MV Obsession

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

Dad …


This is me with my dad on Martha’s Vineyard.  Notice how with most dads he’s letting his daughter crawl all over him.  And notice too what a great seat a dads lap is.

My dad, at 6’2 was literally and figuratively someone I  looked up to.  He was born in Newark, NJ and became a police officer there.  One of the memories of my dad is how handsome and proud he looked in his uniform.  Part of his time in the police force he worked in the emergency squad, he loved helping people and was always good at it.

My mother grew up on Martha’s Vineyard and after his first trip to the Island my dad was hooked.  Every summer my mom and I would head to MV the beginning of June and my dad would join us for the month of August.  He seemed so happy and at home there… he did yard work, painted the house, cooked, read, went clamming and crabbing,  relaxed, went to the beach… just simply enjoyed himself.

My parents made their last trip together to the Vineyard in 1975.  My dad went back to MV a couple of times after my mother died but of course it wasn’t the same.  Funny thing is that everytime I’m on Martha’s Vineyard I feel the closest to my dad and mom…  I guess the spirit resides where it was the happiest.


Just to show that the sitting and climbing on dad thing is generational, or inborn or just a fun thing … here’s a picture of my husband Bob with Deb & Patty when they were little.


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 :)

5 thoughts on “Dad …

  1. Happy (day before) Father’s Day, Daddy!! I love you!!!

  2. What a nice tribute to your dad. I was fortunate to have a wonderful dad too. You have such great memories of the Vineyard. Thanks for sharing them.

  3. What a lovely story, Joan. We do tend to love the places where we were the happiest. What wonderful memories you have.


  4. This is a beautiful story— I enjoyed reading every word!

    The old photos are the best!


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