Friday, May 30, 2008
Answer me this: when you were growing up did you ever hear about the Fort Fisher Hermit? He died in 1972, there's a movie and a book about him, and I am absolutely obesessed with his story. He is kind of a hero to me, someone who fantasizes about becoming a hermit, but knows it's nothing close to romantic. Anyway, this came up over lunch today and the girls I was eating with were looking at me like I was crazy. He was one of the biggest tourist attractions in NC at the time of his death, and he was up in Kure Beach from 1950 on. Escaped from a mental hospital, as legend has it, with a key he made himself. Anyway, validate this for me. This is something you just know about being a North Carolina beachgoer, no?