Lachlan and I walked down to the Community Store this morning. We stopped in Kitty Hawk Kites (Lachlan's favorite store) just to browse. They are still re-stocking for the coming season, so many of their shelves are bare. On the porch of the Community Store we watched people come and go, and chatted with neighbors. Woody reminded me that I hadn't published a blog this morning yet. He thought I might remind folks that restaurants are starting to open back up. While we were talking Nancy and Chloe stopped to share a few words. Nancy confirmed Woody's comment. She starts back to work this evening. Then a school group sauntered by...and a Coast Guard officer was inspecting commercial boats for the coming season. No doubt about it...the village is waking up, and a new season is upon us.
In our latest Ocracoke Newsletter I share information about our many local cemeteries, with examples of some of our more interesting epitaphs. 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.