I received some very sad news from Eileen Boerner Patch. On Nov. 12, 2016, her husband, Jim Patch, died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack at Mass General ER. A lot of their Colby friends were at Jim’s wake and funeral, including Bob ’71 and Marg Allan Ewell ’69, Andy Hayashi, Todd Smith, Dan Timmons, Skip Wood, and Dan Heaney ’75. Their two sons, Gregory ’06 and Timothy ’08, also survive Jim. Eileen reported that she and Jim both had great memories of reconnecting with classmates at our 1970 reunion last year. * John Fochs, Ben Bradlee, Peter Lowell, and James Markos ’71 joined Bob Falsani at his home in Florida for a pre-Thanksgiving mini reunion. A shrimp boil, bike rides, golf, and beaching provided a terrific setting for memory testing. Terry Boyle Falsani ’71, in recovery from her own mini reunion, provided culinary input while presiding over the shrimp boil. * Phil Wysor managed to make it to his 50th high school reunion. Amazing to see classmates who were 18 years old the last time he saw them. Work continues, but he and wife Deb Stephenson ’68 have a ski trip to Jackson Hole planned as well as another river cruise in France. * Last year, 2016, was a year of travel for Denise and Ben Kravitz. In February they spent 10 days in Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands. Science was not his strong suit at Colby, so he found this trip through Darwin’s research area fascinating and educational. In September he had a chance to reprise his rusty college French in Quebec City. The year was capped off with a bicycle tour of Cuba. In between their travels, they enjoyed a lively dinner with Joanie Katz and Charles Terrell and a lovely engagement party for Michael Baskin’s daughter, Emily. They’re on Longboat Key, Fla., for the winter if any classmates would like to stop for a visit. * I also attended my 50th high school reunion last June, where our transcripts were returned to us at a breakfast, followed by a dinner and dance at a local golf course. Bob and I spent all summer at our second home on Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H., sailing, boating, and welcoming visiting friends from afar. Our grandchildren, Caroline, 9, and Riley, 7, spent a fun-filled week with us in August—tubing, swimming, and cave exploring at Polar Caves Park. They also did the ropes course at Gunstock Mountain and we chartered a seaplane ride over the lake. Riley even got to sit in the right-hand copilot seat and “fly” the airplane like a pro. I send my best wishes to all for a happy and prosperous new year.