Very little news for this edition! Either you are too busy to write or are housebound. I’ll go with the former. * In early August Nancy and John Conkling took what John says was their last Allagash River trip from Eagle Lake to St. Francis on the St. John River. The group included two guides and 10 adults plus two kids. Conk claims their bodies are getting “tired,” but I doubt that very much; Nancy is getting tired of cleaning up all the camping gear. * I talk often to Janice Thomson Christensen, who lives in East Lyme, Conn., and is busy enjoying her clan of five children and (hold on to your hat!) 14 grandchildren. Jan sent me a family reunion picture—what a wonderfully happy group they are! Jan and Howie attend many school activities of the young grandkids who live nearby. * I caught up with Marilyn Perkins Canton at a mutual friend’s golf luncheon in June, and as always, we both had plenty to say. Perk and Dick are busy this summer selling their summer home on Long Lake in Bridgton; it is a lovely spot and hard to part with, but the Cantons will be renting in Maine in the future. * The fall soccer season has come upon us with a bang. Guy and I are looking forward to following a busy Yarmouth soccer season (one senior, two freshmen, and one in middle school). Fall in Maine is beautiful, as you all know, so traveling to out-of-town games is always enjoyable. * This column is shorter than usual due to lack of news. Guy’s vivid imagination will be called into action if we don’t hear from more people. Please help him remain under control and not be an embarrassment to all by sending us your info even if it includes old news.