Della's book is full of fascinating local lore, island history, first-hand stories, and vintage photos. Chapter titles include "Hotcakes, Turtle Stew and Other Recipes for Love," "World War II Comes to Ocracoke," "The Storm of '44 and Other Storms at Ocracoke," "School Days," "The Ocracoke Ponies," "Figs, Figs and More Figs," and much more.
You can order a copy of Della's book directly from our web site (http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/islandbooks.htm#ablessedlife), or purchase a copy at our store on Howard Street...or buy one from other merchants on the island. You'll be glad you did. A Blessed Life is the most recent addition to a wide selection of books about Ocracoke. This one is told by an island native, and that makes it extra special.
Our current Ocracoke Newsletter is an account of Infant & Childhood Mortality on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news072113.htm.