Thursday evening I fixed three dozen clams casino for appetizers. Lou Ann made dinner. Amy, David, Lachlan, Julie, and "Banjo Brian" (he is spending the summer on the island) came over. We sat on the screened porch, chatted, laughed, and shared stories.
Suddenly, Amy grimaced and let out a groan. She had bitten down on something hard. I was sure I'd left a tiny piece of shell in with the clam. It only took her a moment to extract the culprit. It was not shell. It was a pearl! It was tiny (about 3 mm in diameter)...but it was a pearl.
Luckily, Amy did not break a tooth!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is "Ode to Mrs. Godfrey," a story about the ghost that frequents the Island Inn. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062111.htm.