Ocrafolk Opry star and outstanding island raconteur, Roy Parsons, celebrated his 84th birthday yesterday at the Wednesday night performance at Deepwater Theater. Roy played his guitar and mouth harp, and yodeled to a packed house. He also told tales of World War II & the Ghost Ship of the Outer Banks (did the cat really sail that schooner?).
After the show Rosemary Garrish treated Roy and the rest of the performers with a decorated sheet cake, butterscotch brownies, and everyone's favorite, Ocracoke Island fig cake.
We wish Roy a very Happy Birthday, and, of course, many more!
[Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Old Toothbrush Man, published August 01, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news080105.htm.]