Theodore and Alice Rondthaler purchased a house on Ocracoke on their first visit to the island in the mid-1930s. It was love at first sight. In 1948 Theodore accepted the position of principal at the Ocracoke School. Alice was hired as one of the teachers. Their tenure at the school lasted 14 years; their love affair with the island lasted for the rest of their lives as they continued to be active participants in the life of this community.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Rondthalers of Ocracoke Island. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news032112.htm.