Great news! American Legion Post 257 has brought back their famous lobster roll and clam chowder dinners. The menu is available very Tuesday night through August at the Legion post on Martin Road. Eat in or take out between 4:30 and 7 pm. A lobster roll comes with a bag of chips, a bottle of water and a slice of watermelon. All a bargain at twenty dollars. Clam chowder is five dollars per bowl. This cause is a one: to raise money for our veterans. I am so looking forward to seeing my friends again.

Speaking of seeing friends, I have just met, in person, a Facebook friend I have known for six years. Tac Guam has never been to the east coast. It was time. Tac grew up in Guam, then moved to Washington state, then Texas, then Colorado and then back to Washington. She arrived by plane last Friday and is staying with me. She greeted my flock of turkeys that she has heard about for years. Tac now feeds them regularly. She has befriended Toby and Misty. She is delightful. I am taking her to the Legion for lobster rolls.

In news of other friends who live far away, I heard from Lauren Martin, my former editor at this newspaper. Lauren and her husband Mike Seccombe, who also worked for the Gazette, relocated with their two children to Australia. Lauren has received a media humanitarian award for her fine work producing Temporary, a movie about refugees coming to Australia. Lauren is the communications officer for the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales. Congratulations to our dear friend.

Artist Wendy Weldon is showing her work in a collaborative exhibit at the Knowhere Art Gallery in Oak Bluffs. The show runs through June 27. Don’t miss it.

The birthday bandwagon pulls along Delia Markey on Saturday, June 26. Delia will be 17. I had so much fun doing art projects with her when she was growing up. Many happy returns!