From the Cottagers’ Corner column in the July 1969 editions of the Vineyard Gazette by Dorothy West.
Of all the interesting historical spots on Martha’s Vineyard, none is more picturesque than the Brickyard in Chilmark.
There is a furious urgency about July which is lost sight of only because the month is warm and sometimes languorous.
The history of Martha’s Vineyard during the American Revolution does not always offer patently reassuring images.
Only a few years ago everyone who wanted to use a telephone on the Vineyard had to turn the little hand crank on the telephone box.
It is likely that regular boat service between Martha’s Vineyard and the mainland was being operated by 1800.
The class of 1960, besides being the first class to have the distinction to be graduated from the new school, had been in many respects a test class.
Brickman’s is a store that is well established, the name having been known in Vineyard Haven for thirty-three years.
Memorial Day means wistful remembrance of the dead, flower sprinkled graves, cemetery pilgrimages, sermons and speeches.

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