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Embracing Waitsburg


December 31, 2020

Dear Sirs,

With all our challenges these past nine months, my “self” returns to Waitsburg, my favorite place of choice.

My name is Dorothy Mock Shepherd. Onset of 1947, my family traveled to Waitsburg to live with my grandparents, Alex and Lilliam Mock, my dad’s parents, for the summer months. He worked the three months for the Parks & Recreation program to supplement his income as a teacher in Kirkland Wash.

Established in the early 1900s, my grandparents’ farm was located on a gravel road close to what was then the cannery. My dad, Hunter, and his brother, Forrest, were born appr...

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