I heard from three classmates! I was overjoyed. Of course we are all at least 90 years old. * Mildred Steenland Ellison, who lives in Media, Pa., wrote that she has slowed down but not stopped, as she is on a walker and can no longer do the volunteer work that she used to enjoy so much. She and her husband, Victor, have nine great-grandchildren who all live out West. Their daughter and her family are in Washington state, and their son and his family live in Colorado. When their daughter and son-in-law visited recently Mildred and Victor had the fun of showing them where William Penn really landed. * Ruth Parsons Van Hoek, who lives in Needham, Mass., wrote that she lost her husband, 89, in 2007. Her daughter Sandra is the mother of her only grandson. Her other daughter, Deborah Van Hoek Abraham, graduated from Colby in 1969. Ruth reminded me that she only attended Colby for her freshman and sophomore years; those were the last two years that Colby was still clustered on College Avenue in the heart of Waterville. * Lois Peterson Johnson wrote that she lives in Boonville, Mo., where she has an independent-living apartment. She uses a walker but is still active. She and her daughter sing in a 100-voice chorus, which she enjoys tremendously. Her entire family gathered in Orlando, Fla., for a long weekend together earlier in 2013. Her other daughter just retired from the Air Force and moved to D.C. to work at the Pentagon. Her son is involved in home health care in the Southwest. * I learned that Jean Adams O’Meara ’45 died Jan. 13, 2014, at 91. She attended Colby for two years. * Life without my daughter is whatever I choose to make it. At 90 I do consider every day precious, so I continue to be active. Like Lois, I also belong to a chorus … 135 voices. My son-in-law, Tony, Diana’s husband, and I decided we would take a trip over Thanksgiving. We sailed the Windward Islands of the Caribbean on a five-masted clipper ship. It was fun! The wind was spectacular for sailing. We sailed into the harbors of five of the islands and went ashore. On one island I ziplined! Fourteen stations! On another we paddled an inner tube down a mountain stream. The fact that Tony was voluntarily traveling with his mother-in-law was considered astounding by many of our shipmates.