As I write, our fields here in Maine are lined with goldenrod, a sure sign fall is on the way. Most of you, I’m sure, had a busy summer, but in spite of visitors and hectic schedules we heard from quite a few classmates. Bev (Jackson) ’60 and Tony Glockler attended Reunion 2013 partly to help celebrate Colby’s 200th anniversary and partly to accompany their daughter, Margo ’88, to her 25th reunion. Tony reported that Peter Merrill led the Colby Eight and “they sounded young as ever!” That one compliment alone would be music to Peter and company’s ears (pardon the pun). The Glocklers returned to Maine to go camping in Acadia in July, and then they were off to Scandinavia in August. * Toni Ciunci Hudson reported from Pasadena that she has been fully retired for six years but Patrick is still hard at work. Toni is a member of the Compulsive Gardeners class at the L.A. County Arboretum and enjoys her two book clubs. She’s trying hard to stop scouting the thrift shops, but the thrill of the chase gets in one’s blood; I know that she and I would be dangerous if let loose together. Toni and Patrick like to travel back East to visit family, and she says her favorite trip (so far) was to Peru and a five-day excursion along the Amazon with a guide just for the two of them. * Janet Mittlesdorf Lumsden’s family keeps getting bigger—the latest addition is a great-grandson born last April, and a great-granddaughter is due in December. She and her husband will downsize their home one of these days but don’t quite know where to begin. * In March Peter and Jeanne F. Arnold M.D. drove to Salt Lake City (well, Peter drove while Jeanne kept her knitting needles clicking) to research genealogy at the Family History Library. They stopped along the way at Fort Wayne for a meeting of the Sheldon Family Association, of which Jeanne is president. Jeanne and Peter teach genealogy in workshops and attended N.E. Regional Genealogical Society’s biannual meeting in New Hampshire as exhibitors. As delegates to the Massachusetts Medical Society, they both attend semi-annual meetings. * As you are about to see, Arlette and Mac Harring’s bucket list gets longer and longer—and that’s great! They traveled to Costa Rica last November, to Antarctica in January, and to Utah for two weeks of skiing in February. May found them hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At the end of August they toured Iceland, then were off to Colorado for 10 days of hiking in the beautiful Rockies. Where in the world can we buy their 365-day energy drink, produced by the Energizer bunny? * On a beautiful day in mid-August, Guy and I once again enjoyed lunch at the Royal River Grillhouse here in Yarmouth with Ellie Shorey Harris and her friend Harry. Ellie and Harry were driving down to the Virginia Beach Museum of Contemporary Art to attend the wedding of Ellie’s grandson Morgan. In closing, a very sincere thank you to our many friends who have been in close touch this past difficult year: Kathy Sferes Eraklis, Ellie Gray Gatenby, Janice Thomson Christensen, Perk Perkins Canton, Diane Schnauffer Zullinger, and the many wonderful Colby friends we have here in the Portland area.