There have been eleven presidents on the Castle during my lifetime
Jarmila Drábková, née. Šimoníková, was born on the 24th of November 1919 in Čelechovice na Hané as the third of four children. Her mother Marie, née. Nesvatbová, was a housewife, her father Gotthard Šimoník took care of the farm. During the First World War, he fought on the Eastern Front. He was declared missing and returned home in 1920. Jarmila spent a year at the family school in Velké Meziříčí after her elementary schooling and then attended a housekeeping school in Olomouc. In 1942 she married František Drábek from Velký Týnec. They subsequently moved there. In 1944 their daughter Jarmila was born. Her husband, an agricultural engineer, worked as a consultant for the Czech Agricultural Council in Brno, then as a professor at the agricultural school in Olomouc at Klášterní Hradisko. At that time Jarmila Drábková took care of the household. The farm in Čelechovice was inherited by her brother Valentin, who joined the cooperative after 1948. Daughter Jarmila graduated from the Faculty of Education in Olomouc, married, and had a daughter. She and her husband left for Canada in 1968. After her husband’s retirement, the Drábeks returned to Velký Týnec. František Drábek died in 2005, and Jarmila Drábková moved to a home for the elderly in Olomouc, where she was living at the time of filming in October 2021.