|Capitola Frddle - abt 1933|
|Richard Tannahill - Around 1930|
Grandpa Gwen built a lumber mill in Elk City, ID. I know that the location and the availability of the lumber was the biggest lure to the area. However, I have to wonder if he wasn't tempted by the hunting and fishing in the area as well. Every year, Grandpa would go out and spend a lot of the autumn season hunting and many times, my father went along. In his later years, he really wasn't able to go hunting as he used to. I do remember one year when he went on a hunting trip with my father and brothers.
My brother's have told me that it was one of their most memorable hunting trips. They were hunting at Eagle Creek which is on the Salmon river in Idaho. While my brothers and father spent the day hunting, Grandpa spent the day fishing. Each of them got their deer on that trip. Grandpa Gwen proved to be an exemplary camp cook and they had the benefit of eating fresh liver and heart for breakfast. It doesn't sound all that tempting to me...but they certainly enjoyed it.
|John Bernard Gage - hunting with dog Scipio|
So...it has become an annual tradition in our family that the men in my family go off to enjoy a hunting weekend during the opening of hunting season. I prepare my mother's chili in large quantity and send along for the hunting getaway. During the last several years, I have gone to Spokane and my sister in law and I enjoy our own hunting expedition...except we are shopping.