Friday, August 22, 2014

Alice Rondthaler

In March of 2012 I published an Ocracoke Newsletter about Alice & Theodore Rondthaler. I recently discovered the following short article in the August 2, 1974 Carolina Beachcomber. It illustrates Alice's dry sense of humor.

JoKo & Alice Rondthaler, 1974

"Coffee ice cream on the front porch was a highlight of our visit to the home of 'Mrs. Ocracoke,' Alice Rondthaler. Her current interest is the creative summer program sponsored by the Methodist Church and she was making plans to have a yard sale, and also a tour of her home, her late husband's shop and trailer. 'Only 10 cents for a look at the building; a look under the bed to see a Greek Bible for another 10 cents; and cans and cans of used paint, all colors and sizes, will be for sale. You get to shake the cans, too, before you pay your 10 cents,' Mrs. Rondthaler smiled."

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of late 19th century steamship traffic to Ocracoke, and the large Victorian hotel that accommodated the guests. You can read the article here:  


  1. Anonymous9:06 AM

    Sounds like the pressures a young person suffers applying to college today did not exist 100 years ago. Looks like he was carefree, traveling about, but focused very focused.

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