Cindy Baier Boelk is a freelance non-fiction, short story writer from Oakfield, WI. Her work has appeared in Our Wisconsin and Badger Sportsman magazines and can be found on the Byron, WI, Historical Society website. Her stories generally reflect local history and poignant memories. Cindy grew up on a farm with a grass airstrip in the early days of EAA. Summer vacations were spent at the EAA Convention in Rockford, IL, and later Oshkosh, WI. Cindy has a student pilot’s license and hopes to finish her private license obligations now that her children have grown.
I do not remember life before the blue and yellow Baby Ace; the first memory of my childhood is seeing rib jigs in the upstairs room of our small farmhouse. The next thing I knew those wings were in our living room and all the furniture was moved!