Dear classmates: As always, it was wonderful to hear from so many of you! * Barb Haines Chase reports that Don and Mary Michelmore Ackerman-Hayes, after sorting and pitching years of collections, have moved from their home in Keene, N.H., to Heritage Heights in Concord, N.H., and are happily settling in. Barb and Bill ’62 are slowly sorting through some things but plan to stay where they are for the foreseeable future. She says Bill’s the saver and she’s the pitcher! * At Barb’s suggestion, I called Susan Ferries Moore, who lives with husband Jack on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and happily does all the things waterfront living allows. She’s on the board of a local nonprofit land conservation organization and involved in the impressive arts community there. Their two oldest grandchildren have graduated from college, and the next two are sophomores. * Byron Petrakis and wife Gayle are planning to celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary in Greece this year. He keeps busy reading, practicing yoga, traveling, and teaching two physical fitness classes per week to seniors. While his arthritic hip no longer permits running, he can still bike, walk, and snowshoe. They sold their house in Kingston, N.H., in 2017 and moved less than a mile away to a condo nestled in the woods. * Walt and Connie Miller Manter, ever the globalists, are well and happy spending the winter on the coast of Maine. Connie enjoys collaborating with the Transatlantic Outreach Program and their regional school system: “Growing a Vision! Empowering all Learners for Challenging Futures.” * Jane Melanson Dahmen hosted “Talking in Maine, Intimate Conversations” with artist Sam Cady at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, Maine. * Nancy (Godley ’65) and John Wilson traveled to Venice and sailed with friends on the Star Clipper along the Adriatic Coast. They visited several Greek Islands: Montenegro, Santini, and Athens. “Wonderful way to travel, meet people, and share the time with friends.” Their grandchildren are approaching college selection time and beginning to strike out on their own. They love living on Deer Isle, Maine, and welcome visits from friends and family. * Ken Robbins remains fully engaged as a trial attorney in Hawaii. When he’s not in trial, he travels to mainland cities and abroad to prepare for trials. Last year he flew more than 120,000 miles for professional meetings in Singapore, Tokyo, Amsterdam, and Lisbon. He looks forward to a safari in South Africa and Botswana. Rather than returning to North Haven annually, he plans to expand business travel and re-immerse himself in the cultural and entertainment opportunities of NYC. * Daughter of Franklin Dexter ’29 (she still has his yearbook), Mary Dexter Wagner pursues her lifelong love of history as a trustee of her local historical society and as an American history chair of her DAR chapter. She loves teaching her five grandchildren and hopes Dexter, 2, will go to Colby! * Peter Vogt and Pamela Zilly have moved from their wonderful big arts and crafts bungalow in Maryland to a cozy early-20th-century lake house in Laurel Park, N.C., on the edge of mountains, next to the charming town of Hendersonville, near Asheville. “Everything is wonderfully close! The guest room is quiet and waiting. Come visit!” * I have moved from my home in Portland to a cottage at Ocean View, a retirement community in Falmouth, Maine. When I recover from my shoulder replacement, I’ll join Al and Pen on the slopes…mostly in my dreams! * We’ve had sad news since our last class notes. Three dear classmates have passed away. Cindy Smith Whitaker on 6/28/18, Lillian Waugh on 10/8/18, and Warren Balgooyen on 1/11/19. Their obituaries should be in this issue. * Many thanks to all for responding, and please keep in touch!