December 31st, 2021 by Gary Osberg

2021 is coming to a close.  “Father Time” is a theme for many cartoonists.  In 1966, my mother’s mother, Grandma Laura,  gave me three old pocket watches.  One had belonged to her father, Fredrick Anderson.  It is a Waltham watch, silver with a gold stag inlayed on the back.  Another watch is a key wind.  […]

December 24th, 2021 by Gary Osberg

Merry Christmas Eve, This true story was told by Gary Gilson.  Gary is a Twin Cities writing coach who teaches journalism at Colorado College.  He can be reached at   “I knew a New Yorker named Phil who worked in Manhattan’s Diamond District, along 47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. He traveled to and […]

December 17th, 2021 by Gary Osberg

Eight days until Christmas. I have all of my shopping done and now I simply have to pace myself on the cookies and candy. Children love Christmas, as well they should. As with most families, some years, Christmas gifts were easy to come by and some years the budget would not allow for much. The […]

December 10th, 2021 by Gary Osberg

My first born granddaughter, Kaylin Marie, started drawing pictures when she was very young.  In 2002 Kaylin decided to draw a picture of a Christmas tree for her grandmother Marcia.  Somehow, the Christmas tree became an angel blowing a horn. I was amazed that a seven-year-old could make the Angel’s cheek look like it was […]

December 3rd, 2021 by Gary Osberg

It looks like the ice on the pond is not going to be very safe for a while.  Do not go out there unless you are with a buddy and be sure to check the ice often.  When I was a wild youth in Upsala, we used to drag race cars across the ice on […]