The text for my post for October 10, 2010 was somehow deleted. I reproduce it below:
I recently came across an article in the vintage magazine "Ford Times" from October, 1950, entitled simply "Ocraocke." I thought our readers would enjoy the following paragraph:
"With all those elements of elegant living [beaches with romantic relics of old shipwrecks, ...eighty varieties of tropical, fresh and salt-water fish...fifteen kinds of brant, duck and geese...a few herds of wild ponies and steers...semi-tropical sunshine and weather as fine as Bermuda’s...500 friendly, geared-down North Carolinians...one phone, no law and no worries], it’s no wonder Ocracokans leave their island only on rare occasions. 'Now take my cousin,' said one old fishing guide. 'One day he went to Rodanthe – that’s fifty miles up the beach – to marry a gal, but she was out. So he married her sister. He waren’t goin’ all that way fer nothin’.'"
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an article, with a number of photos, documenting the history of water cisterns on Ocracoke Island. Click on the following link to go directly there: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102110.htm