Hiroko accompanied Lloyd Swanburg to the various levels of Wakkanai Park. Here she is at the level that supported a small pond for bird life. Hiroko worked at WAS first as a clerk at the commissary, then as a waitress at the officer's club, and later as a keypunch operator in base operations. She had to learn English, and the QWERTY keyboard to accomplish this, taking lessons at WAS. Her father was a detective in the Kitami City Police. Yes, for those readers who want to know, Lloyd says he fell in love, and wishes he knew how the vagaries of life have treated her since.
Photo by Lloyd Swanburg