For One I Loved

This photo comes from my research library, and my other life as a history researcher and oral historian. This is a picture of Harold Bock, a World War II Conscientious Objector. Harold was an activist, writer, life-long educator, and musician, an accomplished guitar player and singer. If you didn’t know this was a picture from the 1930s, you’d almost think it was a contemporary photo of a folk recording artist today. Harold could sing many Woody Guthrie songs from memory, and frequently did during conversation. I recorded several. He was the real deal, blending music and personal belief and action and humor. Harold passed away last summer.

Harold Bock