Lou Ann and I were off island yesterday. We had a few errands to run "up the beach," as we say. We stopped and picked up a new, bright red beach cruiser (it was an early birthday present for Lou Ann). For the last seven years she's just had one old junker after another. Her last bike was so rusted that the handlebars just gave way and collapsed a few days ago. She said she was happier yesterday, than she was at ten years old, when she got her first new bike.
Oh yes, she also got a brand new pink cell phone! She's like a little kid who just got a pez dispenser.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is "Remembering Growing up on Ocracoke" by Lawton Howard. You can read it here.