Town Column : Tisbury
Best wishes for a rapid recovery go to Helen Burt. Her friends in the swim class miss her greatly.
Get well wishes go out to Lois Remmer, who is still recuperating in Falmouth. I hear this lady who loves to read is running short of reading material, so visitors are advised to bring her books.
The Commonwealth of Virginia was beautiful in the lovely month of May. It was spring in full bloom, with flowers everywhere you looked. The weather was delightful. And, of course, I also enjoyed my little granddaughters. Rory is nearly 4 and a great storyteller with a wonderful imagination. Her little sister, Fiona, is 2. She says "no" a lot and also "no, I don't want to do that" before she decides to do whatever was suggested. Life is good when you can find a proper playground to lead your grandmother up ladders and down slides and through a wondrous maze.
I drove home in a steady drizzle, the sort of weather that people in Seattle pretend isn't really rain. Whoever said that traffic was lighter because of gas prices has not driven through New Jersey lately. At the end of the day I was pleased to find standby available, getting me home earlier than planned.
Things sure have changed in our town. Not only is there much more traffic, but we also have a new police chief and many more police ticketing all the parked cars. It was hard to believe I was only away for two weeks.
I arrived home just in time to take advantage of the mini book sale at the library last Saturday afternoon. I bought a few books I wanted to add to my library and at the same time donated to the funds raised by the Friends of the Library. They plan to make this a regular event each month.
Discount admission passes are available at the library for the New England Aquarium through June 30. Each pass admits up to four at a reduced admission of $8 per person, payable at the Aquarium. This is a real bargain. (Regular admission prices are $19.95 for adults, $11.95 for children, and $17.95 for seniors.) Passes must be used on the date specified.
David McCullough will be the featured author in the garden at the library on Sunday, July 12, when he will tell us a little about his new book on Americans in Paris. Tickets are required, though at no cost; pick one up at the circulation desk in the library now.
This Sunday from 2 to 4 there will be refreshments and entertainment by Ray Frazio at the Tisbury Senior Center. Joyce invites everyone to come and mark 18 years in the "new" facility. It seems only yesterday...
Congratulations to all the high school seniors who will be graduating next week. Enjoy this special time when the world is yours, waiting for what you will make of it.
Best wishes go to Cheryl Stark and Margie Meltzer who celebrate their anniversary on Sunday.
Belated greetings go out to Donna and David Green. Sol Green, his wife, Donna, and their son, David, celebrated at the Lambert's Cove Inn last weekend. The party was for Donna's 60th birthday and David's 31st birthday. Both were born on May 31. They have a seasonal home in Edgartown.