May 29th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

The Upsala Area Veterans Memorial service on Monday was well done.  It was very brief but moving.  It is easy to get to Upsala, simply exit I94 at Albany and follow State Highway 238 north to Upsala.  The Memorial is across from the school.  If you know of a veteran from the Upsala area, you […]

May 29th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

Good morning from Millstream Village.   A lot of you have been using Zoom to conduct business and to stay in touch with loved ones.  Well, in Little Falls, Minnesota there is a Zoomski’s Midtown Café.  No relation, but they are open for business and they do have drive thru service.  It is possible that starting […]

May 18th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

Today will be a 10 on the scale of 1 to 10.  No bugs yet and in the seventies.  Working from home is getting better.  I can eat my lunch on the front porch watching my bubbling boulder.   Both Bello Cucina and The Local Blend offer take out. Once we are allowed to meet again, […]

May 8th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

75 years ago today Nazi Germany surrendered its armed forces to the Allies of World War II.  Today is a national holiday in the Czech Republic, France and Slovakia.  The rest of Europe celebrates the day in a variety of ways as national observances.  Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II) and her sister Princess […]

May 4th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

Many times we end up taking a path quite by accident.  My second career was drafting.  I faked my way into that field, but it ended well.  In 1969 I was involved in the very first computerized drafting service bureau in the world.  My third career was office furniture.  Norwood Engineering, the computerized drafting company, […]

May 1st, 2020 by Gary Osberg

Good morning from Mill Stream Village, What a difference!  On March 3rd, Dr. Benjamin Mueller, with the Twin Cities Spine Center,  performed “spinal cord de-compression surgery”.  It worked. The pain in the back and legs has been replaced with a dull ache.  It will be many months before I am able to free myself from […]