(l.tor.) Charles Donahoo , JimFields
Barbara Bryson, Gene Shore
Despite all the freezing and snowyweather
we*ve had,believe it or not,we went over
our passenger quota last month. My, it was
a job trying to keep our passengers happy
the last two weeks of February. VVe had
no heat in the building for two weeks, no
water, no coffee, plus zero temperatures.
All this trouble was due to frozen pipes,
and could not be repaired until warmer
temperatures. After taking pills and shots
from being half frozen, we stayed away
from the flu bug. Many thanks to INT-D
for letting us close after Flight 55 each of
the days, since we had no heat.
We were sorry to say bye-bye to Barbara
Bryson,our reservations agent, last month.
Barbara transferred to SDF, hoping to seek
some sunshine. When she arrived in SDF
the weather was colder than in AVL. A
small party was given her at Charles Don-
ahoo*s house. With all the fine steaks and
drinks, everyone had a fine time in wish
ing Barbara a farewel I.
Since winter has been in full swing - its
been no trouble to find a party. While
snowbound,several parties have been float
ing around Gene Shore and Charles Dona-
hoo's homes. Since both agents are single,
parties have been ending in the wee hours.
It was a pleasure to have Marvin DilIon
(former AVL agent) now in BLF^ visit us last
Since Barbara Bryson left us - this only
leaves us with two agents and our faithful
manager, Jim Fields. Jim hasn’t had much
free time at nights with us on our card games
since he has been having to sit up nights
with his pet Boxer, who is expecting.
Messrs. Davis and Brown visited BKW on
March 12, for a short stay. This visit also
enabled Mr. Davis to present Bob Wilson
his five year pin.
M. Everhart also visited BKW to give radio
and "H" Marker the six month check.
The Beckley VOR is still on a test basis
and the FYI is 109.8 .
BLUEF IE LD
Eddie Jones Snowman
(or is it vice versa?)
We*ll lay our snow shovel down and pause
a moment, despite old man winter's per
sistant actions. Gotta say he sure gave us
our share of snow and if we don’t get a
break soon, it looks as if we will have to
make some arrangements to have a little
sunshine piped in. Eddie Jones is pictured
above with the most faithful passenger for
February, however,he just "melted" over
the speedy snow-removal program carried
on in order to get his flight in.
With an eye for the future sunshine and in
preparation for what we hope to be our
record summer insofar as passenger board
ings,we welcome to our employment agent
Kenny Moses who started a couple of weeks
ago and began his training with a snow
shovel. Kenny is a local boy and understands
the weatherproblems of Nature’s Air Con
Anybody in the market for a beautiful car?
Marvin Dillon and Johnny Lawrence have
just the vehicle you need(ifyou are in the
junk business). They returned a Hertz car
to AVL a few days ago with intentions of
flying back but since weather conditions
prevented doing so, they purchased a *4]
Ford from one of the PAI agents in AVL
just for away home-and made it just ahead
of the explosion-that is 10 degrees below
zero weather and no anti-freeze in the
radiator 1 Due to the remarkable mechanical
ability of the two and the use of band aids
and adhesive tape, the radiator is con
sidered repaired (?) and is for sale again,
slightly below cost.
Agent Adron Woodruff is still in George
Washington University Hospital in DCA
and making lots of progress. Woody now
has his braces and is doing fine in his re
habilitation. We have visited with him a
couple of times lately and he sure enjoys
company as well as all the nice letters and
get-well cards everyone is sending. Any
time you’re up that way, make it a point
to stop in to see him.
You might sayCHWhas suffered several in
juries on the "local team" through the
Of course you know how much snow we plowed
through. Jim Birthisel went sledding while
out at his home in Jackson County and not
too familiar with the snow, slush and ice,
in the way of "breaking action" for sleds,
he ran into a tree and Iproke three toes.
He was in the hospital a few days, but is
back in reservations - cast and all .
The Cash family, Edith and Bill ,are basket-
ball stars on the PTA teams, Highlawn, in
St. Albans. Bill's team played the other
night and Bill is sporting an Azure- blue
eye and band-aid to match for the cut over
the eye. Better known as " dead- eye^"
Cash was injuried, but talked the coach
into leaving him in the game to share his
Ed Smoot had a sore foot for days and wore
a pair of soft soled shoes to lessen pressure.
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