I wrote about Old Jerry several days ago. Here is another story about the banker pony, Old Jerry, from Jean Day's book, Banker Ponies, an Endangered Species:
"Jerry was quite a character. He liked the ladies' straw hats. Not to wear -- but to eat. One day when a lady from the big city lost her bonnet, she finally found it. The only problem was that Old Jerry had eaten half of it."
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of traveling to the island on Frazier Peele's ferry in 1951. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042114.htm.