I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas.
I picked Lou Ann up on Saturday (had to leave on Friday so I could be at the Raleigh-Durham airport early on Christmas Eve day). We caught the 4:30 pm ferry home, just in time to join in on the Christmas Eve potluck that was underway at my house.
When we walked in there were 25 - 30 people sampling a table full of delectibles. It was wonderful. And we didn't even have to bring a dish!
On Christmas morning Lou Ann & I hosted a family breakfast for ten folks, then opened presents. Lou Ann says her new knee-high rubber boots are perfect for helping her feel like she really belongs on the island.
Dinnertime found us all at Julie Howard's home for ham & chicken pot pie.
The only thing that has marred the holidays is that Lou Ann & I are "doasted right." (This is an island saying meaning "sick as a dog." It comes from "dose" as in "I've got a dose [of the flu, e. g.].") Actually we're not "down in bed" sick, but still not feeling very chipper. I think we're on the mend, though, so I hope I'll be back at the computer regularly to keep you posted about island goings-on.
Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke's Street Names, Part II, published December 19, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news121805.htm.