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.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

March to the Sea



Walk to the Sea, Memorial Day



While swinging from my living room ceiling with a paint brush yesterday, I caught a glimpse through the window of Officer Neal Condlin, lurking on the corner of Pease's Point Way in front of the monument, glancing expectantly up Main Street. I thought this was a bit unusual for a Friday afternoon in May - it crossed my mind that there may have been an accident farther up the street - so I popped out the front door to take a peak.

What I saw when I looked westward were flashing blue lights which preceded a small army of school children and their accompanying adults and EPD officials parading down Main Street, on their way to Memorial Wharf in the annual Memorial Day March to the Sea.

Luckily for me, they were far enough up the street to allow me to quickly run upstairs and grab my camera. Just when I was thinking, "I need something to blog about," too.

Seeing the children with their flowers and flags quite made my day. I especially loved seeing Rich Colter and Cathy Convery Lewis among the throng, they having been among the schoolmates I marched with years ago.

I was also very glad to have been able to take a few photos before the skies let loose with a sudden deluge of rain.

Have a great weekend, everybody - and let us never forget those who have given their lives to keep us safe and free.



Walk to the Sea, Memorial Day




Walk to the Sea, Memorial Day




Walk to the Sea, Memorial Day




Walk to the Sea, Memorial Day




Walk to the Sea, Memorial Day




Walk to the Sea, Memorial Day




Walk to the Sea, Memorial Day




Walk to the Sea, Memorial Day




Walk to the Sea, Memorial Day

4 comments:

  1. Great newsworthy photos & insightful reporting, Sara. By keeping a "pulse" on Vineyard events with your camera & comments, we'll remain informed when it comes to Island activities.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thank you, Anonymous.

    If it had not been pouring rain and I had not had paint drying on the half-painted walls, I would have followed them down to the dock for the ceremony. But now that I'm here more, I hope to do a lot more photographing and writing, especially once I get through my renovations. Stay tuned...

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  3. Your unique insight to the town is rare these days due to the influx of "newbies". PLease keep up the good work! Kathy P

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. Yeah, I'm practically the last one standing, downtown. Lots more to write about, looking forward to delving a little deeper in the near future...

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