Went to visit Roy & Elizabeth Parsons this afternoon in their gift shop, "Pamlico Gifts" on Lighthouse Road. At almost 83 years old, Roy is also one of the featured performers at the Wednesday evening "Ocracoke Opry." Elizabeth is a shell artist, and many of her creations are displayed in their tiny, but overflowing establishment.
Roy enjoys puns and rhymes, and entertained us for quite some time with island stories, tall tales, and descriptions of his model ships. With a twinkle in his eye and a smile always ready to burst forth, Roy is a delight to visit. Be sure to stop by on your next visit to the island. Just don't be in a hurry!