I would love to start the day early, having coffee with them, just talking about things happening here. And then I’d go back to my house and just think about going down to South Beach for an hour or two without getting too burned and just going down there and coming back to the house and the deck and having a beer … It was just so much fun, the connection of a small town, taking advantage of the seashore, and then just coming back and doing nothing. That to me is the perfect day. It’s not as easy to do that now.
Congressman Bill Keating, former seasonal Vineyard resident, paints his house back in the day when he lived on the Island.
A perfect day back then, which can’t happen now, I would go down to the Dockside in Edgartown with Huck Look, Tommy Teller, who was the magistrate, and Laurence Mercier, who was head of the DPW, and I would just marvel at the fact that I could get more done here, if I ever had to, than I could in my own hometown. Oh, and Bob Morgan, of course, who was the conduit for all that.