The Welsh Society of Oregon held a picnic at Kenilworth Park in Portland, Oregon on September 10, 2016 calling the program “Haiku for Welsh People.” I created a few poems to read at the picnic that were inspired by my … Continue reading
This is the reprint of the Obituary for my father that was prepared for release to local newspapers. Roger J. Mockford died December 4, 2015 of natural causes a few days before his 91st birthday. A memorial service will be … Continue reading
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On September 15, 2013 we visited Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church, Fairview Oregon to attend the Sunday service and see the newly installed Stained Glass Memorial South Sanctuary Windows. We also stayed following the service to hear a talk by Stained … Continue reading
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My summer readings were combined with travels and meetings with authors that began in June during a visit to San Francisco where I was able with three authors who have visited the Pacific Northwest in the past during their historical … Continue reading
This year marks the 30th Annual Japanese Language Speech Contest in Washington State. In 1983 when we began planning for the first Japanese language speech contest it was a time when there were still few high school Japanese language programs … Continue reading
In the 1980s I was a member of Seattle’s International District Rotary Club and in the summer of 1985 we were invited to join the Bellevue Rotary Club on a summit climb of Mt. Ranier where they plan to hold … Continue reading
This year Timberline Lodge celebrated the 75th anniversary of its dedication by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on September 28, 1937. My uncle Stuart Mockford worked on the construction of the lodge in 1936-37 while he was college architecture student at … Continue reading