Ocracoke's history & its people

Eleanor Garrish celebrates her 99th birthday

Eleanor Garrish. Photo by Kremser

Eleanor Garrish.  Photo by Brenda Kremser

Ocracoke islander Eleanor Garrish is 99 today (Jan 26, 2015).

Pat Garber spent many hours with Eleanor and assisted her with an in-depth, three-part series published in the Observer last summer on her extraordinary life that you can read here:
Part  One
Part Two
Part Three 

On Sunday, the Ocracoke quilters headed over to wish her happy birthday.

Eleanor and quilters

Eleanor Garrish seated Ocracoke quilters from left to right: Cindy Hitchens, Nancy Carlson, Brenda Kremser, Jane Griffin, Mary Vankevich and Ann Borland.  Photo by Jim Garrish

 

Eleanor & Jim Garrish

Eleanor with son, Jim.  Photo by Brenda Kremser