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Jamie’s paternal grandparents inherited a 100-acre farm from Edna’s stepfather in the late 1950s. Edna lived most of her life on the farm off Highway 73 in Green Lake County, Wisconsin. Jamie remembers biking from her nearby home to the farm to collect and sell eggs, bail hay, and completing other farm chores. Her father, Jim Siddall, grew up on the farm and while running his painting business from the farm, also raised cattle. The 100-acre farm has gone to 40-acres, and although it still remains in the family, the once tall red barn, which can be seen in most of the pictures on the site, has collapsed along with most of the other buildings with no one able to continue the farming tradition. Jamie’s mom now marks the fourth generation to live in the little white farmhouse.