That's right. Three potluck dinners in four days. It must be Ocracoke!
Tonight at 5 pm a bunch of folks will gather at the Community Center to bid farewell to Russ. Russ has worked here on the island for several years (and I still don't know his last name...but no matter, everyone knows who I mean when I say Russ). He sometimes can be found bartending at the Back Porch Restaurant, but mostly he works at the Youth Center with the young folks. I know he will be missed. I heard he is headed to Arizona. See ya soon, Russ.
Tomorrow night there is NO potluck (that I know of), but Tuesday evening is the annual Ocracoke Preservation Society Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner. The speaker will be Kevin Dufuss, who will be sharing information from his latest book The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate. Can't wait! I'll share more about that in a few days.
Then on Wednesday I have been invited to a pot luck dinner at a friend's house. Just think, three of four days, and I don't have to even think about cooking supper (except I will make my signature deviled eggs).
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an account of the 2008 Portsmouth Island Homecoming. You can read it here.