Where did these 45 years go since we graduated? Those of us at reunion had a blast— the rest of you should have been there. Start thinking about our 50th! We already have some ideas about what fun we can have. It was a great weekend! Thanks to Linda Wallace, our class president, and the reunion committee for all the hard work and organization. Linda and Nancy Neckes Dumart spent an enormous amount of time and energy organizing the whole weekend for us with the help of the College. The Saturday dinner activity turned out to be a most companionable, enjoyable competitive event that got everyone thinking. Some of us wondered what we did do while we were there! Although it took me days to recover, it was well worth the trip. The feedback for the whole weekend was amazing. Thanks especially to Peggy Wiehl Gilfoy for such positive thoughts and suggestions for our 50th. Peggy wonders, “What if each of us brought someone who’s never been to reunion?” There could be a gentle nudge to remind everyone that there is no judgment among us; there is only good friendship to be shared and rekindled. Don’t you wonder sometimes about “what happened to so-and-so?” Stay tuned—we’ll be working on this. * Jim “Hawk” Hawkins is competing in yet another Ironman competition in the summer of 2016! This will be his 13th Ironman competition. It’s amazing; he’s amazing. Such dedication. In addition to his rigorous and vigorous training, he is a senate district coordinator for the Massachusetts Teachers Association and works part time at a commercial arborist/landscape supply company as well. I don’t think he sits still. * After many years Jil Lord Eaton will be retiring her printed-pattern line and yarns. She’ll be releasing new collections of classic patterns and will continue with her blog, Talk Knits with Jil Eaton. Her newest venture resulted from discovering that knitting can bring solace and comfort to those struggling with all kinds of issues. She works with various nonprofit organizations to incorporate this practice in recovery efforts. * Bill Hladky continues to be an avid outdoorsman seeking adventures in Harriman State Park in New York with camera in hand or ascending paths at Zion National Park with 1,000-foot drops on either side. Yikes! And he’s still proud of his son. * After Ken Didsbury visits a number of people, he promised he’d write more, but not in time for this column. Write soon, Ken. * Congratulations to Dave Myles on his first grandchild; hence he did not make it to reunion. He was also busy with boat preparation and downsizing from a five-bedroom house so time did not permit a visit to Colby. * There was a really good showing of classmates at our reunion and I would love to mention all who came. But I would probably forget someone and that would be horrible. So, to all of you who came—it was great to see you and we hope you had a good time. And to all of you who did not come, please consider coming to the next one in five years. It’s a great opportunity to reconnect with people with whom we spent so much time and to know that the bonds live on.