Hallowed Ground, Prefaced, From the Archives

Preface   I have posted this story before on this blog, but it is the most fitting story I have for a Memorial Day post. It speaks to the tremendous sacrifice suffered from a small group of farm families living along the banks of Catching Creek, a small tributary to the Coquille River. I grewContinue reading “Hallowed Ground, Prefaced, From the Archives”

A Full Belly Comes to those Who Seek It 

D. E. Larsen, DVM Preface:   This short story comes from my family’s lore, and I write it now because it has implications for the current times. Today young mothers are having extreme difficulty in obtaining commercial baby formula to feed their infants. The medical profession and the social media “fact-checker” caution them not to resortContinue reading “A Full Belly Comes to those Who Seek It “

Columbus Day Storm, Oct 12, 1962

D. E. Larsen, DVM The day started like any other Fall morning in Western Oregon. The sky was mostly clear with just a few clouds. There was no wind, and there was no major concern about the weather as I headed out the door to school. My 1955 Chevy started with no problem, and IContinue reading “Columbus Day Storm, Oct 12, 1962”