I recently enjoyed a pleasant and delicious dinner at the Pony Island Restaurant. For forty years the Pony Island Restaurant has been using place-mats designed by Kitty Martin Mitchell. It is a classic design, showing the village of Ocracoke and two Outer Banks steeds galloping down the beach, their manes blowing in the wind.
Whenever I dine at the "Pony" with off-island friends I explain that Kitty produced the drawing for the place-mat immediately after a breakup with her boyfriend at the time (I won't mention his name...but he is kin to me, and started Ocracoke's best known pub). I then proceed to identify the location of the boyfriend's home on the map. You can find it yourself. Click on the image below, then lay a straightedge on your computer screen.
Place the straightedge so that it connects the middle of the last "T" in "Restaurant" at the top of the drawing with the apex of the "A" in "Island" at the bottom of the drawing.
Next, lay the straightedge so it connects the top right hand corner of the place-mat and the "D" in "Island" in the box that reads "Pony Island Restaurant & Motel."
The intersection of those two imaginary lines is where the ex-boyfriend lived!
Just a bit of island trivia. I hope you enjoyed a little insight into Ocracoke humor.
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