"Would this one do?" I asked, holding up the knife I was using.
"No, we need a bigger one.," the thirteen year old girl explained.
"Sure, they're hanging on the wall, just to the left of the refrigerator," I said.
The fourteen year old walked into the house and came out with the knife. "We're cutting up a watermelon," he offered. "Can we use Amy & David's outdoor table? They're not home."
"I'm sure it's OK," I shrugged, and they were gone down the path.
This is one of the many reasons I love calling Ocracoke home. Consider:
- I know both of the young people, and I know they are responsible teenagers. I didn't need to ask them what they wanted with a knife.
- I know all of their parents.
- I know that their parents wouldn't hesitate to trust their children with a knife.
- I know that even if they cut themselves I wouldn't have to worry about a lawsuit.
- Please leave a comment and tell us about your community.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the wreck of the Victoria S, and Ocracoke's first automobile accident. You can read it here.