Since we will not be publishing posts over the weekend, allow us to wish all of our readers a very Happy Easter! If you will be on the island this coming week be sure to stop by and say hello. We love seeing old friends and making new ones.
Below is a humorous Easter story from some time ago.
A number of years past (if I recollect correctly it was the late 1970s) a young man (I will call him Ron) found his way to Ocracoke. He owned an old two-wheel drive van, and enjoyed fishing. He had learned to slacken his tires so he could drive on the beach. One Saturday evening he and his girlfriend decided to drive out to the South Point for a picnic, and to do some fishing. It was springtime, the weather had turned warm, and the island was still quiet. They were alone on the beach. After nightfall they decided to go skinny dipping.
After getting out of the water, instead of dressing, they simply got in the van and proceeded to drive back home. Just as they were approaching the ramp at the airport the van got bogged down in the soft sand and stopped. They were stuck. By then it was late so they decided to sleep in the van, and find someone to pull them out in the morning.
At daybreak Nature called, and Ron opened the back doors of the van and jumped out, still in his birthday suit. He was shocked to see several hundred people, including the local preachers, standing around his van. Ron had inadvertently joined the annual Easter sunrise service! As he explained to me later, that was first time he'd been to church in several years.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a history of Village Craftsmen (1970 - the Present). You can read the Newsletter here: