Hello, Class of ’52! Can you believe summer is over? Time flies, doesn’t it? Must have something to do with our age. Before getting to the news, let me say how much I enjoyed the summer 2013 bicentennial issue of Colby, which we received in August. To me, it was the most interesting and enjoyable issue in recent memory. Congratulations to Gerry Boyle ’78 and the magazine staff! * Right after our request for news, Pat Erskine Howlett wrote, “Thank you, Sandy, for keeping us all together. Colby is among my fondest memories.” Well, Pat, it is thanks to all of you who contribute your news that this column remains interesting. * Russ Wallace wrote about a trip to France that he and his wife, Anne, took. They visited Toulouse (where they ate well and enjoyed Le Corsaire by a local ballet company), Pau, St. Jean De Luz, Biscarosse (to visit friends), Dune de Pilat (the biggest dune they’d ever seen), Arcachon, Bordeaux, St. Émilion, and then «boarded our hotel barge, the St. Louis, in the city of Agen on the Garonne River. A week of bliss followed.” Then back to Paris for a week. Russ also reports, “We received a great letter from Sheila and Don Hailer. I’m so glad that we’re still in touch!” * Barbara Scott wrote, “Next spring there will open in Calgary’s inner city a new park; to my astonishment and absolute delight, it will be called Barb Scott Park. I am ecstatic and wanted to let you know!” (Barbara, let us know what precipitated this honor. It certainly is a special one.) * Mel Lyon said, “I’m now really retired, after a long period of hesitating about when to do it. I’m working on a quasi-historical novel, and after a bout of ill health I am now back in good times again. Hope this finds all of you classmates living a happy life.” * Art White wrote, “I was saddened to hear of Nels Corey passing. Many of us knew him briefly during our early years at Colby, as Nels was on the coaching staff, but I had the great pleasure of working with him at Hotchkiss. Bill Bryan convinced Nels that he would be a good fit at Hotchkiss, so from 1965 to 1980 we worked closely together. Nels was extremely popular and very successful at Hotchkiss. He had a very positive influence on those he taught and coached. Nels was one of the great ones in the history of Hotchkiss, Bowdoin, and anywhere else he worked. Nels was 98!” * And that does it for this time around, my friends. Stay well, and we’ll catch up with you next time.