Janet Perethian Stauffer is enjoying early retirement. She cruised to Italy and Greece last June with husband Dale and last September traveled to the Burgundy region in southern France with one of Jean Straehl Moss’s amazing tours. She enjoyed the sights with old friends Jean and Penny Wolf Burns, who is Jean’s assistant. * Nour Nahawi writes from Algeria to share proud news that son Sami will graduate in December from the University of Nebraska and that his youngest son is a sophomore at American University in D.C. Nour is the CEO of Arab Banking Corp. in Algeria. * Since 2005 Amy (Brewer ’71) and Gary Fitts have enjoyed early retirement. They keep busy visiting their children in Fla., Va., and Charlestown, Mass., where they spend time with their seven grandchildren! Gary and Amy plan to celebrate their 40th anniversary this year on a European adventure. The amazing trip finishes with a train trip to Paris revisiting their romantic reunion in the fall of ’71. The story goes that Gary left Colby with Greg Smith for six weeks in Europe, where Gary caught up with Amy for three memorable days. Gary and Amy welcome Colby friends to their summer home on Sibley Pond in Pittsfield, Maine, where cold adult beverages are offered. Thanks Gary! * Susan Schink enjoys bringing her 4-year-old therapy goldendoodle, Rosie, to work with her as priest-in-charge at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church in Hawthorne, N.J. * Susan Rennau’s life is good. She enjoys work at Huntsman Cancer Hospital, under the umbrella of the University Hospital (of Utah), where she’s an R.N. in oncology. Her health is excellent, and both daughters have graduated from college and are well employed. * Lucia Whittelsey describes retirement from Colby last May as both a graduation and commencement. Congratulations, Lucia, as you begin your new adventure. * Kevin and Gail Andrews McCarthy enjoy having their three children living nearby (but not at home)! Gail stopped working about a year ago and keeps busy volunteering at church, traveling, playing bridge, and getting together with family. She and Kevin plan a trip to Yellowstone sometime within the year. * Ingrid Svensson Crook excitedly writes about her new teaching job: she’s starting a German program at the county STEM high school. Although she’s been teaching “for a while,” she’s in no way ready to retire and is thrilled to be able to promote both Germany and the German language. She’s also implementing an exchange program between her school and one in Bavaria. One aspect of her job is a trip to France with 15 current students to Normandy, Paris, and the Loire valley. She’ll follow up with two weeks in Bretagne and the Limousin with her husband and another couple. * Alex Wilson attended the Class of 1973 annual LCA Chopper Confab golf and Kentucky Derby weekend in Portsmouth, N.H., with fraternity brothers Lloyd Benson, Brian Cone, John Krasnavage, Bob Landsvik, Chris Lawson, Joe Mattos, and Bob O’Neill. Also attending were Joe Doherty ’75 and two Chopper children, John Landsvik (Assumption ’12) and Justin Mattos (UMaine ’09). Non-golfers Duncan Leith and Phil Ricci joined in for dinner and cards after a spirited Friday afternoon antiquing session in the Portsmouth area. This reunion marked Bob O’Neill’s first day away from his new job as director of the California State Lottery. He was appointed by first-term Governor Jerry Brown after Bob’s mandatory retirement at age 60 from a major consulting firm in Sacramento.