Connie Judkins grew up in the remote settlement of Chesuncook Village, Maine, 20 miles from the nearest road. She and her sister attended the one room school located a couple miles from their home. Connie left Chesuncook to enter Greenville High School and graduated in 1948. After seven enjoyable years working behind the soda counter at Harris Drug Store, she decided to try something entirely new. Dick Folsom hired her to manage the flying service office. Connie became a woman of many trades. She handled the phones, the two way radio network, the mail, the payroll, and the reservations, and shopped in town for Dick's remote customers. Many people would stop in to chat with Connie and Dick, Folsom's was the hub of the town.