Greetings, Class of ’62. As I write, it’s a winter wonderland in Harpswell, Maine—the prettiest snowstorm of the season, so far, and plunging temperatures thanks to the “polar vortex.” Feels like the Maine of years gone by! * Bill Alexander reminisces: “Weather like we are having now, below zero with lots of snow and wind, reminds me of Mayflower Hill. Is evening chow at Roberts worth the effort of plowing down there, or should I just wait for the ‘sandwiches and milk’ man?” * On a slightly warmer-sounding note, Ceylon Barclay and family took a “toasty hiatus into the south Atlantic” on a cruise ship. After looking at colleges including Colby, Ceylon’s daughter, Anastasia, made the decision to enroll at the University of South Carolina, where she’ll study international marketing. Last year Ceylon traveled to Paris and Budapest and attended family reunions in Maine and Vermont. He visited “charming, ancient Quebec” and found that his Colby French still works. * A nice, long note from Frank Stephenson revealed that he has retired from the Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, Calif., but stays on as a college counselor and continues his resident faculty responsibilities. He says it’s hard to “stop being around and working with young people and teachers.” Frank traveled to China last summer, on his own, and “loved every minute of it.” He has a fascinating-sounding collection of pictures that we can see at flickr.com (click on “Following” and enter Frank’s name). He also wishes to recognize Joan (Dignam) ’63 and Dick Schmaltz for “all they have done and continue to do for Colby. My memories of their personal generosity and support for me are many and deep.” I’d like to second that motion, Frank. * A note from Dave Jacobson reveals that he has retired from Brandeis after 45 years. He and his wife traveled to Puglia, Italy, and the Big Island of Hawaii, where he “enjoyed the sun and surf” and helped plant avocado and rainbow eucalyptus trees on his son’s farm. Dave, too, has pictures he’d like to share; they are available on Facebook. He extends best wishes to all of us for a “healthy, happy, and peaceful new year.” * Alice Loffredo sends news that her book, Your Astrological Compass, which she presented at Colby during our 50th reunion, has finally been published! She’s hoping that Compass will be reviewed in an upcoming Colby, but in the meantime we can “read a sneak peak” on AstrologyKarmaAndYou.com. * And last—but by no means least—is a long, wonderful diary of Roey Carbino’s doings, including a trip last January to the Pasadena Rose Parade and Bowl, during which UW-Madison lost to Stanford and Roey picked up a flu bug that left her flat in bed for three weeks despite having had the flu shot. In September she traveled to Japan, on her own, for the Conference of the International Foster Care Organization in Osaka. While there she visited Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, and several other locations, where she found the Japanese people “unendingly kind and helpful.” Continuing a theme of this column, Roey has 500 slides that she is “happy to share with anyone.” A trip to her hometown in Connecticut allowed for a visit with Marge Brown York, now living in Edgehill, Conn. Roey was eagerly anticipating a trip to Cuba for the 500th anniversary of the city of Camaguey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. * Michael McCabe and I (Nancy MacKenzie Keating) experienced our first full winter in Maine in 50-plus years and found that there was learning (or relearning?) to be done. In contrast to our time on Mayflower Hill when I walked around the campus in midwinter in loafers and knee socks, I now have sturdy, warm boots, a down-filled parka, and a knit hat —all unnecessary during 40-plus years in Atlanta! * Best wishes for a safe and happy new year.