Per Federal and State guidelines, the office will be closed until May 18, 2020. We do not have an opening date yet for the OZ Retail Store, but will post it as soon as we set one. Please do not leave messages on the answering machine while we are closed. Instead, email us through the […]
Due to the construction, we will be open limited hours in November. We will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 AM – 4 PM. 3217 Main St., Barnstable Village. Please note: on November 30, we will close for the season at the end of the business day. Get your holiday shopping done early!
By the start of October, we’re well into the swing of the school year. Every day gets darker and darker. It makes us feel like we’ll never the sun again; it’ll be a long time until we have fun again, running through the sprinklers, drinking Kool-Aid, running barefoot and playing. Winter looms. Halloween is […]
Look Up! I recently asked someone, “When was the last time you looked at the stars?” That person couldn’t answer me. Maybe it was too foggy lately to see them, but I believe it’s because it had been so long since the person looked up, they couldn’t remember. People don’t look at the bigger […]
My mother had a knack for making anything sound good. Like telling me that raisins were candy. I had to wear orthopedic shoes. They were expensive in those days. But my mother convinced me they were cute. I believed her — until I went to school. When I got to school, I realized that […]
Labor Day meant apples were in season. My mother made a great apple pie. We ate seasonal vegetables. By September, everything in the garden would come ready, especially the tomatoes. My mother canned things and made relish. We switched from summer food to winter food. My mother wasn’t much of a cook, so our […]
Labor Day used to be a time on Cape Cod when everything shut down. Everything simply closed. Downtown Hyannis, and especially the Outer Cape, everything was closed. The Summer People went home. Even though it helped the economy back then, too, it wasn’t anything like it is now. We went from a lot going on […]
It was so good to see Iris. I have one of her mother’s necklaces. It’s from a casino in Jamaica. Out of plastic, from that glamorous time of gambling and drinking and dancing. It’s very old, and has sentimental value for me. Iris signed her new book for me: Iris Apfel Accidental […]