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 […]

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 […]

The Winds Came

Tomorrow a devastating hurricane is expected to strike the southeastern coast of North Carolina. It brings to mind my own experiences in that area some 64 and 74 years ago. My family had moved to Carolina Beach in May or June of 1938.  Over the next six years we had a few severe nor’easters, but […]