In October “Hurricane Sandy” blew in and out of Maine with gusto and heavy rain, but in the midcoast area Don Tracy reports that the storm was tamer than many in the past, as it was for us here on Casco Bay. Not so in New Jersey, as Mikki Chomicz Manno had friends staying with her for many days until the power was restored. * Lucy Pickles Haworth was sorry to miss our reunion, but she was busy taking care of grandchildren while her daughter was in graduate school. During the summer Lucy climbed two of Vermont’s smaller mountains, one with both of her children’s families—even a very independent 3-year-old! She is definitely not a granny who nods off in her rocking chair! * Nancy and John Conkling, setting off in their ’89 VW camper, had a good 10-day trip to the Maine coast in September and seemed to cover all the bases, from Harpswell (visiting Mary-Jo and Butch Maguire) to Ellsworth (Babs [Faltings] ’56 and Warren Kinsman’s summer home on Green Lake). The two “old hippies”—John’s words, not mine—sleep in their motor home and then enjoy everyone’s cooking. * Carole and Peter Merrill have completed their move from the ”big house” in Portland’s West End to Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The new address is 11 Canterbury Way, 04107. * Ken Haruta e-mailed that his wife, Patience, has been in a nursing home since June 2011. Over the years everyone always enjoyed Patience’s ever-ready smile and happy presence. During Sandy, Ken lost power for five days and was able to spend a few nights in the nursing home in order to keep warm. * The news from Dick and Perk Perkins Canton is the best news that anyone can send—they’re “both blessedly healthy.” On their way south from Maine, the Cantons took the circuitous route to Cleveland to visit family and then on to Naples, Fla., enjoying beautiful fall foliage along the way. Guy and I caught up with Perk and Dick for lunch late in the summer and had a great time, as we always do. * Word came our way that Sue Fairchild Bean lost her battle with lung cancer earlier in the fall, not long after she returned home to Connecticut after leaving her beloved Kennebunkport summer home. At Sue’s funeral Pat Martin Maloney gave a very moving and deserving tribute to Sue. Sue was a very loyal Colby supporter and a great asset to our class. Pat will always treasure the memory of a Sunday brunch at the Beans’ home last March and the wonderful conversations about Colby and the stories of our college days. She will be missed. * Take care everyone and just think that, come January 2013, we can ALL sit back and enjoy season three of Downton Abbey; all, that is, if I can get Guy hooked on it as much as I am!