In the Dec. 29 issue of The Local, we ran a piece titled “Certain clues you’re an Islander,” where we had a little fun with a number of Island predilections and peculiarities. We received this letter from Joanne Scott of West Tisbury. “The ‘Certain clues you’re an Islander’ by Mr. Currier in the 12/29 MVTimes raised a big chuckle and brought up a great memory of a 1978 version written by myself and crew at the old Harborside [Hotel]. I will not name names as I cannot locate the other participants to get permission, but I happen to have a copy right here. Here we go.”
You know if you are an Islander if:
- You just get to know your doctor and he leaves.
- You blanch at the thought of neon.
- You have one pair of shoes for funerals and one for going off (Island).
- You do not own a bathing suit.
- You can go anywhere without knocking or calling ahead.
- Your boat is for meeting other people in boats.
- You marry a contractor to get your house finished.
- You have at least one dog.
- Your “cah” cannot get a inspection “sticka.”
- You know when trespass season is.
- You love fish, all fish.
- You live for Labor Day.
- There is a tick jar inside the door.