A walking tour of Edgartown led by Michael Currid -- a fellow who works at the corner store (The Paper Store -- the only place you can buy the New York Times in all of Edgartown) and runs the Edgartown Tour Company -- said walking tour turned out to be a highlight of this week. Local lore mixed with local history, stories of Herman Melville's stay in Edgartown, stories of whaling captains, mistresses dressed in red at their lover's funeral, Methodist churches built bigger and better to accommodate Edgartown's growing population . . . Marash Girl's question brought the tour guide back to the present with a start. "When folks are not occupying their summer homes in Edgartown, is there a problem with break-ins?"
Without a pause, Currid answered. "Oh, there are break-ins. In fact, one summer a few years ago, a woman broke into a home here in Edgartown, spread the contents of the home on the walkway in front of the house, and sold it all during a Saturday yard sale."