Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Hi again to all of our readers. I've been off the island for a few days. Went to pick up Lou Ann. She left an Indiana white Christmas (snow, and zero degree temperatures) to spend the holiday on Ocracoke. Right now it is in the mid-60s here, but I understand that it is warming up in Indiana also. We had family and friends over for dinner last night (with much laughter and frivolity), and there is more holiday activity to come this evening, and, of course, tomorrow.

As soon as we got to the island Monday night we got our Christmas tree. We decorated it last night amidst the chaos of a house full of people. We also put candles in the windows, stockings on the mantle, and a few white lights around the doorway inside. So things are looking festive.

We wish all of our readers a very merry Christmas wherever you may be!

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Artists' Colony that operated on the island more than 65 years ago. You can read it here.

To read about Philip's new book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, & Stories from Ocracoke Island, please click here.


  1. Anonymous9:30 PM

    Philip - MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, Lou Ann and all the great folks of Ocracoke.

    Have enjoyed reading the new book,

    Take Care, Happy New Year,


  2. Merry Christmas to both of you! We wish you the joy and peace of the season.
    Take care. Don and Mandy Davis