Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Charles Temple Wins Jeopardy Tourney
Hey, I'm putting this up because I know this fine young man, Charles Temple. Libby and I lived much of the time on the island of Ocracoke, NC, from 1995 until 2003 or so, playing music and generally enjoying the mysterious quality of life on a spit of sand 23 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean (yeah, it's sort of the last bit of NC, that's another way to look at it). Charles' uncle Rob is captain of the schooner Windfall, upon which I was mate for one summer ('97 maybe), raising and lowering the sails and talking with the customers of the hour-long rides in the Pamlico, and now and then steering the craft carefully through Silver Lake Harbor and back to her berth at the Community Store dock. What a nice life it was. Charles appeared sometime in one of these years, and took up residence on the Island, teaching school. Now he's done hit the jackpot. It couldn't happen to a more deserving or nicer guy.
Here's the news story about it:
If you want to read more about the Windfall or Ocracoke, there's plenty to see via the google. I remember the days when there was a shack over near the lighthouse with a sign on the door that said "The Internet Lives Here." If I can find a picture of that, I'll post it sometime. The island is surely among the very best places to go for a vacation in the whole and tender world.