Blanche Howard Jolliff: A reader recently inquired about Cousin Blanche. Blanche is a resident at Spring Arbor of the Outer Banks (803 Bermuda Bay Blvd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948). Amy, Lachlan, and I visited her just last week. We had a delightful chat. Amy shared photos of this year's July 4th parade, and I showed her pictures of the 1953 event. Although Blanche has some mobility issues (she is 96 years old), she exhibited almost no cognitive disabilities. We shared stories, and laughed about one thing and another.
When we left the facility several residents stopped us to explain that Blanche must be one of the most loved people in the world since she has so many visitors. She loves to receive cards and letters, as well as visitors, and enjoys reading articles about her island home.
Makers Market: I wrote about this new island venture several days ago. This continues to be a work in progress, and the organizers are working to figure out the best day and hours for the event. As a result, the Market is now scheduled for Wednesdays from 10 am - 5 pm. Click here for more information.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is an article about one of the early
July 4th Parades written by Alice Rondthaler in 1953. It is accompanied
by vintage photos.You can read the Newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062116.htm.