I have just a few notes as 2017 begins. * Nelson Beveridge calls me now and then when he hears from friends. This time he had news from George Pirie just after his trip to Scandinavia. His wife became quite ill during the trip, so they decided to sell their condo in Waikoloa, Hawaii, and return to their home in Athens, Ga. Nelson called a little later to say that Colette had died of a cancerous brain tumor. George and Colette had been married 60 years, having had a wonderful life with six children, 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. George keeps in contact with Nelson, Don Harrington, Al Lamont ’52, Ted Summers ’55, and Ed Fraktman. George would welcome phone calls from friends. You can reach him at 706-461-1296. We had a couple of nice conversations. He asked, in jest, if I’d like to buy his place in Hawaii, as at the time of the call I was trying to sell my property here in Massachusetts and buy in Falmouth, Maine. However, my buyer here backed out of this house sale just before the agreement date; and since the house in Maine was contingent on my sale here, it all fell apart. I’m here to stay. * John Lee emails me quite often. The latest on his family was about his grandson Christopher who graduated from West Point in 2003. He earned a Harvard M.B.A. and now lives in New York. * I will end this column with my own news that I had a pleasant day with my roommate, Diane Chamberlin Starcher ’54, in Maine with a nice lunch overlooking the square in Kennebunkport. We always catch up on family news and exchange Colby memories. Diane’s son has been looking to buy a summer place in southern Maine. I look forward to spending future time with her if they all come back to Maine for summers.