Who could complain about this weather? Yes we had the much needed rain, and with the cool nights and the warm sun shining days, how can we be upset.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. If you wait patiently enough I should have the kids birthdays by next week. I just have to call and walk all the way over to the school to get them. For those of you who don’t know, I live two houses away from the school.

Special birthday wishes go out to Ted Morgan who celebrated his 94th birthday on Sept. 12. Ted was feted by Mark Hess on Facebook with many pictures of Ted from his younger days up to now. It was a very nice tribute to someone who has always been active in our country and here in our small town.

His daughter Pam Dolby hosted a lobster boil dinner to celebrate his day. Ted’s son and daughter in law (Ted and Cindy) were here from Louisiana to help with the celebration.

Sarah Townes is proud to announce the engagement of her daughter Lauren Elizabeth Townes to Noah Charles Scheffer. They both live in Edgartown. The couple have known each other since they were in kindergarten, and plan to have their wedding on Dec. 17, 2016.

Lauren is the daughter of Sarah Townes, formerly of Edgartown, and Todd Silva, formerly of West Tisbury. Noah is the son of Jessica Burnham and Roy Scheffer both of Edgartown. Congratulations to all.

Derby time is on full blast. So if you had any chores or repairs to be done on your house you probably won’t see any of it done until mid-October.

I love following the derby chart and watching pictures on Facebook. My favorite post this week was the one of Eddie and Reanne Smith’s youngest daughter Josie who is five, practicing her cast on their front steps. Well, the practice worked for her as she caught her first shore albacore. She fought it well and carried it into derby weigh-in proudly.

Both of their daughters, Paige and Josie, are very active fishermen. They make me smile as I look at the pictures and think what wonderful stories they are going to be able to tell when they get older. Good luck young ladies.

The chrysanthemums, asters and peppers are in. This is when I always say the nursery looks like Oz. The pumpkins and gourds and spring bulbs will also be arriving this week.

Jonathan was picking and cleaning a mum and found a pinkletink among the stems. So you have to keep your eyes open because you never know what you are going to find.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

Send Edgartown news to kathleencase@comcast.net.