Editors, Vineyard Gazette:
Thank you for the story headlined “They Came, They Saw, They Moved In; Exploring the Vineyard’s Counterculture Roots” by Ivy Ashe, in the August 2 edition of the Vineyard Gazette.
A friend in West Tisbury alerted me to the article and the accompanying image of the group from the Artworker’s Guild Renaissance Fair of 1973. My friend had spotted me in the back row, in the white wimple. I remember having a great time being one of the volunteer “witches” dunked in the dunk tank at that fair. I enjoyed reading Ms. Edey’s background story in your article online.
I was a summer house parent at the Youth Hostel in West Tisbury from 1973 to 1979. I lived full time in West Tisbury during 1979 and appeared on stage in the Island Theatre Workshop productions of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters and Meredith Wilson’s Music Man that year. I left the island at the end of 1979 to continue pursuing a professional career as an actor.
Thank you for the sweet memory.
Los Angeles, Calif.