Greetings from Maine! I went to Colby over Reunion Weekend in June to attend the memorial service for Charlie Bassett. It was a beautiful service in Lorimer Chapel with great jazz music and wonderful storytelling by former students and fellow faculty members. I hope Charlie was there in spirit to enjoy the music, wonderful stories, and remembrances of his life at Colby. He touched the lives of so many, including my own. I always think of him when I write and when I edit my employees’ writing. I misspelled the word “seperete” (sic) once, and he wrote in red ink on my paper, “there’s a rate in separate.” And I will never put an apostrophe in “its” unless it’s a contraction for ‘it is’! These are just two of the many lessons learned from a great professor that I share with my children and employees all the time. * Carolyn Berry Copp’s daughter, Charlotte (a sophomore in high school), started college visits in June and the first stop was Colby. They were on a mother-daughter adventure with friends and also checked out UMO (where the other mom went). Carolyn was shocked and saddened to discover that her room on the third floor of Mary Low is now a bathroom! Carolyn loves showing the art museum to folks and can’t wait until the new wing is completed. While in Maine they enjoyed whitewater rafting on the Kennebec. In August they rafted for four days on the Rogue River in Oregon. When she’s not rafting, Carolyn works as director of development for the Newton Community Service Center in West Newton, Mass. MaryBeth Whitaker McIntyre lives just up the street. * Bob Benjamin sends greetings from Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he arrived in June. He is deployed as the chief of mobility for the joint sustainment command. It’s very hot and dusty there—hard to believe the air can hold so much dirt! He works a full day, but the living conditions are pretty good. He shares a room with a few other senior officers with AC, Internet, and indoor plumbing down the hall. He looks forward to getting home next year in time to see his oldest son graduate from college and to attend our 30th reunion. * Susanna Schneider participated in the sidewalk art show at the Munson Williams Art Institute in Utica, N.Y. * Jeff Brown’s been a bachelor this summer. His son, Alec, 16, got a job at UNC in a biomedical engineering lab within the neurophysiology department, so his wife moved to NC with him for the summer. His daughter, Hannah, 19, works as a camp counselor at Lochearn Camp for Girls on Lake Fairlee, Vt. Jeff’s job takes him to Europe six to seven times a year and to Asia three to four times a year, so he’s very busy.