Some days ago a reader left this comment on one of our journal posts: "Your entry about the unique obligations of island residents called to jury duty sparked a question in my mind about how you folks deal with another everyday part of life -- death. I don't recall seeing any funeral homes on the island in my many visits there. I certainly don't mean to be insensitive, but what's the standard procedure on Ocracoke for dealing with this inevitable part of life?"
In reply I have devoted our February Newsletter to answering this question. You can read the newsletter here.