A Surprise Visit

D. E. Larsen, DVM      “Dave, I am flying from San Francisco to Seattle this weekend,” Marsden said on the phone. “If it works out for you, I could stop off in Eugene, spend the weekend and then catch a flight out of Portland.”     “What a surprise,” I said. “That will workContinue reading “A Surprise Visit”

Die Schwarze Katze

D. E. Larsen, DVM “I think we should caravan out to Bad Helmstedt,” Ed announced. It was getting late, and the snow has been falling all evening. There was still a sizable group at the club but the reality of the evening coming to a close was upon us. I looked at the label onContinue reading “Die Schwarze Katze”

Christmases in the Army

D. E. Larsen, DVM “Company D, Private Drake speaking, can I help you,” Bill answered the phone on a snowy Christmas Eve in 1965. Bill and I were pulling CQ duty for Company D, a duty company for troops waiting for school at Fort Devens. We were a couple of lucky ones; we were permanentContinue reading “Christmases in the Army”