A heartfelt greeting to you all! After hearing about all the terrible weather events that have occurred across the country this year, I can only hope that tornados, floods, extreme snow, mudslides, etc. have not affected any of you. At any rate, with warmer weather here, we can all enjoy better days. * In April Art White wrote, “After a long, snowy winter I think spring may finally be here. The Bath Country Club opens for the season tomorrow (April 10). Two years ago at this time we had been playing golf for six weeks, but I hope to break out the clubs and give it a go. Hope all goes well and Colby can beat Bowdoin in baseball!” * From Robert Benfari: “After 85 articles, six books, and 45 years of teaching, research, and consulting, I have retired from Harvard University. My latest book, Understanding and Changing Your Management Style, was published last fall. I have taught and consulted internationally, notably in South America. My wife, Judy, and I live on Cape Cod and in Sarasota, Fla. In spite of my age, I am still active in golf (consistently shooting my age) and sailing.” * Joyce Root Laubach sends lots of news. “Where have the years gone? I married an engineer from Alaska who had taken a job in Ohio, as had I. After raising three children and then working for 25 years as a med tech, as a teacher, and then at a CCRC, I decided to retire. We traveled to Switzerland, Hawaii, Alaska, China, and Israel and went on a cruise in Europe. It was a wonderful time in our life. Then in July of 2012 we lost our 56-year-old son, who was unmarried and lived in Seattle, to T-cell lymphoma. That was hard and still is, but a reunion in Maine with my Colby roommates helped. We gathered at Bev Cushman Pratt’s home in Bangor, and Nita Hale Barbour and her husband, Chandler, joined us. We had a great time reminiscing of our days at Colby. Our two daughters and four grandchildren live in Massachusetts. We are getting ready to move to a condo; an eight-room colonial and three-quarters of an acre of trees is too much.” * Dave Morse says, “I hope all is well and you survived the supreme test of winter. My latest book, Harry and Maude Take It On, is a series of humorous short stories about a retired couple and their misadventures. Well-meaning and lovable Harry manages to get them into trouble, whether it’s getting a Christmas tree, going fishing, cleaning the cellar, or buying a new computer. The ever-patient Maude comes to the rescue. The book is available through Amazon. We upsized from a condo to a home on the edge of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Return to paradise!” * Al and Joan Martin Lamont live in sunny Stuart, Fla., but savor summers in New London, N.H. They feel older each year but still golf, crochet, and play bocce and bridge. They have two married sons, including Gary ’78, and three grown grandchildren. No great-grandchildren yet. They remain enthusiastic supporters of Colby and attend events when they can, especially in Florida. Joan’s round-robin letters of nearly 60 years keep them in touch with Nancy Nelson Cedrone, Betsy Fisher Caldwell, Janice Vaughn Crump, Joan Kelby Cannell, Beverly Baker Verrengia, and Jan Leslie Douglas. They also see Edna Miller Mordecai often as she also summers in New London. Al and Joan were saddened by the recent passing of Mary Sargent Swift and Els Warendorf Hulm. * My thanks to these classmates for their news. Now a thought has occurred to me. I know some of you either reside or vacation on Cape Cod: Would you be interested in a get-together here during the summer? Please e-mail me at email@example.com if that appeals to you. Until the next time, my best to you all.