Block Island Times

Block Island is more than sand and beaches

This past summer was the first time my dad’s side of the family visited Block Island, partially to honor my Block Island grandfather, Jon Emsbo, who died in January. My visiting grandfather, Paul Mattingly, is an avid and published historian who taught at New York University. Of course, the visit had to include a trip to the Block Island Historical Society. 
So, one morning, my father and grandfather left to visit the Historical Society. After they were gone for three hours and counting, we started to worry. They returned with big smiles.

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