REUNION TIME! Started packing for our 50th reunion yet? Those Onie’s glasses and menus from the Jeff, Parks’ Diner, and the Majestic are all treasures you MUST bring.* Nancy Godley Wilson joined Jan Wood Parsons and Marcia Harding Anderson in Waterville in Colby’s Special Collections to help prepare our 50th-reunion book. All three also have “unbelievable personal collections of Colby memorabilia.” * Bob Rogers would bring us a copy of his Jan Plan for 1965 but “can’t remember what I did that January.” * Margo Beach does remember her Jan Plan, which had a focus on “recidivism of women who had been committed to the only federal prison at the time.” She traveled by train to Anderson, W.Va., for research. “Got the flu while I was there. The month felt like a year. Homesick, I was never so glad to get back to the cold, windy hill in my life!” Margo lost her mom at age 94 this past year. * Jean (Hoffmann) ’66 and Neil Clipsham are still enjoying memories of their visit to Hawaii reported in the last column. Neil sent photos of his new passion: an 8-by-16-foot narrow-gauge HO model railroad layout that consumes his basement. They traveled last summer to Durango and Silverton, Colo., on the narrow-gauge railroad. They visited the Grand Canyon with return via Zion and Glen Canyon parks. It was a family affair with his son and grandchildren. Neil and Jean “volunteer at the local (struggling) library.” * Nancy Godley Wilson reported that she and husband John ’63 are settling into their permanent community on Deer Isle, Maine, where they built a “green” home six years ago. They sing with the Bagaduce Chorale in Blue Hill and at the Deer Isle Congregational Church. Last summer they sang in the Stonington Opera House’s musical The Last Ferryman. Nancy is co-chair of the opera house’s community advisory board and is a mentor with a program called Ready 21. She has a student to mentor for five years—from high school through college to the work force. She and John joined seven other couples for a 14-day adventure travel tour of Morocco. They spent three days in desert tents and dined with local families. She reported, “Our ability to interact with many of the people in French was an added bonus.” [Your correspondent is jealous, as it took him five years to get through French II. I think Prof. Biron gave me a “mercy pass” to move on.] * Dave Parish and Rhonda spend half the year in Asheville, N.C., and the other half in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Retired 10 years from law practice, Dave has a new passion: ”I teach the history of Zionism and Israel at a Hebrew High School in Fort Lauderdale and lead adult discussion groups.” They also travel extensively. Their next adventure? “Waterville, Maine, which for a Floridian seems like a foreign country.” * Bill Oates is in his ninth year as a Colby trustee and second year as a member of the Colby Museum of Art Board of Governors. The class extends condolences to Bill on the passing of his dad in January. Oatsie will join us at reunion, as will Arnie Repetto.* One of our classmates is still hanging in. Dave Fearon is still teaching and is not quite ready to put in the retirement letter—perhaps by reunion, he says. “Colby put me on this trajectory as an educator, and it is still aimed upward.” A life well lived by a guy still having fun following his passion. Never stop if you are having fun. Hail Colby Hail!