The Class of ’63 reunion planning committee sends you greetings and best wishes. Al Carville and his committee hope that by the time you read this, you’re either preparing to join us on Mayflower Hill for our 50th reunion June 6-9 or you’re back home and savoring the wonderful time we had together. * Both Barb Haines Chase and Karen Forslund Falb sent in a transcript of an NPR interview, “For Elderly Midwife, Delivering Babies Never Gets Old,” by Ina Jaffe about Dian Emerson Sparling. I highly recommend going to npr.org/2013/03/06/173156161/for-midwife-delivering-babies-never-gets-old to read the article and see photos of our Dian. Here are a few excerpts: “Sparling founded an obstetrics and gynecology practice called Womancare 31 years ago. During her career, she has delivered around 2,000 babies. … [A]s a midwife, Sparling works more closely with women in labor than do most MDs. … She has given herself deadlines for retiring before. … [She says at age 75] ‘I will no longer be seeing patients in the office.’” But … . * Don and Betsy Doe Norwat took a cruise to Nova Scotia, Saint John, N.B., and New England. Despite coming from Kennebunkport, she had never been to that part of Canada. They visited her cousin Carolyn Doe Woznick ’53 in Boston. On another trip she met Ruth Pratley Madell in Kansas City. * Jim Westgate writes that he and Judi Magalhaes Garcia are in close communication. From Thailand Jim continues to be in touch with, and supportive of, countless friends and former students. * Nancy (Godley) ’65 and John Wilson are in Deer Isle, Maine, and enjoyed the snow, wind, and single-digit temps this winter. They stayed warm by the wood stoves. They’re looking forward to seeing classmates at our 50th reunion. * Peter Vogt is not ready to retire. His career as a documentary producer/director (vogtproductions.com) began because of a chance encounter he had with a film crew on campus in 1962. After four years in the Air Force as a motion picture officer, he’s been in the business ever since. Photographer/artist Pamela Zilly and Peter have been together in Cabin John, Md., since 1995. He says, “Life with Pam is full of art, humor, beautiful gardens, and good friends. I’ve been very lucky.” * Ruth Pratley Madell says her 70th birthday stretched out for several months. Her niece, Debbie Wathen Finn ’74, a Colby overseer, hosted many family members—including Debbie’s daughter Stephanie Finn ’07—at “a great house she rented in Damariscotta.” They had a grand time visiting L.L. Bean, kayaking, and making the most of being near the ocean. As she wrote this, she was preparing to fly to San Francisco to visit her daughter and grandchildren. “Looking forward to June!” * Jack and Susan Ferries Moore live on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. They keep busy with kayaking, boating, crabbing, fishing, gardening, and a lot of traveling. They’ve taken kids and grandkids to Costa Rica and have traveled to Italy and Albania to visit her sister and her husband, who manages a USAID grant. She recently saw Cindy Smith Whitaker, Cile Tougas Nix, Marsha Palmer Reynolds, and Peggy Fuchs Singer and hopes to see us all at reunion. * Bonnie Brown Potter, Jane Melanson Dahmen, Joan Dignam Schmaltz, and yours truly worked hard to create a 50th-reunion book befitting our wonderful class. We hope you’re enjoying your copy.