MV Obsession

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

My Mother …


Born in Waterville, Maine




Raised on Martha’s Vineyard

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my mother and grandmother – Oak Bluffs 1924


Married a Jersey boy…



and had a Jersey girl (me)…



The next to the last Mother’s Day I spent with my mom was May 1975. My parents were vacationing on the Cape and she was unaware that we were driving up to surprise her for the weekend. I gave her the book ‘Mostly On Martha’s Vineyard, A Personal Record’ by Henry Beetle Hough, as I knew she’d know some of the people mentioned in the book. I am so glad I did that because after reading the book she decided she wanted to sail over to the Vineyard to visit her mother’s grave. It turned out be her last trip to her beloved Vineyard.



Posts about my mom:

‘Grandma’ – a beautiful post by my daughter Deb

‘Spirits’ – a ghost story

‘Lost Ring Story’



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 “My Mother …

  1. Joan,

    This is a beautiful Mother’s Day Post! I enjoyed reading it and love the old photos! They must bring wonderful memories for you.

    I also enjoyed your lovely note to your Mom written with the book.

    Enjoy your Mother’s Day–you’re a very special Mom!

    Sending love,


  2. that was beautiful joan…..i have an app that let me mouse over and enlarge the letter you wrote…..for a moment, *I* was the one writing/reading it…. perfect ♥

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