Well, sprinkle a little salt over your left shoulder before reading the column for luck. Spring will be here in a just six days and that will not be soon enough for many of us. People are slowly adjusting to daylight saving time.

Jenifer Strachan, of Waldron’s Bottom Road, reports that currently on exhibit at the MV Museum is one of her mosaics of a Northern Right Whale created from blue and white shards in a sea of green plates. The exhibit is titled, Neighbors in the deep- The North Atlantic Right Whale, and will be on display until the end of June.

Sig Van Raan and his wife Susan Dickler hosted Fernando Saez and Dailie Carrenza, founding directors of Malpaso Dance of Havana, Cuba who are on the Island. Last Thursday they had the entire group along with some of the staff from The Yard over for a lamb stew dinner. Sig met with Matt Flanders of Beetlebung Tree Care to review the repair of an ancient stone wall in his backyard that collapsed due to soil erosion. They dined with Sherm and Susie Goldstein who just returned from three weeks in Mexico and were joined by Toni and Richard Cohen. His son Jackson returns on Sunday from a two-month stay in Costa Rica, and daughter Sofia will be arrive in April to begin preparations for her wedding scheduled for June.

Old friend Muriel Bye, of Edgartown Road, passed away last Friday. She had been in poor health for the past few years. She was a neighbor when I was an infant, family friend and a hard worker. After retirement from nursing, she moved here full-time and lived in the family home. She was appointed clerk of the voting place for several years and every election day had a poster in her front lawn advertising the polling place and the hours.

The First Congregational Church will hold its annual meeting for the member’s right after services on Sunday. Elections and the budget highlight the agenda.

Bea Phear reports that The League of Women Voters of Martha’s Vineyard is sponsoring a series of voter forums prior to local elections. The public is invited to attend and listen to their local candidates as they present their positions and to ask questions. There are many contested races this year, and there should be some lively discussions. The forum in this town will be Tuesday March 31 at 7 p.m. in the library.

Happy birthday to Janet Sylvia, and Seth Dutton today; Elizabeth Kent, Nancy Nordin and Julia MacNelly tomorrow; Tamara Hersh, Dr. Jay Segel and Dwight Kaeka on Sunday; Nelson Tuck, Patrece Peterson and Jemima James on Monday; Estelle Thompson, Molly Scarborough, Patricia Sheehan, Richard Leonard and Bill Wilcox on Tuesday; Bob Douglas, Jane Seagrave, Patricia McCarthy, Jake Merrill and Emily Galligan on Wednesday; Patrick Jenkinson, John Jones, Shelly Brown and Nancy Huntington on Thursday. Belated birthday greetings to Richard Skidmore and Mike Stutz.

Well that is all of the social news for this edition. I trust you will not forget to wear something green on Tuesday. After the traditional dinner of corned beef, cabbage and soda bread be sure and watch the 1944 classic Oscar award winning film Going My Wa” with Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald.

I would like to close this week’s column with an old Irish blessing: “May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows your dead!”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody.