RETIRED AND HAVING FUN—Yes. A long time ago we were told to study hard, pay attention, and save for retirement. You thought the day would never come? Well, let’s see what we’re doing with all this spare time. The kids are gone, but now there are grandkids. Thought you were through with diapers? Nap time? NO WAY. Stay tuned for the great-grandkids! * Susan (Cook) ’67 and Nick Locsin have remained in Maine. They are volunteers at the Maine Maritime Museum. He helps with archiving, and Susan volunteers as a teacher. They report travel to California, Virginia, Spain, and the UK. “We’re looking forward to a thaw and time on the waters around Bath and Boothbay.” * I report Ben Shreve’s cryptic note in its entirety: “I live in a shack on the side of a mountain, paint pictures, and burn wood. I still have old friends. I have a great-granddaughter. Enjoying life.” * Jean (Hoffmann) ’66 and Neil Clipsham look forward to celebrating their 50th anniversary with a family cruise in Hawaii next summer. They spend time supporting the local library fundraising activities and “plowing snow every five or six days.” They combined their talents to create a pair of 18-inch doll cabinets for their granddaughters last Christmas. Neil says, “Jean sews and quilts while I cut and glue wood.” * In contrast, in “sunny, snowless Florida” Dave Hatch and Dale Rottner Haas are making plans to visit family/grandkids in South Carolina and planning “future trips on their bucket list.” * Tom Morrione, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology at Colby, is teaching a nonprofit/philanthropy course. He was featured in the fall 2011 Colby (colby.edu/colby.mag/issues/58/article/1266/real-money-real-lessons/). He says this is it—he will retire in May 2014. * On page 60 of the summer 2013 issue of Colby was a profile of retired professor Marty Dodge. He helped found the coed woodsmen’s team at Finger Lakes Community College. Last summer he traveled north of the Arctic Circle to a student’s outfitting business, online at bushwhackalaska.com. He also spent five weeks traveling and camping in Australia and New Zealand. “Unbelievably beautiful scenery was matched by the kind generosity of the people.” * In June 2014, after 30 years, Dave Fearon will hang it up as a professor of organizational behavior at Central Connecticut State University. “A career inspired by my time at Colby.” He has been married for 50 years. * Fran Holmes Varney visited the Colby Museum of Art last November. “The foliage on the campus was beautiful—a beautiful building inside and out.” She enjoyed spending Thanksgiving with her son in Boston and celebrating Christmas with both daughters in Nashville and Evansville, Ind. * Lew Krinsky is involved in a high school mentoring project called the Posse Foundation. Ten high school students “with extraordinary academic and leadership potential selected Colby as part of their college choice and will be part of a multicultural team, or posse.” He urges classmates to check out the program at possefoundation.org. * Your correspondent enjoyed travel to Jamaica, Vietnam, Peru (to see Machu Picchu), and St. Kitts (for more beach time). Retired life is FUN. Enjoy! Hail, Colby, Hail!