Town Column : Edgartown
Every day I tell myself this is going to be the day that I start going to bed at a civilized hour. And I have yet to do it. I was going to start again tonight but here it is 11 o'clock at night and I still don't seem to be going to sleep. Maybe I can pull it off tomorrow.
The elementary school spring string concert is Thursday night at the Performing Arts Center at the high school, in Oak Bluffs. The night is fairly slow-moving from a kid's point of view but the kids are very cute and love being on the stage. The concert starts at 6:30 pm. You may find it an enjoyable evening.
Last week, Amelia decided that she wanted to play on Riley's baseball team. She practiced with them one day and became completely enamored with the sport. She is very much an athlete and seems to take to everything she tries fairly quickly. However, this past Friday, when it was time to rush out to practice, Jamie told her to run upstairs and change out of her dress and into some sweats or something similar. She immediately backtracked and decided that, fun as the game is, it isn't worth it if you can't be dressed to the nines. Oh well. She still does gymnastics and dance class. And we have at least one event to race to every day after school as it is, so no one's actually complaining that she doesn't want to do it after all. But boy, she sure looks cute in a baseball hat and her pink baseball glove.
I was really impressed with the kids' baseball skills at our first game on Saturday. We (the Sand Gnats) played the Raptors and all the kids are doing a really great job. I was expecting a lot more "Bad News Bears" type of game, but they really are coming along. We were commenting on how they are growing into the gear - the catcher's equipment, the helmets. And they're really starting to get it down. It's really interesting to watch them grow and change and improve over the years. And the games are getting more interesting to watch, too. Of course, the weather was cold and rainy, but I guess you can't have everything.
In the realm of weird things, last week was a week of birthdays for the teacher and teacher assistants in kindergarten class. Thursday, May 1 was Liz Stobart's birthday, Friday, May 2 was Deirdre Morris's birthday and Saturday, May 3 was Maria Mackenty's birthday. What are the odds of three teachers in the same class having birthdays all in a row like that? Happy belated birthday, ladies.
Also celebrating their birthdays last week were Sue Costello and her son, Nick, on the same day. I guess we know how Sue spent at least one birthday in recent history. Tough to beat the arrival of a child, however, so all subsequent birthdays must seem a little understated.
May 3 also marked the 50th wedding anniversary for Ann and Dick McCarron. They had the cutest picture in the paper last week. And they're still one of the cutest - and nicest - couples in town. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. McCarron. May you have many more wonderful years together.
Don't forget the 14th Annual Children's Benefit Golf Tournament at 8 am on June 1 at Farm Neck. They are still looking for sponsors and players. For more details, contact Pete Lambos at the Martha's Vineyard Boys and Girls Club at 508-627-3303.
That's about it for this week. It's now midnight and I'm falling asleep at the computer and typing some pretty wild stuff, so I think it's time to close up shop and hit the hay. Morning starts awful early here on Monday. Have a great week.