The Beach

    My family moved to Carolina Beach, North Carolina, in the summer of 1938.  I was to call it home until January 1955, at which time my wife and I set up housekeeping in another town.  Of course, I have many fond memories of the beach and the nearby city of Wilmington, where I […]


My brother Branch, his wife Ruth, and infant son Branch Jr came to Carolina Beach in late 1940 and lived with us for a time at our home on Harper Avenue before acquiring their own abode.  Branch loved surf fishing, and he got to do a lot of it that year.  While he fished, Ruth […]

Moving to the Beach

The family often vacationed at Carolina Beach in the early 1930s, and in the mid 30s Dad had a beach house built there.  The cottage was located a mile north of the town center and was separated from the ocean shore by sand dunes.  A year or two later Dad had two smaller cottages built […]