Last Friday I posted a link to an article about Ocracoke's sense of community. The article by Ken McAlpine included his experience listening to island native, Jule Garrish, performing at a local concert.
Ken wrote, "Uncle Jule came up on stage and sat on a stool, hands folded neatly
in his lap, a brown ball cap pulled low on his head. A man named Martin
Garrish strummed a guitar beside him....Jule didn't move, but as Martin began to strum, a voice issued from between the brown ball cap and a red check shirt."
Just yesterday I discovered a 2009 YouTube video of Jule singing "Curly Headed Baby" with the Molasses Creek band. It was made on the Swan Quarter ferry, crossing Pamlico Sound.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter documents the day telephones came to the island. The article includes
images of Ocracoke's first telephone directory which lists a total of
63 subscribers. You can read the Newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022114.htm.