Happy Spring? This past week made that statement a little debatable. We know we have had a lot of April showers, or should we say downpours, but as we all know we need it. I hope we can spread the showers so we have enough to go through the summer and keep us from a drought.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Mathew Strem and Kasey Varkonda, April 2; Savannah Mathews, April 3; Nathan Brodeur and Nicholas Silva, April 5; and to Italo Fernandes who celebrates April 7.

Jan Norton called and reported her annual pinkletink hearing on Monday. June Manning posted hearing them in her neck of the woods, and when I took the dog out Monday night I heard them. So there is a sure sign of spring.

Easter is coming and so are the Easter lilies, tulips, daffodils and other Easter related plants. They arrived on Tuesday at Donaroma’s and will be arranged in both the garden store and the big greenhouse.

Welcome home to Louise Duart who has been a patient at Mass General but has now been transferred home to the MV Hospital. If you get a chance I am sure she would love to hear from her friends.

Ellen Blodgett, Louise’s granddaughter, and her husband Mark had been up with Louise to oversee her care and keep her company. While they were there my niece Tina and I have been on animal care. We went to do the horses the other morning after the first rain and we were laughing at how much we enjoyed doing this chore — the smell of the horses and the therapy of cleaning stalls. Tina laughed at how I taught her to clean the stalls so neatly because I was at Featherstone Farm where Ann had us cleaning the barn, and then Jan Norton’s where things had to be done the right way, and some of the hay fights we had while training and picking up the “Meadow Muffins” on cold winter days. We got in the car to come home and got a good whiff of the horse smell and smiled. It is the best.

The Edgartown Library invites you to enjoy an afternoon performance and talk with Ugandan dancer/musician Godfrey Mulwulya, sponsored by The Yard, at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.

Mr. Mulwulya will perform traditional East African dances and songs, and explain their origins and meanings. Come join us for a very special afternoon. All ages are welcome.

Don’t forget town meeting on Tuesday at the Whaling Church and then to vote on Thursday. Every vote counts.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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