News from Lois Peterson Johnson, who lives in Boonville, Mo. At Christmastime she and her daughter Carol sang in a 100-voice community chorus in Boonville. She turned 90 in April 2012. She has had a pacemaker installed and a successful cataract operation on her right eye. She had visited her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who live in Arizona and Florida. She does travel alone! * Had a phone call from Barbara Baylis Primiano, who lives in Barrington, R.I. She has moved from her family home into a smaller residence, but still in the town of Barrington. She is delighted to be still near her many friends. * Nancy Curtis Lawrence is not as mobile as she used to be since she had the aortic valve in her heart replaced. She lives in Washington State, and a daughter, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren live with her. “There’s always something doing,” she says. * Like Lois, I too sang in a 100-plus-voice chorus this Christmas. We even went on the road and gave a concert at Bangor (Maine) High School on a Saturday night and the same program on Sunday afternoon here at Camden Hills High School! That really was quite an ambitious endeavor! Lois and I were singing alto Dec. 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. I don’t know what she sings now, but I sing tenor. Guess I did too much talking those many years I taught school! I did make my trip to Cambodia and Vietnam last Nov./Dec. The temples are magnificent with carvings that are unbelievable. Vietnam is much more modernized and equally overrun by motorbikes. The showplace along the coast in that country is Ha Long Bay, with hundreds of stone islands of all sizes! Some many stories high, others smaller, but the sight is breathtaking. In Hanoi we visited Hanoi Hilton where Senator McCain was a prisoner. The only challenging part of that trip was the time in transit! Going over was about 18 hours, but the return trip, what with the time differential and a six-hour layover in Seoul, South Korea, ended up being close to 40 hours! Delighted I had the opportunity to go.