Tuesday, May 24, 2005

It Was a Dark & Stormy Night

Rain almost canceled my Ghost & History Walk tonight. It had been sunny and warm most of the day (a great day to be outdoors), but by early evening clouds had rolled in with a chance of precipitation. Seven folks were waiting on the Village Craftsmen porch at 7:30. They were all good sports and eager to commence the tour in spite of the threatening skies.

We got about 1/4 of the way when streaks of lightning lit up the heavens and rain began to fall. We made a group decision to go back to my house and embark on a "virtual tour." It was a good decision. We no sooner settled into the parlor when the heavens opened up. But we were warm and dry.

My group tonight had an added advantage. Not only did I have time to tell several additional stories, but one young lady even got to sit in the "ghost rocker" from the British steamship, "Ariosto," which wrecked on Ocracoke's beach Christmas Eve, 1899.

I hope you are snug and comfortable, wherever you are tonight. And I am hoping the spirits of the island dead will remain quiet this evening. It's too dark & stormy for any shenanigans.


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:19 AM

    Tonight's blog makes me think of a story...It was a dark and stormy night the first mate said to the captain, "Captain, the men are afraid, tell them a story.." So he began.."It was a dark and stormy night the first mate said to the capain, 'Captain, the men are araid, tell them a story..' so he began..it was a dark ad stormy night night the first mate said to the captain..........."

    Sally in Minneapolis