MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

Our MV Connection …


In honor of the anniversary of my mother’s birthday today, my post is about her mother, my grandmother, who was the reason Martha’s Vineyard came to be in our lives.

(My mother and grandmother)

My grandmother, Albra Mae Flewellyn Littlefield Grant Baird, was born in Maine.  She was widowed twice, her third husband, Arthur Baird Sr was an Islander who was left to raise two sons, Floyd and Arthur Jr, and a daughter, Hattie, after his first wife died.  My grandmother and my mother Maude came to live on Martha’s Vineyard in Oak Bluffs  and thus began our connection and love of the Vineyard.

I don’t know a lot about my grandmother’s life after moving to the Vineyard except that she was busy raising four rambunctuous children, keeping house for her husband and being active in community projects with her friends.  She died before my parents were married so I never knew her but I  feel a closeness to her whenever I’m on the Vineyard.  She is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs.,

Last March both Deb and I did posts about my mother.  Click here for mine and click here for Deb’s beautiful post.   Click here for a post about the spirit of the women pictured above !!


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

2 thoughts on “Our MV Connection …

  1. Joan,

    I loved reading all three stories! Thanks for sharing this history of the spirited women in your family!

    When I visit Martha’s Vineyard the next time, I will think of all of you. We are lucky to be sharing in the MV lore along with you.


  2. Hi Joan,
    What a wonderful tribute!


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