I have no words except these: it is ridiculous. Get rid of the gun lobby and get rid of all guns.

As I continue to readjust to the Island way, I find myself thinking when I hear the boat whistle that it is the train whistle going through the White Plains station. Both are music to my ears. I was being pelted by acorns a week ago in White Plains, now even more so here. What a beautiful autumn! After the storm, the weather has been perfect.

Perfect weather for Driving Miss Daisy. This popular play is on the Patricia Neal Stage at Our Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and runs tonight through Saturday. Last call.

The 50th reunion for the MVRHS class of ‘67 will take place at the Wharf Pub in Edgartown on Oct. 21. Send your check to reserve your place at the party to Dennis daRosa, P.O. B 581, Oak Bluffs, MA. Or call Debbie Magnuson at 508-693-0081. There will be a cash bar, appetizers, delicious and varied buffet, and a DJ will provide the tunes of your times. Cost is $55 per person. I think I’ll crash it.

I still have not gotten around to hooking up my TV and frankly, I don’t care. Busy enough and in love with my books all over again. I am currently rereading Show Me A Hero by Lisa Belkin. It reminds me of Anthony Lucas’s Common Ground chronicling the busing problems in Boston. I was actually living in Chicago at that time but following it closely.

So nice to see the staff at our library again, or many but not all of them. I was there for a brief stop. The staff was excited to tell me that on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. a fabulous program will be presented by Alessandro Boccancelli called The Blue Whaled of Patagonia. This species, off the coast of Chile, was once thought to be extinct. There us exciting oceanographic news about this subject. All programs are free. I’ll see you there.

The MV Photography Club welcomes photographers at all levels. Our usual monthly meeting is at the Library the first Thursday of every month, but next week it is being changed to Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Featherstone. You can view the photo exhibit up now, The Eyes of the Island, which features many talented photographers who have shown their work in this newspaper. And they will share their experiences. Everyone is welcome to attend.

I have been moving slowly but these are some of the people I have had the pleasure to run into: Sharon Simonin, Rebecca Tattersall, Kara Best, Liz’s Buckley, Matt Tobin, Angela Murphy and her lovely Mary Afton, and Rose Gambino. I did stop in at Copper Wok for the first time in my life. I had one of my faves, the sesame noodles. Great! I met wonderful staffers, it was a beautiful day. I was hoping to see JB but, alas. It is so nice to be able to stroll around town again.

I did not know her, but the people who did have been praising the many virtues of Brenda Mullin who passed earlier this week. She sounds like quite a lady. Condolences to her family and many friends.

My dear Teddy Paul Bruschi Kennedy Gardella passed on Monday, Oct. 2, at his home in Vineyard Haven. Teddy was a domestic short-hair born 10 years ago in Edgartown, raised in Vineyard Haven, and spent the past three years of his life with his Nonna in White Plains. Teddy kept Nonna’s lap and bed warm. Teddy had a gang of New York cats he ran with, just as he has a gang here in the ‘hood. Teddy was a good boy, loyal and a true companion. He took care of me through surgeries and illnesses, and had a delightful time with his with his Auntie Teri Praskach. I thank Laurie Marotta and Marvin and Susan Kanowith Klein for stopping to pay there respects. Chris and Nicole Cimeno were invaluable in helping with the service and burial. My bed is cold without my Teddy.

Continued get well wishes to Ria Cimeno.

The birthday boy I missed was Toby Codding on Oct. 3. Many happy returns.

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