How did “Sandy Storm” affect you? I wondered, thinking of classmates who were in its eye. * Tommi Thompson Staples said there were trees down in her Maryland neighborhood but no power outages. She said it was no comparison to the New Jersey and New York shores, but there were some instances of traffic lights out and long gas lines. Tommi spent the first of November “doing what grandmothers do,” housekeeping for a 14-year-old while the parents went on a trip. The day she sent her e-mail she had driven three teenagers to school via Starbucks—“They like lattes.” * Carolyn English Caci has been widowed for a year now. She decided to sell her large townhouse. Online she found an open house at Brooksby Village in Peabody, Mass. There she ran into Quinn and Ruth Sheehan Bersani and Barbara Cheeseman Hooper ’52. Ruth and Barbara showed her around and she liked what she saw, so as soon as her townhouse is sold she will move into a one-bedroom unit at “the home” (as Tommi likes to call it). Now starts the cleaning out of stuff from 20-plus years of accumulation.* Also on the good news side, Ginnie Falkenbury Aronson wanted Carolyn to accompany her to Prague, where they planned to visit Ginnie’s son, Andrew, for the Christmas season. Speaking of Ginnie, she escaped the ravages of Sandy in Richmond, Va.—just a lot of rain and wind in her retirement community. She sends her hopes and prayers for health and safety to classmates and the entire Colby community. * Alice and Harold Cross expected to move in December to a retirement community, Seabrook, on Hilton Head Island. For friends he has sent his new address: 300 Woodlawn Drive, Unit 4107, Hilton Head, SC 29926. Regarding the storm, South Carolina has been escaping them for a while. He said his son in Katonah, N.Y., lost power for a week, but a generator helped for some of that period. His second son, Rob, died of lung cancer in 2011. * Alice Colby-Hall sent a nice article from the Ithaca Journal about her induction into the Bridgton Academy Hall of Fame in September. Alice is retired—a Cornell professor emerita of romance studies. She has published a book and several articles and has another book in progress, written in French. * Nelson Beveridge called me (no e-mail for him!). He says he still does volunteer work and still golfs three times a week. He and his family, 22 strong, went on a family trip to Mt. Washington and all of them are planning a birthday cruise in 2013. He keeps in touch with George Pirie; he also attended the Anderson funeral a while ago. Now he is looking forward and urging as many as is possible to attend the reunion June 6-9, 2013. Me too.