“That ball was high!”

Sno’ Ball  “That ball was high!” 2/23/2011 Joel Hancock “The Education of an Island Boy” http://jghislandstories.blogspot.com/ No. 5 “That ball was high!” 2/23/2011 My cousin, Creston Gaskill, called “Sno’Ball” by almost everyone, loved to tell a story of a memorable game of baseball played between Harkers Island and it’s sister community of Salter Path. I … Read more

Sno’ball (Mike, Manley and Me)

Sno’ball (Mike, Manley and Me) Sunday, April 26, 2015 Joel Hancock “The Education of an Island Boy” http://jghislandstories.blogspot.com/ No. 84 “Mike, Manley, Sno’ball & me” “A dragon lives forever, but no so little boys.” Puff the Magic Dragon “Do I go back in now?” Mike asked more as a plea than as a question? My … Read more

A League of Our Own (with apologies to Cindy Marshall, Tom Hanks & Gina Davis)

A League of Our Own (with apologies to Cindy Marshall, Tom Hanks & Gina Davis) by: Joel Hancock (“The Education of an Island Boy”) http://jghislandstories.blogspot.com/ 7:17 PM Monday, July 11, 2011   Baseball has been played here (Harkers Island) since shortly after the Civil War, and maybe even before that. My father often told stories … Read more