Charlotte Killam writes that one of the highlights of her summer was her 50th high school reunion at Kents Hill School. She’s amazed at how one week morphs into the next and how busy she’s been, but sometimes how little gets accomplished. She is far too modest, since she spent much of the summer teaching several study series at her church, managing the local lunch-in-the-park program, attending music and dance performances atiSaratoga Performing Arts Center, working book sales at the library, traveling to visit family and friends, and tending her flower gardens. * Betty Coffey Gross attended her 50th high school reunion and had a blast. She is a justice of the peace and conducts many weddings. In the summer she and her husband spend time at their place in Unity, Maine, and she keeps busy with her local garden club. * Sue Barden Johnson traveled widely last year. Highlights included visiting grandchildren in Boston and attending a family reunion in Tennessee. She fit in two high school reunions—one in Hawaii and one in Alexandria, Va.—which she enjoyed immensely. She, her husband, and some friends hiked across England, following Hadrian’s Wall, enjoyed a river cruise in Portugal, and then were off to Venezuela for more hiking and a view of Angel Falls. They own a place in the mountains of Pine, Ariz., and have participated in a national forest archaeology site in Payson. * Like many of you, we decided it was time to take advantage of the improved real estate market. I (Judy Gerrie Heine) spent the summer de-cluttering and purging 33 years worth of stuff when we sold our house in Medfield, Mass., and moved to a townhouse condo overlooking the 13th tee at Norton Country Club in Norton, Mass. No more leaves to rake or gutters to clean! Now we can shut the door and spend the winter at our place in The Villages, Fla., where we enjoy golf and activities at the nation’s largest retirement community. * It’s been a good year for Harry “Bud” Graff and his wife, Deb. Deb is doing well in her fourth year of fending off blood cancer. They speak highly of Dana-Farber. Bud’s learned a lot about nursing care and is considering auditing a biology course at Colby to augment his skills. He may have forgotten that the lab meets at 8 a.m. Saturday morning. That would cut into his golf time with Jim Wilson. * Tif Crowell, his wife, Pat, and Patty Whittemore Jenkins and her husband canoed the Allagash in September. After completing the adventure on the river, Tif and Pat traveled to Japan, where they climbed to the summit of Mount Fujiyama. Back home, Tif hikes the White Mountains. * Joanna Snyder Richardson has taken a position as head of information services at Griffith University and has published a book about how technology has changed research. No more spending all day in the reference library taking notes; you can do it from home. These kids have it too easy. * Judy Kolligian lives in Jamaica Plain, Mass., two stops away from me on the Orange Line. Judy is semi-retired. She does social work a couple days a week and spends the other days working to clean up the air we breathe. Judy remembered with sadness that 11 years ago her friend and our classmate Stephanie Burton died. We join Judy in remembering Stephanie. * It was also with sadness that Irv Faunce, Doug Howe, Francie Colmes Davis, Fran Richter Comstock, Ross Kolhonen, and Kurt Swenson attended the funeral of Terry Stratton. Terry’s children spoke with eloquence about Terry’s life as a strong family man and proud Colby graduate. * We close on another somber note with the passing of Fred Hopengarten’s mother, Doris Rose Hopengarten ’40, the recipient of a Colby Brick and a regular at reunions. Fred’s daughter, Annie ’06, is pursuing a graduate degree in accounting at George Washington University.