I am missing two of my turkeys: Hopsy and Broken Wing. If you see them, please call me.

Drums in my ‘hood. I adore hearing drums, piano, guitar, any instrument or vocalizing in my ‘hood. It reminds me of living on the west side of Manhattan, near Lincoln Center, near the Beacon Theatre, near the ABC Studio, and hearing people rehearse. I’m so happy we have budding artists on Martha’s Vineyard.

My dear friend Alex Roan had a cardiac incident in the past week. There is a GoFundMe page set up to help him. I know you all know him from growing up here and attending MVRHS. Do what you can. Or just say hi!

Bill, Jan and Wes Stokes hosted the most fabulous Lennie’s Loop block party last Saturday night at their Island abode. Appetizers, cocktails and charcuterie to die for. Some good friends of ours who had a house on Leonard Circle for years arrived from Connecticut and New Jersey. That would be Paul Howes, his daughter and his son in law, Julia and Javier Gomez-Blanco, and their two lively and lovely children, Aidan and Olivia. Laurie Marotta, Aase Jones; all the usual suspects stopped by, Great time, great memories.

I am still reading 500 Nations, edited and compiled by Alvin M. Josephy Jr. It is based on a documentary film script with other contributions. This is the history we should have been taught.

Our condolences go out to Ruth Radcliffe on the passing of her mom, Vivian Addie Oates, at the age of 100 years and eight months. Vivian passed on July 1. A most wonderful woman.

Sending sympathy to Sian Rebecca Williams on the passing of her most wonderful family dog, Shiloh. Always in our hearts.

The birthday bandwagon pulled along Pam Alley on July 15. And on July 17, my son Chris Clark, Daniel VanLandingham, and Fred Benson take the cake. Many happy returns.