Town Column : Tisbury
Don't forget. Little ones age four and up will enjoy Dream Tale Puppets in "Rumpelstiltskin" at the library today at 3:30 pm. This free show is sponsored by the Anderson Foundation and the Friends of the Library.
Library director Amy Ryan says that the library is now accepting donations of recent books in good condition for the mini book sale on May 30. Donations will be accepted for the next 10 days.
Dan and Barbara Harnen have returned from their trip to Ohio. They went to attend a ceremony honoring their son Lieutenant Colonel Daniel E. Harnen Jr., who was retiring from the U.S. Air Force. The program, with many awards and commendations, was held at Sarris Auditorium at Wright-Patterson Air Force base, with a reception following. The proud family was joined by the Harnens' son, Mark, of Pittsburgh and Mark's son, Kyle, a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh.
The following Sunday they all attended the first communion of John Harnen, son of Dan Jr. Barbara says that the temperatures were in the upper 80s in Centerville, Ohio, so they happily celebrated with the first swim party of the season. The new retiree will find somewhat cooler weather when he visits his parents here this weekend.
If this Sunday's weather is anywhere near as nice as last Sunday, you will enjoy being part of the Alzheimer's Miles of Memories Walk at State Beach. You can walk the 2.5-mile bike path from Little Bridge to Big Bridge and back, or kayak in the waters of Sengekontacket. Both walkers and paddlers will set off at 12 noon from the Little Bridge in Oak Bluffs. Funds raised will remain on the Cape and Islands to assist people who suffer from Alzheimer's. For more information, call 508-775-5656 or see alzcapecod.org.
Many went off-Island to visit their mothers last Sunday and others came here for the same reason. One of the deejays at WMVY was feeling guilty because his mother came here to see her two sons and was cooking their dinner. Doesn't he know that is what mothers do?
The boat was pretty full coming home on Friday night. We were delayed off-Island and barely made the 7:30 boat. As we drove onto the ferry, the man who took the ticket commented that it must have been some exciting drive down from Falmouth. We were happy to board and head for home.
Even being the last car to get on the boat, we were still the last one off. I think it's personal. Usually we are so early that I claim it's "first on, last off."
Tom Dresser has a new novel out. He will host a book signing for "In My Life" next Monday at Slice of Life from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, with free coffee and cookies. His first work of fiction is a coming-of-age story set in a small Massachusetts town in the 1960s.
I'll be off-Island for a couple of weeks. I am especially sorry that I will miss the school children's march to the sea with flowers on the Friday before Memorial Day.
Today I am telling you about birthdays of note for the next two weeks.