Friday, June 18, 2004

Roy & Elizabeth

Went to visit Roy & Elizabeth Parsons this afternoon in their gift shop, "Pamlico Gifts" on Lighthouse Road. At almost 83 years old, Roy is also one of the featured performers at the Wednesday evening "Ocracoke Opry." Elizabeth is a shell artist, and many of her creations are displayed in their tiny, but overflowing establishment.

Roy enjoys puns and rhymes, and entertained us for quite some time with island stories, tall tales, and descriptions of his model ships. With a twinkle in his eye and a smile always ready to burst forth, Roy is a delight to visit. Be sure to stop by on your next visit to the island. Just don't be in a hurry!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:33 AM

    I met Roy and Elizabeth in October after hearing him at the Ocrafolk Opry, and Roy is making a boat for me. I took photos of him and have created a web site that tells a little about him. The best thing about his model boats is that he knows the boat he is building, and he can tell you a story about it. Roy is a real Ocracoke treasure!


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