BUSY HAVING FUN. With the confusion of an incorrect reply-to address in the request of class news, I’m not sure I received all the news that you sent. Apparently the class is very busy having fun now that we are mostly retired. As a result, I have very little news to report. * Neil Clipsham and his bride of 50 years, Jean Hoffmann Clipsham ’66, celebrated that monumental wedding anniversary with a family cruise in Hawaii. They included their two sons, two daughters-in-law, and two granddaughters to make it a memorable family outing. They swam at Waikiki, visited the battleships Arizona and Missouri, cruised the islands on the Pride of America, and helicoptered around Kauai. “The most idyllic scenery I’ve seen,” reports Neil. “Now it’s back to vegetable gardening, model railroading, and basement woodworking projects.” * Sunny Coady advises us to visit the Colby art museum to see works curated by her niece Hannah Blunt in the exhibition Bernard Langlais. Read all about the exhibition in the summer 2014 issue of Colby Magazine. * Linda Stearns has been taking print classes at the University of Maine at Orono. She spent the summer working on watercolors and charcoal drawings, and she traveled to Monhegan Island and other Maine sites with an artist’s group. She continues her silk-scarf painting as well—look for her work in Maine gift shops. Husband Tom is retired and works on Gravely walk-behind tractors as a hobby. * Lew Krinsky and Ellen attended the Class of ’64’s 50th reunion in June. Lew started with them and finished with us. Back in Houston Lew and Ellen hosted a send off barbecue for the Posse Foundation (possefoundation.org) Houston Scholars. Ten new students from the area have been awarded four-year scholarships to Colby. * Class president Harold Kowal had a 50,000-mile checkup on a pair of partial knee transplants. “Check back with me when you’re 80,” was the happy news from the knee doc. Harold and Ruth spent a month driving around Switzerland and western Austria in early summer. They took many hikes, enjoying the phenomenal scenery, flowers, pastures, and Alpine beauty. Now comes the task of editing the 1,000 photos. * Linda Cotton Wells and her companion, Jerry, spent six weeks touring Florida in their RV last winter. She saw 11 of her 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren at a family reunion in South Carolina. She reports “retirement is the best job I ever had.” She enjoys genealogy and is a “search angel” helping adoptees to find their birth families. * Nancy (Mitchell) ’64 and Norm Miner also attended the ’64 reunion. “If I can go to my wife’s class reunion and have an invigorating weekend, then every one of our classmates can expect to have a memorable reunion weekend too.” * John ’63 and Nancy Godley Wilson moved from Lexington, Mass., to Deer Isle, Maine, where they’ve had a year-round house for six years. The vibrant community is full of cultural offerings such as art festivals and the Stonington Opera House, where Nancy volunteers. They planned to head to Morocco in October. * Your correspondent just returned from a fabulous visit to Ecuador. I spent five nights in Quito, took the long-distance bus south through the Andes villages to Cuenca, spent three days seeing the sights, and then took another bus ride west to Guayaquil. Next I took a flight to the Galapagos Islands for a five-night cruise on the Encantada yacht. We visited four major islands, went snorkeling, and had beach visits with walks among the sea lions, iguanas, Darwin finches, and lava lizards. Circling above were Frigate birds, pelicans, herons, and blue-footed boobies. On the final day we visited the Darwin Research Center to see the huge tortoises—the biggest, at 440 pounds, looked like small, gray Volkswagens. This is a true natural paradise. * Jan Wood Parsons and Marcia Harding Anderson are coeditors of our 50th reunion yearbook. Watch for news and requests from them this fall. Hail, Colby, Hail!