Thursday, June 11, 2009


Our good friend Jim spent this past weekend with us, as did my brother and his friend Jamie. Jim came from Manteo, and Bud & Jamie drove down from Chesapeake, so I suppose you could say they each were on a short wydge or woidge.

Some years ago it was typical for some O'cockers to replace initial Vs with Ws. "Village" became "willage," "visitor" became "wisitor," and "voyage" became "woyage" (or "wydge," ...typically pronounced "woidge").

Now everyone has returned home, and it's time to catch up on life's details after an exciting weekend of family, friends, music, and good times.

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


  1. Janessa--16 years old!!12:29 PM

    Hey Philip!! My mom wanted to know if you've heard anyone with the last name "Heywood"?
    P.S. Cool major!! I'm taking philosophy in grade 12 next year! :P

  2. Anonymous2:33 PM


    I do hope Ocracoke Island celebrates Flag Day. I would hope the island residents make a point to fly Old Glory proudly. When we were camping near Beauford S.C. one year we had the pleasure of attending a Marine Corps band concert on the beautiful grounds of a veterans Hospital. For your readers that may have forgotten --Parris Island Marine Corps Depot is located on Parris Island outside of Beauford South Carolina. Semper Fi

    Oh say can you see.......

  3. Janessa, I think Heywood may be a variant of Howard, but I don't know anyone with that name.

    Re. Flag Day: Sunday, June 14 is Flag Day. You can read more here --