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Meeting Kate Taylor …


Thanks to two terrific mutual friends, my daughter Deb and I not only got to meet Kate Taylor but got to hang out with her, her daughter Liz Witham and Liz’s  husband Ken Wentworth, at Che’s, a coffeehouse in Vineyard Haven.

I’ve been told that to meet Kate is to instantly feel a connection to her.  It’s true.  It was as if we’d known each other a long time and were just picking up where we’d left off.  Our mutual love of the Vineyard and the fact that we’d spent our childhood summers growing up there was the beginning of our easy conversation.  Ironically our daughter’s are Twitter friends and were also meeting for the first time.  Cyber space is so small sometimes.

We had a great time chatting, laughing, drinking coffee and tea, and spending a rainy afternoon together.  Kate  suggested that maybe Deb and I would like to join her and meander over to Midnight Farm to see what was going on there!! Midnight Farm has an eclectic collection of wares to delight your spirit, home and body and it was fun poking around with Kate and talking with owner Tamara Weiss.

I glanced at my watch, and much like Cinderella fearing the stroke of midnight, we feared over staying the time limit in the parking lot.  Drat.  And so we hugged and said good bye.

The next morning I heard from Kate again.  We weren’t able to get together that day  but we talked on the phone for awhile.  We hope to see each other again when I’m on MV, I know we still have lots to talk about.

Kate is an awesome person with an amazing spirit…  I’m glad I got to meet her and Liz and Ken, it was quite a special afternoon.


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. I'm also into genealogy and reading. Hope you enjoy :)

5 thoughts on “Meeting Kate Taylor …

  1. Such a magicial meeting with Kate!
    I met her once briefly and she was a kindred spirit and so warm. I am so happy you had the chance to meet her in such an intimate setting…blessings to you….


  2. What a lovely post regarding your meeting with Kate, Liz and Ken. All wonderful folks–just like you!!

  3. Joan,

    Love reading about your adventures on Martha’s Vineyard!
    Kate seems such a warm and caring person–I can imagine spending a lovely rainy afternoon visiting with her in this unique coffee house–and add to that your daughters were there visiting as well. I’m sure they all enjoyed being in the company of Joan!

    This trip must be packed with wonderful memories.

    Love, Judy

  4. Sounds like you had another great trip to the vineyard! Great photos, too. Thanks for sharing the love:-)

  5. and I had a lovely time, as a tourist to Martha’s Vineyard, in about 1990, when I stayed for two nights at the home of Trudy Taylor, the mother of Kate, James and 3 others. She was an inspirational lady and a gracious host – fiesty, spirited, independent and fun. Thanks, Servas.
    I still have a photograph on my wall that I took of the beach from her home.
    I’ve just discovered an online interview of Trudy, as former first lady of Chapel Hill Med School, and feel inspired to trace her once again, just to say hello, and to tell her what an impression she left on me.

    Now to go and explore cyberspace for some of Kate’s music…

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