just standing around talking and pointing.
Weeks later they nailed walls in place and
a lunch of fried chicken and baked beans and
pan-fried cornbread--and some days green
fried tomatoes, fried okra, sliced cucumbers,
a bowl of odd-shaped peppers hot enough to
stop conversation and collard greens, if she
could find them.
ter newsletter about the progress of Bird's
Nest Airport. The article included two photos
of the tower in mid-construction, wrapped in
black tar paper and ready for siding. Extend-
ing out of the back of the building were more
half-buried telephone poles and the Spartan
framework for the roof of the new mechanic's
shop and hangar.
hangars complete, and the tower finally had a
phone and a water chlorinator and a pump to
carry water from the duck pond to the water
completed pole house/flight office and attached shop hangar. Photo courtesy of Dave Mandot.