The Great Chase

 D. E. Larsen, DVM The fourth of July was always big for my mother’s family. A large potluck picnic was held in the Davenport Grove on Catching Creek. This had been a family tradition started in 1904. The grove was a large group of myrtle and maple trees located on a hairpin curve of CatchingContinue reading The Great Chase

The Hornet’s Nest

D. E. Larsen, DVM The mid-July afternoon sun was hot as Dana, and I headed across the lower field of the Broadbent farm. We were headed to a fishing hole we didn’t often fish because of the brush. Suddenly, Dana stopped. “Wow!” he said. “Look at that bee’s nest.” On the highway side of theContinue reading The Hornet’s Nest

A Leap of Faith, From the Archives

D. E. Larsen, DVM Preface: The summer following my sixth-grade year, Dana Watson and I thoroughly explored all the lands between Broadbent and Gaylord and over the hill to Yellow Creek. That covered a circular area of about 15 square miles. We climbed cliffs, traversed Neal Mountain, followed streams, and marveled at the engineering ofContinue reading “A Leap of Faith, From the Archives”