Welcome. Edgartown News was born from the simple fact that I have ink and Dektol in my veins and I need to write and photograph more than I need air or food, and from my love for this little town where I grew up and raised my family, the town I have left a few times but can't quite shake for good. Here you will find wanderings and musings, photographs and commentary; the people, places, and happenings - past and present - of a small island town: my home town.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Congratulations, and Happy Birthday

Fisher-woman par-excellence, Estey Teller (photo by Tommy Teller)
See - I told you Estey was a great fisherman. I received this photo from Estey's husband, Tommy, who reports that Estey caught this 16.29 lb. bluefish on Tuesday October 12, and that she was the Grand Prize winner in the Boat Bluefish category, making her eligible to draw for the Chevy 4-WD truck (reportedly worth well over $30K). She did not win the truck - according to Tommy, the truck went to "a lucky guy from America" - but Estey did receive $500, a fishing rod and reel, and a Ray Ellis print (awarded to each of the eight category winners). Oh, and let's throw in a nifty Keurig coffee maker and more fishing gear, not to mention Derby Pin #1, which is also awarded to the eight category winners; "A big deal to derby participants," says proud Tommy.

Also, happy birthday today to Estey - as previously mentioned, she and I are birthday twins - and we are happy to share our day with Cheryl Worden Pinkus, Noel Bagnall, and John Moffett - and countless others, I am sure (wasn't Mona Worden's birthday also 10-22 - dunno, as I am digging that out from a very deep recess in my brain, but it does ring a bell).

I am not ashamed to admit that I am sixty years-old today. Maybe I'll start acting my age at some point. But what's the hurry?

Here's to many more - fish, derby pins, and birthdays - for all of us.

PS - I was just reminded that today is also Tommy and Estey's 55th wedding anniversary - Congratulations!


  1. Hi Sara,
    Happy Birthday!! You are the youngest looking 60 that I have ever seen!
    Today is also my son in law, Jon's birthday.

  2. Thank you, Allouise. I attribute it to stubbornness, mostly. I simply refuse to age. I fight it tooth and nail, beginning with never leaning on the grocery cart. Once that starts, I figure it's all down hill. :-)

    Anyway, isn't sixty the new thirty?

    Happy birthday to Jon, too.

  3. Happy Birthday Sara,


  4. Harvey, תודה! שבת שלום!

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SARA! I am going to be 67 on St. Patrick's Day (3/17/44). I am at the age and condition where they only good thing about having a Birthday is still having one! Sister Dorothy will be 60 on October 30th. She is doing fine and for several years has had a man/partner who is 12 years her junior! I guess one can always catch fish if one has good bait!
    (Which by the way sums up my understanding of living a "successful" life.)

    You do look youthful and healthy. It must be the Oatmeal. Whatever it is, keep on doing it!
    Cheers, John

  6. Hey, John - thank you. Yes, oatmeal and stubbornness go a long way.

    Please tell Dorothy "happy birthday" from me - it's been years.

    Here's to turning 67 on St. Patrick's Day - may you proceed brilliantly!


  7. Jim and Joyce EliaOctober 23, 2010 at 7:09 AM

    Happy Birthday, Sara! We hope you have many more so you can continue your blogs.

  8. Happy Birthday, Sara! Trust you will have a little fun for yourself on this special b'day!!
    Keep up the blogging.....its just what I need to keep the vineyard vibe alive for me here in NH. I really love your writing and fab pics.......Miss you "buzzing" about on Sunday mornings!