Time is taking its toll on the Class of 1944. The good news first. Betty Wood Reed celebrated her 90th birthday on Halloween. Her family suggested a card shower for a celebration, so I took it upon myself to send a card from the Class of 1944. Hope that’s okay with everyone. Congratulations to Betty! * Judy Jones Zimmerman sent an early Christmas card. She and Fred moved from South Burlington, Vt., to Essex Junction, Vt. She mentioned that she now gets around in a four-wheeler. * On Aug. 6 we lost Gabe (Gabriel) Hikel. He had a massive heart attack on his way to Sunday mass. His widow, Zanie, is a sister of Harold Joseph’s wife. * I find being 88 quite surprising! I’ve now lived longer than my mother, who died in 1977. She was Colby 1913. My most recent trip was a five-day sail in June on the Victory Chimes, the three-masted windjammer that is on the Maine quarter. The captain of that ship was one of my students in junior high school, many years ago. He still insists in calling me Mrs. McAlary.