This article discusses daily life in Bogue Banks during the late 19th century. The author uses examples from her childhood to address local construction practices, food preparation, agriculture, and daily life. The theme of community and family is evident throughout the narrative and the author often depicts a self-reliant life on the Outer Banks. As local infrastructure improved, small communities usually gained a Church first followed by a school house. After the turn of the century, fishing became a predominant source of income in Salter Path for consumption in Morehead City. The narrative ends with a description of changing life in the 1920s.