This evening, from 4 pm to 6 pm, Leonard & Beverly Meeker and their daughter, Eliza, hosted a small gathering at their home for Telfth Night. Of course, tonight is actually "Thirteenth Night" but the Meekers thought that Saturday was a better evening for a get-together. Their table was piled high with tasty foods and delicious beverages (the homemade egg nog was my favorite).
Lachlan & I watched the sunset from their large screened-in porch. The bright orange-red orb slipped out from behind the clouds just at the horizon, and sank majestically into Pamlico Sound. It was stunning.
Oh yes, one more observation --I think it's wonderful that party hosts on the island always feel comfortable greeting guests in their bare feet, even in the middle of winter.
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.