More interesting to a young boy was ice cream, a rare treat on Ocracoke before refrigeration. Every now and then Mr. Walter would hand churn ice cream. Then he would raise a flag to announce his product to the village.
|Photo courtesy of Mary Ruth Dickson|
I never asked my dad what shape or color the flag was. Maybe Blanche knows. I'll try to remember to ask her the next time I pay her a visit.
Our most recent Ocracoke Newsletter is a compilation of humorous stories told by or about islanders. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news092113.htm.