Well the record book on March is almost closed. The weekend felt like it was about 30 degrees colder than the previous week and the month went out like a lion with cold wet weather. Spring may have finally arrived and according to Bea Whiting it has brought about 30 new lambs to her dad’s farm. She says Grandpa Allen has a swell time in the barn yard when his grandson Asa visits. The mill pond has been stocked with trout and kids are fishing there each day. Remember Friday is April Fools’ Day, so beware of practical jokes. Thanks to Pierce Kirby for handling the mail on Monday for me.

Anna and I went up to Nicole and Arsen’s house in East Taunton for Easter. Sam stayed behind as he had a cold he did not wish to spread around. We went over to the next door neighbor’s house with grandsons Robbie and Henry and watched all of the kids participate in an Easter egg hunt. Edward and Mark, barely a month old, stayed inside with Grandma. Sixteen people were treated to an Armenian Easter brunch. Ana Azarian, Arsen’s aunt, told me Armenia was the first nation to accept Christianity in the year 303 A.D. The brunch consisted of eggs, onions, chicken, fish salad and outstanding desserts. There were plenty of adult beverages and toasts. After brunch the men sat out on the deck while the women cleaned up the kitchen.

Bruce Blackwell reports that he and Brandy Wight drove from their home in Gainesville, Fla. to Naples last week to attend a 10-year anniversary celebration of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. Billed as an author’s evening, with special guest our own David McCullough, the event was held at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club before an audience of about 250. The topic was The Wright Brothers, his latest book. David’s wife Rosalee and son William were part of the festivities.

Bob and Adele Graham have become good friends with the McCullough family since William married the Grahams’ daughter Cissy. The McCulloughs also first introduced Brandy and Bruce to the Grahams.

Jack Ryan — you know him as he works over at the post office and remembers the good times, fewer in number and easier to recall — is having a showing of his pen and ink drawings at the library all this month. Saturday from 4 to 5 p.m., the library will host a reception for Jack. He has illustrated several books and currently his work is on display in many New York City galleries.

Also the library will host Sunday Afternoon Jazz from 4 to 5 p.m. on three Sundays in April presented by Eric Johnson. This Sunday you will hear from Jeremy Berlin, Eric Johnson, and Steve Tully. This event is free and open to the public. Thank you to the Friends of the Library and the West Tisbury Library Foundation for their generous support of the music programming.

Old friend David Douglas passed away last week. He was the owner of Rainbow Farm for many years and a longtime member of the planning board, a well liked and respected member of the community. My condolences to his family.

Happy birthday to: Joe Cataloni, Mickey Stone, Paige and Claudia Taylor and Bob Woodruff Friday; Joan Houston, Rebecca Cohen, John Ripley Stanwood, Ben Williams, and Randi Sylvia Saturday; Emily Gadd, Doris Day, Charles Terry, Wyatt Jenkinson and Stacy Gouldrup on Sunday; Deborah Mayhew, Marlene Distefano and Andrew Warlock on Monday; Richard Glassberg, Janice Sparks, Phil Spaulding, Chuck Hodgkinson and Kelley McCarthy on Tuesday; Susan Britt, Kari Scott, Micheline Sonia, Joe Van Ness and Lauri McAuliffe on Wednesday; Suzanne St. Andre, Josh Summers and Jennifer Stone on Wednesday, and Don Ogilvie, Craig Saunders, Joshua Alwardt and Neil Withers on Thursday. Belated birthday wishes to Kaitlyn Hart.

Well that is of the social news for this edition. If you have any news you would like to share please call or e-mail me. Have a great week.

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