July 15-17: Nantucket, again

19 Jul

It seems as though there’s probably a metaphor to describe why the humans in this photo are out of focus, but I can’t think of it right now, so … let’s just enjoy how crisp those Nantucket High athletic banners are and move on.

This project is about nothing if not gratitude, and never am I more grateful than when The Beautiful Heth and I are able to escape for a few days to Nantucket.

We were there nearly a year ago for our 11th wedding anniversary, thanks to the Cozorts — TBH’s former boss and current Superintendent of Nantucket Schools, Mike, and his wife Martha, better known as the greatest hosts in the world. Last time, they offered their car and their tour guide skills to Heather and myself. This time, they offered up their beautiful home … to all five of us. There’s got to be a medal for that.

It couldn’t have been a more perfect weather weekend, and we spent a good chuck of it at the beaches, moving clockwise around the island from north to south, from the calm waters and steep dunes of Dionis on Friday, to the heavier surf of Madaket (and a beached whale on the neighboring Smith’s Point) on Saturday, to the serious surf and huge winds (and witness to some insane kiteboarding) of Cisco on Sunday.

Had we stayed one more day and graduated to Surfside, TBH might have had a nervous breakdown watching Noah and Mason get swallowed up by even steeper waves.

But there’s no sense writing about something described better through photos, but I should point out that thanks to having friends in high places (or at least with the keys to the high school gym) we snuck in 2,500 foul shots while we were there. Mike is a soccer player by trade but he can fire back a basketball in a hurry when called upon, so we made quick work of it, with 1,500 (and help from Noah and Mason) on Saturday before another 1,000 on Sunday.

I can’t thank Mike and Martha Cozort enough. As Ghee-Ghee (that’s my momma) would say, Nantucket is a part of my quality world, having grown up visiting my grandfather there through my formative years. It’s an incredible gift that we’re able to go back now.

That’s 860,507 down, 139,493 to go to 1 million made foul shots.

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For more on Hoops For Heroes, with a goal of 1 million made foul shots and $1 million raised for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, visit or contact Dave Cummings at 603-554-7855.

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