Ready? Here’s the next installment of news from our classmates. * Don Tardiff has a son and two grandchildren. His hobbies are bridge and reading, and for 30 years when he was younger he played golf. For 42 years he was a volunteer bank director. * Although Dwight Erlick lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., he spends his summers in Lakewood, Colo. He has four grandchildren. He has returned to painting and currently does abstract art. Dwight invites us to visit his website at dwighterlick.com. I did, and I think you’ll find it interesting. Over the past several years he’s been on cruises to the Far East and Europe. * Louise Leavenworth was an adoption social worker for many years, retiring in 1996. She saw a lot of Mary Lou Clare until May Lou’s death and is still close to her family. Her hobbies include gardening and reading. She belongs to many social work groups and is active in her church. * Shirlee Rubin Ezmirly has two sons, one daughter, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. One niece attended Colby. Shirlee spends time maintaining her properties, which include a building constructed between 1884 and 1886. This was Key West’s first private hospital, known as the Louise Maloney Hospital. After Shirlee jumped hoops for two years, the building is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Shirlee also has a vessel documentation business, which helps fishermen and charter boat owners operate with the necessary legal licenses. She loves to read, and her hobbies include collecting info on nutrition and writing her autobiography. * Linda Shaw Maguire claims no one in her family is famous or notorious. She has two daughters, however, who love doing triathlons together. Her 10 grandchildren are either in line for, going to, or graduated from college—but none at Colby. Linda lives six months in New Jersey and six months in Florida. In New Jersey she lives in a big apartment house near Ridgewood, and in Florida she lives in Venice with a friend. Her hobbies include bridge, crossword puzzles, and eating out, with the emphasis on eating out! When in New Jersey she helps with setting up for and cleaning up from parties in her apartment building. She jogged from age 50 until arthritis set in, but with two new hips, she still walks. * Cynthia Crook Lieck and her husband, Chuck, have two daughters and two granddaughters. One granddaughter is career Navy, and the other works for USAA, as does her mother. They also have a grandson, who has made them proud great-grandparents of a great-granddaughter. Cynthia keeps busy with watercolor painting, writing in a memoir workshop, taking Zumba classes in and out of the pool, bike riding, and reading. She also volunteers at her church’s thrift shop. * About a year ago Bev Barnett Ammann and her husband moved from Virginia to Maryland to be closer to their daughter and other family members. With this move she lost her many opportunities to play her cello in the Williamsburg area, but now she has partnered up with another symphony with her daughter, who is a fine oboist. Bev remembers her days at Colby—“the best of my life!” * Barbara Grant Doyle has two sons and five granddaughters—a lawyer, a math teacher, a student at Oxford, and two in high school. Barbara lives in a retirement community in Hanover, N.H., and claims to be “bored.” However, she does volunteer at the Hanover Senior Center. * I am sad to report that Jim Noice passed away March 30. He and his wife of 33 years lived in Deland, Fla.—halfway between Daytona Beach and Orlando. Jim was a retired vice president of Smith Barney, a NYSE firm, and also a retired U.S. Navy officer. Jim and his wife spent the spring, summer, and fall at their “wonderful place at Beech Mountain, N.C., (5,500 feet high) near Boone.” They both served on the board of their 74-house gated community. In his last correspondence, Jim said, “Colby has always been very special to me.” * I’ll be back with more news in the next issue of Colby.