It was wonderful to hear from classmates; thank you for your responses. * Carlton Winslow and his wife, Kitty, moved to Rockland, Maine, and enjoy “the slow lane.” * John Pomeranz is refurbishing a 1999 boat this winter, doing some work, and playing with his grandchildren. * In Plano, Texas, John Kreideweis consults with defense-related government contractors. His daughter will be married next year in Dallas. Looking forward to our 50th reunion, John says, “To have made the 50-year journey since graduation and survived is worth celebrating!” * Joel and Suzy Noyes Mague traveled last June to St. Petersburg and Moscow. They’re planning a trip to India, where they’ll tour and Joel will teach in Bombay. * Natalie (Furlong) ’67 and Al Graceffa live in Hilton Head, S.C., and vacation in Maine. They both play a lot of golf and travel a triangular route from S.C. to California to Maine to visit their three children and eight grandchildren. * Morg McGinley retired from the newspaper business six years ago but continues his work as a writer. He’s involved with Northeast Utilities and several State of Connecticut media entities. Morg also mentors writers. He and his wife, Lisa, have three children and five grandchildren. Morg plans to wade streams to fish for salmon and trout for a long time to come! * In Washington State Jim Harris retired last year from the book publishing industry. He stays involved with his local library, the Pacific Northwest Book Sellers Association, and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. He meets with and helps writers, booksellers, and librarians in their chosen fields. Jim looks forward to our 50th. * Martha Farrington Mayo remembers her Colby musical experiences and reflects on how they have stayed with her throughout the years. Highlights were the Glee Club with Peter Ré and the Colbyettes. Martha still sings, with her daughter’s preschool children and with several community groups in Bath, Maine. * Dick Zipser, who writes in for the first time, has had a long career in academia. He’s been the chair of the department of foreign languages and literatures at the University of Delaware for 27 years. Prior to that, Dick taught at Oberlin College from 1969 to 1986. A sabbatical in 2013-2014 will lead him to retirement in 2014. Dick announces a spring 2013 publishing date of his documentary memoir Remembering East Germany, a book based on information in a file, gathered by informants, that the East German secret police (Stasi) compiled on Dick in the 1970s and 1980s while he was living in East Germany and working on scholarly projects. It will be published entirely in German and presented at the Leipzig Book Fair next spring. * Living in Park City, Utah, Robbie (Gilson) ’65 and Bob Drewes travel a lot and enjoy 15 wonderful grandchildren. Bob is mostly retired but stays involved with start-up projects and volunteer work at local universities. He enjoys backcountry hiking. He and Robbie plan to be at our 50th. * Steve Schoeman, who lives in New Jersey, muses that while communication technology allows for contact with spacecraft exiting the solar system, it can’t keep “Fios” service going during a major storm such as Sandy. Steve suggests that The Netherlands, with its massive and strong dike system, has much to teach us. Continue the conversation, Steve! * Larry Dyhrberg’s home is in Falmouth, Maine. He teaches modern U.S. history part time at Southern Maine Community College and writes as a hobby. He and his wife, Michelle Fournier, have two busy teenage daughters. Al Smith and Bob Gelbard showed up at a surprise 70th birthday party for Larry! There were a lot of laughs over Colby memories. In February Larry is off to New Zealand to tour, play golf, and look up Dyhrberg relatives. * Do you remember Sara Haskell Douglas? One of our freshman year classmates, Sara reconnected through the Colby magazine class column. After leaving Colby, she graduated from Ricker College and then owned a shoe store for 22 years in Houlton, Maine. Sara earned a master’s in adult education and now teaches statistics and algebra at the university level. She and her husband, Greg, have two children and four grandchildren and spend winters in Florida and summers in Maine. Sara thinks about the friends she made at Colby and would love to hear from classmates. * One final, sad note: Our classmate Ken Nye passed away at home in Freeport, Maine, Oct. 19, 2012, with Ann Schmidt Nye, his wife of 50 years, at his side. Those of us at our 45th reunion were fortunate to hear Ken read from his published poetry. He is greatly missed.