Thursday, August 02, 2007

Birthday Wishes!

Dear Folks,

It is a lovely warm morning on the Island. We were awakened early by the morning bird calls and the lazy shadows welcoming us to a new day.

And a wonderful day, at that! Today is Philip's birthday which is shared with his grandson, Lachlan! Lachlan was born in the pre-hurricane frenzy three years ago. I had planned a grand party on the Windfall as a surprise for Philip. The hurricane and the new baby dashed those plans. I moved the time and location for the party at least four times! After Alex came ashore and shared his fury, I took the cake down to the Red Cross Station where local folks gathered and wished Philip a Happy Birthday while picking up bologna sandwiches!

Today is calm and quiet, so it looks like gardening and beach walking will be on his agenda today.

Just wanted you to know so that you could drop Philip a note or two of good wishes.

Lou Ann


  1. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Thanks for letting us know! Happy Birthday Philip and Lachlan!

  2. Anonymous10:43 AM

    Happy birthday Philip and Lachlan. Philip your'e old enough now to collect social security Huh?

  3. Anonymous1:19 PM

    Happy Birthday Phillip, and many happy returns!

  4. Anonymous1:28 PM

    Happy Birthday to our favorite Ocracoke Historian Phillip! It has been a pleasure "getting to know you" over the years through your blog. You certainly are an interesting person and must be a wonderful friend and neighbor to many. May God bless you today on this special day!

  5. Anonymous3:26 PM

    Happy Birthday to Grandpa & Lachlan ! What better birthday gift than that beautiful little boy. Hope he knows he's the best present ever.

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  7. Anonymous10:26 PM

    Happy b-day Mr. Howard. Did you know Jessie Lee Babb Dominique, the last child born on Portsmouth Island, and Mr.Bob Vogel, the former superindendent of Cape Lookout National Park were also born on Aug.2? You and Lachlan are in good company.

  8. Anonymous7:32 AM

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    Jim Goodwin

  9. Happy Birthday Philip! Hope your day was great!!
    Don & Mandy

  10. Anonymous9:42 AM

    Happy Birthday, Philip!

    Thanks for all your sharing of Ocracoke news!


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