Recently a friend called to ask me about the National Amateur Grouse Championship and how it got started. That conversation brought back lots of good memories My good friend Jack Nicholson and I worked hard to get it established and sanctioned by the AFTCA and now it's about to run again for the 34th time. I've saved most of the pertinent files from the beginning of the trial and ran across the picture above. It was taken October 13, 1978 and is Dr. Holly Gray, President and Miss Leslie Anderson, Secretary of the Amateur Field Trial Clubs of America presenting the national championship trophy to Jim Steitler owner and handler of CH. Pleasant Valley Clyde. Jack, where has the time gone?