Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Late November

From Easter to Thanksgiving most islanders are immersed in "the season." Sure, we still enjoy family and friends, but businesses are full of people, streets are crowded with cars, trucks, bikes, and pedestrians, and the pace of life is quicker. Oh, we get to the beach (maybe not as often as we'd like), go clamming or fishing, enjoy local concerts, and love island life. But we all look forward to this time of year. Everything has slowed down. Right now there's not much business, of course. The streets are quiet, parking lots almost empty, and life is more relaxed.

But this is also the time of year to catch up on long-neglected chores: visits to the doctor and dentist, fixing that slowly dripping faucet, scraping peeling paint, replacing fence palings, organizing desks, defragmenting computers, shopping for shoes & underwear.....

And its a time for reflection and relaxation and play. Al came by yesterday with a kite he'd made for his grandson, Max. I guess I inspired him! Maybe this afternoon we'll take the two youngsters out to the beach and fly kites together. It is certainly breezy enough today. Until then I'll continue organizing all of these piles of papers!

Our latest Newsletter is about the old Howard cemetery on British Cemetery Road. You can read the stories here.

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