Nantucket #NANuptials

19 Sep 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

In one of his many memorable monologues from the 1991 hit remake, “Father of the Bride,” superstar Steve Martin reminisces about a lifetime of experiences his daughter has had both in their family home and in their small community. Later, on the eve of the highly anticipated nuptial day, father and daughter share an intimate encounter on […]

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Neighbors On Nantucket

05 Sep 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. I may have been only a toddler when Fred Rogers waltzed into our neighborhood in the mid-60’s, but like every American who owned a television my life was transformed and forever impacted by this gentle gracious man who taught us all what it means to love your neighbor. It was always a beautiful day in Mister Rogers […]

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Your Nantucket

21 Aug 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. In his 1969 collection of essays titled “Spirit of Place,” author Lawrence Durrell concludes that “it is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly.” He goes on to […]

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Making Nantucket Summer Friends

08 Aug 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

.  In the 1986 film “Stand By Me,” The Writer concludes that he “never had any friends later on like the ones he had when he was twelve.” He goes on to beg the question, “does anyone?” Childhood friends truly are some of the best friends. They share your history, remember your beginnings and “knew […]

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Thrifty Nantucket

25 Jul 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

 . The elegant Helen Mirren once said, “The whole thing of clothes is insane. You can spend a dollar on a jacket in a thrift store. And you can spend a thousand dollars on a jacket in a shop. And if you saw those two jackets walking down the street, you probably wouldn’t know which […]

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Nantucket Artistry

11 Jul 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

.  Famed American photographer Ansel Adams inferred that he would often arrive at places just as God was ready to have someone click the shutter. Adams was legendary for his technical prowess with the camera, but perhaps best known for capturing the sentiment and emotion of the American landscapes that were not only his subjects, but his […]

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Nantucket Patriotism

27 Jun 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. In his 1992 country ballad, “Some Gave All,” Billy Ray Cyrus implores us to love our country, live with pride and not to forget those who died. As Cyrus recounts the words of his hero friend who went to war a boy and returned a man, he’s reminded that there are many who still […]

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Garden Art On Nantucket

13 Jun 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

  . The famed French artist Claude Monet once said, “I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” Mr. Monet had a lifelong goal of capturing and conveying the story of the French countryside through his art. He was so “impressed” (literally) by the […]

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Remembering on Nantucket

30 May 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

. The 2001 blockbuster, “Black Hawk Down” is an American War drama that chronicles the events of a true story – a 1993 battle in Mogadishu. Although the battle was showcased in the movie, it’s not something frequently discussed when revisiting the battles our country has fought.  Even though…even though…18 American soldiers DIED and 73 […]

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Homecoming on Nantucket

16 May 2017 by Dan in category Shellie's Blog | Be the first to comment here.

.  The inimitable Mr. Jon Bon Jovi reminds us why our hearts are full when we return home. He sums it up this way: “It doesn’t matter where you are, doesn’t matter where you go, if it’s a million miles away or just a mile up the road; take it in, take it with you […]

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