Well once again I am sitting here and there is a threat of badly needed rain. I looked at the radar today and there was showers going to the north of us and the south. It was like it parted ways to go around us. So I am hoping that some of the rain they are threatening us with will hit us.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Cassandra Silva who celebrated her day June 8, Rose Levesque on June 10, and to Mario Hernandez and Jovanna Lowell-Bettencourt who both celebrated their day on June 11.

Jane Keenan will be celebrating a milestone birthday at the end of this month, and for the celebration all six of her kids are having a big party. Just the family alone is a party because there are also 13 grandchildren. Jane is very excited as all her kids will be together. Happy birthday Jane and here is to many more!

Also celebrating her birthday is Madeline Fisher who will celebrate on June 14.

Last week, after I sent my article, I was so mad at myself for not mentioning the young lady Annabelle Brothers, who sang the fight song at the Relay for Life. When they announced her name I thought, isn’t she a cute girl, and then this voice came out of her and we were all floored. She had us in tears and then clapping. What an amazing voice and I hope we see her again soon.

David McCullough will speak on July 14 at 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury to benefit the West Tisbury Library Foundation. Mr. McCullough will talk about his newly published and well-reviewed biography, The Wright Brothers, and the research behind it. This will be the only event David McCullough will hold on the Island this summer.

The museum is kicking off summer with the unveiling of two new exhibits and the seasonal opening of the 18th century Cooke House. Loïs Mailou Jones: Selected Works, and Identifying Eisenstaedt will both open at the summer opening party on Friday, June 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Edgartown campus.

In addition to the opening of the new exhibitions, Dr. Chris Chapman, trustee of the Loïs Mailou Jones estate, will briefly speak about the artist’s life and legacy, and answer any questions. The museum will also unveil its new publication, Island Stories: Highlights from the Martha’s Vineyard Museum featuring 50 featured objects from the collection.

The museum’s annual summer opening party is free and open to all. Lois Mailou Jones: Selected Works will be open through August 23. Identifying Eisenstaedt will be open through August 2.

June 14 is Flag Day, a day that is getting further back in our history. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all show our support for our veterans and our service men and women who are fighting for our country and are proud of our United State of America and its symbol.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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