Hello from the snowy Boston area! * At the end of 2013 I received a couple of notes from John Lee. Early in November he had just returned from a 17-day cruise on Holland America (82,000 tons). He prefers smaller ships. He flew to San Diego, where he stayed two days and met an 80-year-old elevator operator dressed in a uniform like in the old Philip Morris ads. He then sailed down the Mexican coast to Costa Rica and through the Panama Canal with a final stop at Cartagena, Colombia, before returning to Ft. Lauderdale. This was his 10th cruise in 11 years. * Ben and Carolyn Doe Woznick went to London in November and took in the Whistler and the Thames exhibition. Among the highlights were several etchings from the Lunder Collection. * Mike Wechsler Edelson raved about the 2013 reunion and the time she spent with Sylvia Caron Sullivan, Ginnie Falkenbury Aronson, and Carolyn English Caci. She mentioned that Chase and Nan Murray Lasbury made it all so special. Mike visited Sylvia in New Hampshire on her way back from Maine in August. Mike is planning a trip to Corsica and Sardinia in April. * Carolyn English Caci wrote from the Big Island in Hawaii, where she was traveling with her oldest friend from her Stoneham school days. At the time of her writing, she was watching the sun go down on Kona Bay. I have been there too, and indeed Carolyn was “spoiled” by that sight. * Paul Appelbaum is another traveler of late. He and his wife, Lois, took a trip to Ireland, given to them as an anniversary gift by their son. * Loretta “Tommi” Thompson Staples always sends a humorous note. After all her travels to Cuba and Africa she says her latest trips find her at her dentist’s office only five miles away. She says she doesn’t mind the extractions from her mouth; it’s those from her pocketbook that hurt! * Sadly, in August we lost Paul Wescott and then in November George Bazer and Nancy Pratley Wathen.