Leigh Smith and her daughter Pam Brock have just returned from a terrific weekend in Salisbury, Conn. They were there to attend the wedding of Leigh’s oldest grandson, Charlie, to his long intended, Cath. Charlie is the son of Proctor Smith Jr. and his wife Laura. Both parents teach in the Salisbury school system. All six of Leigh’s grandchildren were in attendance. The weather and venue were perfect; the wedding and reception took place right by the lake. May Charlie and Cath live happily ever after.

Wanda Denton has returned for a long visit here on-Island; she had been at her West Hartford home. It is always great to catch up with Wanda and find out what she is reading now. As far as reading goes, here is my confidential to Lyn K.: I just finished Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran, a novella bound with another of his short books, Oscar and the Lady in Pink, by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. I picked this up at our library. It is fantastic! Nonna and I have also finished two heart-stopping action books by Nelson DeMille, Cathedral and By the Rivers of Babylon. All are available through our library.

Speaking of the library, come to a free talk and short film next Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the program room. Kathy Rose and Robert Woodruff will present The Breach: Erosion on Martha’s Vineyard. Information and maps will also be available about erosion on Wasque and Lucy Vincent Beach. There will be a question and answer period after the film and talk. I’ll see you there.

How proud am I of one of my very favorite former students, Alexia Garcia, Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School graduate in 2008. Alexia was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, but brought up mostly on our Island. She has gone on to become an award-winning photographer. You may view her work this whole month in Art in the Stacks at our library during regular business hours. Way to go, Alexia, and love to your family from me!

The First Baptist Church holds its second Saturday breakfast tomorrow, Oct. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the parish house. All are welcome. The menu is pancakes, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, juice and coffee for a mere $8 per person. A family of four eats for $25, additional family members are only charged $5 each. If you have any questions, call 508-693-1539. Nonna and I will see you there.

The birthday bandwagon pulls along Caitlin Crossland, Kristin Siple, Mardell Francis and Kenon Veno today. Tomorrow belongs to Arvi Bahal, Sabrina Flipse and Jaime Conroy. Oct. 13 is for John Sylvia, Vania Ruas and Marcos Arado. Oct. 14 is claimed by Amaru Pareja. Oct. 15 shines on Helen Gorski. Oct. 16 smiles on Steffi Elliot. And on Oct. 17, Fritz Knight, Sue Zonino, Hannah Berman and Margery Howes take the cake. Many happy returns.