Friday, November 17, 2006

Old Graveyards

A neighbor recently asked me about a grave marker she'd discovered along an island path. We went to take a look. As so often happens on Ocracoke we found a number of old graves. They are just scattered among the oaks, cedars, yaupons, and brambles. To my delight I discovered my great uncle Stanley's grave. I never knew where he had been buried.

I also came across Alexander Garrish & Epherena Fulcher Garrish's graveyard. Alexander was the originator of the old-time saying, "Too damn late....I've done promised Freener." You can read the story of this unique island expression here.

You can read our latest newsletter here. It's the story of two old maps (1590 & 1795) and place names on the Outer Banks.

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