The sun is shining and you can see everyone smiling. As I write this it is supposed to be in the 50s but we all know living in Edgartown, cold water and warm air creates fog, but the positive side of that is that it also helps melt the snow faster, and we could lose a couple of the snow mountains in the parking lots.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Jack Chronister, who celebrated his day March 22; Colleen Carroll, March 24; and to Henry D’Andrea and Franklyn Schoenberg, who both celebrated their day March 25.

Special birthday wishes go out to Pam Dolby’s husband who will celebrate his day March 31.

Happy birthday to Emma Mayhew who will be 11 on March 25, and her cousin Cody Noyes will be 1. They are both the grandchildren of Al and Cheryl Noyes.

The rabies clinic is on Saturday, March 28. It will be held at the Martha’s Vineyard Animal Shelter, which is behind the Vineyard Vet Clinic on Edgartown Road. The charge will be $20 per animal. From 10 to 11 a.m. Vineyard Vet will be giving the shots, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Caring for Animals and from 12 to 1 p.m. it will be Animal Health Care. The shots last for one year. If you bring your rabies records to prove your pet had a one-year shot within the last 365 days you will qualify for a three-year shot.

Also, you can go to the West Tisbury fire station, 452 State Road for their rabies clinic. Their hours will be 10 to 11 a.m. with Catherine Buck, and from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. it’s My Pets Vet.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Kathryn Stewart. I have to mention this lady because she went to great pains to try to teach me how to play the piano.

I would walk up Skiff avenue to Hinckley Circle every Saturday morning for my lesson. She would look at my lesson book and I can still see the red Xs on all the pages. I think she finally said that she didn’t think that the piano was for me. She was a lovely lady and gave so much of her talent to many people.

All the florists are busy preparing for the Palm Sunday open house. We have our daffodils in, tulips, hyacinths, and of course pansies. Pansies always make me smile because they love this weather and their colors are the best sign of spring.

Also, many people are posting the crocuses in their yard, and I was happy to see mine up and blooming. This is just another smiling moment for everyone.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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