My daughter Amy lived in Germany for a year and a half about twenty years ago. Last week she had a phone call from her friend Jule (pronounced Yul-eh) who lives in Berlin, and who has visited Ocracoke several times. Jule explained that she had had an appointment at the hair salon, and had arrived early. She sat down to wait, and picked up the latest issue of "Brigitte," a popular weekly magazine.
She casually flipped through the magazine. Imagine her surprise when she saw a photo of Fiddler Dave on page 134! It was part of a seven page article about eastern North Carolina and Ocracoke.
Jule sent us copies of the magazine yesterday. The first paragraph of the article even referred to the author's & photographer's visit with our family on my pizer:
"Die kleinen Städte an der Atlantikküste North Carolinas sind gemütlich, die Inseln der davorliegenden Outer banks winzig und die Herzen der Bewohner XXL. Sie laden Fremde auf ihre Veranda ein, teilen mit ihnen Wein und Meerblick und dieses ganz besondere Südstaatengefühl."
My rough translation: The small towns on the Atlantic coast of North Carlonina are easy-going, the islands of the off-shore Outer Banks tiny, and the hearts of the inhabitants XXL. They invite stangers up on their porches, share with them wine, and a view of the ocean, and that extra-special Southern hospitality.
I haven't checked to see if the article is on line, but you could look for it yourself at http://www.brigitte.de/.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's story of the Night Blooming Cereus Cactus. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news.htm.