Colby was well represented at the Red Auerbach Basketball School. In attendance along with Steve Curley were Pete Cavari, Phil Shea, and Ray Berberian. All three displayed a high degree of absolutely no talent on the basketball courts. However, the camaraderie and the conversation were worth the price paid to have them there. It is truly wonderful that the bond of friendship that now numbers 59 years remains so strong. No friends like old (scratch that) longtime friends! *August and Judy Allen Ferretti had a wonderful trip to Scandinavia in late May and early June. They visited Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, staying in folk schools, which are unique to Scandinavia. They enjoyed meeting people who live in those countries, learning about their culture, history, politics, and education, and making new friends with their traveling companions, which is one of the many benefits of touring with Road Scholar, a nonprofit that focuses on lifelong learning. *John Vollmer sends regards to his East Coast classmates. Their first West Coast grandchild, Conrad, was born in April. He and Diana toured Jasper and Banff national parks in Canada for 10 wonderful days, enjoying the fantastic scenery, river rafting, etc. They also spent 11 days with John’s nephew and his wife in their lovely house outside Nice in southern France. Monte Carlo was their best highlight as they stayed at a nice hotel in the harbor and saw the yearly fireworks. Then they traveled to Vienna to take in a Mozart concert in the original hall where Mozart actually performed. In September they planned to be at their farm in Missouri. *Ralph Nelson and wife Kay recently took a one-month cruise to visit sites created by Vikings a thousand years ago in Scotland, the Shetland and Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland. Books and shipboard lectures described this prolific and aggressive culture that explored ways to govern and communicate with towns scattered over large territories—without a written language (except for commemorative rune stones). The scenery of restless seas, fjords, volcanoes, and glaciers was awesome. *Ken Nigro has had a difficult few months as he was sick with diverticulitis. Fortunately, he has recovered and is doing very well. Due to the illness he was unable to attend the Johnny Winkin memorial. Ken played freshman basketball at Colby, and Winkin was the coach. *For the last three and a half years Carolyn Webster Lockhart had been immersed in the world of ALS and then reassembling her world after Ted’s death a little over a year ago. An unexpected complication of the disease spared him from some of the ravaging effects of ALS, and for that they are grateful. You will also not be surprised to learn that Ted accepted his limitations with grace and his irreverent sense of humor. Ted’s family is so pleased by the tremendous success of the Ice Bucket Challenge in raising awareness. In the meantime, Carolyn’s work on the book Ted and she talked about for years, and finally started about a month before he died, will continue. During Ted’s illness their daughter successfully dealt with breast cancer, and her dad lived to see her recovery. *I, Jane Holden Huerta, will see Joanne Price Rockett in New York in October and hope to see all of you at our 55th reunion, which is less than a year away. Save the date for June 4-7, 2015. We always have a great time, so please plan to be there!