Friday, June 30, 2006

Fiddle Tunes on the Front Porch

Lou Ann & I left home yesterday at 5:30 a.m. I had a doctor's appointment in Norfolk. We thought we might want to see a movie or enjoy a leisurely early dinner in the city. Instead, we found ourselves just wanting to get back home. Although the day was pleasant, and homes and businesses were surrounded with lush shrubbery and beautiful flowers, we soon felt overwhelmed by the press of people and heavy traffic.

The trip back took several hours. We stood on the ferry deck as we pulled away from the Hatteras dock at 5:00 p.m. The air was cooler on the water and we began to relax again. Back home we ate a light supper before sitting on the front porch swing to enjoy the evening. The kerosene lamp cast a golden glow by the door. As the sun set in the west lilting violin music danced through the night air. Our friend next door was sitting on his porch serenading the neighbors.

It was good to be back on the island.

You can read our latest newsletter here. It's about Ocracoke Islanders and "tokens of death."

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