Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

The following letter was sent to Oak Bluffs columnist Skip Finley.

What a wonderful column on the history of the automobile on the Island. You always impart a history lesson and link that history with contemporary events.

I loved your ending with a Paul Laurence Dunbar poem. My mother recited his poetry to our family of six kids and I was so proud of myself when I memorized The Party.

I look forward to reading your column, always a bit late because the paper is mailed to me when I am off-Island.


Connie Williams, Belmont and Chilmark