Dear Friends and Family,
Just talked with Philip so the cell phones are working now! He is fine, actually Ocracoke is fine. He spent the day walking around looking at the houses of friends and neighbors. Deep Water Theater is fine as well.There is no flooding although their are branches down, which is to be expected. Highway 12 is under water at this time however.
Yes, there is a new inlet cut, it has been confirmed, but not much other news on that. Electricity is coming on sporadically. He had a little at the Village Craftsmen, but then off again.
He hooked up his generator to his refrigerator and is dining on steak and egg salad tonight. Blanch is fine as well.
I am getting most of my information from Facebook (yea Warner and Ed!) and other Internet sources. I am now watching the horrific mess in Vermont.
I was thinking today during those 20 hours of no contact with Philip how we, in this time that we live, need all of this instant information. I often talk about women left at home while their sons, fathers, brothers, husbands go off to sea in the ghost walks. The widow's walk was designed for these women who waited, who held on to family, chores, and love. I know many women must have gone to their graves without ever knowing of their loved ones.
I think of families in Europe sending their children to America to have a better life knowing they may never see or hear of them again.
What hard lives our ancestors lived to make sure we arrived to where we are. We certainly owe a lot to those who came before us to live good lives and do good deeds in our own communities and families.
Anyway, Ocracoke is well and alive, I hope you all are fine as well.
Again, thank you for your love and interest. Take care of yourselves and let's send our thoughts of good wishes up the seacoast.