Yesterday, after messing about outside (mowing the grass and straightening up things in the yard), and installing an air conditioner in my office (with the help of David and neighbor Matt) I joined Matt and his family for gin & tonics and an early afternoon chat on his front porch. Matt's mother (Beth) and father (Ben) are visiting for a few days. Beth is a Lutheran minister and we had a lively and spirited discussion about religion and theology while enjoying the perfect spring day. We had a delightful time with much laughter and good humor.
On the way home I met Marcie Brenner (she and her husband Lou are now an important part of Molasses Creek) and her daughter Charlotte. Marcie had no problem convincing me to join her to meet Tom & Carol for a light dinner on the dock at the Jolly Roger. The weather has been so spectacular that I couldn't resist the offer to spend the last few hours outside by the water.
Everyone is hoping this weather will last for months!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of paved roads on Ocracoke. It may not sound very exciting, but there have been dramatic changes on the island because of the construction of paved roads a half century ago. You can read the newsletter, and see some rare photos here.
To read about Philip's new book, Digging up Uncle Evans, History, Ghost Tales, & Stories from Ocracoke Island, please click here.