July 31st, 2018
On My Mind

August To-Do List

The summer is zipping by and we haven’t even taken a proper vacation, yet. The Vineyard is calling like a siren song and I’m counting the days.

I have a few signature dishes and my corn salad is a family favorite. Fresh corn, tomatoes (peeled and seeded), red onion is optional, balsamic vinaigrette, and goat cheese—easy-peasy. This salad is an August staple along with purple coleslaw.

‘The Wife’ got a rave review from a friend who has great taste in movies. And ‘All Happy Families’ tops my reading list. Jeanne McCulloch’s youngest sister was my boarding school roommate. I spent my teenage years with her family in both NYC and East Hampton. This memoir is sure to be a trip down memory lane.

Hope everyone has a wonderful August!


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  • Always love it when one of your To do lists appear in the in box. ‘The Wife’ has already piqued my interest. ‘All Happy Families’ is now going on my to read list. Enjoy your summer vacation.

    ClaireAugust 1st, 2018  5:32 AM

  • “All Happy Families” sounds great!

    Lisa EastmanAugust 1st, 2018  8:09 AM

  • The dunes and grass are the perfect summer image for me, such memories. Hope you and your family have a wonderful time. Thanks for the book tip. ❤️

    SueMAugust 1st, 2018  9:50 AM

  • I saw a trailer for The Wife at the cinema recently, definitely on my list.

    That's Not My AgeAugust 1st, 2018  10:12 AM

  • Have a great time on the Vineyard. xo

    KathyAugust 1st, 2018  10:24 AM

  • Thanks Preston, I always enjoy your film and book suggestions 🙂

    AnitaAugust 2nd, 2018  4:18 PM

  • Hi. Thank you, Preston for the interesting book recommendation. I just noticed that Jeanne McCulloch will be signing copies at my friend’s newly opened book store, Finley’s Fiction, on Shelter Island from 3-5 pm on August 10th. If any of your readers are in the area, they might wish to stop by! I will be getting my copy that day.

    KIC fanAugust 3rd, 2018  10:42 AM

  • CORRECTION: the Happy Families book signing will be on SUNDAY 8/12 from 3-5 at Finley’s fiction in Shelter Island. The local paper incorrectly printed the date.

    KIC fanAugust 10th, 2018  9:39 AM


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