Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Milton, here for Kristy:

Everyone who went to SEBC (Now Southeastern University) in Lakeland, FL, in the late '60s and early 70's knew the Daniel's family. Anyone who has lived on the Outer Banks of NC, for the last 50 years or more knows this family too. There are fifteen children in this Daniels family and they just had a Daniels gathering in Wanchese, NC, right before I got to the Outer Banks. Andy attended and celebrated with the family.

The picture at the right is a newspaper article written about the Daniels  which hangs on the wall of their restaurant. It is a very interesting write-up about their mom and their lives.

I have had the privilege of knowing several of the family members and sang at the church in Wanchese that they attended when I traveled with the SEBC choir in '70. Kristy was in that choir too, but we hadn't focused on each other just yet.

Esther Daniels Wilder lives in Jacksonville and she and her husband, Jim, pastor on the Westside of Jacksonville. They are great people whom I have the highest respect. Jim's father, Hubert, was one of my best minister friends in the world. He is in heaven with Kristy.

David Daniels and his wife, Kay, invited me to lunch at the family restaurant, The Fisherman's Wharf in Wanchese, where their boats bring in fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, crabs, etc. The Daniels family is a family of fishermen, but David and Kay are ministers too. David and Kay built a church building in Nags Head that is built in the form of a boat which certainly catches every ones attention. They have many outreaches on the island that touch people from around the world. This is one great Daniels family.

Several years ago Kristy and I spoke for David and Kay and David gave us a grand tour of part the Outer Banks. I have included a couple of pictures of their mother that I took which hangs on the wall of their restaurant and David and Kay (dressed in blue) along with Ron and Judy and I having lunch.

Look closely at the painting of the mural painted on the outside of Fisherman's Wharf. It reads, "Come and Dine." I like that. The food was delicious and you could feel God's presence there too. God has blessed this family and they all acknowledge God's goodness to them. Maude Daniels credited the Lord for helping her raise 15 children.

Peggy Cadd married into the Daniel's family and is a retired teacher and now helps in the family restaurant. Peggy was Kristy's pack partner when we all sang in the touring choir. Those we wonderful days. 

God is good.


At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Milton,

Is the Fisherman's Wharf in NC or in Jacksonville, FL? That fresh seafood sounds delightful, and I love that the owners are Christians. We'd love to try it out when we travel the SE. Please let me know.

Also, because you and Kristy and your family said so many good things about Southeastern University, we'll be sending our son there in the Fall, 2009. From all we read on the Southeastern web site, this is a REAL Christian university. Christ comes first...exactly where He should be!

GLORY TO GOD, and many blessings to you and your family, dear brother.


At 10:09 AM, Blogger B. J. Brooks said...

Milton what a wonderful journey you are on. What a blessing to have friends like the Daniels to visit with.

I still check Kristy's blog daily to see where your trip has taken you. So many interesting folks out there to write about and spend time with.

Continue on your travels.

Many Blessings
B.J. Brooks

At 10:23 AM, Anonymous Milton Dykes said...

The Fisherman's Wharf is in Wanchese, NC. It has delicious seafood.

SU is a great school. Our family has some 40 or so who attended there.

God is good all the time. All the time God is good.


At 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your cheerful post reminds of the old Carly Simon song, "These are the Good Old Days".

God is good all the time. All the time God is good.

Yea and Amen!


At 6:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info on Fisherman's Wharf, Milton. I'm enjoying reading about your interesting and fun journey as you visit with family and friends. Now I wish you'd publish a cookbook of those delicious home-cooked meals you described!!

Praying that you're all walking in His cloud of peace. Yes, God is good ALL the time. Glory to the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.


At 10:16 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

Good to see you're eating healthy and coming out of the Twinkie fog. Happy trails.

At 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Milton...Jennifer: I'd dearly love the recipe for Kristy's "world famous" meatballs that you spoke of. I made her meatloaf and it was so awesome!


At 3:44 AM, Blogger Barbara J. Robinson said...

Beautiful mural, and God is blessing you with great people and a wonderful trip.



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