In August Howell Clement wrote that this summer they only had little fires of one to two acres where he lives in Kalispell, Mont. He has seven deer visit him daily and also snowshoe hares. * In July I accompanied my daughter Deborah Marson ’75 and her husband to Maine for an extended weekend. The weather was not cooperative, and I did not play golf. I got a lot of reading done. It was great to revisit Penobscot Bay, where Dorothy and I had cruised in our boat in the past. Carol Stoll Baker and I have dinner together on occasion. * Janet Gay Hawkins wrote that “all is well on eastern Long Island and Greenport. Ever since Greenport was written up in the New York Times as a ‘destination’ this entire area is getting more and more crowded, but I guess that’s progress. I was recently honored by the Nature Conservancy’s Mashomack Preserve on Shelter Island for having been involved with the preserve since it was started in 1980. I have served as a board member, I was benefit chairman for many years, and, along with my late husband, Harman, I encouraged inner-city youths to enjoy the outdoors and all it has to offer. For once I was speechless (well, almost) when asked to say a few words to the benefit audience of 400!” * In August Kay Weisman Jaffe and her husband spent time in Lakewood, N.J., for their granddaughter’s wedding. Kay said, “After Labor Day Mike and I leave from Boston’s South Station on an overnight Amtrak (the first we’ve been in since before Amtrak when we went on our honeymoon almost 65 years ago) to Chicago, then overnight to Salt Lake City. Plans are to visit state and national parks as well as quaint places. We end up near Park City, where our first grandchild lives with her husband and kids, who are four of our eight grandchildren. All in all we live a great life despite violence and tragedy in the world. We wish all ’48ers the same and wish we could hope for peace in our time.” * Evelyn Helfant Malkin spent a considerable amount of time with her 14-year-old grandson this summer visiting Chesapeake Bay, Martha’s Vineyard, and New York City. At the time she wrote she was planning a trip to Nantucket. She has six great-grandchildren. * As for your correspondent, I have been in Dedham, Mass., since early June and plan to return to Jupiter, Fla., in mid-October. I have not played as much golf as I had planned, but I am busy with the consolidation of papers and records and discarding things for which there is no excuse in accumulating. This is my first summer without Dorothy, and it has been a very difficult adjustment. Thanks to those who contributed news for this column.