Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fish Dinner

Island living wouldn't be complete without seafood -- clams, fish, shrimp, crab, & scallops. Last night it was fried fresh blue fish...a little salt & pepper sprinkled on before coating it with corn meal and laying it in the skillet. Country fried potatoes (with chopped onions, of course) and steamed vegetables rounded out the meal. Oh yes, also a glass of white wine...and ice cream & fresh strawberries for dessert!

I invited Amy, David, & Lachlan over to share the meal and conversation (they include me in their meals often), and that made it all the better.

As my grandfather said at almost every meal...We eat good in America! Lachlan sometimes changes it to We eat good on Ocracoke! I couldn't agree more.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter, Looking for the Wahabs of Ocracoke, was written by Dr. James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute. You can read the article here:


  1. A while back, Philip, you posted a photo of Lachlan on the way to his first day of school. If I'm not mistaken you promised to give us a report on how it went for him. But nothing since! How is it going on Ocracoke for the younguns as they enter school?

  2. Anonymous11:07 AM

    What an iconic picture in my mind of your family sitting around enjoying a nice, home cooked seafood dinner at the end of the day! Beats the heck out of fast food dining!

  3. Anonymous3:25 PM

    I agree with the other anonymous poster: How nice to hear of a family eating together. If only Americans would go back to conversing and spending time together. Too often our culture allows for people to head off to eat in their own corner of the house. Ipods, text messages, and internet connections take the place of real meaningful family time. People on Ocracoke still know how to talk! What a blessing. Perhaps its part of the reason so many people love good old o-cockers.


  4. Anonymous7:57 AM

    Well said!