Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Green Beans

Bill stopped by late yesterday afternoon just as Lou Ann and I were ready to snap fresh green beans that Al had brought us from his garden. There we were, sitting in our rockers and porch swing, snapping the ends off the beans, when two island visitors strolled down the lane.

We were pure Americana, and I just couldn't resist. "Would you like to take our photo?" I called out.

The couple stopped and chuckled. "I'm guessing you want to charge us a fee!" the man teased.

"Actually, that's a great idea," we countered. "Quick," I said to Lou Ann, "put on Aunt Tressie's slat bonnet. They won't be able to resist."

Unfortunately, our visitors didn't have a camera. What were they thinking...walking down our sandy lane without a camera?

Oh well. It was a missed opportunity. Too bad for them!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a story, "Ode to Mrs. Godfrey," an island ghost story by guest columnist Tom McDonald. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062111.htm.


  1. bill kostar7:35 AM

    With a life style that laid back, the next contest an Ocracoker will win is the Guiness Book of Records oldest person in the world!

  2. Anonymous8:14 AM

    Now that was funnysome! Wish you had taken a pic of the look on their faces.

  3. Anonymous9:36 AM

    Now what kind of beans were these? Pole beans or regular green beans -haricot verts? Snapping the ends off them--- both ends or just the part that attached to the vine? some food magazines picture the bean with at east one end intact-- what no knife? Well-- why did you not post a picture of the beans or an image of one bean snapper?? with drought conditions all over the southeast; is there a ban or a financial strapping issue to prevent a 4th of july fireworks on the OI

  4. Anonymous12:43 PM

    Anon #3....you are a kick! What details!

    Know it was a funny scene on Howard Street....believe me, This NC mainlander NEVER strolls on Howard Street without my camera!!! No siree!

  5. Anonymous3:05 PM

    Ocracoke Island has not had July
    4th fireworks since the massive explosion of a fireworks truck in 2009. The explosion killed 3 people (I believe it was) and injured 2 others.

  6. My best 4th of July was spent sitting on the beach and watching the fireworks.

  7. Anonymous5:06 PM

    Cute..small town island charm. Love it!