Thanks to Woody Billings for these photos of the inside of the Methodist Church Belfry. The wooden wheel was made by my father, Lawton Howard. The closeup shows the metal plate with his name and the date, 1979.
Sometimes 1979 seems like such a short time ago, but then I remember that I had hair back then!
Our current monthly Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Old August Storm of 1899, published September 15, 2005. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news091505.htm.