Greetings for fall to one and all! (This concludes the column’s poetry portion. On to the news!) Don Lougee wrote from the Big Island, Hawaii, where he and wife Nancy live. Don teaches Hawaiian and Pacific history at the local middle school. He notes that where he teaches, south of Hilo, is not like the resorts. Lots of students are disadvantaged (poverty, family members in prison, etc). Don loves every second of what he does. * From the Big Island to Big Sky country, where I got an update on Carrie Getty Scheid via Paul Boghossian. Carrie lives in Montana; her husband is a retired cattle rancher. They still receive cattle at their ranch and lease ranch grazing. Unfortunately, that usually culminates during reunion week. After seeing a beer-in-hand photo Paul had posted at our “Colby College Class of ’76” Facebook group, Carrie noted we would not be surprised to learn she became a national beer judge at one point. I imagine several classmates will contact her to learn how to qualify! * David McKay Wilson returned to the Journal News in White Plains, N.Y., writing weekly about public affairs. He continues to write for college alumni magazines, including this one. * As Colby begins its 200th year, The Bright School, where Jim Morgan is headmaster, is celebrating its 100th year. Jim’s glad it’s not his 100th year! He loves life with a brand new grandchild, Henry. * MaryAnn and Mark Janos are starting to enjoy LWT—life without tuition. Son Jimmy graduated top honors from University of N.H., and son Emmanuel from Suffolk Law School; Louis works in Boston, living with Emmanuel in Boston’s North End, or as Mark calls it, the adult Disneyland. Mark hopes to travel to Greece this fall, stopping in Zurich to visit his sister and see Morgan Murphy. (Morgan, send news!) * David ’75 and Harriet Buxbaum Pinansky are excited because after retiring next spring, they’ll be able to spend all their summers at their house in Sebago, Maine. They’ll stay in San Antonio winters. They plan to start making it to reunions! (Circle June 2-5, 2016, on your calendar…EVERYONE!) * Sim Chan ’75 and Rob Gregory are expecting their 10th grandchild in February. All of their children (who were homeschooled) are in turn homeschooling the grandchildren. Youngest son David begins at Tufts Medical School next year. Rob and Sim remain involved in Christian gospel work at Bowdoin College. * Charlie Fitts and his wife, now grandparents, live in Scarborough, Maine, with their two youngest sons (of five). He teaches in the geology department at University of Southern Maine and writes groundwater software and texts. One son works for a computer firm near Boston, another attends grad school in Colorado, the third is chef at the Grateful Bread bakery/café in North Windham, Maine. * Jed Snyder was planning to leave Paradise (Hawaii) to return to D.C. in October. He’s had a marvelous four years as senior advisor to the commander of U.S. Pacific Command for four years, working on issues like China’s evolving strategy in the Asia-Pacific theater, and North Korea’s continuing mischief. Jed will return to headquarters for the Center for Naval Analyses. * As for this column’s 40-year nostalgia: How many remember “The Foss-Woodman Plague” that erupted post-Thanksgiving 1976. Dozens and dozens were struck by a mystery bug, so severe that Nurse Sargent had to set up shop off Foss Lounge. Strangely, the first 50 to get it came from 47 different rooms. * Well, that takes care of fall. The next column kicks off with updates from Carol Haffenreffer Abrahams. You can join her by sending your own update. As always, remember to give to the Colby Fund.