Perhaps the saddest story in these parts this week was the story of a 95-year-old man from northwestern Minnesota, who suffered from hypothermia after looking for his brother who, who had wandered off. Carl Larson’s 98-year-old brother, was found in a field by hunters, and later died.
It turns out that MPR’s Dan Gunderson had profiled the Larson brothers in this piece in 2008.
Bill and Carl Larson love the land they helped their father change from a swamp to a productive farm. Carl says they have no plans to leave, and they certainly won’t be moving to town.
“We feel the town is the poorest place you can be in. That’s about the same as these nursing homes. If you live in town you just sit and look out the window. But here we can go out and do something you know,” says Carl.
But Carl admits there are some consolations for age.
“We don’t get up at 5 o’clock now, but we get up at 6 o’clock and we go to bed at 9. We take it kind of easy,” he confesses.