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“A grandfather`s fulfillment of a childhood promise... made a long time ago.”

A recent book publication, “Our Family Farm: A Cherished Legacy,” written by William Roy Mock of Pleasantville, was available for purchase at a book signing event held on the second floor of the Bedford County Historical Society, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The cost of the book is $36. plus tax, and is made available through the Bedford Co. Historical Society.

Bill presented a synopsis of his efforts in writing the book, as well as, emphasized the importance of recording history. A supportive exhibit of family photos, and farm distinctions were on display for the public to view. Mock was graciously appreciative of those individuals in attendance at the evening`s presentation.

During his exposition, Mock stated, “Just researching the past, while consulting other sources and piecing the information together into a book, although relevant and useful, does not really genuinely reflect the heart of the matter. Most of my written works are intertwined with “participation”; a foundation upon which the work itself is based; interacting with other people, at various places, and highlighting shared experiences.”

He also emphasized, “I`m hoping my book acts as an encouragement for other families to not only record their family history and home place, but also, to consider entering various programs offered, that support efforts in the preservation of their treasured entities; involving people, places and/ or events.”

The proceeds from his book sales are used to support a scholarship award; the Mary Alice (Hall) Mock History Award. It is managed through the Community Foundation of the Alleghenies, in memory of his wife, who passed away at a young age. She loved American History, and the award is provided on behalf of the Bedford County Historical Society. Yearly, it is made available to a graduating high school senior in Bedford County.

~ William Roy Mock

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Quilts for Sale!!!
Each handmade quilt is $100.
Contact us to purchase.
Phone: (814) 623-2011 or Email: bedfordhistory@embarqmail.com

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Orange Flying Geese Quilt.

Orange Flying Geese Quilt
Size: Double/Full

Card Trick.

Card Trick
Size: Single

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