That was a long four days in the house. If I was the adventurous type I could have kayaked through Five Corners. So glad I’m not. I hear we are bracing for another storm this weekend. I hope to never endure those temperatures again. Time to review the list of our friends and relatives who have gone South.

A long and memorable weekend is coming up for us. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I shall never forget the first officially declared day in his honor on his birthday.

I know where everyone’s going to be Saturday night. Patriots fans suffer a particularly cruel form of cabin fever when there is a bye week. I have my new Pats watch cap to wear in solidarity.

Women’s meetings and marches next weekend. Check locations for what is best for you. I’ll see you there.

Our library had a misprint in their first bulletin listing activities. The movie Victoria and Abdul will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The show is free. The popcorn is provided.

The Martha’s Vineyard Photography Club holds its meetings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at our library. Last Thursday was not possible because of the storm. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 11. All levels of skill are welcome.

So many cancellation and postponements. The Poetry Cafe at the Vineyard Playhouse was also closed. Arnie Reisman informed me the next one will be Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. There is a new roster of readers, the poets listed last week will reassemble as they can. But you are all in for a great show with Justen Ahren, Liz Posen, Brooks Robards and Susan Puciel. Justin is currently our M.V. Poet Laureate. Ten dollars, coffee, tea and pie. Now, that’s entertainment.

Monday night movies at the Playhouse will feature Operation Pacific starring Patricia Neal. This wonderful woman gave so much to the Island. We are so pleased she loved it here. I still remember how elegant she was enjoying dinner out on the Island. I particularly remember we all left her alone while she ate with her friends. As she stood to leave the room we would applaud.

My condolences to Lori Robinson Fisher, her children and grandchildren. Their feline companion, Galaxy, was hit and killed on the road this week. The driver stopped but then just drove on. The family is heartbroken. Please all slow down. Rest in Peace, Galaxy.

Get well wishes go out to Arnie Reisman. Continued get well wishes to Jakob Burton-Sundman.

I received the most delightful call from my dear friend in Arizona, Denise Dupre, to alert me to our friend Rhonda Griffin’s birthday on Jan. 9. Belated birthday balloons to Rhonda.

The birthday bandwagon pulls along Marybeth Roden on Jan. 16. And on Jan. 17 Rosemary Gambino takes the cake. Many happy rerurns.

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