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let the current carry you seaward through the surf zone and into the rip head
v/here the current slov/s down. Then it’s a leisurely sv/im back to the beach
on a course loarallel to the rip current.
SAIiDI 'JILLIS sells beach clothes in her tiny shop near the corssroads in
Atlantic Beach, SAiiDI’S used to be the post office, remember? And Sandi’s
mother-in-law used to be postmaster (mistross?). In fact, she was the
second one in Atlantic Beach, and this building is her building, and Sandi
wanted to have a shop instead of v/orking in the Tax Supervisor’s Office,
Sandi and her husband, James, live next door to the shop. He is a chemist
for the ITOAH branch on Pivers Island and has spoken on the history of Bogue
Banks at the Marine Rosourccs Center,
That log cabin in Havelock near Hardee’s is a new Kop Shop (the other one's
in our Iiorehead Plaza) run by the Blackfords of PKS, The Havelock branch
is brand nev7, carries a large stock of T-shirts, the kind you can choose
those transfers for, as v/ell as a big leather goods line (their leather
worker does his stuff in that shop), and refreshing clothes for guys and ^als*
Our Dining-Out friends report that the nev; Chinese restaurant, Man Chun,
across from the Oceanana in Atlantic Beach is right on the level with fine
Chinese restaurants in much larger cities. We haven't tried it yet, but
we’re on our way.
New neighbors, and there are so many joining us in PKS that v;e v/ill be wel
coming nev/ residents all summer.
HELEN and BILL GRAUG are still sanding and finishing their house on Loblolly
and their motor home continues to be a haven v/hen their energy fades, but
any minute nov;, they’ll snuggle into the house for good. They come to us
from \'aight Hill Village, outside of Cleveland, v/here both v/ere active in
their ovjn real estate business and in the upkeep of their five acre farm.
Bill v/ill continue with his v/ood siid metal v/orking and v^/ill build himself a
dark room, v/hile Helen v/ill go on v/ith her sev/ing. Grangers have tv/o boys;
one is in Ohio aiid the other in Virginia Beach, At home is Kitty Sam, a
fluffy tv/elve year old cat.
Also on Loblolly are nev/ly settled CHARLOTTE and WniTi!']Y LA^?REi[CZ v/ho have
actually been here (at Pine Knoll Tov/nes) ail through the building of their
house, v/hich they’ve supervised carefully. For many years, Miitney was with
the Corps of Engineers; then, foliov/ing his retirement, he worked for the
firm of Camp, Dresser, and I'cKee, and during the past five y ars, he and
Charlotte hc>.ve lived both in Pakistan v/herc they stayed for about a year
until the Bangladesh v/ar forced them to leave, and for three months in Mexico
near Guadalajara. Charlotte taught sixth grade for a long time, and nov/
she’s into B'aeon House and Carteret Hospital volunteer v/ork. The Lawrences
have five children v/ho are scattered nov/ about the country although their
grov/ing up years v/ere spent in Burlington, Vermont.
The little round house on Loblolly is lived in once moro, LIHDA and JSP.;OY
FRiVAl;CE and their kids, seven and five, are nev/ next door neighbors of the
Dixons whom we talked with last month; Jody Dixon and Linda were high school
pals at ^"^cst Carteret, so they are enjoying the continuation of their friend
ship. Jerry is a business student at CTI, follov^ring four years in the Navy,
New on Oaklcai Drive at Sycamore are IH'31'IE and RAYliOiiD SINCLAIR. You may
already have met them because they lived in Salter Path while their house v/as
being built and v/ere here a lot. Before his retirement they lived in Apex,
N.C. v/here Ray v/orked for a hatchery. Irene is a native North Carolinian;
Ray grev/ up in New Jersey, and they met \/hile he v/as in the Marine Corps,
Their three children are all grov/n nov/, so they decided to move here v/here
they could both indulge their love of fishing. Irene likes to bov/1, too.
In the Mehlins’ house this summer (v/hile the liehlins retreat to the North as
usual) are HARIvI'/r and LUKE GRUBER of Morehead City, v/hero Harriet v/orks in
Nelson Taylor’s law office and Luke tells us the local news on IJIjBL,
The IJalkers, also far to the north for the summer, have rented their house to
the TOM BORL;U.DS. He v/ill serve as boach minister for the busy tourist
Mary Shav/ called to tell us a.bout the FRIEi DS OF :?ORT MACOii, an organization
formed to ’’support the int "^rpretive and rolatod visitor-service activities
at the fort and to supply equipment needed at the fort v/hich the state v/ill