MV Obsession

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

6 Year Blogaversary …


On Saturday, October 5th MV Obsession will be 6 years old.  SIX.  Six years of obsessing about the place that I love most in the world, that’s a lot of obsessing.  Today’s post will be number 745 and it all began with these ten words…

Hi, my name is Joan and I’m a Vineyard-a-holic…

Followed by…

joan-mv-44.jpg My obsession/love affair with Martha’s Vineyard started early in my life.  I was around 2 and a half in this picture and this was already my second trip.

My connection to MV was through my mother who although was born in Maine was raised on MV.   She went to Oak Bluffs high school (there was no regional high school, each town had its own back then) and after graduating moved to NJ where she met my father and quickly converted him into an MV lover.

We stayed with my godparents in Oak Bluffs every summer.    Life on MV was so different from Newark, NJ where I spent the other part of my existence.   My mother and I would take the train from NY to Woods Hole in June,  my dad would arrive for the entire month of August and we’d all sadly leave the beginning of September.

My summers were filled with trips to the beach in Oak Bluffs… endless rides on the Flying Horses… ice cream at the Frosty Cottage on Circuit Ave… popcorn at Darling’s… fairs and parades… at least one trip to Gay Head (Aquinnah)… visiting relatives in Indian Hill… movies… setting pins at the bowling alley in Oak Bluffs… endless hours at the Oak Bluffs library… Bible school at the Tabernacle… Illumination Night… and one especially painful memory of my first and only dance lesson at the Tivoli ballroom where the Oak Bluffs police department now stands.

These are just a few snippets of memories and stories I’d like to share.  Hope whoever reads them finds them as enjoyable as I did experiencing them.’

MV Obsession isn’t strictly about the Vineyard anymore but like the header says it’s ‘almost all the time.’

Feel free to wander through the category links along the left side, visitors are always welcome 🙂

To be continued….


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 :)

4 thoughts on “6 Year Blogaversary …

  1. Joan – Congratulations on your six years of blogging about the island that holds a special place in both of our hearts! That is quite an accomplishment—here’s to the next of many more six-year increments of blogging success!

    Be well,

  2. Happy Blogaversary! and oh, what a glorious experience, to have spent your entire childhood summers at the Vineyard. As you know, I too, love the place immensely… but I do not have the history that YOU have there, and I learn and love through your eyes too. Thank you for sharing….

  3. Congratulations! We’re all glad you haven’t recovered from your addiction. 🙂

  4. how lucky you were to spend your summers at/near the beach!!! i love the fact that where i live, others come to vacation!!!! we are both blessed!!!!

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