Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Mixed Emotions

A brief entry today. Our oldest son Matty who lived here with his wife Mary and our two grandaughters Lici and Hannah Rae until this past August left for Ft. Sill, Oklahoma today. He's a Navy veteran and he was a commercial fisherman and carpenter here on the Island. Mary worked for the Ocracoke Preservation Society. But, as is so common these day, prices for homes here are so high they couldn't afford to buy so they moved back to where Mary grew up in Ohio. Matt has joined the Army. He's thirty three. He did it for his family and his country. His Dad and brother and I are very proud of him. We're proud of all that serve. Thank you.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is inspired by an April, 1942 article about the island in The State magazine. You can read it here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:18 AM

    God bless Matty and you and the family. May God encamp His angels around Matty and keep him safe and bring him home soon, safe and sound. God bless his wife and children and may He provide every need and comfort them with His presence.