Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

Kim and I buried a beautiful bird on our beach this past Tuesday. No sign of trauma, he (or she) just seemed to have had enough of bird life. Not a seagull, but gull-like, with a downy belly and blue eyes. We buried bird high on the beach with a couple of local shells and some seaweed. Any life passed can be an odd reckoning for the living.

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

We used to wait. There was a joy in slowing down. We’d come to Chappy, away from ringing of home phones to the four-digit dialing quiet Island phones. If the phone rang at Grammy’s, someone wanted a ride home or a drink on the porch. Now the ringing (in all its mutations) follows us here. Distance is no longer enough to discourage attachment. The sea does little to abate the connection to that which we leave behind (flee?)

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

“Summer People, Some are Not.” I think this may have been the title of a book, but I recall it from the enameled surface of the ashtray that sat atop Grammy’s bedside table. Grammy liked to smoke, and she liked her summer people. She was gracious to most everyone, but as her ashtray alluded, there were tipping points to the delicate balance of friendships. Maybe particularly the summer ones.

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

Irene is due to arrive Sunday or Monday. Don’t think I’ll make the beds for her — hopefully she’ll just blow in and out.

Bob Enos, our trusty, trusted (not yet rusted) boat man is, I am certain, fielding plenty of calls. Historically, the number of boats pulled is inversely proportionate to the severity of a storm. So my apologies, Bob, but I hope that you’re busy.

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

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Chappy
Brad Woodger

BRAD WOODGER

508-627-4216

(ibwsgolf@aol.com)

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