Saturday, December 15, 2012


As we have done the last several years, we will again be suspending our Ocracoke Journal for several weeks in order to more fully enjoy the holidays with our family and friends. This will be our last post until January 6, 2013.

In the meanwhile, we wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah (I know it's almost over), a Delightful Winter Solstice, a Wonderful Kwanzaa, and a Joyous New Year filled with peace and love.

We will be back here January 6. Be sure to join us in 2013.


  1. bill kostar7:48 AM

    A very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the folks who have the very good fortune to live in one of the most hospitable, friendly, creative, interesting, and caring places on earth.
    We all need to have just a bit of the island reflect in each of us every day.

  2. Jack and Toni Walls8:45 AM

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours and all of those on Ocracoke for whatever holiday season they observe.

  3. debbie s.1:47 PM

    I truly hope you, your Family, and friends have a WONDERFUL Holiday season filled with love and joy!

  4. Good for you, but I have already started feeling withdrawals.

  5. Anonymous5:58 PM

    All the best to you and yours, Philip, for a pleasant holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

    And thank you for yet another year of helping us all stay just that much closer to Ocracoke.

  6. Anonymous6:40 AM

    To everyone who makes this journal possible, I thank you for sharing your writings each day. It is the first thing I pull up on the screen, with my coffee by my side. Merry Christmas to you all...and Health and Happiness to you each and every day of the New Year!
    NJ Reader

    PS...while you are on break, I'll get the kids to teach me how to get my name signed and not anonymous anymore!

  7. Bear MacDonald9:46 AM


    Thanks for another year of helping us maintain a concious contact with Island as we have come to know it.

    May all have a safe and healthy holiday filled with friends and family.

    Anon 6:40 AM, under "Choose an identidy", click on the dot for Name/URL, In the box that pops up fill in your name. Or write your name to the end of your text like writing a letter.

    TTFN Bear

  8. Anonymous11:55 AM

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! It always makes my work day start a little better! Have a Merry Christmas and a healthy & Happy New Year! Looking forward to an adventurous 2013.


  9. Anonymous8:52 AM

    Phillip @ family and friends! Thanks for keeping us in the Ocracoke loop all year long! Hope you are enjoying the holiday time and will look forward to news in the new year. SueM

  10. Anonymous10:41 AM

    FOPs followers of Phillip need only click on Louanns link over there to your right under her image and be FOPish

  11. Anonymous10:30 PM

    Look forward to your return. Hope you had a restful holiday and enjoyable trip.

  12. Anonymous8:30 AM

    From St. Nick:

    Happy Xmas to all.
    And to all...
    Go easy on the figgy pudding.