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My Great-Grandfather, Daniel Cornelius Forde, came to Iowa from Cork, Ireland, in 1886. He worked 15 years to save up enough to start his own farm.

My Grandpa, Phillip, agreed to come back to run the farm after Daniel died (although, between you & me, I think he preferred playing jazzy music).

My Dad grew up here with 8 brothers & sisters.

When my Grandparents retired to Council Bluffs, I lived here with my sister, Heather, & my parents until I was 9.

I miss the rich, clean scent of the soil & the wind blowing through the cottonwood trees (my Aunt Mary Ann says it’s the Midwest ocean sound).
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