John and Becky Crane Rafferty sent August greetings from the coast of Maine as they sat on their porch looking across Penobscot Bay to the Samoset. The 100-year-old cottage has been in the Crane family for almost 75 years. Becky has spent part of every summer for at least 60 of those, and John about 40. They celebrated their 50th here two years ago with all their families present. Becky and John spent March in Myrtle Beach and visited Charleston on the way down and loved it. In June they took a 12-day Baltic capitol cruise, preceded by three days in Amsterdam. They spent a day with John’s cousin in Stockholm and were ferried around by friends in Copenhagen. They enjoy spending time with Sandy ’61 and Nancy Cunneen Boardman ’61, who also live in East Granby, Conn. * Jane and Peter Henderson have burned up the roads between Florida and Tennessee keeping up with their six grands. Peter feels privileged to still be singing with his favorite group of guys, the Colby Eight, at the annual Colby reunion. Bob Marier is usually there along with members ranging from ’58 through ’63. In July, his entire family trekked to Caribou, Maine, Pete’s hometown, to get a sense of what northern Aroostook County is all about. They saw the potato blossoms in full bloom, canoed on the Aroostook River, feasted on lobster rolls in Fort Kent, had some of the best barbecue in the U.S. off the Rib Truck in Presque Isle, visited his grandparent’s grave site in New Brunswick, Canada, and followed the St. John River across the top of Maine. * Deb Wilson Albee is getting used to two new knees! She had a fun get together with Wendy McWilliam Denneen, and Doug ’58 and Judy Ingram Hatfield, in July. Her youngest granddaughter, Madeleine Albee, was the Connecticut gold medal overall gymnastics champion last May. Exciting for a 12-year-old and her family! * Both Jock Knowles and Pete Cavari sent news about Steve Curley, who will be honored during the Family Homecoming Weekend with the much-coveted Carl Nelson award. President Bro Adams will present this award and his much overdue honorary Colby degree October 5. Thank you, Steve, for your many contributions to Colby over the past years. * Eunice Bucholz Spooner attended her youngest son’s wedding in New Haven, July 3, and saw Janice Rideout Carr and husband July 6. On July 7, at home, she fell out of her wheelchair, slid down a flight of stairs, and broke her neck for a second time (nearly 30 years apart). She had her first helicopter ride to Eastern Maine Hospital in Bangor, where the doctor put on her second halo. Tony ’57 and Bev Jackson Glockler visited her during rehab in Waterville. Thankfully, she is doing very well with her Great Dane puppy and three excellent caregivers. * Peg Jack Johnston loves being retired because she can be extra busy all the time. She is active with Rotary and ending polio, has two rescue cats and a rescue dog, babysits for her Denver son’s three kids, and travels for fun. This year, she’s been to Puerta Vallarta, Chicago, Sacramento (to visit her other sons and their families), and to Dunsmuir, Calif., with her 8-year-old granddaughter. Coming up for Peg are trips to Morocco and Hawaii. She finds time for some reading and exercise, and has taken up badminton. * Bette and Dick Peterson enjoy their three grandchildren, including 14-month-old fraternal twins and namesake 5-year-old boy. Dick and Bette had an adventurous trip to England in May, where they saw Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip riding close by in their carriage. They went to the Cotswolds for an eight-day walking trip. Dick retired recently, and then unretired to start up an insurance company with a friend from Wharton’s faculty. The company writes cybercrime insurance. * Ken Nigro and Jane Holden Huerta have breakfast together from time to time and wonder if anyone is interested in a mini-reunion in 2013. Please let me know at email@example.com.