Monday, June 01, 2009

Givvy

Not much is givvy on the island today, unless there are clothes out on the line. This is another beautiful spring day. Low humidity, and no rain in sight. What wonderful sleeping weather it has been. A refreshing breeze was wafting through the open windows last night. This is the perfect day to put that second coat of paint on the porch and porch swing.

"Givvy" in island speak, means damp or moist. It is often used about wash that is hanging on the clothesline. Some time ago I was using a sponge, and thought to myself that it only "gave" when it was wet. I think that's where the word "givvy" comes from.

If you're on the island be sure to spend some time outdoors (on the beach??) to soak up the sunshine.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is "Remembering Growing up on Ocracoke" by Lawton Howard. You can read it here.

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