Russell Wallace starts us off by telling us: “The San Francisco 49ers lost the Super Bowl and we are in mourning. Hope to recover for a trip to France in May. Can’t make April in Paris.” * And now from Dave Lynn: “I’ve been busy marketing my second book, My Boat Notes. This book is similar to my first book, My House Notes, in that it is a workbook, but this is about managing your boat. It outlines those things a boat owner must, or should, do before leaving a mooring or marina—important tasks that promote safety on the water. Both books are available on Amazon and on buybooksontheweb.com. * Sad news came from Joyce Root Laubach, who lost her son, Frank, last July from a rare cancer, T-cell lymphoma. He lived in Seattle, was 56, and never married. “Hope 2013 is better,” she wrote. (So do we, Joyce.) * From our Maine man Dick Chamberlain comes the following: “The annual Colby calendar also features the 200th anniversary of the college with pictures of the ‘old’ campus. Since our class was the last one to have had classes on both the old and new campuses, it is interesting to see what is now located on that part of the old campus which was across the street from the Waterville railroad station. That section of land is now called Colby Circle by the city of Waterville. There are three buildings, which are complete and occupied: the District Court, the Social Security Field Office for the area, and a beautiful new homeless shelter. There is a fourth building currently under construction: the Waterville Police Station, which has been located on the ground floor of Waterville City Hall for decades.” * Art White wrote, “Not much going on in Bath these days. Cynthia and I are spending a typical Maine winter in front of our fireplace and waiting for our plow guy to get us clear. I see most of the Bowdoin hockey games as the rink is only 10 minutes from our home, and on occasion, I make the trip to Waterville to watch the Mules. Damian Strahorn ’02 sends an update on every basketball game. It is fun to watch the development of the players as the year progresses. I used to see a lot of Bob Kline, but I have sort of lost touch with him. Other than that, until spring and golf begin, I read a lot and try to keep busy around the house.” * As for yours truly, I have weathered this crazy winter relatively unscathed. Here on the Cape, we have had our share of cold weather, howling winds (even as I write this), and of course the blizzard in mid-February, which had hurricane-force winds that knocked out the power in many areas of the Cape. Here in the retirement community where I live, we had no power for more than two days and nights, except in the community areas, which had a big, loud generator. Our staff, or those who were able to get to us, managed a hot meal each day (take-out style), coffee and pastries each morning, with hot oatmeal on Sunday—what a special treat! Also a roaring fire going in the lobby/living room area the whole time brought about much enjoyable socializing. * So that, my friends, brings us to the end of our news for now, except for sending you all my very best wishes for a fine, healthy 2013.