Thursday, May 19, 2016

Another Movie Story

The last several days' posts brought back another memory from my neighbor, Al Scarborough. In 1962 he and his friend, Billy Ely, went to the movies at the Wahab Village Theater.  The film showing was Sunrise at Campobello the story of Franklin Roosevelt's bout with polio at age 40 in 1921 and how his family (and especially his wife Eleanor) coped with his illness.

As they were watching the movie, the power suddenly went out, a frequent occurrence on Ocracoke at the time. Everyone received a refund, and returned home.

In 1989, 27 years later, Billy told Al, "Remember that movie about Roosevelt we watched in 1962 when the power went out? Well, it was playing on TV the other night. I finally saw the end of the movie!"

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is Allie (Teenie) Scott's 1968 story of Simon Garrish, Jr. and the US Life-Saving horse, Sambo. You can read it by clicking here:  


  1. anonymous4:30 PM

    On yesterday's post there was an anonymous post with hugs and kisses ... a secret admirer?

    1. I don't think so!

    2. Anonymous5:50 PM

      Wouldn't surprise me a bit.