Mac MacLean recently had lunch with Pete Leofanti. Mac was tired of shoveling snow and was happy when it was all gone! * Brenda Wrobleski Gottschalk wrote from Croatia and Slovenia, where she was on tour. In one day they went from sunny Venice to snowy mountains to palm trees in Opatia on the Dalmatian coast. She spent Christmas in Stuttgart, Germany, visiting her son. They attended a classical Christmas concert in Salzburg and visited Neuschweinstein, Mad King Ludwig’s castle. New Year’s was spent in Reykjavik, Iceland, where they helped the Icelanders ﬁre off 600 tons of ﬁreworks. In April she headed to Chile, Easter Island, and Patagonia. * Allison and John Chapman are enjoying their winters in St. Augustine, where it is cool without the snow and ice, and summers in Maine. One item is missing: classmate interaction. They would like to see any of you so they can show off their adopted town. * Colleen “Jo” Littlefield Jones is sorry to have been out of touch, including for our 50th reunion. For the past year and a half she has had deaths in the family and personal health issues. She and Jan Cole Courant e-mail and talk regularly, and she is frequently in touch with Pam Taylor. I’m happy to report that Jo is recovering and gaining daily. I’m also happy to report that Pam Taylor has bounced back from her brain surgery last May. We were delighted that she made it to Colby for our 50th, if only for a short visit. * Jan Cole Courant wrote a nice long e-mail. In October she ﬂew to San Francisco for a visit with her son and his family. There she was reacquainted with her 2 1/2-year-old grandson and met her 8-month-old grandson for the ﬁrst time. She had a delightful visit and saw many of the Bay Area sights. While this might not seem like anything out of the ordinary for most of us, it was the ﬁrst time Jan had even been near a plane since 1999! Jan is the dedicated caregiver for her husband, who has been ill for quite some time. She also mentioned how nice it has been to renew ties with former roommate Jo Littlefield Jones. * Ceylon Barclay sent along a wonderful suggestion about one of us writing a story about those classmates with extended family who have attended Colby. At least a dozen or so of his extended family attended Colby, including musicians, philanthropists, doctors, chemists, a valedictorian, and a salutatorian. At last count I [Pat Farnham Russell] think at least two dozen of my family have attended. I’m hoping for a fourth-generation freshman for fall of 2014. I know Joan (Dignam) ’63 and Richard Schmaltz already have a fourth generation attending. If any of you would like to dig into your family history, please send info along to me and I will put something together for a future column or article.