If you spend enough time on Ocracoke you are bound to hear some colorful expressions. This one was heard at the ferry office one windy day:
"It's blowing so hard it could drive a goat into a quart jar!"
And a neighbor had this to say recently when I stopped and commented on some industrious work going on in his front yard:
"Dey, Blessed Father...it's the greatest time since Hatteras Inlet broke through!" (Hatteras Inlet "broke through" in 1846!)
There's always something to brighten up a winter day on Ocracoke Island.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is about the almost forgotten 1890 "Oyster Wars" that
pitted islanders against outside business interests. You can read the
article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012115.htm.