Thank you to Dr. Pieter Pil for his medical care over the past week. I will get the results on my visit next week but the preliminaries sound great and I am confident the end results will be the same. And thank you to nurses Mary Ellen Smith and Donna Beckman who were by my side. It was ever so comforting to know they were there. Also, thank you to the OR staff who shared in my care.

This week it was off to see Dr. Daniel Pesch and Dr. Willie Cater for age-related illnesses that will be monitored and resolved soon.

Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks for all you have and not thinking about what you may need. Perhaps good health is at the top of daily thanks, along with family and friends.

Deer season is upon us; please be sure to dress in bright orange on your daily walks. If you would like to be on the list as a recipient of a deer that may meet its demise by automobile, please call the Aquinnah Police at 508-645-2313. If you are hunting in Aquinnah and would like to donate your deer to the tribe, you may do so at weigh-in time.

Stop by the Christmas Bazaar at the Portuguese-American Club on Vineyard avenue in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Always a nice time for shopping locally.

Artist Wendy Weldon will have her annual Thanksgiving open studio on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Also featured will be the beautiful jewelry of her cousin. Please call 508-645-3199 for directions.

Martha’s Vineyard Museum will host its annual appraisal day event on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $15 to have one item appraised, and $40 for three items. For reservations, please call 508-627-4441, ext 117.

Condolences to the family and friends of Ralph Case, who passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16. Warm hugs to his widow Kathy Noble Case.

Condolences to the family and friends of Ralph Falcone, M.D., who passed away on Friday in Worcester. Dr. Falcone was the father of Pam Glavin, grandfather of Gimili Glavin and great grandfather of Elliott Berz. His services were held on Wednesday in Paxton.

Welcome to Charles Hoye and Katherine Olsen, who have arrived from the West Coast to spend the winter at the Vaziri home. They are enjoying their time with daughter Noli and her husband Isaac Taylor, and especially their grandchildren, Emmett and one-month-old Tillie.

Condolences to the family and friends of Robert Hughes, who passed away on Nov. 2 at the Brewer House. Bob would always share historical knowledge on my trips to the Oak Bluffs Post Office each day. He would also mail interesting news articles to those who would be interested from his Pinkletink Way address. Many of those articles are still in my possession and I have in turn shared many with others.

Robert MacDiarmid and Beverly Wright observed Thanksgiving early with a feast at their home on Saturday that included children and grandchildren. Present were Darren and Nancy Leport and grandchildren Coltrane and Menasha, as well as Tori Wright and Will Wagner and two-and-a-half-year-old Mato. Thanksgiving Day was spent in New York, New Jersey, and in Seattle, Wash. as they all traveled over the week. Mike and Carol Mayrand are delighted to have their daughters Alyssa and Sonya home for the holiday while their son Noah will remain in San Francisco and will wait until Christmas to be with his family in Aquinnah. Alyssa is finishing her education in Florida. Sonya is home and has opened her own studio, Sol Bodywork, in Tisbury and is putting her massage therapy skills to work with spa therapies as well.

Beatrice Patadal is the third cousin of Naushon Vanderhoop, and not the grandmother of Nanawusuwee. After all, Bea and Naushon are only four months apart and have been friends since birth.

Jennifer Staples returned to Los Angeles on Wednesday after spending the week caring for her mother, Kristina Hook-Leslie. Kristina is up and about with the assistance of a walker following her surgery at Mass General. This week their grandson Darrius will arrive for grandparent duty.

Happy birthday wishes this week to Fred Croft on Sept. 24. Peter Temple will observe his birthday on Sunday. Captain Dick Thompson will be 86 on Monday and shares the day with Charles Pitett. Captain Louis Larsen will celebrate on Nov. 27. Carlos Montoya will party on Nov. 28.

Diamond (Ellie) Vanderhoop will observe her 40th birthday on Nov. 28. Joseph Spinelli observes his special day on Nov. 29 and shares the day with Karl Burgess, Al Alley and Noni Smith.