October & November License Plate Report

If you guessed from the absence of an October report that there were no new sightings that month, you would be right. And as September and October went, so went November.

October’s most noteworthy event came near the end of the month, when I spotted Arkansas and Oklahoma parked within two cars of each other on Circuit Ave. I’d already spotted Arkansas (in March) and Oklahoma (in May), but in late October they were most definitely out of season. Not to mention — Arkansas and Oklahoma are neighboring states, but what are the odds against their plates being seen in such close proximity on Martha’s Vineyard? Could their drivers know each other?

I never consider such possibilities when I see, say, Connecticut and Rhode Island on the same street, or Ohio and Pennsylvania in the hospital parking lot. However, if South Dakota pulls in any of its missing neighbors — Wyoming, Nebraska, and North Dakota — this month, I might think I’m on to something.

About Susanna J. Sturgis

Susanna edits for a living, writes to survive, and has been preoccupied with electoral politics since 2016. She just started a blog about her vintage T-shirt collection: "The T-Shirt Chronicles." Her other blogs include "From the Seasonally Occupied Territories," about being a year-round resident of Martha's Vineyard, and "Write Through It," about writing, editing, and how to keep going.
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2 Responses to October & November License Plate Report

  1. Ellen T. Miller says:

    Hi Susanna, I did not keep a map this year because my printer died but I have already decided to have the Library print out one for 2022. Meanwhile I did see Wyoming in VH around Thanksgiving weekend — I remember remarking to my son “What are they doing here this time of year?”  Wish I had snapped a picture with my phone. Wishing you happy holidays and a healthy and joyous new year.  Ellen 

    Ellen T. MillerP. O. Box 4456Vineyard Haven, MA, 02568508-693-7846*************************************It’s time to put the “civil” back in civilization…


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