The Spirit Of St. Nick
When Donald Woodward built the DW Woodward Airport on Asbury Road in 1928 it became an immediate sensation. Everyone was fascinated by the new airplanes.
Many years ago when I first went through the airport archives, I came across the teeny tiny wing pins that were given to all the pilots. That pin was in the 2010 exhibit about the airport. At the time, it was the only pin that anyone had ever seen. This last summer, while going through more Woodward family papers, I found this Christmas card. We had some of them in the collection, but when I opened the card up, on the inside, attached just above the little "Good for Twenty-five Mile Flight" card, was a gold wing pin. (The other is silver with a blue enamel center.)
There is no indication who Ernest Woodward sent the card to, but he also attached the little wings. It certainly was a find for us. I thought the inscription on the facing page amusing: A Merry Christmas to You and a New Year filled with Good things and Happy Landings. So from all of us here at the Jell-O Gallery and the Historical Society, "Happy Landings".
Lynne Belluscio - Caroline Bolin - Ruth Harvie Mary Bryant – Jim DeLooze - Emma DeLooze – Hannah Davis
LE ROY PENNYSAVER & NEWS - December 19, 2010