Last night several of us met at Tom Pahl's house for "Closed Today Theater" redux. It has been several years since a bunch of us gathered every Sunday night at Jude & Frank's to watch videos. After the movie, one of us would take the catalog home, choose a title, and place the order for the next week. We watched classics, foreign films, documentaries, art films, and popular movies. Sometimes we chose low budget films, or locally produced movies, or just titles that sounded interesting. Sometimes the movies were great; sometimes they were just plain bad. But we enjoyed them just the same.
If the film lent itself to a theme we'd have a potluck dinner too. So now we've revived another of our more recent island traditions.
Oh, by the way, we watched Casablanca last night. A true classic.
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.