We asked for a broad response, and we received a great one! * Bill and Judy Prophett Timken e-mailed from sunny California how lucky they feel to have their three children (one son and two daughters) and five grandchildren all living within 10 minutes of them. Guy and I feel the same way here in Maine. It is certainly very rewarding to be able to follow grandchildren’s progress and attend their activities all through school and into college. Having developed a strong interest in art, Judy has been a trustee for 24 years of the prestigious California College of the Arts, serving as chair of the board for four years. Bill has been retired for 14 years from a 40-year career as a founding partner of Hambrecht and Quist, an investment banking firm later sold to J.P. Morgan Chase. The Timkens say that Colby is seldom out of their hearts and minds, and they both send their best wishes to their many Colby friends. * Sheldon and Audrey Hittinger Katz send word that last year their travels took them to Myanmar and Rajasthan, India, both fascinating and historical places. Otisfield, Maine, has become a great spot for their family of 16 to meet for two weeks in the summer. That old farmhouse must really be hopping! Their latest news is a move to a condo near Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C., at the encouragement of their children. Audrey looks forward to city life with its abundant theaters, restaurants, and museums. * David and Julie Pullen Rand left Orono, Maine, in 1996 and retired to Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson, Maine. They had located and for several years renovated an old cottage to suit their retirement years. The rural area is very much to their liking, offering outdoor activities, music at Colby, golf, and photography for Julie. The Rands have managed to travel to all but one continent. Their children and grandchildren have settled in Maine and New Hampshire, so Julie enjoys the luxury of many family gatherings. * From Schenectady, N.Y., Norma Williamson Brown writes that in 2000 she decided to enter the ministry on a full-time basis. She received her master of arts in theology from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2004 and then served as dean of the commission lay pastors program for the Albany Presbytery from 2005 to 2011. Last fall Norma completed training to become a pastoral minister of caring for persons who are experiencing difficult times in their lives. She and her husband, Dale, continue to live in their home of 50 years and in their cottage (or “cabin,” as we say in Maine) on Sacandaga Lake and enjoy seeing their four grandchildren grow into responsible and caring adults. * We wish to extend our condolences to Kathryn and Peter Hussey, whose oldest son passed away unexpectedly at age 50, in 2012, while out for a run. The year 2013 has been one of healing for the entire family. In September Peter and Kathryn toured many central European cities including Warsaw, Budapest, Vienna, and Prague, their favorite. Thanksgiving was enjoyed at their Sugarloaf condo with son Thomas and his family. The Christmas season found the family home in Kennebunkport. * Since we are limited to 650 words per column, we included our classmates’ news in the order it arrived to us. Those not included in this issue will be in the next one. Thank you all so much, and keep the news coming.