Cass Lightner writes that he has a unique form of arthritis in his left big toe. Has anyone ever heard of the malady? Otherwise, he’s in good health. Stay in the race, Cass—you were a great band leader. * Dan Hall from Duxbury, Mass., laments the loss of Nels Corey, a great former Colby football and hockey coach in the late ’40s and early ’50s. Nels moved on to several small colleges and ended up at Hotchkiss. He was always liked and respected. He was 98 and living in Gardiner, Maine, when he passed away. He was a close friend to Dan for 67 years. * Fred Boyle, after a 30-year teaching career, ended up in Lexington, Mass. He took up genealogy and has many clients nationwide. He’s written eight books on the subject and received many acclamations. Fred is past president of his local rotary club and of the Piscataqua Pioneers. He’s active in York County (Maine) Senior College as a teacher and coordinator. We congratulate Fred for his success and wish him well in his future endeavors. * Lucy and Richard Bowen celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Sept. 3. Lucy has shown great staying power—congrats to you both! Richard attended the last Colby reunion with four classmates present. Thanks for representing our famous class. * George Wales called me on my 86th birthday, and I was pleased to hear he has become an artist/painter. He’s always creative in everything he does in life. Just ask Lorrie (Arcese) ’54, his wife of more than 50 years. * Ted Shiro and I met, as we always do, in Naples, Fla., in the winter. Ted is always just surviving an operation but continues to chase the girls on the tennis court and anywhere else. He spends a lot of the fall chasing his wonderful grandson Aaron Murray, an All-American quarterback for the University of Georgia. * We returned from our annual vacation in Orleans on Cape Cod, where we’ve gone for more than 50 years and still have a lot of fun with the beaches and great golf courses. I was very active in the U.S. Open, held this year at my club, Merion Golf Club, where I’ve played for 53 years. No pro even broke par, so Merion won again. Jane and I have been married for 57 years, with four sons and eight grandchildren to keep us busy. Here’s wishing the greatest class in Colby’s 200-year history more good health and good luck. All the best to the best.