October 6, 2005
As I typed in the date of my column last week, September 29, something seemed familiar and noteworthy. I forgot to look at my calendar and only after sending the column off to the Times, realized it was Megan Mendenhall's birthday. So, a belated happy birthday to you, Megan, and to your mother, Kathy Logue, whose birthday was Oct. 4.
Wishes for a happy anniversary to Arnie and Christa Fischer, who were married on Oct. 4, 25 years ago.
The Harvest Festival and the Antique Engine Show took place on October 1 at the Agricultural Hall. It was a lovely day and attracted a good crowd. The dinner was particularly well-attended, an always wonderful and varied West Tisbury potluck. It was a fine occasion to re-connect with friends after a busy summer.
Ebba Hierta and Chuck Hodgkinson have returned home from a trip to Maine. Highlights included a visit to the Rockwell Kent exhibition at the Portland Museum and a day on Monhegan Island, where they saw an exhibition of Maine landscapes painted by women landscape painters, and took lots of photographs.
Kent and Maureen Healy have been to Ireland to attend the wedding of Maureen's cousin in Athenry, County Galway, and to travel about on their own.
Marilyn and Bob Rohrer hosted the owners of 23 pre-1915 cars at a luncheon party on the deck of their home on Indian Hill Road last Saturday, Sept. 24. The cars had toured the Island, then went on to Falmouth on Sunday. There was only one breakdown; the car was towed on and off the ferry by another pre-1915 car, then onto a trailer for the trip home.
YesFest, a Celebration of Youth in the Performing Arts, will hold a three-day festival Oct. 7, 8, and 9 at the Oak Bluffs School Theater. There will be performances combining theater, music, dance, and the visual arts, as well as a variety of workshops and games. Cole Ferraiuolo of West Tisbury is a co-producer. Selling admission buttons at the West Tisbury School will be Mariah MacKenzie, Lucy Benedetto, Clare Boland, and Carter D'Angelo. Check the information pages for a listing of events.
Muriel Bye's house is looking quite sharp with its new paint job. I particularly like the bright red door.
I was so sad to hear that Sophie Block had died last week. I have many happy memories of visits with her and William, watching Sophie spinning or weaving, her hands and mind always busy. She used to have a party before Christmas where a group of us ate cookies and made Moravian stars. Every year we would call Sophie and tell her she must teach us again. I will unpack those stars with my Christmas decorations and think of her always.
Tallulah and I have been enjoying a leisurely walking schedule now that our time is more our own. One day last week, we were joined by Tom and Sue Ellen Knight and their dog, Nereus. We had met earlier in the summer when Sue Ellen mistook Talley for Nereus. There is quite a similarity, both being young and frisky yellow labs. The dogs had a swim and a runaround as the humans shared conversation and bacon-and-egg sandwiches, walking at a more sedate pace. It is a wonderful feeling to start the day with no particular plan.