2019 Life Logs, Day 164: Dinner with Great-Nephew in Woods Hole
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Weather: Rainy, Rainy Day; High 69, Low 55 degrees
Location: At Home in the Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
I love having a great-nephew because that means I am a great-aunt. Who doesn’t like to be great?!!! But I especially love having a great-nephew who is a poet. And that poet is Josh Martin. He is an instructor and graduate student at Georgia State University in Atlanta and won a fellowship to the 2019 Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing which is happening this week. So he is on Martha’s Vineyard for the week and I invited him to take the ferry over to Woods Hole to meet me and Heather and family for dinner. It was a rainy day, but the Goldpebbles and I braved the rain to meet Josh at the ferry dock. We had a wonderful dinner at Quick’s Hole Tavern and then walked over to Jed’s lab so Josh could learn a little about science research in Woods Hole. It was then time for the last ferry back to the Vineyard, so we all walked Josh back to the ferry terminal and said our farewells until Saturday when he will return at the end of the institute. He flies out of Boston at 6 am on Sunday, so we will only have him for a few hours, but we’ll enjoy the time we have together.
Prior to meeting Josh in Woods Hole, I attended the Newcomers general meeting and installation of officers for next year at Highfield Hall. Highfield is currently featuring Stickworks by world renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty. He and his assistants are building a special stick structure on the Highfield lawn with the 18,000 pounds of willow saplings that have been delivered there. Over the last thirty years, Dougherty has built over 250 stick structures from Scotland to Japan to Brussels and all around this country. The Highfield structure will be completed by the end of next week, so I look forward to returning with the Goldpebbles to see the final product. It was the hope that the Newcomers would be touring the grounds this afternoon, but the rain stopped that. Still it was a wonderful gathering in Highfield Hall with delicious food and wonderful friends.