For such a small community there always seems to be a lot going on. Wednesday evening the Working Watermen's Association sponsored a fish fry in the parking lot of the Fish House. Three large fresh fillets, Cole slaw, bean salad, hush puppies, watermelon slices & cold drinks....how could you go wrong for $10.00? Homemade fig cake was only $2.00 extra. And all for a good cause -- to preserve Ocracoke's last working fish house.
Yesterday evening at 5:30 Lou Ann and I were invited to join the hosts and guests at the Cove Bed & Breakfast for wine, cheese, and crackers. Lou Ann had baked two loaves of French bread, so we carried one (still warm from the oven) with us. After an hour of pleasant conversation we biked back home to pull weeds from the front yard and plant two hydrangeas (called "high geraniums" by the older folks on the island).
Several neighbors strolled by while we were working, so we'd stop and chat across the fence (sort of like Loweezy and Elviney in the old Snuffy Smith cartoons). We didn't eat our dinner until after 9 o'clock.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter has information about the new island Folk School. Click here to read about this new venture.