Wards’ international romance blossomed through postcards

Longtime Homewood residents and active community members Dave Ward, and his wife, Jacoba "Yoka" Ward, describe their lives together as "serendipitous" and charming.  

Ward, the former superintendent of Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor, said: "I was a pretty shy guy, Yoka can tell you; I'm a much better conversationalist now than I was then." 

"He was shy, I wasn't," Yoka confirmed. 

In 1970, then 17-year-old Ward was a member of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School choir. The music director at the same time, Walt Rodby, a . . .

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