With the mixture of weather we have been having I don’t know what to say. It’s cold, but not too cold, the sky is that beautiful blue when it is not gray, and the clouds have been beautiful. Can’t say I am so happy with the wind. It seems to keep blowing harder and harder. It is fall. What can we expect?

Happy birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Hevelyn Dias, Julia Murray and Jameson Whitmash who all celebrated Nov. 10; Caleb Guerrero, Nov. 11; John Chandler, Mylena Silva Nov. 14; Noah Smith, Nov. 15; and to Christopher Barbosa and Brooke Ward who celebrate their day on Nov. 16.

By the time you read this, the poinsettias will be in the greenhouse, along with the Christmas cactus, cyclamens and paperwhites. Also, outside will be filled with that wonderful smell of balsam as the greens and wreaths will be here. I warned you and now it is coming true: it won’t be long and we will be seeing the big guy with the red suit and white beard.

The Federated Church will be holding wreath workshops on Nov. 27, 28 and 29, from 9 to 4 p.m. at the Parish House in Edgartown. Help make over 75 wreaths to be sold at the Festival of Wreaths on Nov. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m., to benefit the preservation and maintenance of the 1832 Mayhew Parsonage. If you wish, you may purchase the wreath you make at the workshop for $70 the day of the workshop. Many hands make light work! Call 508-627-4421 for information.

Felix Neck is having their annual fall festival Friday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join them for a celebration of fall with hayrides, face-painting, live music, food, crafts for kids, live animals and trail walks.

Even though Veterans Day has gone by, saying thank you is never enough on that one day. I think we take for granted just how we got this freedom we live and that it did not come easy and without loss. Again, thank you to the husbands, fathers, grandfathers, brothers, wives, mothers, grandmothers and sisters who all made the sacrifice to let us live our life of freedom. Remember they gave up their tomorrows so we could have ours.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.

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