So glad to hear that our classmates came out of Sandy with minor losses or none at all! * Leslie Taylor wrote about the highlight of her year—daughter Zoe Plakias’s wedding in July to Daniel Armstrong of Kentucky, on the campus of UC Davis. Zoe is there working on her Ph.D. in agriculture and resource economics. Leslie’s other highlight is that she’s in her second year singing tenor with Amandia, a semiprofessional community chorus in Greenfield, Mass., singing songs of social justice from around the world in prisons, hospitals, schools, and churches. She loved her four years as a Colbyette, and this experience is even better! Thankfully Sandy left western Massachusetts alone this year. * Elizabeth Armstrong reports that daughter Rebekah is applying to Colby (though not because her mother went there). They’ll wait to see what the outcome is. * After 25-plus years with BNYMellon, Donna Drury Bleakney ended her financial career in October, moving from Massachusetts to South Carolina (Bluffton, just off Hilton Head Island) with husband Scott. They’ll keep their New England tie—their second home in Sweden, Maine, for the summer months, planning to enjoy the warmer South Carolina weather for the rest of the year. * While waiting for Sandy to arrive, Deb Lieberman Moore received a call from Sally Morton. She had traveled to Greenwich for a Monday morning meeting, which only moments before had been canceled. Not wanting to get trapped in southern Connecticut on Long Island Sound, Sally “hightailed it” to Deb’s house. They rode out the storm together, every couple of hours calling to check up on Wendy Cohn ’80 who was in Margate, N.J., taking care of her parents. Unfortunately Wendy didn’t fare so well—the house suffered considerable damage. Deb and Sandy were grateful to be safe. * Kyle Harrow thankfully didn’t suffer any damages from Sandy at her home or condo in Ocean City, N.J. She did lose power for six days, which was better than most in her town of Millburn, N.J. Kyle never expected to go through a disaster of this magnitude, a first for her and hopefully the last. * My news is that just last week, Dec. 11, my husband, Tom, and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. It has been a wonderful ride so far! Y That’s it this time. Please take the time when I e-mail next quarter to send in news of what’s happening in your life to share with your classmates.