Tuesday, May 10, 2011

OPS Spring Membership Meeting

Tonight at 6 o'clock members and friends of Ocracoke Preservation Society will gather at the Community Center for our Spring Membership Meeting and Potluck Dinner. After dinner and a brief business meeting several islanders will share stories. James Barrie Gaskill and Rex O'Neal will tell the hilarious story about when they carried fresh Ocracoke oysters on the plane to Las Vegas. I will tell about the 1861 wreck of the Black Squall, the sailing vessel that was carrying a circus and menagerie of wild animals.

If you are on the island be sure to come on out, fill your plate with delicious home cooked dishes, enjoy the stories, and support OPS. You'll be glad you did.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the history of the Ocracoke Preservation Society. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042111.htm.


  1. Anonymous6:36 AM

    If you have never heard the oyster story and if you cannot make it to the meeting, go to this website for a sample -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csfyrRqc5TU -- guarantee you will love it.

  2. The oyster story is a hoot! Don't miss it.

    Actually, I am not going to tell the story of the wreck of the Black Squall. I'm pretty sure I did that last year. I'll share a different story tonight.

  3. Anonymous6:49 AM

    Better start keep track of your stories, Mr. Howard!

  4. Anonymous7:58 AM

    Love the oyster story....it's "one for the books", that's for sure!

    I wish I could be there to share in the fun. I'm sure it will be a "knee-slapping" evening!

    Oh, thanks for answering my question when Charles Temple will appear on Jeopardy for the semi-finals. I got home late last night and would have missed it. Glad he's not on Jeopardy until Wed. Looking forward to it!

  5. Anonymous8:04 AM

    It's OK to tell the same stories over and over. The older I get, I can't remember who I told what to! Now I understand why my Mama tells me the same stories many times. But it's OK! Love to hear a good story and pass them along. Yours may even be a little different from the last time you told it!

  6. bill kostar8:04 AM

    The way things are these days, the oysters would have to take off their shells!

  7. Anonymous10:02 AM

    But I LOVE the story of the Black Squall!

  8. Anonymous4:09 PM

    Philip -I would love to hear either of those stories- after the meeting of course. I do not have access to YouTube.