Here’s an update from Johnson third floor 1984/1985. I asked for memories, news, Colby highlights and redos. My freshman roommate, Patty Haffey Clendenen, lives in Wellesley, Mass. Her husband, Pat, practices law in Boston. Patty is looking for a job now that her youngest, Claire, is a senior. Their oldest, Paul, is at Clemson, and Drew is at Miami Ohio. Pat and Patty made the trip to Colby with Claire wondering if they’d finally have a child who appreciates the remote beauty of Maine! I recently enjoyed catching up with Patty during a walk around the Weston, Mass., reservoir with our dogs. * Rob Koff is in Simsbury, Conn., where I used to see him at car washes and a favorite bar, more frequently at the latter. Rob has three kids (two girls, 6 and 9, and a son, 16), owns a real estate investment and management company, and is married. Rob’s redo: to have exercised his talents and played football at Colby! He stays in close contact with Scott Bunker, Peter O’Toole ’89, and freshman roommate Derek Sappenfield. Derek sent the most creative response to my request for favorite Colby memories: “Yianni’s special right before bed, Quebec road trip (including cow tipping), a payback swirlie, day-long wiffle ball games, the anticipation of a full garbage can of water leaning against a door, marathon die games (including one with a certain person’s father).” Derek is a business consultant and has lived in Russia, South Africa, and Belgium and worked virtually everywhere else. He has a son, 8, who bears a strong resemblance and who seems to have inherited the travel bug. * Karen Linde Packman lives in Weston, Mass., with her two girls, 15 and 13. Her husband, Jeff, works in biotech while Karen keeps busy with the girls and with work for a foundation focused on arts and education, particularly in low-income communities in Massachusetts. The family enjoys bicycling and skiing. Karen’s Colby highlight is her life-long friends, including her best friend, Jeff. Redo: volunteering as goalie for the JV lacrosse team freshman year having never before picked up a stick. * Stacey Mendelsohn Marx was Karen’s roommate. Stacey and Josh live on Bainbridge Island in Washington with Sallie, 16, and Nate 14. Stacey works on getting mental health coverage for the underserved. She runs half-marathons, spectates at her kids’ games, and enjoys cooking. Stacey has created a beautiful and warm home overlooking the water, which I enjoyed during a visit with Karen Linde Packman in 2008. * Peter Weltchek lives in San Francisco with his wife, Sara Starr, and boys Charlie (fourth grade) and Owen (first). They live in the city, where Peter is a partner in a real estate company, investing in underperforming shopping centers. He was in NYC over Thanksgiving and enjoyed seeing freshman roommate Chris Whelan. Chris and his wife, Marie Elena (Gravano ’90), live in NJ and have three daughters. Chris works in NYC for Morgan Stanley. Chris and Peter saw Shawn Holt, his wife, and three daughters at their home in NJ. Jon Earl and one of his two daughters were also there. On a visit to Boston, Peter connected with Dean Schwartz and Hilary Seward Kempainen. I see Hilary around Boston with her young son and daughter. The kids always look supremely happy. * And finally, Becca Bruce Dobberfuhl sent news from Austin, Texas. At the time she wrote, Becca and her husband, Steven, were anxiously awaiting the arrival of their baby, who was due via gestational carrier in January. After riding on the infertility roller coaster, they’re thrilled. Becca and Steven, a doctor, went on a medical mission to Honduras last May and treated women and children in makeshift clinics in three remote villages. They celebrated Josh and Stacey Mendelsohn Marx’s 20th anniversary with them in Bainbridge last September. Her Colby redo: learn Spanish. * Thanks to the many who wrote in. Some news wasn’t included since I have a 650-word limit. The next column is already written! Stay tuned and keep it up!