When Dr. Russell S. Hoxsie receives the 2006 Creative Living Award tonight at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury, a relationship that began decades earlier will finally come full circle.
As it turns out, Dr. Hoxsie knew Ruth Redding, the woman who established the award 23 years ago.
"She was a patient of mine," he said with a laugh. "She was an interesting lady, and that kind of makes the connection for me to have known that person. But Gus Ben David, David McCullough and the other recipients - I'm in good company, very good company."