Tuesday, May 18, 2004

An Evening of Spooks

I just came home about an hour ago, after a wonderful Ghost & History Walk. It's so much fun to do. I've decided to call my walk the "Rob Hanks Tour" after a man who would "tell the story of Ocracoke" for a dime back in the 1950's. Here's his photo:


  1. Anonymous12:02 PM

    I will be visiting this summer and plan to take the tour...what a wonderful addition to your island. I don't suppose you would consider just charging a dime?????

  2. Well, well, a dime?? Of course "the story of Ocracoke" for a dime was way back in the mid-1950's, an era when a modest island home on a half acre lot sold for $500.00.

    Today that same lot would sell for about $500,000.00. No kidding! If I did the calculation correctly that's a 1000 times increase. By the same rate of inflation a tour worth a dime in 1955 would be worth $100.00 in 2004.

    So I'd say come join me on the ghost/history walk. It's definitely a bargain at only $12.00. Don't you agree?

  3. Anonymous1:20 PM

    However, on the other hand, wow, only twelve dollars for an historical tour by a knowledgeable tour guide fraught with mystery...I mean, where else can one get such a deal?