MV Obsession

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


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Mouse Work…

In looking back over posts of the past I came across this one from January, 2011 featuring.. Mousey who was a favorite toy of granddog, Chappy, and who this year became the topper on our Christmas tree.

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January 2011 -The holidays are over and the doldrums of January arrive.  With that arrival sometimes comes odd and wacky ways to entertain oneself.

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This is Mousey who was solely one of Chappy’s toys. Somehow though he ventured out of the toy basket and Deb and I have found him in some interesting spots.

For example, on my treadmill and at her spinning wheel.  As you can see Mousey had a bit of a dilemma… couldn’t reach the start button for the treadmill and couldn’t reach the treadle on the spinning wheel.  Got to give him credit for trying though.

The other morning though Mousey found something he can do… look where I found him when I walked into the kitchen.

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 Mousey likes to cook…who knew… he’s been as quiet as well, a mouse, about this new hobby of his. Let’s take a look at Mousey in action.

This could be a problem.. you know how mice are about cheese?

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Apparently he likes mozzarella more than ricotta cheese.

 The finished product… looks delish.

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Mousey relaxing after a busy morning in the kitchen.  This is one mouse I don’t mind having in the house.

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Thanks for indulging the silliness and wackiness that goes on around here.  It’s good to laugh and have fun no matter what your age… chronologically or mentally 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Cheeky…

Prompt: Show us something cheeky this week! Maybe amusing signs, funny juxtapositions — go find a little irreverence in your world.

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Signs…

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/cheeky/


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The Vineyard Gazette Parody Issue…

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Long ago and far away in the year of 1984 a staff of very clever, creative and whimsical people put out a parody issue of the Vineyard Gazette ingeniously titled ~ “Not The Vineyard Gazette”.  I, collector of all things Vineyard actually have a copy of this one time parody edition.

3191230935_5c9f57b791_m  One of the articles on the front page is about the discovery of a baby Vineyard named Arthur’s Vineyard after the helicopter pilot who accidentally found it. There were  several theories of how the baby Vineyard came to be, one of which was that it was the baby of MV and Nantucket and that a recent rain storm had been the baby shower.  So funny.

Another article is,  “Oak Bluffs Changes Name to Oaks Bluffs.”  Apparently the name change was due in part to the fact that too much time was being taken correcting people who were getting Oak Bluffs name wrong and it was decided to just not fight it anymore.  Of course that would never ever ever happen.

3192078522_6ecb29dfc5_m Amusing article on Edgartown hiring fashion police.  Apparently a glitch in getting the fashion police out on the streets is the inability to agree on a color scheme for their uniforms.  Tawny brown and mocha versus cranberry and puce.  I would think they’d have trouble recruiting anyone if they had to wear those combinations of colors.

3191231429_a540b4269c_m   Take your pick of a Vineyard themed movie.

3191231071_1d22cd4706_m  Vine was an actual drink on the Vineyard.  It was grape flavored water and it was delicious.  I wonder whatever happened to it… I wonder why I didn’t keep a bottle of it, or the label at least.  Here’s to the memory of Vine.

Clever real estate ads…or are they un-real estate !

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Sadly the one and only edition of ‘Not The Vineyard Gazette’.


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Gazette Parody …

Long ago and far away in the year 1984, a staff of very clever, creative and whimsical people put out a parody issue of the Vineyard Gazette ingeniously titled ~ “Not The Vineyard Gazette”. I, collector of all things Vineyard actually have a copy of this one-time parody edition.

One of the articles on the front page is about the discovery of a baby Vineyard named Arthur’s Vineyard, which was named after the helicopter pilot who accidentally found it. There were several theories of how the baby Vineyard came to be, one of which was that it was the baby of MV and Nantucket and that a recent rain storm had been the baby shower. So funny.

Another article on the front page is “Oak Bluffs Changes Name to Oaks Bluffs.” Apparently the name change was due in part to the fact that too much time was being taken correcting people who were getting Oak Bluffs wrong and it was decided to just not fight it anymore. Of course that would never ever ever happen.

An amusing article about Edgartown hiring fashion police. Apparently a glitch in getting the fashion police out on the streets is the inability to agree on a color scheme for their uniforms. Tawny brown and mocha versus cranberry and puce. I would think they’d have trouble recruiting anyone if they had to wear those combinations of colors.

Take your pick of a Vineyard themed movie.

This was an actual drink on the Vineyard. It was grape flavored water and it was delicious. I wonder whatever happened to it… I wonder why I didn’t keep a bottle of it, or the label at least. Here’s to the memory of Vine… sigh.

Clever real estate ads…or are they un-real estate !

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It’s been 30 years, wonder if they’ll ever be another parody edition 🙂