For all of our readers who are not connected with islanders on Facebook (where many photos have already been posted), I thought you would enjoy seeing a few images from our 1950s Sock Hop Saturday night. Click on any photo (the first seven courtesy of Amy Howard; the next three courtesy of George Brown; the last one and on-line album courtesy of Jennifer Kidwell) to view a larger image.
Kati Wharton in her poodle skirt (that's Lachlan in the background, hauling himself up to inspect the desserts):
Andrew & Laura Stern (how about those glasses!)
Sock Hop King and Queen (that's Brian & Jamie hiding under those costumes):
Two of the evening's smoothest dancers* (that hipster on the left won best male costume [his comment, "Costume? What costume?"]):
Clifton, Brett, John, & Martin kept the tempo up all night long:
Martin, Queen Jamie, and April (best female costume) perform:
The dance floor was full all night long (check out all the white socks):
*Any idea who those dancers in the fourth photo are?
Teenyboppers from Hatteras Island or somewhere on the northern Outer Banks:
Doing the Jitterbug:
Oh, those two-toned shoes:
You can also click on this photo of that cool Daddy-o below to see an on-line photo album by Jennifer Kidwell:
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Sam Jones, Island Legend. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012111.htm.