Hand Written Letters and a Thunder Storm on Christmas Eve

Hand Written Letters and a Thunder Storm on Christmas Eve

It was early and I was still in bed when I was awakened with a very loud boom of thunder; it was so close that it seemed to shake the house. I enjoy the sound of rain and thunder, so I lay there and listened to one boom after another, and as I listened I realized that I did not remember ever being in a thunder storm on Christmas Eve...

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Pancakes and a Veteran

Pancakes and a Veteran

I soon found myself at an out of the way country diner that I enjoy visiting from time to time. The place is non-assuming, with wooden stools that face the counter and maybe 10 tables in the whole place. I chose one of the stools at the counter because I enjoy talking with the owner, who is also the cook, waiter, and cashier. Sometimes he has help but not all the time. It’s that kind of place.

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My third trip to Ocracoke Island

My third trip to Ocracoke Island

When I started out for my third visit to the Island of Ocracoke, I remembered a friend telling me he enjoyed taking the Swan Quarter Ferry, because he had less drive time and more time to relax or do a bit writing on the ride over. I normally enjoy taking the longer way, especially when the opportunity to see something new is around the corner. Today was different, I was driving solo and the idea of having a driver for a few hours appealed to me.

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