We came from far (Germany—Bob Loynd) and near (I came all the way from Great Pond in Belgrade and Juliet Blake Shagoury safely managed the interstate from Hallowell to Waterville) to celebrate our 30th reunion. We may be feeling the years creep by, but being on campus sent most of us back to our young adulthood. Wrinkles? Gray hair (or not so much hair)? A few extra pounds? I don’t think so. We had a wonderful weekend—reconnecting, reminiscing, and showing a whole lot of gratitude. We celebrated those in our class who do so much for Colby. Dave Epstein is the chair of the Alumni Council, and will continue in that role for another year. Suzanne Battit is also serving on the Alumni Council. Evan Dangel is the chair of the President’s Leadership Council. We have two Trustees—Kathy Pinard Reed (who attended reunion with husband Tom) and M. Jane Powers (who was unfortunately unable to attend, but Jane and I had the good fortune of getting caught up over Commencement Weekend). And, Jay Allen (Overseer and active Career Center volunteer) got “bricked” during the Saturday morning program. We also celebrated those who made the journey to Mayflower Hill for the first time in a very long time. Don Jackson had not been on campus since we graduated. Hamilton Brower, who offered some inspiring comments during our class dinner, had not been on campus since our fifth reunion. Ham talked about his motivational children’s book, Magnificent Words To Live By, which explores the essence of 26 character traits and values through poetry and photography. Bob Loynd joined us for his first Colby reunion. Following a career in the U.S. Marine Corps that kept him deployed well away from Waterville, Bob reports that Reunion 2016 made him realize how binding the Colby connection really is. Said Bob, “Despite the years, the friendships and conversations picked right up with ease—like it was yesterday.” Bob came all the way to Waterville from Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, where he now serves as VP and director of Europe and Middle East operations for the University of Maryland University College. Beth Harrington attended reunion with big news of her engagement. It took a very long time, but she finally found her special someone. She’ll be getting married to Don Marsters in October, with Jennifer Estes Vath serving as the officiant. Our reunion allowed us to get caught up as well as enjoying some beautiful Maine weather. Saturday afternoon a few of us (Rich Deering, Jen Imhoff Foley, Don Jackson, Hank Kinsley, and I) escaped to Great Pond for a little boat ride and some blue margaritas. * Although she was not able to attend reunion, I got an email from Meg Frymoyer Stebbins during the Saturday morning festivities. She and her husband, Peter, are in the process of downsizing now that their daughters are in college. They recently sold their house in Massachusetts but will likely stay in that area so that Meg can begin a new career of flipping houses. * As for myself, I’ve lived in the shadow of Colby for almost 20 years (husband, Joe, teaches in the Government Department). Our daughter, Margaret, is at Vassar and our son, John, is at Waterville High School. I’m still serving as pastor at Old South United Church of Christ in Hallowell in addition to serving on several local boards and committees. * I close this installment with some very important words of thanks. First, to Hank Yelle, our long-suffering class correspondent. Many thanks, Hank, for all of your work over the years keeping us informed about our class! You’ve earned a good rest. Finally, a thousand (and more) thanks to our fearless leader, Jennifer Imhoff Foley, who did an outstanding job at organizing our class, raising money, keeping us clued in to reunion events, and herding us when needed. Jen, you are a marvel! We now begin the countdown to our 35th!