Winter finally came to Ocracoke. Early yesterday morning the temperature was just in the upper 30s (my outdoor shower was brisk!). The rest of the day was mostly sunny, but cool.
As most of our readers know, Ocracoke has no movie theater, so it's a treat to be off the island and have time to see a new release. I am not planning to be near a theater anytime soon, but if you are, consider seeing The Lovely Bones, a movie based on the novel by Alice Sebold. It is about a young girl who was murdered, and who watches over her family and her killer from heaven. I am not in the habit of plugging movies, but I mention this one because our good friend, Jim Goodwin, who makes ships in bottles for Village Craftsmen, was commissioned to construct a number of his creations for the movie. I understand that Jim's craft plays an important part in the movie.
The Lovely Bones opens in theaters Friday, December 11.
You can see some of Jim's ships in bottles, and read a synopsis of the film here.
Also, you can see more of Jim's ship models on our web site. Just click on the image below.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter discusses place names on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news113009.htm.