I was sorting through several cigar boxes of old photos a few days ago, and discovered this one, taken about 1956 on Lawton Lane, right in front of the house I now live in. I am in the photo with two close friends. Stanley Gaskins is one of the other boys in the picture. Stanley moved off the island about five years after this photo was taken. Unfortunately Stanley died several years ago. Wayne Teeter is also in the photo. Many readers of this blog know Wayne, a local fisherman and colorful island character. My uncle Marvin, scout master for the mounted Boy Scout troop, is in the background standing beside his Jeep pickup truck.
Does anyone want to guess which one of the boys is me, which one is Wayne, and which one is Stanley? Click on the photo to view a larger image, and leave your comment. I will give the answer in a few days.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of midwifery on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082112.htm.