The sign in my driveway said "Free Stuff, Take Anything You Want." Bill Jones came by to chat. We were sitting on the back porch when we heard a pickup truck stop, and then heard a tailgate open and close. The vehicle hadn't been gone more than a minute when we walked out front to discover that Bill's bike had disappeared.
Bill admits that he shouldn't have parked his bike next to the Give-Away sign. But he would like his bicycle back. He has searched the village, and hasn't been able to locate the bike. If any of our readers knows where his bike is please let me know (252-928-5541). It has the letters HINC and duct tape with "Lida Jones" on the bar.
I told Bill that the whole thing was worth it just for the story that we can tell for years. He reluctantly agreed, but he isn't as amused as the rest of us!
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.