Hello classmates. I hope you are all having a fantastic spring! * Doug Kant continues to work as a benefits lawyer at Fidelity Investments and says, “Retirement planning appears to be the issue du jour in this country.” His wife, Joy, continues her fine art business and had a booth at the annual art show at the Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama. She just completed 10 years on the board, including four as president, of the International OCD Foundation, a family cause. Their son Jared received his M.S.W. from Simmons in May 2011 and has been working as a social worker in a sub-agency of the Home for Little Wanderers. Daughter Alexis received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is in a two-year fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Doug and Joy bought a vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard in 2009 a mile from where Clarke and Cathie Smith Keenan ’68 also own a vacation home. * In January Penny Post Crockett and her husband Charlie were awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Camden (Maine) Rotary Club. This award from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International was for their work over the last 42 years with the youth of the Camden-Rockport community. Penny was a high school English teacher for 30 years as well as ski team and cross-country running coach, and Charlie was a math teacher for 36 years and coached softball, girls’ basketball, JV boys’ basketball, and cross country. The award recognized their leadership in organizing the senior class trip to Washington, D.C., from 1985 to 2012. They both retired from classroom teaching in 1999 but continue to organize and lead the class trip to D.C., believing in the importance of this opportunity for students in their area. When given the award they were told, “… thank you for making a difference in your community and in the lives of less fortunate people in the world.” * Anne York Samson was thrilled to welcome a sixth grandchild in November. Son Ethan and Lindsay Dickston, in Portland, Ore., had their first child, a beautiful baby boy, just before Thanksgiving. Anne’s husband became ill in September and they have been unable to travel, but thanks to Skype they can visit their grandchildren in Switzerland, Kentucky, and Oregon! Anne still enjoys working part time as a psychologist for Kaiser-Permanente. * Tom Wright was one of the alumni who enjoyed the tailgate party at last fall’s Colby-Bowdoin football game and wishes everyone a happy spring. * Eddie Woodin is keeping busy with work and was recently awarded the ECOMaine Environmentalist Award for Scarborough, where he led an effort for the town to use of organic products versus chemical pesticides and herbicides. * Kristen Kreamer’s big news is that she has traded the suburbs for the city and moved back into Philadelphia where she is enjoying getting reacquainted with walking the dogs, shopping at the food co-op, and using public transportation. Her kids complain that they’re not city kids, but she’s hoping they will learn! “If I can adjust at my age, why shouldn’t they?” * Pam and I were also able to welcome a new grandchild, our sixth. Our granddaughter Jordan was born Feb. 10 in Bangor to our son Chris and his wife, Aimee. I wish you all a healthy, peaceful, and fun summer!