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July 14 - July 20, 2005 Edition
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July 14, 2005
In the funny ironies of the world, last weeks column about the
summer friendships we build as kids came to life for me. Last Thursday
I had the pleasure of meeting up with an old summer friend of mine,
whom Ive not seen in years. The last thing I remember doing
with Teri Bruscino, now Flaherty, was going to see the movie Bambi
together, which gives you some idea of how old we were. Im sure
we saw each other after that, but we grew apart, as often happens.
Over the years, I have thought often of Teri and our friendship and
considered trying to get in touch with her. I figured shed never
remember me so I never stuck my neck out. She apparently felt the
same way but did send me a lovely note when she heard my mom had passed
away. We e-mailed pictures back and forth and reconnected and last
week, when Teri and I, and our kids, met up at the playground and
had a great time catching up and playing. We both saw our younger
selves in each others children and I thought that it was someones
way of bringing me my wish to recapture the summer joys of my youth.
One never knows what one will get when one throws wishes up to the
winds of heaven.
Ive been told that Island painter Paco Santana is doing very
well following his accident a while back. Paco has been moved to a
rehabilitation center and is talking and recognizing people. While
it isnt clear what his full recovery will be at this point,
he is doing remarkably well and hopes are high. So many Islanders
are pulling for him and helping support him, his family, and all of
his employees. Its wonderful to see such a wonderful outpouring
of support and a strong bonding experience between the Vineyard and
Brazilian communities. Please keep Paco in your thoughts and prayers.
Dont forget the hazardous waste drop-off at the Chappy Community
Center this Saturday, July 16, 7 to 9 am. Batteries, chemicals, paints
(not latex), gasoline, kerosene, paint thinners, dry wall compound,
rimless tires, and used oil will be accepted. No propane bottles,
Happy birthday to Scott Ellis, who celebrated ages ago but didnt
tell me until late. Happy birthday wishes of the biggest and best
kind also go out to my mother in law, Shirley Craig, who, although
she is another year older, is still as young and lovely as she always
was! And former Edgartown girl Nancy Corwin celebrates her birthday
on July 15, while her daughter, Anna Banana, celebrated on July 10.
Enjoy the island this week. Everything is beautiful here, with trees
and gardens in full bloom. Hummingbirds are making their appearances
at my feeders. Corn, which, as we all know is truly the manna of the
Gods come August, is growing in Morning Glory Farms fields.
A fabulous artist I knew used to say, Theres a lot of
pink in nature. So, this week, do as she did. Go out, look at
some beautiful scenery, squint your eyes, and notice all the pink.
It really is there. And then, open your eyes and bask in the beautiful
glow of summer on Marthas Vineyard and remember why you are
Have a great week.
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