Letters to the Editor
A special light
To the Editor:
This is a copy of a letter to David Crohan.
My thanks to you and your friends who performed at the Tabernacle last Monday night. My thanks can barely match the gift of heartfelt friendship you gave everyone that very special evening.
"From the Heart" was the theme of your concert, songs about caring and love and flying was your offer. You and your friends, Merrily Fenner, Katie Mayhew, Tom Billitto, Hugh Taylor, John Zeizman, Susan and Stephen McGhee all did just that for us. Your friendships, history of making music together, and the performance of a first class show were nourishment for our souls and hearts. I offer a very happy birthday to you this 65th year and many blessings on you, your family and friends.
Please know that Hospice of Martha's Vineyard and Compassionate Care ALS will hold your gift of music in a very special light.
Terre D. Young
Hospice of Martha's Vineyard
A long-time friend
To the Editor:
Sail Martha's Vineyard sadly lost a long-time friend and supporter last weekend. Our flags fly at half mast in his honor. Walter Cronkite, our honorary chairman, earned his title by being part of a group that longed to perpetuate the Island's maritime history and offer free sailing for Island kids. With Joe Hall, Ralph Packer, Nancy Hoffmann and others, they thought that bringing some of the Tall Ships to the Vineyard would bring an awareness of our maritime heritage.
Just three years ago, he was the honorary commodore for our first Vineyard Cup Regatta and sailed in the regatta. He attended our annual Seafood Buffet and Auction until two years ago. He was always there for us.
As a historian and long-time sailor he would have been pleased to see how successful our fourth Vineyard Cup Regatta was. To see all the sailboats gathered in the harbor and the community spirit at Owen Park afterwards was certainly a tribute to him.
We will miss him, but he will continue to inspire us.
Sail Martha's Vineyard