Monthly Archives: September 2014

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On Saturday, September 27th, The Ambassador to the United States from St. Vincent and the Grenadines came to Martha’s Vineyard to sign a Memorandum of Understanding as part of the Sister Islands Initiative, and Her Excellency La Celia A. Prince, … Continue reading

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GRAPE JAM

This year we had a bonanza crop of grapes. The grape arbor is next to the small studio where Lynn Christoffers, our resident photographer, lives and works. She’d been watching the grapes progress from blossoms to green marbles to fragrant … Continue reading

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HOPS

“Hops?” asked Susanna Sturgis. “Are you guys making beer?” Not exactly. Here’s the story behind our hops crop. A couple of years ago, we cleared up the cellar for a visiting grandson who decided that once we’d gotten rid of … Continue reading

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INTRODUCING MARTHA’S VINEYARD MYSTERIES

I never planned to become a mystery writer. For 20 years I’d been a boat captain running tour boats on the Potomac River, a ferry boat on Chesapeake Bay, a sailing instructor at the Annapolis Sailing School, and a delivery … Continue reading

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THE BEST THING ABOUT GETTING OLD

“The best thing about getting old,” said my mother when she was 95 and appeared in a CBS special on aging, “is that you can flirt with the men and their wives don’t mind.” To which a wife, watching my … Continue reading

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ADVENTURE IN CHICKEN ALLEY

The first we heard about the caper was a call from my brother-in-law, Ralph Jones, who works at the Vineyard Haven Thrift Shop on Fridays. On his way to work, he’d stopped at our place to pick up some paper … Continue reading

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NOW FOR THE CHICKENS

Howie and I hadn’t thought about chickens until our dishwasher broke down. Jason, who’d been referred to us by his wife’s ex-husband, Mark, who fixes our plumbing, found that the dishwasher’s problem was easily fixed by rubbing a candle stub … Continue reading

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