Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Lawton Howard

Several days ago Earl O'Neal told me he had several photos of my dad taken twenty to forty years ago. One, he said, showed my dad pretending he was standing in storm water up to his neck. Well, I now have the photo. The water is only just up above his knees...but he is acting silly, making believe the tide is much deeper than it actually is.

Earl also sent this photo of a clam my dad claimed he had raked up in Pamlico Sound.

(Click on any photo to view a larger image.)

Hardly a week goes by that Amy doesn't remind me that my dad will live on as long as Lachlan maintains his impish spirit!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Captain Rob's essay, "Schooner Windfall Sails into the Final Sunset." You can read it here:http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052110.htm.


  1. Anonymous10:11 AM

    Thanks for sharing! I know your dad was a great man. He certainly had that charm and wit that makes Ocracoke people so great.

  2. Anonymous7:29 AM

    Philip, your Dad was one-of-a-kind! His sense of humor just cracks me up!

    Thanks for sharing your great personal stories and pics!

    I rather come to this web-site than watch anything on TV!

  3. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Impish spirit sounds like a poem title.

    Your Village craftsman schedules work shops right?? have you ever considered a workshop of a 21st century craft--- the web site??

    HTML and templates?? digital photography you could be a guest speaker at the HS marketing class because web sites are the 21st century marketing tool -- the NC Dept of tourism should be offering you a grant for the interest you drum up for the state -- is there a correlation to ferry traffic increased revenue and the creation of our web site hmmmmm??