It is still T-shirt weather but the long pants have come out. I am still holding out on the flip flops and won’t give in for at least another month. I have been watching the ponds and they still need a lot more water before fall is over.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to: Aidan Nunes, who celebrated his day on Sept. 22; Miguel Jarillo, Sept. 23; Ewellen Carlos, Sept. 24; Victor DeSouza, Curtis Fournier and Margaret Gordon, Sept. 26; Ethan Creato, Brendan Donnelly, Joao Goncalves and Roa Sanchez, Sept. 27; and Ellie Morgan and Lucy Ulaytt who celebrated their day on Sept. 28.

Special birthday wishes go out to Tom Prendergast, who celebrated his day on Sept. 26, and to Kathy Ivory, who celebrated her day Sept. 27. Hope you both had a special day. Happy birthday to Mike Donaroma, who celebrated his day Sept. 23. It was the last day of a great vacation. His wife, Janice, planned a tour of Idaho and Utah’ national parks. Judging from the pictures that were posted, it looks like a good time was had by all. Holding true to Janice’s active life, the group was always moving but covered a lot of ground.

I owe a big apology to our good friends the Dolbys. I was writing about their daughter Shannon and her children returning to New York after their summer here and referred to her son as William. I know his name is really Andrew, but William just seemed easier to type, I guess. My apologies to Andrew.

I was talking to Sara Piazza about her grandchildren — she has been enjoying every minute of being a grandmother. Recently she has been able to take grandchildren River, Shadow and Ethan around in her new Radio Flyer wagon. Those of you who remember Sara traveling with her little red wagon going to the Stop & Shop and the mail will appreciate the fact she had to retire the old little red wagon and now has a new one for her grandchildren. It is so great to see a woman smile at the thought of her grandchildren and the great memories they will all have.

Dr. Andris (Andy) Kaneps, visiting equine veterinarian, author and surgeon, will present on behalf of the MV Horse Council as part of its continued educational series on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the West Tisbury School community room. Dr. Kaneps specializes in lameness diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation, sport horse performance issues and equine surgery. The seminar, Equine Rehabilitation Therapy: What You Can Do, What Your Vet Can Do, will be an opportunity for horse owners to learn more about rehabilitation techniques for their equine friends. The presentation will finish with a question and answer session.

Dr. Kaneps is owner of Kaneps Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery based in Beverly, Mass. He is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a charter diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. A 1978 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Dr. Kaneps completed a large animal internship at Colorado State University in 1979 and completed his equine surgery residency at The Ohio State University in 1981. His doctorate research on palmar process fractures in foals was completed at the University of California Davis in 1994.

Dr. Kaneps gained his sport horse practice experience in Minnesota, Oregon, California, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He served as a faculty member of the colleges of veterinary medicine at Oregon State University and the Ohio State University and the school of veterinary medicine at the University of California Davis. An author of multiple scientific articles, Dr. Kaneps is a co-editor and author of Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery Equine Exercise Physiology, and Clinical Advisor: The Horse.

Our adventures with Nene continue. The plan was to travel to Plymouth Plantation this past weekend, but my great-great-nephew Findley Patrick Brown decided to come into the world early Sunday morning and somehow the car just went to Somerset to meet the newest member of our family. Nene had gone to Kaleigh’s baby shower so she was excited to meet Findley also. We ended up at Battleship Cove, which was another first for Ralph and me. We had a great day and we hope to get Nene to the plantation before she leaves in two weeks.

Have a great week and keep the home candles open.