Many visitors to Ocracoke enjoy exploring our family cemeteries. Directly across the lane from Village Craftsmen is Elnora Ballance's grave site. Elnora was born April 14, 1882, and died July 11, 1969. The epitaph on her tombstone is one of my favorites. It reads:
"She was as good as goodness is. Her acts and all her words were kind. And high above the memories I hold the beauty of her mind."
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Molly Lovejoy's 2012 Ocracoke School Valedictory Address. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062112.htm.