“Joy never forgets that the biggest part of history is ‘story.’ She has a gift for transforming the facts of one Iowa farm family’s struggles, joys and tremendous sacrifices during the Great Depression and World War 2 into significant stories of grit, resourcefulness and power of the human spirit. We live in a world shaped by the World War 2 generation’s courage, personal responsibility, humility, work ethic, commitment, integrity and service to others.
“If you wish to make a positive impact with your own life, there’s no better place to find inspiration than in the lives of the Wilson family.”
Darcy Dougherty Maulsby is Iowa’s Storyteller and part of family that operates a Century Farm in Calhoun County near Lake City and Yetter. She also runs her own marketing/communications company, and is the author of several books, including A Culinary History of Iowa, and Dallas County.