I know it had to happen, but the saddest cancellation for me is the closing of Camp Jabberwocky for this summer. Programs are being developed for the campers to participate online but it was always such a joy to see that bus in the summer. What a pleasure to see the happy campers coming down Greenwood avenue and heading to town! Please check in with the camp or watch this space for what online camping will be offered this summer.

Our Memorial Day plans from American Legion Post 257 are being formed. The annual parades in Plymouth and many other towns have been canceled. We need all our veterans and community to be safe. If you are a veteran in need of any help or services, please contact our Dukes County Veterans Agent, Bruce Montrose at 508-693-6887 or vetsagent@dukescounty.org.

I must say the help this community is providing our seniors and immune-compromised community is stellar.

The new Martha’s Vineyard Museum would have been at the top of the list of things I wish my mother had seen while she was alive. For years, she drove to the new Vineyard Haven location to drop my son off when it was the St. Pierre School of Sport summer camp. She would love what it has become. The museum wants to remind you that if you renew your membership for a year or purchase a new membership now, it will not commence until they are able to re-open.

Meanwhile, many great programs are being offered online. Our own Max Sherman worked with Anna Barber to create a show of Island places and memories. Photographer Dan Waters is continuing his show and asking for input from us on Island life in these challenging times. Please keep in touch.

A great gift idea for a graduate, friend, child, mom or dad, is to purchase a brick honoring them. The bricks will be installed on the museum’s beautiful front lawn. Bricks may have 20 characters. They cost $75 and are tax deductible. I think I’ll get one for Nonna.

I want to send a big thank you to my friends off-Island who frequently check on me here. This week, a special holler goes out to my dear friend, William Carter in Ohio. Bill has been here before and would like to return when the coast is clear. Right now he is busy keeping the transit system safe and sparkling in Dayton, Ohio.

Condolences and love to our friend, Larry Trogdon. Larry left our Island a few years ago to take care of his parents. They have both passed. Last week his faithful companion, Sebastian, also died. Virtual hugs from us to Larry. Sebastian was a fine old boy.

The birthday bandwagon pulled along darling Carol Burnett on April 26, and on April 27 our own Mary Elizabeth Suprenant took the cake. Many happy returns.