Wendy and John Loker are in the final steps of completing construction of their new summer home on Crawford Pond in Union, Maine. They were able to spend time there from Memorial Day weekend until after the Fourth of July. Fortunately, they each can do some of their jobs by phone and Internet so working for a few weeks out of their beautiful new “home office” overlooking the lake was a treat. Plans are to keep working a few more years, but they’re finding it harder and harder to stick to the scheduled work routine and are not quite ready mentally to let go of the steady income and benefits. And yes, Wendy and John will both be attending their 45th high school class reunion. * Katy Seabrook Brunault became a grandmother when her daughter Fiona and husband Tom had a baby boy named Benjamin in March. “Being a grandparent is as wonderful as I always heard it would be!” Her daughter and family live in Lexington, Va., where Tom is a professor at Washington & Lee University. Katy and her husband, Charlie, have taken several trips to visit them and have enjoyed the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Katy’s dance studio, Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance, is still going strong in its 24th year. * Cathy McGerigle Taylor’s news was simply this: “Getting married August 27 to a great guy who was right here in Waterville. Rick Harmon is his name.” Congratulations to you both! * Jacquelyn Lindsey Wynn attended her 45th high school class reunion in Norfolk, Va., in late July and is hoping to see Camilla Moore Doctor, Norma Cromwell Fields, and Sylvia Hodges Melvin. Jacquelyn had heard that Joseph Jones retired from his provost job at a Chicago college and is now living in Pakistan. Splitting her time between her home in Maryland and her parents’ in Virginia Beach, Jacquelyn enjoys helping them out and is planning a company’s 50th anniversary celebration later this year. Her husband, Omar Wynn ’74, has been talking about retiring from the Smithsonian in a few years. So if anyone wants a behind-the-scenes tour at the American History Museum, now is the time! Their daughter, Courtney Derrell, has published her second book and has a very inspirational website/blog. * Byrd Allen recommends reading and following Dave Galvin’s blog (galvinbiketrip.org) on his coast-to-coast bike trip across the U.S. After retiring in April, Dave dipped his bike wheel in the Pacific Ocean at the northwest corner of Washington and plans to do the same in the Atlantic at the northeast corner of Maine. “It’s an entertaining blend of writing, photos and a compelling portrait of us Americans,” Byrd writes. * Alan Berry really enjoys teaching math, which he has done since 1975, without any retirement plans in the near future. He’s currently at Emma Willard, a 202-year-old boarding and day school for girls in Troy, N.Y., and absolutely loves it there. Alan’s spending July in Brisbane, Australia, on a professional-development trip visiting a sister school. His favorite recent movie, The Man Who Knew Infinity, comes highly recommended. Alan and Sarah (Dailey ’74) have three grandchildren with two living near Seattle and the youngest, nine-month-old Vivien, close by in Clifton Park, N.Y. * While visiting our son and daughter-in-law in Los Angeles in June, my husband and yours truly made the drive down to Oceanside, Calif., to visit Susan and Pete Coz and their twin girls, who turned one in May. Pete has been working on plans to build a steel home in Bonsall, Calif., east of Oceanside, on a piece of hilltop property with a beautiful 360-degree view. It is fun seeing Pete enjoy fatherhood, though he wonders when he will ever get caught up on his sleep. We won’t tell him!