It is raining so hard right now, as it has been all day. But the week is supposed to be so much better and cool weather. I just hope the weather stays nice over the weekend for all the brides.

Happy Birthday to all who celebrated their day this past week. Maybe next week I’ll have the list.

Another few signs of fall. People are asking about Netflix and what series are worth binge-watching, tour buses are arriving at the parking lot, pumpkins will be arriving soon, winter squashes are out at Morning Glory, the weather has been cool enough for thinking about making a nice pot of soup, pumpkin spice is taking over the flavor of the month and there is the sound of geese flying over just before sunset.

Seeing the tour buses arrive in town always takes me back to days and places from when I was growing up. We would see visitors arriving in town, trying to find the restaurants that the tour recommended and then them asking directions to the lighthouse or the captains’ houses. We enjoyed the visitors: they were always having fun or arguing about which treasure they were going to buy and they always left with a smile.

For some it was a difficult walk so they enjoyed their shopping for souvenirs. I always think of Village Fair, a shop that had a history of more than 25 years in Edgartown. Our pet name for the visitors was “the rain cap crew,” as Village Fair owner Larry Levine always had a basket of rain caps on the counter. Women loved them. I don’t even know if they exist anymore, but I know my mother had one in every coat because you never knew when you would need one. Visitors also liked the souvenir paperweights with snow in them and that read “Marthas Vineyard” on them.

Don’t forget that the library has great activities for young and old, the museum has some great programs going on and Island Theatre Workshop is presenting Little Shop of Horrors Sept. 21 to Oct. 1.

Have a great week and keep the home candles burning.