Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays!

We wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas
(December 25 - January 5) 

a Happy Hanukkah
(December 16 - December 24)

a Radiant Winter Solstice
(5:03 pm, December 21)

and a New Year filled with all Good Things!


As has been our custom for several years, we will be taking a hiatus during the holiday season to spend quality time with our family and friends. This is our last post for 2014. We will return January 5, 2015, with more stories, news, photos, and glimpses of Ocracoke Island life.

Be sure to join us in the New Year.


  1. Have a wonderful Christmas! Looking forward to your posts in the New Year! You will be missed during your hiatus. :-)

  2. Philip,
    Thank you for your service to the community over the past year. May you, your loved ones, and my friends on OI have a safe and joyful holiday season.

  3. Philip, Thank you for your faithfulness. Merry Christmas. Happy New year. And enjoy Funny Times.

  4. Anonymous10:15 AM

    All of the above
    And remember always
    ☆☆☆ Merry CHRISTmas ☆☆☆

  5. Anonymous9:46 AM

    God Jul och Gott Nytt År
    to you and your near and dear, Philip!

  6. I love the Winter Solstice, of course. Happy all the above to you and your family. Lou Ann

  7. Anonymous8:02 AM

    Feliz Navidad y próspero año nuevo mi querido hermanito. Es siempre un placer leer su blog. Muchas bendiciones.

  8. Anonymous5:38 AM

    this is just as comment / question since this seems to be the general IN BOX for Ocracoke. I know how you, Philip, like to dig into questions to find answers especially pertaining to Ocracoke. the 1950's the original steps in the Ocracoke Lighthouse were removed because of rotting. The present steps are also bad from what I gather because you can not climb the light. It seems that the Hatteras, Bodie, Oak island lights are always having something done to them. Why hasn't the Ocracoke light been given the same attention? If they can move a lighthouse can not the small light on Ocracoke be refurbished? 'Beefed up' as it were. I am sure that if $$ is the problem a donation fund or committee could be started for this. It would be an added tourist attraction, not that Ocracoke needs anymore crowds, and really just a nice thing to do. Make it whole again. I was just wondering if it has ever been looked into. What would it take? Who would you contact on this? Isn't there a save the world or save the lighthouses group somewhere? This is just another thought that was on my mind on a cold winters day....

    1. Thanks for the question. I will be happy to provide an answer, with photos, as soon as I am back posting on this blog, in just a few days. Stay tuned!