Karen Remembers the First Time

Karen Remembers the First Time

I met my first girlfriend on the ferry coming to Ptown. I don’t know anybody who’s stayed their whole lives with the first girlfriend, I guess that’s why we say that stuff, first and second, right? But no matter whether it works out or not, your first romance is worth...
Amanda’s Arrival by Ferry

Amanda’s Arrival by Ferry

TOM: Jack and I got married back in 2013, but we were both pretty driven in our careers and weren’t thinking about much of anything else. He was C-level at a biopharmaceutical company, and I was responsible for a chain of stores in the Northeast. He’d been married...
Ferry Tales: The Mermaid Story

Ferry Tales: The Mermaid Story

I was six years old when the Disney movie came out, the Little Mermaid one. I fell in love with Ariel. I wanted to be Ariel. Partly because she was a teenager and I thought teenagers were cool, but mostly just because she was a mermaid, and I wanted to be a mermaid...
Ferry Tales: An Unexpected Courtship

Ferry Tales: An Unexpected Courtship

My parents courted on that ferry. People don’t say “courted” anymore, do they? Well, they should. It’s a good word. My mother’s aunt lived in Provincetown, and every summer my grandparents sent her to stay with the aunt. They thought she’d be safe there, don’t you...
Ferry Tales: Aaron’s Amazing Ferry Trip

Ferry Tales: Aaron’s Amazing Ferry Trip

So I didn’t actually plan to take that ferry. The plan was, drive down to the Cape and take the ferry across to the Vineyard. We always spent at least a week at the Vineyard, every summer, we’d been doing it practically forever. Well, Pete had been doing it all his...