Judy Thompson Lowe spent Thanksgiving with daughter Meg and spouse. She made her seventh baseball trip to see a Red Sox-Minneapolis Twins baseball game. She’s keeping reasonably healthy but deals with vestibular ataxia, a hearing problem that affects balance but has not kept her from her docent duties at the Museum of Natural History. * For the past decade, Dick Leerburger has served as president of the Purchase (SUNY) College Affiliates, providing grants to qualifying students. He and wife Julie spend summers in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts and recently spent a week in Nova Scotia. Dick recommends She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan, who, first as Jim Boylan, taught English at Colby. * Here are some highlights from Al Packard’s long letter covering the last 60 years. Spent two years in the U.S. Army medical corps; taught science classes at Fort Lauderdale High School, filling evenings and weekends performing with a county arts group; in 1962 started working at PanAm/RCA/CST at Patrick Air Force Base as a software programming engineer; retired from PAFB in 2001 but continued involvement with a dance studio in Cocoa Beach; currently keep busy as business manager and jack of all trades for my summer camps, which involve children with theater; in the mid-80s became active in the Mormon church, singing in the choir and filling in as organist as well as considerable involvement with the Sunday school program; have been teaching a Spanish class one day a week at a senior center; get back “home” to Maine every other year to visit family and Nancy Weller Brown, who lives a “couple of miles around the corner.” My note: in the “centipede” of our reunion button, Al is the guy in the front of the pack and yours truly is the guy pushing at the back. * Ned Shenton, after his wife passed away in 2015, sold his house in Lexington, Mass., and moved to his house on Peaks Island, Maine, where he’s re-established himself as a Mainer. He’s issued an open invitation to classmates to visit “this remarkable spot” 20 minutes by ferry from Portland. Ned is thoroughly enjoying life “the way it should be” with lots of time to work on a memoir. Mira Ptacin, noted author who lives on the island, interviewed Ned for an article for Down East Magazine. * Judy Jenkins Totman recommends Anne Perry, who has two mystery series, one set in Victorian England, the other during World War I. Judy is “getting along” because of a team of excellent doctors who are “keeping me above ground.” * I spent Thanksgiving with my daughter, Sara, in Brunswick, Maine. We had dinner with Mark Wilson ’89 in Bath and lunch with Art White ’52, with whom I played baseball at Colby and with whom I taught and coached for 26 years at Hotchkiss School. Art is the best all-around athlete I have ever known. My recent reads are by Lee Child, David Baldacci, and Jeffery Archer. * Keep the news flowing. I know classmates enjoy hearing about old friends.