Hi everyone! Another summer is history, and we’re looking at our 45th reunion in a few months. Cherrie Dubois and Rae Jean Goodman are heading up reunion planning and fundraising, so watch for news, and mark your calendar for June 5-8, 2014. * Donna Massey is doing well and working full time. She hopes to transition to three days a week this fall and to have summers off “henceforth and forevermore!” She gardens, hikes, and plays tennis in her limited spare time. Son Chris moved to Madison, Wis., this summer, and her youngest, John, is is a mountaineer and guide in Anchorage. This summer John worked for National Geographic’s Alaska Survivor production team. He hopes to go to the Olympics to cheer for his girlfriend, who is training with the U.S. Nordic ski team. Donna says her children’s activities suggest she should do something more adventuresome herself, so she’s looking into a UU Service Committee work trip this winter in Guatemala. * Sandra Reed Clougher says things are going well in Vermont. Sandy retired in 2009 after 40 years with the state’s Department for Children and Families as a district director for child protection and juvenile justice. She and her husband provided eldercare for her mother and uncle, and now they enjoy traveling, volunteering for their church, working on the house and yard, and being grandparents. * Donald Caouette and his wife, Teri, celebrated their 40th anniversary with a vacation to Italy, visiting Rome, Florence, Siena, a Chianti vineyard, San Gimignano, and Pisa. They had a wonderful time even though Teri’s credit card number was stolen in Rome and $30,000 was charged. Fortunately, the credit card company deleted the large charges. Now they are back visiting their grandson in Southborough, Mass. * Bill Antonucci notes that we have “a big one coming up next year; time goes by way too fast.” * Doug Joseph is hoping to form a barbershop quartet with talent from our class to perform during Reunion Weekend. He’s aware that Bill Merritt sings for a chapter and hopes others will join him to sing primarily “polecats,” barbershop songs that most everyone knows. Anyone interested should contact Doug at firstname.lastname@example.org. * On June 22 Miriam Wohlgemuth Davis Bowen, who lost her first husband, Shawn, in 2007, married a man she knew through business 35 years ago. “We’re living in the Cedar City, Utah, area for the warm months and plan to stay in Glendale, Ariz., in the winter.” Her husband is active in the purebred dog scene, and she works part time in a freelance graphic arts business. They help each other with their work and enjoy a variety of volunteer activities. * Chris Christensen and wife Lynn attended a Tau Delta Phi reunion for the classes of 1965-70 last June at the Samoset Resort in Maine and reconnected with friends they don’t see at reunions held by class year. They spend time on Lake Winnipesaukee, joined by grandchildren Clara and Caden (5 and 3), and they recently made an offer on a new boat, an Apreamare. Their son, Jeff ’10, graduated from Boston College Law School this May, took the New Hampshire bar exam, and works for the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation. Daughter Kari ’98 was recently promoted to director of e-commerce for Sperry Top-Sider. * Ines Ruelius Altemose and her husband took daughter Kristen Leary and grandson Jake, now at Seton Hall University, to Rome and on a cruise of Italy, the Greek Islands, and Ephesus as a high school graduation gift. Ines says, “It was a great experience to see a young person experience ‘the old country’ for the first time.” * Craig Stevens spent another summer at the Maine Media Workshops and plans on returning again next year. He still teaches at the Savannah College of Art and Design. * Carol Partridge continues her work in Macedonia as a missionary with the United Methodist Church. * Please send news for our next class column to bring everyone up to date before we gather on Mayflower Hill next June.