Orchardist prospers after early struggle
Apr 18, 1999
Abstract: Both my parents were born in Iowa and grew up within five miles of each other, but they didn't meet until they were almost grown. In Iowa we had a farm, 230 acres. The crops were corn, oats, barley and soybeans. I think they're still raising mostly those same crops back there. Starting in 1932 or 33, we weren't doing that well there. Things just didn't work out and my father lost the property to the finance company in 37. I was just out of high school. The family moved out here that year because we had friends in Suisun.