Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Independence Day Celebration

Below is a gallery of a few July 4th photos taken by Ruth Fordon, Lou Ann, & our friend Jerry. We all had a great time! Click on any photo to view a larger image.

From the Sand Sculpture Contest -- "Sand Defeet":

Sand Car:

Sand Sculpture Best in Show:

A Very Patriotic Parade Float:

One of the Most Elaborate Golf Carts:

Ocracoke Coffee Company Can Always Be Counted On:

Earl O'Neal & Blanche Howard Jolliff, Grand Marshalls:

Sky Divers Coming Down:

And Landing:

The Womanless Wedding Party (Do You Recognize the Bride?):

The Womanless Wedding Float (A Reenactment of a PTA Event from 1957):

The Bride & Groom:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the modern day ghost tale, "Ode to Mrs. Godfrey," by guest columnist Tom McDonald. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous6:46 AM

    Where do I begin??? I'm laughing so hard my sides are splitting from those womanless wedding photos!!!! Yes, Philip, you make quite the lovely bride! Don't know who's more handsome, you or "your groom"!!! HA!

    What a perfect choice of parade grand marshalls! Both Mr. O'Neal and "Ms. Blanche" looked like they were really having a "grand" time!!! Great pics of both!

    July 4th on Ocracoke had it all!!! Even without the fireworks, I don't believe you missed much!!!! What a celebration.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Anonymous6:54 AM

    It was a great day on Ocracoke - and your float was toooo funny. You do make quite a lovely lady - be careful on the island. And Mr Bill is getting rather comfy in his dress! Thanks for great pics. And a belated Happy Independence day.

  3. Anonymous10:13 AM

    What a hoot! And Philip, you were never lovelier.

  4. debbie s.11:01 AM

    well, should i need to borrow a dress next time I'm out your way, i guess I know who to ask ;)

    thanks for sharing! Great pics!

  5. Did Blackbeard make an appearance?

  6. Anonymous12:47 PM

    I didn't see Blackbeard, but I did see Elvis!

  7. Anonymous1:37 PM

    I thought I was viewing photos from a parade just a parade not a charade of a parade from key west.

  8. Anonymous4:54 PM

    Of course you didn't see Blackbeard. He won't attend if Elvis is there. I heard he can't stand to be in the same place with anybody who makes more money dead than alive than HE does.