I for one am not going to complain about the weather this week. The sky has been that beautiful blue with the white fluffy clouds, the breeze has been just right and the heat not too hot. How lucky have we been to live in such a place we can really enjoy it.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Michael Calheta, who celebrated June, 25; Amber Cuthbert, Isabella Vasiliadis, June 26; and Jordan Souza and Emma Waltersdorf who celebrate their day June 30.

It has been 37 years since I moved my horse Tomahawk to Edgartown to Jan and Floyd Norton’s property. And 37 years later I still go past June 20 like any other day until June 21 and I think oh God I did it again. So why should this year be any different. I walked into her house on the 21st and she smiled at me and said “You did it again.”

So here I go again, happy birthday “Auntie Jan,” sorry I am late, again. Maybe next year I will do better. After all she will be starting a new decade.

This is wedding month and as you all know we have become a very popular wedding spot. But this past weekend there were two weddings that I have to send out love and best wishes to.

Megan Rose and Billy Panek were married on Saturday. Megan was one of the Bank babies born when I was at Dukes County Savings Bank and now she is a married woman. I wish them much love and happiness for many years.

Also married on Saturday was Erica McCarron, another Bank baby who came into our lives when Rick McCarron married her mom Sue. We loved her in an instant and now she is a married woman. I wish much love and happiness to you both for many years.

Once again this year Bev and Mort Feary hosted the annual Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard fundraiser. It is a beautiful setting overlooking Eel Pond, and their yard is spacious and beautiful. They had the alpacas there this year, and Ann Parsons brought her “Ass.” They advertised with a sign that read Kiss My Ass for a dollar.

It was a great time and I hope they raised lots of money for the shelter. But remember you don’t always have to go to the fundraisers; you can just visit and donate.

The third grade Student Habitat Stewards exhibit with video clips and free native wildflower seeds is currently in the Edgartown library children’s room.

Jungle Jim is back to do the summer reading kickoff at the Ag Hall Saturday July 1 at 11 a.m. for the Martha’s Vineyard Library Association. It is free. He is a balloon maestro, performer and storyteller.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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