Tag Archives: Shirley Mayhew

W is for Wintertide Coffeehouse #AtoZChallenge

When I discovered, and promptly threw myself into, Wintertide, it was strictly a winter thing. It happened at the off-season youth hostel. Now I can’t remember whether this was during my first year-round winter (1985/86) or my second. I’ve been … Continue reading

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I is for Islander #AtoZChallenge

Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? An islander is someone who lives on an island. Both the Vineyard Gazette and the Martha’s Vineyard Times initial-cap “Island” and “Islander” when Martha’s Vineyard is referred to, and so do many people who live here. … Continue reading

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Happy 90th, Shirley!

Today my friend Shirley Mayhew turns 90. If I don’t finish this post PDQ, I’ll have to say yesterday. I’ve met many, many amazing women in my life, but Shirley is near the top of the list. Shirley moved to … Continue reading

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Artisans’ Fair 2014

All you Vineyard people, and anyone who’s here for the weekend — several of us West Tisbury writers are selling our very Vineyard books at the Artisans’ Fair, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow, November 28 and … Continue reading

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Shirley Looks Back

I’m forever quoting Grace Paley — “If your feet aren’t in the mud of a place, you better watch where your mouth is.” Shirley Mayhew is in the mud of Martha’s Vineyard at least up to her waist, and has … Continue reading

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The Musicales—Then and Now

Shortly after I moved to the Vineyard, I started volunteering at Wintertide Coffeehouse. It was strictly a winter thing in those days, the mid-1980s. It took place on most weekends, January through March. Wintertide, I was told, was inspired by … Continue reading

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Community

“Community” marks Shirley Mayhew’s second appearance in this blog. The first, in September 2012, was “A Miracle.” (Go read it if you haven’t already. Reread it if you have. We’ll wait.) Shirley brought this piece to Cynthia Riggs’s Sunday night … Continue reading

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Moth

When summer arrives, I put my blinders on. I stop reading bulletin boards and the newspaper event listings. My year-round Vineyard brain can’t take in that many options, and my year-round Vineyard income can’t afford them anyway. Last night, however, … Continue reading

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Bridal Shower

Yesterday I went to a bridal shower for my friend the mystery writer Cynthia Riggs. I’m not sure I’d ever been to a bridal shower before, but even if I had, this one would have been unique. Cynthia, who is … Continue reading

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A Miracle

This guest blog is by Shirley W. Mayhew of West Tisbury. Shirley is, among other things, a wonderful writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and other publications. She brought “A Miracle” to Cynthia Riggs’s Sunday … Continue reading

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