Monday, August 22, 2016

"My Ocracoke"

Earlier this year the editor of Outer Banks Magazine asked me to write an article about the Howard family of Ocracoke. The article was printed in the 2016 issue (Vol. 4), and was accompanied by photographs taken by Daniel Pullen.

Our Ocracoke Newsletter for this month is a reprint of that article, My Ocracoke, Living amidst 250 years of Howard family history. You can read it here:


  1. Excellent article, and like the majority of your newsletters well worth a second read.

  2. Anonymous9:51 AM

    "That's for them that don't want water" an empty water pitcher on the table? Empty? I am confused. Now, the pitcher in the ice box that was empty too? Or it had "iced tea" in it??? please explain AND the houses that still have the cistern and the summer kitchen are these working cisterns and do residents drink the water collected in the cistern? Also, the summer kitchens that exist on the island from back when, do the owners cook in them or is it just a former kitchen, a building that was once known as a kitchen?? ALSO, the piggly wiggly shoppers honestly, she looked as if she was thanking that guy for rescuing her from the Pig.LOL

    1. An empty jug in the fridge - just a coincidence...and a quick witticism. An empty pitcher on the dinner table -- a joke. No iced tea.

      Some of the cisterns are still in use, but mostly just for water for the garden or to wash the car. Today, summer kitchens are used for other purposes.

      Piggly Wiggly?? -- none on Ocracoke.

  3. Anonymous12:53 PM

    The Piggly Wiggly is pictured on the on line version of the magazine . it , the home page a bit difficult to navigate with my old computer but a yahoo search engine got me there. to read the article