Here is another photo from the collection of Mary Ruth Dickson. This is Murray and Elsie Wyche Tolson, taken during the annual July 4th Pony Penning in the mid-1950s.
Cousin Elsie, as we always called her, was a sweet, good-natured woman. She had one sister, Martha (Cousin Mott), and one brother, Major General Ira Thomas Wyche (Cousin Ira).
Cousin Elsie and Cousin Mott stayed on the island, but Cousin Ira studied on the mainland, then went to West Point. He served with honor and distinction in World War II. You can read his story here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092110.htm.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a brief history of
the Soundfront Inn, one of the oldest structures on the island. You can
read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102113.htm.