Roland Iowa -Back to the home I lived in when I was a child.

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Real



I was showing a property in Story City Iowa last week and decided to talk a short drive across the intestate and check out where I went to school in Roland Iowa and then venture to see a home I lived in for 3 years of my childhood.  I found my way to the countryside and found the home, the creek we used to swim and fish in and the home I lived in. 

It was kind of fun going by and remembering the fun we had in the barns and fields the creative ways we made fun out of just about anything.  It is funny what I thought was a big hill wasn't has big as I thought or the long bike rides we road were not half as long as I remembered.  I guess when you are young things seem larger than they are.  As far as the home?  Still there they added on a garage and painted the home.  The buildings?  Looks like most of them are there but, in poor condition and they no longer have a lane/drive just the front drive to the front of the home to the garage.  Glad to see that someone was still living in the home and I sure hope they make memories as I did.  If you need a home to make those memories in a home in the Des Moines Metro let me know as I can certainly help you find your home. 



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Peggy  Harmeyer & Associates

RE/MAX Real Estate Group

932 Shadyview Blvd.

Pleasant Hill, Ia 50327

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Comments (4)

MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
TradeWinds Realty Group LLC - Braintree, MA
Massachusetts Broker Owner
that saying you can never go home again may be true...sometimes those memories we have are best kept alive by our minds vision vs the real thing. All good memories!
Jan 09, 2011 06:10 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

WOW is that your former home that you have in the picture? That is like my dream house. I grew up in the Quad Cities and, while you are further away, I know these towns you are talking about. I love the old Victorians in my area. Especially the ones on the hill that overlook the Mississippi.

Jan 09, 2011 06:13 PM
Peggy Harmeyer- Harmeyer Team
RE/MAX Real - Altoona, IA
Licensed in the State of Iowa

Yes MaryBeth,

So true but, It was still fun seeing and remembering:)

Jan 09, 2011 06:14 PM
Peggy Harmeyer- Harmeyer Team
RE/MAX Real - Altoona, IA
Licensed in the State of Iowa

Yes that is the picture of the home when we lived there I didn't put what it looks like now.  It isn't awful just different.  I remember it as a beautiful home with hardwood floors, formal dining room two enclosed porches. Staircase to the upstairs with large bedrooms.



Jan 09, 2011 06:20 PM