Frank and I left Ocracoke on December 21st and returned on January 7th. We went to Salisbury, Maryland-Chesapeake City, Maryland- Bedford, Pa.- Dublin, Ohio- Camby, Indiana and back the same way again. We visited mothers, and sisters and brothers, sons and daughters-in-law, grandaughters, neices and nephews and many friends. We went to stores, taverns, museums, galleries, restaurants and every single Burger King between here and Indiana thanks to Frank and some coupons he got on Christmas. We had more fun than two people have a right to have. We laughed til we cried. We cried because we left people we love and won't see again for too long. We decided that 14 degrees is too cold for any human being to endure . We decided that we hate traffic more than 14 degrees and we were so happy to get home to the quiet of the island. We just wish we could have brought everybody we love home with us. Excuse me while I grab a tissue. Jude
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is inspired by an April, 1942 article about the island in The State magazine. You can read it here.