Thursday, August 02, 2012

Happy Birthday, Philip

Dear Friends,

The summer birthdays on Ocracoke Island just don't end. Today is the birthday celebration of Philip and his grandson Lachlan.

We started out celebrating with breakfast at the Flying Melon. You know you are living in a small village when the cook announces that the birthday boys have a free breakfast. (I was happy as well as I was buying!)

There are folks stopping in all day...friends and neighbors with greetings and/or small gifts. Tonight Philip's son Stefen and his family arrive for their yearly vacation on the Island.

Another wonderful tradition is that the birthday gal or guy has their name written in chalk on the chalkboard at the Community Store. I remember my first time seeing my own name in print on the board, I felt like I actually belonged here!

The tradition continues as you can see from this short video clip of Lachlan and Philip giving out words of wisdom.

As always, thanks for reading and watching,

Lou Ann

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