDonough’s flower arrangements created an elegant touch and Linda Mitchell Potter’s adornment of our lounge area made it a great place to gather and reminisce. Saturday was filled with much to see and do on campus, including the presentation of each reunion class’s financial gift to the College. Kudos to all members of our stellar fundraising committee, ably led by Gary Knight. It is they who allowed us to feel proud of our announced 50th reunion gift to the College. Two afternoon activities featured our classmates. Britt Carlson Anderson led a workshop on preparedness for inevitable end-of-life issues, and Ed Mowry sold signed copies of his book, So Close to Dying, giving the proceeds to Colby. So much to do—campus and library tours, tower climbs, art museum visits, and yes, even some naps in anticipation of our Saturday night class dinner. We assembled at six in our fancy duds. Barry Clark Hews gave a beautiful blessing to start off our dinner. It was an evening filled with emotions, memories happy and sad, and many opportunities to share in remembering those formative years. Vietnam was never far from our minds, as the men shared feelings on their involvement in that terrible war. Stu Wantman reported on his ongoing efforts to raise money for the Finish for Mike Fund, named in honor of Mike Ransom, who died in Vietnam. Mike didn’t graduate with our class, and this fund will support students who need extra help to be able to complete their Colby degrees. After dinner the evening progressed with lots of laughter, shared memories, and even a performance by the Nifty Fifty Sweethearts doing their rendition of “Run Around Sue.” Thank you, ladies! Kay Tower Carter’s original of the beautiful painting she created for our 50th reunion yearbook cover was highlighted throughout the evening then auctioned off, with proceeds given to Colby by Kay. Classmates were invited to share any thoughts they had about Colby then and now and told of appreciation for good professors, good friends, and good foundations for future jobs. Classmates no longer with us were lovingly remembered. Outgoing class officers were thanked and had the pleasure of introducing their successors—Fran Finizio naming Linda Mitchell Potter to succeed him as president and me, Meg Fallon Wheeler, naming George Cain as class correspondent. The evening wound down with the showing of Gretchen Wollam O’Connor’s wonderfully nostalgic video of our Colby years, beautifully set to the music and voices of our time. We all went on our way laughing over a surprise outrageously funny video by creator Bob Adams. Congratulations to Fran Finizio, Gary Knight, the Colby staff who worked hard on our behalf, and to all of you who came and helped make our 50th Reunion so special. * This is my last column, and in some ways it’s the hardest column I’ve written. I have loved being your class correspondent and know you will be as good to George as you have always been to me. Thank you for your support and friendship.