Mildred Hammond Bauer wrote, “I lived alone in our old 10-room farmhouse after Everett’s passing in 2000, until my advancing years made that untenable. One year’s attempts to sell it (without the acreage) were not successful. In 2013 the ‘tide’ seemed to change. Ron Brown, a widower whom I had known for years, agreed to become my companion here. Some of the Colby group and alumni staff met him at the Concord Inn, where he kindly photographed folks one and a half years ago. When a total hip replacement became necessary for me in November 2013, Ron’s help was tremendous! We’ve enjoyed summer vacations at Great East Lake in Acton, Maine, and a two-week trip to Texas and the Grand Canyon. Just want to inform you of the changes, and my plans to ‘age in place’ for a while longer.” * Kay Weisman Jaffe wrote, “A warmer and healthy new year to you and yours! As we age (gracefully, we hope), we become more and more satisfied to just be at home. Fortunately we are well. Somehow we find that we are enjoying the many advantages of the Berkshires, i.e., concerts. We enjoy fine restaurants with good friends and also meals at their homes or ours. In the past we wrote of our spectacular trips to Australia and New Zealand and throughout Utah, where we only went because of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, only to discover fabulous views in Utah as exciting as any in the world—and we have seen much of our planet. Come warmer weather, the theaters light up and concerts become so ubiquitous we have to choose constantly. If we haven’t made it absolutely clear, we are growing older and enjoying it more than we could have imagined. We can only hope our classmates are having joyful experiences also.” * Janet Gay wrote that not much was going on at the North Fork of Long Island. Thanks, Janet, it was good to hear from you. * Howell Clement wrote, “I remember one class distinctly; I believe it was economics, at which we were to wear a necktie—every time. The principles the prof taught are principles also adhered to by General Electric.” Howell goes to a spa/gym three days a week and has been doing so since his open-heart surgery. * As for your correspondent, I arrived in Florida in mid-November and have kept busy with the usual household chores and some golf. Both of my daughters and their husbands have visited me and enjoyed the great weather and the facilities at our club.