My last column was full and then some, but this time around we’re back to reality. However, Osborne Ellis transmitted the following: “On Wednesday, July 27, a Colby mini-reunion of sorts occurred in Winslow, Maine. Three classmates of the Class of 1949 had lunch at the Lobster Trap restaurant in Winslow. Mary Helen Wilson Miller, Mary Lou Roberts Friberg, and Virginia Young Ellis got together to giggle and laugh about their experiences at Colby so many years ago. Their time was two years on the old downtown campus and the last two on Mayflower Hill. The trio seemed happy in spite of the fact that they missed their bridge “fourth”—Jean Maloof Naman, who now lives in Florida. The happiness of being together even for such a short period was evident. They were accompanied by their husbands—the same ones they married those many long years ago. Mary Helen by Roland, a retired Lutheran minister, married more than 65 years; Lou by Bobby, a retired coach and athletic director, married 67 years; and Virginia by Osborne, a retired civil engineer, also married 67 years. The Millers live in Ontario, the Fribergs in Temple, Maine, and the Ellises in Winslow.” * Bud Nannig reports that he and Frankie still live in Rhode Island, with all four children and their families living close by. Those families consist of nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Their oldest son, Doug, went to Colby! Bud was for several years president of the Cocumscussoc Association, owner of Smith’s Castle built by Roger Williams and Richard Smith of Rhode Island in 1676 and now the oldest plantation house in the U.S. He and Frankie have traveled extensively to many parts of the world, including around Cape Horn. Bud recently read a book about the 1979 Fastnet Race in Ireland where 200-300 racing boats were caught in a violent storm in which several boats and many sailors were lost. Later he discovered the storm originated in the U.S. and that he and Frankie had indeed been caught in this same unusual storm for three days while safely moored in Menemsha Pond, Martha’s Vineyard. Another item for the small-world category! * With help from more of you, we can have a longer column next time around. Please write!