Wednesday, May 19, 2010


This morning Lou Ann reminded me of one of our favorite Ocracoke stories. A neighbor decided it was time for a new vehicle. He'd had his old pickup truck for many years, so he drove it to Norfolk and traded it in for a new one. As he was driving his new vehicle out of the lot he noticed the salesman running behind him waving his arms in the air. The Ocracoker stopped and rolled down his window as the salesman approached.

"How do you get the key out of the ignition?" the salesman wanted to know. "It seems to be permanently stuck."

"Beats me," the islander said. "I haven't had the key out of the ignition for fifteen years!"


[Ocracoke residents: Don't forget to get your re-entry stickers at the Community Center!
  • Wednesday, May 19, 4pm - 7pm
  • Thursday, May 20, 1pm - 4pm
  • Friday, May 21, 9am - 12pm]

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter celebrates colorful islander Don Wood (1936-1998). You can read it here:

1 comment:

  1. Hi, we love that story and wish it was the same in Montreal where we have had two vehicles stolen with alarms on them! We are down for two weeks staying on Hatteras Isalnd and will be visitnig your place today, as we always do. Thanks for the blog, a real pleasure to read as always.