Yesterday afternoon Lou Ann's daughter-in-law, Karen, arrived for a four day visit. She had never been to the island before. We met her as she disembarked from the Cedar Island ferry. After hugs and a few words we got on our bikes and led her through the village and down Howard Street to our home.
Karen has the small downstairs bedroom, the room that was mine when I visited my grandparents fifty years ago. After a tour of the house (Karen was duly impressed) we sat down at the kitchen table for a delicious meal of marinated chicken, fresh corn on the cob, and cucumber & onion salad.
When dinner was over we strolled down the lane to Deepwater Theater for a fantastic performance by Molasses Creek. Gary, David, Kitty, & Katy entertained a wildly appreciative audience with high energy, new songs, and wonderful stories.
After the show we were happy to have Gary and Fiddler Dave stop by to visit. Amy came in after work (she's a waitress at the Back Porch restaurant). It was a long day for Karen, but she enjoyed being immersed in our island life, hearing wonderful music, & listening to local stories.
It is always a pleasure to share our home and our island with family & friends.
You can read our latest newsletter here. It's about Ocracoke Islanders and "tokens of death."