Happy New Year to everyone! May 2014 be a healthy and happy year for all. * Joy Bemak Hanes completed three years of classes in appraisal school and is now a certified personal property appraiser. She says that conducting a proper appraisal is like writing a research paper—with bibliography, footnotes, references, etc. She’s still setting up at high-end antiques shows, where she tries to sell her wares, and spending time every week as a curatorial volunteer at her local museum, the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Conn. * Dee Fitz-Gerald Sockbeson recently visited the new art exhibition at the Colby art museum and thought it was a tremendous gift to the College. Her son is getting married in New Orleans this May. She keeps in touch with her old roommate Roz Teto Johnson, who lives near San Francisco. * Gary Petzold writes that “retirement sure is fun!” He and his wife, Sue, traveled through 11 states including Alaska, where they took an Inside Passage cruise on a 49-passenger ship. He saw Chris Cambridge in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Clark Ruff, Don Bates ’70, Art Young, and Chip Edgarton on Cape Cod. He ran his first road race; bought, gutted, and restored a cottage on a lake; and took a job as the sealer of weights and measures for the town of Wilbraham, Mass. * Bob and Chris Hanley Pike live in Haverhill, Mass., where Bob teaches history at Haverhill High School. Chris retired from full-time teaching five years ago but continues to teach at a variety of colleges in the area, including Northern Essex Community College, SNHU, and UNH. They have three granddaughters and a new grandchild scheduled to arrive in May. Both of their children, along with their families, live in Haverhill. Chris and Bob also have a house in Naples, Fla., and hope to get down there for extended stays in the near future. * That’s all for this issue. I hope to hear from more of you next time! Take care.