Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Last week Blanche joined Monroe Gaskill, his mother Della, Lou Ann, and me for dinner. Lou Ann fixed chicken and dumplings, corn pudding, and a large salad. She also baked an apple pie. Della brought one of her famous fig cakes.

We sat around the kitchen table eating, chatting, laughing, and telling stories for five hours! No one even got up from the table until after 11 o'clock! It was a wonderful visit.

On their way to leave Blanche & Della stopped for Lou Ann to snap a photo.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke Joe Bell flowers. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012112.htm.


  1. debbie s.8:11 AM

    Such fine looking ladies! :) Hope I look that great later on! Must be something in the ocracoke air :)

  2. Anonymous11:23 AM

    As a white candle
    In a holy place,
    So is the beauty
    Of an aged face.
    --- Joseph Campbell

  3. chrissy6:45 PM

    I loved our visit to Ocracoke and the best part was visiting Della she is a very special women can't wait to go back :) Chrissy