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.