Glad to see it come

Glad to see it go

I prefer picture postcards perfect

Scenes of winter snow.

I think I wrote that in 1985 or so. I still stand by it.

And another thing I wrote about years ago was my idea to have the day after the Super Bowl be a national day off. Not everyone is a teacher. But for all the years I taught I must say that so many of the kids, the teachers and the administrators were so exhausted I let the kids put their heads on the desk and sleep.

Wednesday was not only Valentine’s Day but it was one for some significant birthdays. My oldest dog, Toby, turned 16 on that day. I have had him for five fabulous years.

In honoring Toby and Valentine’s Day, Toby and I ask you to consider donating to Connect to End the Violence at the Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. We also hope you will support the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard and the Island Food Pantry. Our Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club also deserves a Valentine’s remembrance.

The arts are never in the background on the Island. Daniel Waters posted for us a fabulous clip of live music at PathwaysArts’ winter activity.

Multi-talented Judith Campbell, our former minister at our Unitarian Universalist Society, has all her works at the newest bookstore in Plymouth, Book Love. Even her newest book, You Can’t Tell A Book, is there.

On Feb. 14, the birthday bandwagon pulled along not just Toby Gardella but also Linda O’Leary. Many happy returns.