Jude just told me this story:
About ten years ago Frank and Al were sitting in the front yard of the Hemp Shop. Frank casually commented to Al, "A squirrel just ran up that oak tree."
Al calmly stated that it couldn't be. "There are no squirrels on Ocracoke," he said.
Moments later Al turned to Frank and said matter-of-factly, "The squirrel just ran down that oak!"