Sunday, May 04, 2008

Too Funny...

...to keep to myself:

This evening at a backyard cookout one of my neighbors offered what he called "perhaps the most notable tourist comment" that he'd ever heard. It seems that someone was visiting the Preservation Society Museum several days ago and walked up to the clerk with this question: Do you folks have complete gynecological records for all of the historic families on the island?

Please don't ask what the clerk's reply was. I don't know what it was, but I am certain it was not as noteworthy as the question.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an account of the 2008 Portsmouth Island Homecoming. You can read it here.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:36 PM

    You aare correct! Too funny

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  2. Anonymous12:14 AM

    Maybe its just me, but I don't think its a stupid question. There are only a limited number of families on the island. The island has a rich history. Many folks are interested in the history. Why is that such a strange question?

    Now if they asked where the tunnel was to Hatteras, or if there was a beach nearby that would be funny.

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  3. emmaocie6:30 AM

    HAHAHA! Wow...

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  4. Anonymous6:53 AM

    Anonymous..... Gynecological records would mean a womans medical records with her gyncologist - the guy who does her pap smears.... not genealogy

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  5. Anonymous8:14 PM

    May I be so bold as to ask if the second "Anonymous" comment was written by a man???

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