If you've shopped at the Community Store on Ocracoke (the old general store on the harbor) you might have noticed the chalk board on the porch. Locals use it to post messages about civic meetings, births, and other happenings in the village. It's also where the store employees list all the local birthdays.
Lou Ann has been staying on the island all summer, and she's learned to know lots of folks, and become a part of our community. So it was nice to see her name right up there with the rest of the islanders. Having your birthday listed at the Community Store is a sure sign that you've really become a member of this wonderful community.
So, Happy Birthday Lou Ann! Here's hoping it's full of every kind of happiness and extraordinary good cheer!