Gary Barnes and Gayle Jobson Poinsette are again spending three winter months far from Vermont, this year in Arizona. * Vermonters Betty (Savicki ’68) and John “Daisy” Carvellas will spend a couple of winter months in St. Augustine, Fla. * RVers Liz (Drinkwine ’68) and Ted Houghton hit the road again after their Massachusetts summer. This year’s eight-month odyssey started in Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, and Utah en route to New Mexico, where they’ll spend most of the winter. * Eddie and Lynn Seidenstuecker Gall are wintering at their California home in La Quinta, finding the combination of California winters and Maine summers perfect. They’d love to see anyone visiting in the Palm Springs area. * Frank ’64 and Natalie Bowerman Zaremba visited Pam Harris Holden in Scottsdale, Ariz., in the fall. * Anne Ruggles Gere and family spent Thanksgiving in Buenos Aires, as Anne was giving a talk at the university there. * Gary McKinstry missed our reunion due to real estate business travel to England and the Netherlands, and more recently he went to Cape Town, South Africa, finding it amazing how many foreign buyers are attracted to the beaches and cultural life of Sarasota, Fla., his hometown. * Steve Rand and his partner, Susan, enjoyed time on the Belgrade Lakes this summer and took a side trip to Colby. * Californian Terry Eagle has retired from full-time work at Cate School after 45 years of teaching. He now works one day a week for Cate, serves on five nonprofit boards, sees his two grandchildren as much as possible, and spent two months in Maine this summer working on his golf and squash games. * Linda (Brooks ’68) and John Perkins enjoy retirement in Yarmouth and Oquossoc, Maine. They took a fascinating course at University of Southern Maine on the geology of Maine, taught by a fabulous teacher, John Tewhey ’65. They’d like to hear from Susan (Brown ’65) and Frank Musche. * Class president Fran Finizio is glad he can retire from Fidelity next May as planned, thus avoiding a move by Fidelity to Dallas. * Congratulations to two class authors, Barry Willdorf, whose novel Flight of the Sorceress has won a Global eBook Award for best historical literature, and Jay Fell, coauthor with four other men of 100 Years Up High: Colorado Mountains and Mountaineers, written to celebrate 20th-century Colorado mountaineering and the 100th anniversary of the Colorado Mountain Club. * Sue Turner visited with many Colby classmates last fall, among them gifted artist Kay Tower Carter, talented knitter Anne Ladd Carlson, and accomplished Maine state librarian Linda Hall Lord. * Veteran Maine state legislator Gary Knight is chair of the House taxation committee, hoping to improve the Maine tax code to make it more equitable and easier to administer. * A long-silent classmate has come forth: Peter Blumenthal retired in 1998 from the retail chain of picture framing stores he started, grew, and sold to a venture capital group. He then moved to Jerusalem for a year with his wife and daughter, 7. He had lost his first wife to cancer in 1988, after they had two sons, both Colby graduates. Back to Boston, where he developed several new businesses—exercise equipment, cooking school, baking business, lice treatment—with various family members. Pete keeps fit swimming and biking, attended Peter Swartz’s son’s wedding in Puerto Rico last May with Betty and Daisy Carvellas, and takes credit for giving Daisy his nickname. In Pete’s words: “I gave it to him because I thought he played football like a girl. Only kidding. I did give him his nickname, but it was because I thought I heard the name ’Daisy’ when someone was actually calling him by his initials, ‘JC.’ Being more colorful, my nickname stuck.” Our Colby education continues.