Melanie Geisler Hodgdon wrapped up her 20th year as a business consultant and software trainer in the construction industry after 13 years as a classroom teacher and in various other pursuits (running a horseback-riding school, working as a Canadian bank teller, etc.). “Not exactly the predictable path for a dual English/music major!” She settled in Bristol, Maine, in 1980 and is still there with her husband of 41 years, Ed, enjoying their home and sailboat. She has not been in touch with anyone from the Class of ’72 and would love to hear from Jan Goodwin, Val Sgrulloni Jenkins, Barry Wilensky, and anybody else who remembers her. * Marilyn McDougal Meyerhans and her husband still grow apples and other things on their two farms in central Maine (they even supply Colby with apples!). Their first grandchild was born to their son and his wife, who live in Seattle. Their daughter, Kate ’01, and her husband moved from Utah to New Hampshire for school, so they have one child closer. Their lives are very full, but they are starting to think about an exit plan from farming. “It’s time to start something different!” * Lou Griffith, who’s never written in before, is having a great life. He sold his business two years ago and retired last June. Wendy, his wife of 35 years, will be retiring (for the second time) in February. Their youngest son was married in September. Lou skis daily and works on getting their small sailboat ready to sail to the Caribbean in October/November. They plan on staying in the Caribbean for six to eight months (the ultimate retirement dream!). Lou maintains close contact with Jon Stone ’71 and Larry Boris ’71 and distant contact with Gary Petzold and Joe Benson. * Carol Beaumier remembered that she read Charles Dickens during her last Jan Plan at Colby. She is an executive vice president at Protiviti, a global risk-consulting firm, where she coordinates strategic planning initiatives and works with financial services clients globally to address regulatory and risk-management issues. Carol has been in the consulting arena for 25-plus years now—she’ll have lots of frequent-flier miles to use when she finally retires. Carol continues to be involved with Colby as a trustee emerita. She met with President David Greene at the winter trustee meeting last year before he took office and also got involved in ad hoc initiatives. She stays in touch with Colby friends including Donna Huff Davis,Sandy Manoogian Pearce, Betsey Rogers McComiskey, and Barbara Weldon-Morin and Ed Morin. “It’s always great to get together with them and reminisce about Colby days.” * Henry ’73 and Dee Fitz-Gerald Sockbeson had quite a year, including their son’s wedding in New Orleans in May and their 40th anniversary in August. In September they celebrated their anniversary with a month-long trip to Europe, where they visited England and France. They report that English pub food has really improved. They visited Colby a couple of times to see the wonderful art museum and the new exhibits. Dee keeps in touch with her roommate, Roz Teto Johnson, who lives in Northern California. * My husband, Stephen, and I have had second careers—being retired—for quite a while. We divide our time between visiting our oldest daughter in Colorado, living at the Round family ski house (which we bought more than two years ago) in Madison, N.H., during the winter, and living at our family home near the ocean in Rhode Island. This year we’re returning to the island of Utila in Honduras in March to visit my brother, Mike Round ’71, and his wife, Susan. They retired one and a half years ago in Ketchikan, Alaska, and moved to Utila, where they enjoy an adventuresome life.