Wednesday, June 18, 2014


On Sunday ten students graduated from Ocracoke School. They are Adam Carter, Carlos DeLao, Alma Flores, Amanda Gaskins, Zoe Huppert, Logan Jenkins, Kade Nagakane, Wyatt Norris, Andrew Tillett, and Alin Villanueva. Village Craftsmen extends hearty congratulations to the graduating class of 2014!

Sundae Horn has written an article in the Ocracoke Current that includes a photo of the seniors and a transcript of Andrew Tillett's valedictory address. You can read it here:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the curious story of Vera/Charlie Williams. You can read it here:


  1. Bear MacDonald7:14 AM

    Thoughts on questions posed to yesterday's post:
    With all flammable liquids, it is not the liquid for that actually ignites, but the fumes. Any liquid needs to be at or above a given temperature to produce the fumes to be ignited. It may be possible that with the older processing techniques or quality of the older oils that they may need to be heated to produce enough fumes to ignite.

    I could be wrong, but that is just my educated guess.

    1. Bear, please see my comment on yesterday's post.

  2. Anonymous8:57 AM

    Speaking of education, ahem, congratulations to the cave er graduates of your local high school. May they follow a career path that brings them success in their endeavors. Nowadays, there are Man Caves as a decor device. Man Caves are respites to experience after a long day of being in the light. for the hurly burly to recharge either to watch football or play their video games -- I guess. Anyway, I never thought of my high school years toiling away on the yearbook staff, cropping pictures by hand with a grease pencil or counting picas by hand all fraught with possible miscalculation and back to the drawing board. Now , in the modern day high school year book cave it is all digital, software driven and point and click... cave stone age I don't think so. The nearest thing to a day in a cave is a dead battery for your smart phone. Honestly, this generation has had so many technological advances in such a short time --- my cell phone is as thick as three smart phones stacked ... I am walking around with a dinosaur!

  3. Anonymous11:44 AM

    A very thoughtful valedictory speech. All best wishes to the young author and his classmates.