Love of the hobby started young
Bucky Edwards ( firstname.lastname@example.org) provided us with a nostalgic photo of himself and his ister. He wrote:
“Here is a picture of me and my little sister, Tammy, taken in
the hayfield beside our house. I reckon the picture was taken
in or around January 1978. Tammy was 7 and I was 10 years
old. In those days, before I started building balsa-and-tissue
planes, my favorite plane was a Styrofoam Testors Catapult
Glider and Tammy was tossing my Nerf glider around. The
Nerf plane flew horribly, but she didn’t care.
“Even though it was the middle of winter, the weather was
warm, as evidenced by the discarded coats—not uncommon
in Alabama. We had been playing most of the afternoon
when my dad took the picture. Back then, I kept an inventory
of recycled balsa wood and Styrofoam parts from wrecked
planes, so I usually had a replacement for broken parts. I
“I often use that picture as the wallpaper on my computer
at work. Even though I became a mechanical engineer with
the intent of working in the aerospace industry, I have never
worked in that industry. My love of planes and flying models
has never gone away.
“My mom was over at [my] house a few months ago and
I was flying my latest RC plane around. She said that seeing
me standing in a field looking up at a model plane is a familiar
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