Back in November I published a short story about Don Wood (1936-1998) and his Thanksgiving dinners. Don was a colorful island character and much loved by native O-cockers, newcomers, and those island visitors who learned to know him. On that particular blog I had a comment by Michael (I confess, I don't know who this Michael is, but he seems to know the island well) who wanted to know if I was familiar with the story of Don in Brigitta's hot tub.
Finally, just a couple of days ago, I had an opportunity to ask Don's daughter about the hot tub incident. She was delighted to share the story...and to chat about her father's life on Ocracoke. She even sent me a great photo of Don with some island friends. I'll be publishing our next Ocracoke Newsletter before the month is out, and it will be the expanded stories of Don, his Thanksgiving dinners, and the hot tub.
So...Michael (whoever you are), and the rest of our readers who enjoy reading about the eccentric lives of Ocracoke islanders, please keep reading the blog daily. I'll publish the link to the Don Wood stories as soon as I publish it.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about "Ocracats" and was written by Pat Garber. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news031710.htm.