I’ll start with the news that was inadvertently left out of the last issue. * Dee Fitz-Gerald Sockbeson visited the Colby art museum and thought the new exhibition was a tremendous gift to the College. Her son got married in New Orleans last May. She keeps in touch with her old roommate Roz Teto Johnson, who lives near San Francisco. * Gary Petzold writes that “retirement sure is fun!” He and his wife, Sue, traveled through 11 states including Alaska, which they enjoyed via an Inside Passage cruise. He saw Chris Cambridge in Bar Harbor and Clark Ruff, Don Bates ’70, Art Young, and Chip Edgarton on Cape Cod. He ran his first road race, bought and restored a lakeside cottage, and took a job as sealer of weights and measures for the town of Wilbraham, Mass. * Bob and Chris Hanley Pike live in Haverhill, Mass., where Bob teaches history at Haverhill High School. Chris retired five years ago but continues to teach at several area colleges including Northern Essex Community College and UNH. They have three granddaughters and expected a new grandchild in May. Both of their children live in Haverhill. Chris and Bob also have a house in Naples, Fla., and were hoping to get down there for extended stays. * Now for the more recent news. When Art Young returned from a trip to Colorado in April, he found the latest Colby magazine in the mail and vowed to write while his memory was fresh. Jay Peabody hosted a mini KDR ski trip to Copper Mountain in Colorado with Art, John Koons, and Jim Putnam ’73. Although they missed the fresh powder, there was plenty of snow and blue sky. * David and Elizabeth Ross Withnell are both retired from the federal government, but Liz was retired for only a week before she became a government contractor. Their youngest child, 11, is in private school, and their second son graduates from college this May. Their oldest daughter, Jennifer Withnell Hawthorne ’04, presented them with a grandchild last July. Another son completed a year with AmeriCorps and is now gainfully employed, albeit very far away in Seattle. She sees Janet Holm Gerber as they live four miles apart in Rockville, Md. Liz reconnected with Leslie Anderson ’71 by discovering her gorgeous paintings in a book about Maine art and contacting her to make a purchase. * Paul McGurren has neither retirement plans nor grandchildren. But he and his wife, Carol, who is director of a local hospice group, do have two wonderful daughters in high school. Paul is in his third decade in the outdoors business—working for a large, local outdoors outfitter as a retail buyer and manager. He’s been a registered Maine fly-fishing guide for more than 20 years, and it’s his favorite way of making a living. Paul has done some freelance writing over the years, especially as a contributing editor for Fly Rod & Reel magazine. He has kept in touch with John Crabtree, who retired recently and still lives in upstate New York, and Jay Philoon, who lives about a mile away in Lincolnville, Maine. * And last, but certainly not least, I received news from Rick Leslie and his wife, Joye, who spent a few days in Rome, Italy, where they visited friends that he made while flying for American Airlines. They followed that up by taking their boys to Florida to see the Kennedy Space Center, Universal Studios, and Busch Gardens. In September they plan to visit Napa to attend the Schramsberg Vineyards fall harvest camp.