Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday Greetings

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, 2014. However, we will still post occasionally on Facebook.

Here are a few upcoming community events:
  • Tonight, Dec. 24, 7 pm: Christmas Eve Service at the Ocracoke Methodist Church
  • Dec. 28, 2 pm - 5 pm: Ocracoke Working Watermen's Association 8th Annual Oyster Roast & Shrimp Steam Fundraiser at the Fish House. Featuring Van O'Neal's Fish Stew. Dessert & hot cider at the Watermen's Exhibit, 3 pm - 5 pm.

In the meanwhile, we at Village Craftsmen wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas...and a Joyous New Year filled with love, justice, and peace.

And just for fun, here is a holiday greeting we'd like to share with all of our readers:  http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/the-amazing-machine/.

We will be back here January 6. Be sure to join us in 2014.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a 1921 letter written by a former slave, Harrison Williams, to Ocracoke native, Martha Ann Howard Wahab. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112113.htm.


  1. debbie s.7:52 AM

    Enjoy the season, Philip and Family! Wishing you love and joy forever!

  2. Julie S.8:31 AM

    Thanks for the year long gift your journal gives. Looking forward to January 6 already! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Philip!

  3. Debbie Leonard9:14 AM

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

  4. Anonymous5:50 PM

    Wishing you, Amy, David, Lauchlin and Lou Ann a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.
    Juanita & Mickey and family

  5. Anonymous6:08 PM

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Philip.

    Thanks for another year of news from a favorite place.

    And all best wishes for a wonderful New Year.

    As always.


  6. Anonymous10:25 AM

    Merry Christmas to you from John and Lisa in Clayton. The very best to you and your family.

  7. Anonymous8:41 PM

    NC Mainlander sends wonderful Christmas greetings to you. You deserve a break from your blog. Blessings to you and yours!

  8. Anonymous9:50 AM

    >From an old Christmas song --"... until then we'll have to muddle through somehow...so, have yourself a merry little Christmas, now."