Monday, April 19, 2010

Don Wood Teaser

Back in November I published a short story about Don Wood (1936-1998) and his Thanksgiving dinners. Don was a colorful island character and much loved by native O-cockers, newcomers, and those island visitors who learned to know him. On that particular blog I had a comment by Michael (I confess, I don't know who this Michael is, but he seems to know the island well) who wanted to know if I was familiar with the story of Don in Brigitta's hot tub.

Finally, just a couple of days ago, I had an opportunity to ask Don's daughter about the hot tub incident. She was delighted to share the story...and to chat about her father's life on Ocracoke. She even sent me a great photo of Don with some island friends. I'll be publishing our next Ocracoke Newsletter before the month is out, and it will be the expanded stories of Don, his Thanksgiving dinners, and the hot tub.

So...Michael (whoever you are), and the rest of our readers who enjoy reading about the eccentric lives of Ocracoke islanders, please keep reading the blog daily. I'll publish the link to the Don Wood stories as soon as I publish it.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about "Ocracats" and was written by Pat Garber. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous8:19 AM

    I had a class in college during those psudeo-hippie days called fact finding. So arguing my case for archiving not only twitter twits but blog entries. The November blog comment you referenced was left by a poster under anonymous.. I did not see a post by a michael. Perhaps, this individual e-mailed you as you requested in your comment to a comment. Anyway. my point is well. now what was my point ?? oh yes, Those on OI must not have to many visits by the code enforcement Department. I would think a community as "at risk" by wind and hurricane as OI is, the description of DW 's yard , may he rest in peace--could pose a hazard to others. Just like the Pickers show on the cable network where they visit vine covered collections rusting in The Back yards of elderly hoarders --yes they are hoarders--- but we call them collectors -- Now Just who is in Denial??

  2. Philip,

    It's okay. We don't expect you to remember who posts what ... when ... every time

    Besides, it's easy to become confused as one gets older.

    Believe me; I know.

  3. Is Michael still a mystery? Are you the same Michael that comments on my blog, if so, thank you!!
    Lou Ann

  4. Lou Ann,

    You are more than welcome.

  5. Anonymous6:42 AM

    "Anonymous" that left the comment in November was really Linda.......