This photo of my mother, Kunigunde Guth Howard, was taken about 1955. I found it in the same box with the photo I shared yesterday. If you click on the photo and look carefully you can see the Ocracoke lighthouse and the Berkley Castle in the background just to the side of my mother's left elbow.
This picture was taken in the front yard of the house I now live in, on Lawton Lane.
I took the next photo of my daughter Amy standing in the same location. Unlike yesterday's photo of Howard Street that shows little change, it is remarkable how much vegetation has covered the village in the last 60 years!
Today, trees and buildings make it almost impossible to see the lighthouse from most vantage points from as close as 100 yards.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a tribute to a wonderful man who did
much for Ocracoke Island, Marvin Wyche Howard (1897-1969). You can read
it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news052113.htm.