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Monday’s nearly perfect spring day had folks out puttering in their yards.

I always jump the gun — never been good at sitting still for long.

I don’t know how I ever went to work. I spend the entire day fussing around my house and yard.

Recently, on one of those absolutely perfect early spring days, I realized the sky has not been so blue and clear since the days following 9/11.

I am eternally grateful to live on Martha’s Vineyard at a time like this.

A while ago I talked about my maternal grandmother, Nonnie. She was a letter writer.