The Rancho’s*** little North Fork town has a 200-year tradition of reading the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth. A dozen local folks take turns and everyone sits on the Historical Society lawn and listens. Since we’re the emphatically-not-the-Hamptons fork we don’t have a lot of celebrities and we’re delighted with that. But every now and then someone of note does appear. Sometimes they have places here, and sometimes they’re visiting friends. That was the case this year, and so the reading of the Declaration was led off by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
***Rancho Obesesso, the semi-nomadic summer home I’ve shared with friends for 24 years