Saturday, October 15, 2011

Eakin Howard

I have four wonderful grandchildren. Lachlan lives on the island with his parents Amy & David. Zoe, Eakin, & Eliza live in Asheville, NC with their parents Stefen & Snee. Amy and Stefen both grew up on Ocracoke.

Stefen just sent me a newspaper article about Eakin, who is in the seventh grade, and his campaign to collect and send soccer balls and equipment to children in Haiti. It is a great story that makes a grandparent proud. I just had to share it with our readers. You can read the story by clicking here or on the photo of Eakin, below:

If you would like to donate equipment or money please follow this link:, then click on "Donate and Contact." It would be nice to mention Eakin's name if you make a donation. Thanks!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of slavery on Ocracoke. You can read it here:


  1. great newspaper article and what a great kid. As a grandparent I know how proud you must be.

  2. Anonymous10:32 AM

    What a wonderful young man your grandson is. Your heart must be bursting with pride!

  3. debbie s.11:37 AM

    what a great, kind and amazing kid! Must be in the genes! :)

  4. Anonymous1:42 PM

    there is a group from NC called peacepassers and ms cooper a Queens College in Charlotte '03 directs may be helpful or an outlet for your grandson's passion

  5. Anonymous1:52 PM

    Bragging rights are at the top of the short list of perks to growing old--so go ahead indulge. Not only is it our right to brag about our's our sworn duty.

  6. Anonymous9:19 PM

    Another proud grandparent. Isn't it wonderful to know the grandchildren are being raised the right way.

  7. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing.