I don’t have much to say about this past weekend’s weather. I hope everyone is safe and did not have much damage but I do know there was a lot. Now we are bracing for another one and I hope it is not as bad.

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. I have lots of big balloons but I do not have the birthday list. Sorry, will have to wait until next week.

I am away in Wareham waiting for my great great nephew to arrive. His due date was March 3 and we are two days past the day and we have gone through the northeaster and no electricity for three days with a 16 month old who had no idea of what was going on especially when he wanted to watch Mickey. Thank goodness for modern days and phones with Mickey apps, a 17-month-old German Shepard, and a very cuddly lab mix who would crawl inside you if she could. Of course it is not as bad as some have gone through, but we kept looking at Amanda, the mom to be, and asking if she was okay and all she wants to do is clean. So when Jonah arrives we have a lot to tell him.

The Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group’s Daffodil Time is coming. Bunches of daffodils will be sold ($10 per bunch) at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16 and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the Edgartown Stop & Shop, Reliable Market in Oak Bluffs, and Cronig’s in Vineyard Haven. One hundred per cent of the monies collected will be used to help patients and their families with medical expenses and the cost of transportation, lodging and food when they have to travel off-Island for treatment.

Polly Brown, from Vineyard Village at Home, will be the guest speaker at the Federated Church Meetinghouse on Sunday, March 11, at 11:30 a.m.

I know the standby line in Woods Hole was quite long after the boats did not run for three days. In addition to the weather, a lot of people were coming home from school vacation and trying to get home. Many thanks to the workers who help with the traffic and take care of all the people coming to and from the Island. Their job is not easy, especially when the tension is on. So thank you to all of those workers.

Thank you also to the electric companies for working day and night to get the electricity back on as fast as they could, the EMS workers who were on duty day and night, and the dispatchers. I am sure there are many more people who we often take for granted. We do appreciate all of you; unfortunately it takes storms like this past weekend to open our eyes. Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

Send Edgartown news to kathleencase@comcast.net.