Wall holds a doll she received when she and her family made a trip to Manteo to see the famed James Floating Theatre. A friend of the family, Rachel Seymour, was an actress with the theater company. Wall named the doll after their friend.
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Wall holds a doll she received when she and her family made a trip to Manteo to see the famed James Floating Theatre. A friend of the family, Rachel Seymour, was an actress with the theater company. Wall named the doll after their friend.

Memories of Bodie Island

By Robert Kelly- Goss

The Daily Advance

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CAMDEN — Verna Austin Wall sits on a sofa in her Camden County home, surrounded by memorabilia. A box with a braided tuft of hair and an old photograph of a young girl sends the 79-year old woman back in time.

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