Anne York Samson recently returned from six weeks in Basel, Switzerland, visiting her daughter, Sarah, her husband, and two children. “Christmas in Switzerland was magical, topped off by ringing in the New Year skiing at Saas Fee.” Anne said “the only downside was my 6-year-old granddaughter’s gleeful singing of George Michael’s song ‘Last Christmas’ once she discovered how much I dislike it!” Anne would love to see any classmates if you’re in Portland, Ore. In October she caught up with Gus Browne and his wife for dinner. She hopes to visit Jane Chandler Carney in mid-April while in Washington, D.C., for a wedding. Jane, meanwhile, reported that she left in January to spend the rest of the winter at Sugarloaf. * Kristen Kreamer has a new grandson, born Dec. 3, and is “enchanted by my 2-year-old grandson, who is so much fun. Makes me think more seriously about retirement, but for now I am still a nurse practitioner in oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.” For a New Year’s resolution she joined the YMCA. “We’ll see how that goes!” Kristen also sings with a community chorus and will perform Brahms’s German Requiem this spring. After many years Kristen heard from Lise Ferner, who was with us freshman and sophomore years. Lise is retired from a dance career and is a painter enjoying her life in the countryside 30 miles from Oslo. * For Bill Lyons, family remains a priority. Bill and Karen now have four grandchildren, all with very distinct personalities. Their daughter’s two children are 13 and 9 and show great ability in basketball and soccer. Their son’s two children are younger, 2 1/2 and 6 months, and live in Lincoln, so for now they see them regularly—“something that will change soon enough when we retire and move back to Maine.” Bill is pursuing a non-tax academic project and is completing a chapter in a book, to be published by McFarland & Company, on the last integrated professional base ball (yes, two separate words) league in Nebraska prior to the post-World War II era. Bill, a longtime member of the Society for American Baseball Research, says “researching the story of the 1892 Nebraska State League has opened a window into a very different age, but after contributing to a book by Bill Nowlin on the 1911 spring training ‘tour’ by the Red Sox, I decided that I’d enjoy trying some more significant baseball research projects.” Bill hopes to do more writing about baseball history once he retires. * Doug Kant’s first grandchild is now 7 months old, and she and her parents traveled from the West Coast to visit Doug and Joy for a few days at Christmas. Their son and his fiancée joined in the family gathering, and another wedding is in the cards, scheduled for sometime next year. * Sandy Hoe continues to practice government contract law in Washington, D.C., and just before Christmas closed a multi-billion-dollar financing arrangement that will allow the government of Israel to purchase fighter aircraft from a large U.S. defense contractor. * Laurie Killoch Wiggins, who lives near the Gulf Coast, says the weather there dropped to 19 degrees and that they may have a repeat of last year, when they had a smattering of snow on their palm trees (very freaky-looking). * I received several messages from classmates who said they did not receive the link to last year’s reunion slideshow, created by Peter Shearston, so here it is again: flickr.com//photos/125484288@N06/sets/72157646795189047/show. If you click on the “Show info” button in the top right corner, you can see the captions he attached to each picture. He did a great job! Enjoy, and please plan on joining your classmates in 2019 for our 50th.