The rains came, but that did not dampen the spirits of the Class of ’53 at our 60th reunion at Colby in June. I think I counted 20 of us brave souls along with guests. Tommi Thompson Staples regretted missing reunion, but she had previous plans for June this year: a three-week Safari in Africa. I deem that a good excuse. Ted Lallier called a few days before our weekend. He was sorry he could not attend due to his rehabilitation status and said to give everyone “his best.” The 1953 luncheon Friday was a very intimate and special way to start the weekend. The speaker was Sharon Corwin, director and chief curator of the art museum. Then class president Nan Murray Lasbury handed me a nice bag of Colby mementos for my work on these little news items I send to Colby, but I mentioned that I really enjoy this job and thanked everyone for sending news to me. Next it was time for me to turn to Nan and give her a Colby blanket for all she and Chase have done for us over the years. After lunch quite a few of us wandered around campus or took the tour of the new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion at the art museum, which reopened in July. The Colby Museum of Art is said to be the largest in Maine now. Late Friday afternoon a few of us gathered at the President’s House for a reception before heading out again in the showers to a barbecue dinner. That evening we were entertained with quite a colorful fireworks display. With it raining even harder on Saturday, the favorite parade of classes was cancelled so we all met at the gymnasium for the annual awards presentation. Three people from our class were recipients. Chase and Nan Murray Lasbury received Colby Bricks—so well deserved. Alice Colby-Hall received the Distinguished Alumna Award. By the way, Nelson Beveridge told me that Alice was off to France right after reunion. The popular lobster bake and barbecue buffet Saturday allowed us to gather and enjoy the mounds of food. Priscilla Eaton Billington and I attended a nice lecture by Linda Greenlaw ’83 and then went to her book signing at the Colby Bookstore. Saturday night our class got together as members of the Golden Mules Society, Classes of 1930-1953. There was a reception and dinner where pictures were taken and conversation very lively. Sunday there was a jazz brunch and time to say goodbyes. I want to add that John Lee says he wants to move from D.C. and settle back in his favorite state of Maine in 2014 or 2015. Now here is the list of reunion attendees: Dana Andersen, Web Anderson, Ginnie Falkenbury Aronson, Nelson Beveridge, Priscilla Eaton Billington, Carolyn English Caci, Helen Koniares Cleaves, Alice Colby-Hall, Electra Paskalides Coumou, Bob Grindle, Dick Hawes, Chase and Nan Murray Lasbury, John Lee, Barbara Easterbooks Mailey, Mimi Price Patten, George Pirie, Sylvia Caron Sullivan, Paul Wescott, and Carolyn Doe Woznick.