Notes on My Father

Frank William Larsen, 1909 – 1993 D. E. Larsen, DVM My father’s early life was difficult at its best. He grew into an exceptional father for having grown up without a father. He rarely spoke of his early life. And when he did, he only told stories in small snippets. It took me well overContinue reading “Notes on My Father”

The Plank Road, My First Job

D. E. Larsen, DVM We had moved to a small (160 acres) farm up the river from Broadbent in December of 1949. There was a lot of snow that winter. We probably had a foot of snow on the ground that January. That was unusual for Southwestern Oregon. With 2 older brothers, I learned everyContinue reading “The Plank Road, My First Job”

The Dreaded Pox

D. E. Larsen, DVM “Gary, let me look at that sore again,” Mom said to my brother as he was getting ready for school one Spring morning. Gary had a blister-like sore that had developed on the back of his hand. After a couple of days, it had scabbed over and was not bothering himContinue reading “The Dreaded Pox”