On September 21st, six members of the Class of 1976 met at Clyde’s in downtown Washington, D.C. for a leisurely brunch to catch up and share news. Participants were: Victoria Foote Blackman; Zoe Bush; Peggy Michel Laurent, Avis Russell, who was the contact person for the event; Pamela Spratlen; and me. We discovered that France holds a significant place in the hearts of several of the group: Paris was the city of choice to celebrate her 60th for both Zoe and Pamela, and that Victoria had just relocated to northern Virginia after living in France for the past few years. I spent my 60th quietly in Alexandria with my husband who took me to a lovely dinner; should anyone ask, I now will admit only to being in my late—very very late—50s. Pamela, who has been serving as U.S. ambassador to Kyrgyzstan was in D.C. briefly for meetings and was happy her schedule coincided with the brunch. In July, she was nominated to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to Uzbekistan; as noted in the White House press release, Pamela will be “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Uzbekistan.” Excellent title!