Greetings ’55ers! I’m so glad to be healed and return to my duties with the Colby column, but not without a huge thanks to dear Ann Burnham Deering, who kept our news alive by filling in since December and doing such a SUPER job! * All of us in the Class of ’55 want to express our sincere sympathies to Sue Biven Staples on Sel’s death, to Germaine Michaud Orloff (her husband, Paul), to Sistie Restall Horne (her husband, Bob), to Dave Roberts, (his wife, Ruth), and of course, to the family of Donaldson Koons, who will be remembered as our great geology professor and dear friend. Forgive me if I have omitted someone. We are saddened and always like to think that life goes on for all of us. Sue wrote that Sel’s interment in N.H. was attended by many Colby friends, including Kathy McConaughy Zambello ’56, Dave Roberts, Nate and Winnie Robertson Miller ’54, and Bob Thurston ’54. Jane Millet Dornish shared that at the memorial for Donaldson Koons students and staff of the Atlantic Music Festival entered the chapel by ones and twos performing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, sung by the choral group. She and husband Karl ’54 were overwhelmed. * On a lighter note, Jane Whipple Coddington enjoyed the last weeks of summer at their house on Vermont’s Lake Bomoseen. With boating, reading, entertaining, swimming, eating, and sleeping, this is the epitome of retirement! * Another retiree, Marilyn Faddis Butler, is fortunate. Armed with her B.A., plus 30 from Columbia in French, she took a course in Spanish and passed a reading exam in Latin, which she managed to do using a tutor. Thus she was able to teach French and Spanish at the high school level. * Ellie Small Wheaton Hudson’s granddaughter Annie graduated from Hamilton in May and landed a job with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, where she interned last summer. Another granddaughter, Megan, is at Maine College of Arts. Megan attended field hockey camp at Colby this summer with girls from many other states. “I was surprised,” said Ellie, “I expected only Maine girls. The campus was lovely as always!” * Having returned from vacation in Maine, where he enjoyed the low-cost lobsters, John Reisman had several visits with Kathy McConaughy Zambello ’56, Mark ’54 and Larry Walker Powley ’54, and many 1958 Tri Delt friends of Jane (Daib ’58). John was honored for 18 years as community volunteer counselor at Employment for Seniors, a job referral agency for folks over 50. * Jo Bailey Campbell sold the house in Waldoboro and is downsizing to an apartment at 58C Glidden Street, Newcastle. Jo knows her neighborhood well—as a child she lived on that street and moved to Academy Hill at eight years old. This fall she’ll take two courses from the Coastal Senior College, a branch of the University of Maine, Rockland. * Class president George Haskell was unavailable, but wife Karen offered some family news. Their youngest daughter, Alexandra, will be married very soon, and daughter Kate just returned home from a deployment as a Navy pilot in Qatar. * John Dutton writes, “Wife Jane and I took a seven-day guided tour of the Grand Canyon and the Utah parks of Bryce Canyon and Zion. During our walk along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, I remembered that Dr. Koons did much of his graduate work there. In July, we traveled from California’s high desert to Bodega Bay. Somehow we eluded Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘birds.’ I’m in contact with Rod Howes ’52, Aubrey Keef ’54, Bob Thurston ’54, Gil Alfano, and Dave Roberts.” * In 1951, the real beginning of our four years at Colby, my dad reminded me, “Start small, think tall, and have a ball!” So 67 years later, happy fall to one and all.