We were graced with a dusting of snow on Christmas day. It never amounted to much, although at times the air was filled with swirling, dancing snowflakes. (My apologies...I never took any photos.) It was also cold -- a bitter, biting cold because of high winds. We made sure to walk on the beach some, but with warm gloves, woollen scarves , and hats pulled down over our ears.
Lou Ann did make this photo of the Community Store decked out in holiday lights:
Christmas Eve at the Methodist Church was a festive time with the mandatory children's nativity pageant (I think baby Jesus in a car seat was the highlight), and the traditional rendition of Silent Night by the congregation holding candles.
Lou Ann and I missed the Christmas Bird Count on Portsmouth Island because my brother Bud and his wife Jamie came for a visit. We also missed the Oyster Steam because the lines were so long. I'm sure it was wonderful. It always is.
But we did join friends on December 26 for a Boxing Day get together with delicious food and drink, and entertaining conversation.
Later in the week we wandered over to Zillie's for an evening of wine tasting, than back home to savor Lou Ann's homemade soup.
The best part, of course, was having family and friends to share the holidays with.
Thanks for the opportunity to share a few memories of Ocracoke Christmas, 2010.Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of the early twentieth century Doxsee Clam Factory in Ocracoke village. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112110.htm