The Grand Tour, July – August 1956, Part 3

D. E. Larsen, DVM We left Delaware and crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains. Robert had to stop early because he had a headache from driving the mountain roads. That is saying something for someone from the Oregon coast in the 1950s. We stopped at Mundy’s Motel, just out of Elkton, Virginia. We had two adjoiningContinue reading “The Grand Tour, July – August 1956, Part 3”

The Grand Tour

July – August 1956, Part 2 D. E. Larsen, DVM Note: These accounts are from my memory, with some help from my Grandmother’s notes she kept in a small tablet. My memory and her notes conflict slightly, and it is probably obvious which account is the most reliable. Updates for Part 1: The 1956 Calgary Stampede ranContinue reading “The Grand Tour”

The Grand Tour – July – August  1956, Part 1 

D. E. Larsen, DVM There were several events that strung together in 1956 that had a significant impact on my life. “If you are coming with me to Aunt Lila’s, you had better get in gear,” Mom said as I was finishing up my breakfast. Bacon was somewhat of a luxury for us, and IContinue reading “The Grand Tour – July – August  1956, Part 1 “