"Philip Howard, we're wore out," they would announce. I never wanted to know why!
Of course, daily interactions with Kathy, Rena Dell, and the rest of the students was a great experience. Over the years we've joked and carried on about one thing or another. Kathy continues to tease me that I once promised to invite her and Rena Dell to my house for a dinner of barbecued chicken necks.
Kathy is now married to Tommy Hutcherson who owns and operates the Variety Store. A few days ago Kathy grabbed my arm and led me over to a display of pot holders she recently had printed. "If you buy one of my pot holders for Lou Ann," she announced, trying to bribe me, "you won't have to make me those chicken necks."
Well, I did buy a pot holder. And you can, too. They come in blue and green, and have a recipe for delicious Ocracoke Island fish cakes printed on them. They are only $5.99, a great buy!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a list of a few traditional Ocracoke Island recipes. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052112.htm.