Laughter as tales of Glenn Eure are recounted. That's Pat Eure, Glenn's wife, in the black and white striped top.

Hurricane Florence put just about every event there was on the Outer Banks on hold for a week, and maybe in a couple of cases it worked out well.

That certainly seems to be the case with the monthly open mic literary reading the Dare County Arts Council sponsors at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head.

Glenn Eure passed away recently and the one week delay gave everyone a chance to take a step back and think about what Glenn had meant for the community. Instead of the usually free ranging subjects of the readers, tonight—Thursday—it was all about Glenn and how he had touched people.

What emerged were stories that were touching, sometimes sad, but mostly filled with the joy that Glenn showed in his everyday life.

The tales his grandchildren told of being embarrassed were hillarious. His grandson especially recounting how, at age 19, he went to lunch with Glenn and Pat, Glenn’s wife. Glenn saw a waitress that looked about the same age as his grandson, called her over and proceeded to tell her that his grandson was a fine young man who needed a girlfriend. 

Humiliating at the time, but a wonderful memory later.

The evening was filled with tales of how Glenn reached out to touch people, to help them be better at whatever they wished to be. 

Quite a number of Outer Banks artists were on hand to talk about Glenn and how his personal involvement in their development made them better artists and people.

Pat was there, very much a part of what was a celebration a life very well lived.