John and Joan Williams Marshall, Dick Hallowell and wife Pat, Don Crowley ’58 and wife Loretta, and Tom LaVigne ’58 met for lunch in early April. All are relatively healthy despite bouts of illness/injury. Colbians cannot help but reminisce about Colby friends and ask, “Can you top this?” Don and Loretta are off to Hollywood for the airing of the final Survivor episode, in which their daughter, Patricia, is a contestant. * Dick Abedon lives in Wellington, Fla., home of all kinds of equestrian activities. He sees Paula and Peter Lunder, Paula and Allan Landau ’55, and Sandy and Don Kupersmith. His family planned to head to the Galapagos Islands in mid-June. * Donald Dunbar and his wife of 47 years, Susan, live in Vero Beach for seven or eight months, then go home to Connecticut in May. Susan, a retired physician, now works for Dunbar Consultants with premed and medical students. Don writes, “I wrote a book with Penguin/Gotham in 2007 and am presently working on a second one. Both concern college admissions and the significance of emotional intelligence and moral character in the selection process.” What You Don’t Know Can Keep You Out Of College is an awful title according to Don, but with a first book, one does not question publishers. UConn’s national basketball championship reminded him of Colby’s home win against them in 1956, when they were first in New England, and about the away win against nationally ranked (seventh) Seton Hall. I think not only of Robert Frost, our graduation speaker, but also of our fellow students and our coaches and teachers. How sad that our lives distance us from friends and family as we pursue opportunities in our chosen fields. Nonetheless, our memories sustain us. * Lucy Blainey Groening has been elected to the lay leadership position at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford. She has a month-long trip to Armenia and Iran planned. “After visiting the tomb of Cyrus the Great, liberator of the Jews from Babylonian captivity in 5,000 B.C., I felt as if I had walked out of the Old Testament. I’m looking forward to returning to that historic part of the world and to visiting western Iran.” * Hope Palmer Bramhall’s husband, Peter, passed away March 13. Our condolences to Hope and family. Thanks to Bill Haggett, Hope attended the christening of the USS Zumwalt in Bath, Maine, April 12. Because this destroyer is the largest ever built and is so “stealth” that it cannot be detected by radar, thousands were in attendance, including world dignitaries. * Brian Stompe is working to see California follow Vermont with single-payer health care; states can choose what they prefer under the ACA in 2017. With dog Dixie in tow, Brian and wife Susan go for runs on Mount Burdell behind their home in Novato, Calif. * I received another sad note from Janet Nordgren Meryweather. Her husband, Steen, died April 5 during their stay in their Nokomis, Fla., home. To Janet and her family, our deepest sympathies. * Barbara “BJ” Davis Howard and her husband celebrated her 80th birthday in Bermuda in March and later in Tampa with old friends.