Our 50th reunion is just a few months away, and it’s time to make plans to attend. Here is a chance to catch up on our classmates’ latest news. * George and Carol Worcester Place live on Crescent Lake in Raymond, Maine. Theirs is a blended family of four sons, two daughters, 19 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Carol and George have traveled around the U.S. and in the U.K., Europe, and New Zealand. Carol is associated with a Caribbean medical school with a semester in Maine. * In July Jean Martin Fowler enjoyed a family cruise that made everyone happy, from the 5-year-old to the most senior member. With their children living on opposite coasts, Jean and husband Mike felt the cruise was a great way to gather everyone together. It was a true vacation for the whole family, and they plan to do it again. * Joan McGhee Ames reports running into Carol Ingerman Robinson in Peabody, Mass., where they were both visiting relatives. Joanie also met up with Marg Mattraw Dodge in Yarmouth, Maine. They spent time together at the Prendergast exhibition at Bowdoin and had lunch at the Sea Dog Brewing Company. * Dottie Thompson Herrin only spent two years at Colby, but she is remembered. After living in Vermont for 23 years, Dottie now plans to move to Delaware, where her son and his family live. She looks forward to spoiling her 18-month-old granddaughter! She also plans on taking trips to Texas to see her daughter and family. Dottie’s second husband died last winter. Come to the class reunion, Dottie! * Dick Larschan has retired from teaching after 41 years at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. After trying out Florida and Berkeley, Calif., Dick settled into an apartment on 79th Street in New York City, around the corner from where his mother was born 102 years ago. Dick visited Colby recently and was impressed with the art museum. He plans to attend reunion in June. * Jim Harris and his wife are planning a June trip to Maine and our reunion. In November they vacationed for a month in Maui. It was a lot more fun, Jim reports, than his business trips there over a period of 20 years. * In November Larry Dyhrberg took his daughter and her cousin, both 11th graders, to visit Colby. Larry went to a government class and was impressed by the high level of teaching. He also joined the girls in a poetry workshop. Christmas in Maine, Larry writes, was cold and snowy, but festive. * Martha Farrington Mayo has been in touch with several classmates, encouraging them all to attend reunion. Even though Martha retired two years ago, she’s even busier now. She and husband Art have their entire family near them in Bath, Maine, and they’re all active in their community. A newfound interest in history has Martha reading historic material from 100 BCE through 100 CE. She’s also focusing on Native American artifacts still being found in the Bath area. * In November Gloria Shepherd enjoyed a 10-day painting trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She describes the city as colorful, musical, and festive, touching most of the senses. In addition, Gloria writes, the food is aromatic and delicious. * Steve Schoeman reflects philosophically, “After so many years of life, I have concluded that we should be taught to be cynical before we are taught to be idealistic. For only by the critical thinking that cynicism permits can we see the world as it truly is and thus more realistically be idealistic. The world would be in a better state!” Let’s pick up that conversation at reunion, Steve. * The last issue of Colby reported that Martha “Marty” Hincks Kellogg and John Alfred Peterson had passed away. We remember them both and send our thoughts of sympathy to their families.