Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

During President Obama’s vacation, I was driving down Middle Road in Chilmark because a portion of South Road was closed during his visit. As I was passing by the Keith Farm, the car in front of me suddenly stopped on the right side of the road. I immediately saw the reason why: A turtle was in the middle of Middle Road. I stopped, too. As I approached the turtle, the woman driving the car in front of me got out of her car and thanked me for saving it. I picked the turtle up and took it back to the side of Middle Road from which it came. I waited to make sure it was safe. As I was standing there, the woman said: “The turtle wanted to go to the other side of the road.”

Charles Pinck, Washington, D.C., and Chilmark