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I love the fact that I can momentarily visit the Vineyard by watching the many webcams around the Island. They all have sharp pictures that change every minute or so…but there’s one that’s “live” … people walking, ferries and boats coming and going, you can see the rippling of the water and occasionally a seagull flies past the lens. This webcam is on the Vineyard Haven harbor and belongs to the Black Dog.
One of the nicest children’s books about MV is “Chappaquiddick Lullaby – a song of Martha’s Vineyard” by Stacy Elizabeth Hall and illustrated by Judith Pfeiffer. The book includes a CD by Kate Taylor and Taylor Brown.
I came across our copy of this book and CD recently and enjoyed reacquainting myself with them. The book is basically about the activities and daydreams that children have during the summer. The illustrations are abundant with Island landmarks and places… you need to read the book several times before you’ve picked out everything included in this rich and lovely book.
One of the things that drew us to this book is that we have our own Chappaquiddick in the family and when we found out that there was a Chappy song, sung no less by Kate who we have had the pleasure of meeting… well, we had to have the book.
Stacy’s website is: www.islandmoonpress.com
Stacy’s first book “The Legend of Katama” is a beautifully told story of Katama, a brave young Wampanoag woman and how she changed her world.
Interestingly this our first dog who was named….. Katama (Katy)… do you see a pattern here
Something fell out of the closet and hit me on the head today. No, it wasn’t a brilliant idea… it was this:
My mother’s Oak Bluffs High School diploma from June 18, 1926.
But that’s not all that hit me on the head. There was this work of art:
A certificate in PENMANSHIP. Do they even teach penmanship anymore!
Look at the details.
“..for the attainment of excellence in Rapid Muscular Movement…” I’m not even sure what that means !!
The wax seal makes it look very official and the ribbons add a nice touch.
And my mother did indeed have beautiful penmanship.
Sixth in my series of trivia posts is another picture one. Good luck.
1- What takes place in this building Aug 20-23rd
2-What town is this
3- Where are Mytoi Gardens located
4-What harbor is this
5-What building is this in Oak Bluffs
6-What lighthouse is this
Think you know the answers? Leave a comment and find out
What do these two books have in common with Carly Simon ?
“Doctor Dan The Bandage Man” was published in 1950 by Simon & Schuster the publishing house started by Carly’s father, Richard Simon.
From what I understand, the little girl in the book is named Carly for Carly Simon. One of the interesting things about this book that makes it so popular is the addition of 6 Band-Aids … all of which have somehow disappeared from my book.
This book “Basket Full of Rhymes” sung by Carly Simon was published in 2000. Nursery rhymes like ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’… ‘Moses Supposes’… ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ and ‘Lavender Blue’ have never sounded so soothing.