I was talking to my British son, Scott, and he said that they have had three snow events so far this winter. I read this message while sitting in the sun with just a sweater and jeans. We had a few snowflakes the other day but that was it. I think I am a little jealous.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Big balloons go out to Colby Greene and Taylor Prescott who celebrated their day on Dec. 5; James Thornton on Dec. 6; Danielle Meyer on Dec. 7; Joao Araujo, Lorenzo De Silva and Ilija Trance on Dec. 9; and to Colton Filiault, who celebrates his day on Dec. 10.

As you read this, Christmas in Edgartown is going on. In the past it has been such a grand event. It has been taking place for 40 years. But because of what has been going on for the past two years, the event has gotten smaller but not gone. The parade, not matter how big, is still on this year and the Craft Fair is back at the Edgartown School. I know there are still a lot of people here.

I was working at Village Fair, where Sundog is now, when the first event happened. All the store employees dressed in Victorian garb and we had a town crier, who I think was Curry Jones the first year. There were cookies and cider in every store and activities going on every minute.

One of the best places for lunch was at the Old Whaling Church. The ladies who belonged to the church made soup and the best one was the corn chowder. I don’t think it lasted for an hour after they opened. I remember Carolyn Brown and Jean Andrews as two of the people in the kitchen. I know there were more who were very busy and served many cold and hungry customers.

Shopping was, of course, one of the biggest activities, at least for the women. My family came for many weekends and would do a lot of gift shopping but after an hour or so we would notice that the men were among the missing. After some looking, we found the devils at the News and their explanation was that they were saving us a table for lunch or dinner.

On the Friday night after work, we would go to The Wharf for dinner and while we ate people asked if we were going to go to Donaroma’s for their big event. Ralph and I always responded “no” because we were not going to get in that chaos.

Little did I know that a few years later, I was going to be a part of that chaos. I have loved every minute of it. Yes: getting the lights up and making sure they worked, decorating almost every inch of the area, and waiting for Janice to announce the theme for the year’s Evening of Enchantment was stressful. It was also very exciting and full of meaning for many.

Some great memories from Christmas in Edgartown, I can only hope there are many more to be made.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.