IT’S TIME TO ENJOY LIFE: Stu Rakoff shared some disturbing health problems and “wanted broader distribution to come directly from him.” He noted some speech and muscle weakness in spring 2012. Last September he was diagnosed with ALS. So far, so good. The symptoms are relatively mild, and he has excellent medical support. His wife, Roz, and family and many friends have provided comfort and support. He is able to continue some work with long-time clients and is active in the Reston, Va., community. “I get to the gym most every day.” * Susan Brown Musche has fully recovered from quadruple bypass surgery. She and Frank ’66 enjoy holidays at the Pelican Resort on Simpson Bay, St. Martin. Sue recently saw Lesley Forman Fishelman. * Jean (Hoffmann ’66) and Neil Clipsham continue to make American Girl-sized furniture and clothing for their granddaughters. Jean works 30 hours a week for a foundation. Since he retired Neil has had numerous home improvement projects including “placing a dumpster in the driveway and systematically tossing all the unused, unwanted, and unrecyclable items collected over 48 years.” They enjoyed an Alaskan cruise/tour last summer. * Barbara McGillicuddy Bolton “is still shamelessly promoting her Colby-inspired novel, Lulu Goes to College. To get an e-mail of chapter one, contact her at email@example.com. Barbara noted the passing of Fran Matteson Packard shortly before Christmas. Fran lived many years in Berkeley, Calif., where she was active in local and state politics. * Rick and Nancy Winslow Harwood survived Nemo, the blizzard of ’13, without a disruption of any travel. Hurricane Sandy delayed their departure for Budapest by 24 hours last October. They ended up flying from JFK via Detroit and Paris for a Danube cruise. “Mark your calendar for a storm disaster on March 28, when we are leaving for China and Tibet with Sunny Coady in tow.” * Lois and John Carnochan celebrated their 45th anniversary in August 2012. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. John has retired from the pension actuarial field. Lois continues to teach “a course or two” at College of New Rochelle. John “keeps busy serving as the treasurer of his church.” * May-Lis and Jay Gronlund are now proud grandparents as daughter Melissa gave birth to a baby girl in London last February. Jay continues with his consulting business, the Pathfinder Group in NYC. * Sue (Cook) ’67 and Nick Locsin continue to volunteer at the Maine Maritime Museum. Nick teaches wooden-boat building to local middle school students and does development work for the museum. Sue is cataloging and archiving marine blueprints. They spent last Christmas in Barcelona with their son and his family and plan to join friends in Slovenia this summer. * I am finishing my 17th season as a tax preparer with H&R Block as I write this. I fell in May 2011 on the way back from JFK after a fun 21 days in Australia and Tasmania. The resulting back injury has still not fully healed. As with Stu Rakoff, “disturbing symptoms” led to a diagnosis of throat cancer, which resulted in 35 radiation treatments. All is now clear. My planned adventures to Vietnam and Peru in 2012 became a week of R&R on Grand Cayman in July and a week on Palm Beach in Aruba in August. The best beach visit was Long Bay Beach on Tortola, BVI, in December. I’m planning to resume adventure travel in 2013. The time to enjoy life is NOW. * Bud Marvin is on the Anniversary Committee as a team captain for Class President Harold Kowal. I and some other classmates will be calling you as part of the Colby Fund bicentennial drive. We ask you to remember what Colby helped you to become and write a check when asked to pass it on so that others may find the joy we did on Marshmallow Hill. Hail, Colby, Hail.