Wonderful to see so many classmates at reunion! We had the unique experience of staying in steamy but nostalgic Dana, and concluded that the hallway rugs have never been replaced since we graduated-—DNA samples were automatically taken—-about 75 per bare footstep! At the Saturday morning award ceremonies, our own Leslie Breton received the Outstanding Educator Award, which is given only when an alum is judged extraordinarily worthy. Leslie has received numerous accolades during her distinguished high school teaching and coaching career. At our class dinner, Val Talland gave a superb presentation on the fascinating work she does as senior objects conservator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The After Eight—a group of alumni from the Colby Eight-—serenaded us, then one member surprised us by revealing that Judi Greene Stewart used to be his babysitter! They shared a wonderful hug amongst cheers and applause. Thank you to outgoing president Beth Pniewski Wilson for all she did for reunion and during her tenure, and best wishes to incoming president Victor Vesnaver. Ginny Bulford Vesnaver will take over as class correspondent beginning with the next column. * First-time class notes contributor JD Neeson is president of Marine Parts Express in Edgecomb, Maine. Best wishes to his daughter Johanna as she enters Colby this fall. * So saddened to hear that Elisabeth Eustis Paine’s husband, John, died of younger onset Alzheimer’s last year. Elisabeth moved to a house on the Kennebec in Phippsburg, Maine, where she can kayak from her front lawn, “tide permitting!” This new chapter in her life includes updating her residence by 217 years (1786 to 2003) and downsizing her acreage from 32 to 2.5. * Former Colby roommates Marisa D’Andrea Barber and Pam Ellis had a mini reunion last spring in Toronto, where Marisa lives. Marisa’s son, Cameron, will be a freshman at Ryerson University in Toronto this fall in the bachelor of commerce-business management program. * After both parents passed away, Diane Young joined Largo Capital as a mortgage banker, working out of their locations in Naples, Fla., and Albany, N.Y. She travels between those cities and her homes in Saratoga and Killington. * Bob McCurdy and Ginny McCourt-McCurdy ’82 combined business in Dusseldorf with a fun visit to Berlin to visit daughter Kate and celebrate her 29th birthday at Treptower Park, home of the impressive Soviet War Memorial. Kate works as a data wrangler for Babbel, an online language-learning software company. Younger son Ryan graduated from Becker College in Worcester, Mass., and plans to teach English in Korea, while younger daughter Annie graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Ginny continues teaching high school English while Bob still serves as president of GTI Graphic Technology in Newburgh, NY. * Last November I took a great job with UnitedHealthcare’s Senior Care Options plan in Waltham, Mass., as a member of their clinical administrative coordinator team, maintaining numerous computer applications that ensure excellent care and services for our members. Finally, I want to thank all of you for your kind kudos, as well as your invaluable help in making my decade as class correspondent fun, rewarding, and highly privileged! THE END.