October 26th, 2012 by Gary Osberg

Good morning from Collegeville, Wednesday night is Halloween, the night before All Hallows Day. According to Wikipedia, though the origin of the word Halloween is Christian, the holiday is commonly thought to have pagan roots. Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while “some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman […]

October 26th, 2012 by Gary Osberg

Good afternoon from Collegeville, MEA weekend is a special time of the year. Many a father/son(daughter) combo head for the woods or ponds to bring home the “bacon” in form of grouse or duck. Larry, a friend of mine who died way too young, knew that I had never taken up hunting, but he wanted […]

October 12th, 2012 by Gary Osberg

Good frosty morning from Collegeville, It was 25 degrees on the auto temp display this morning. So much for the flowers. Warm “apple betty” with heavy whipping cream would taste pretty good this morning. Mill Stream Village is progressing nicely. The streets, sidewalks and trees are in as well as the sprinkler system. My cottage […]

October 5th, 2012 by Gary Osberg

Good morning from Collegeville, Sunday I drove up to Breezy Point Resort for our annual retreat. The weather co-operated and the food was great. I wish I knew how my mother came to be a nanny for the children of Captain Billy Fawcett, the millionaire publisher from Robbinsdale, Minnesota. His most famous publication was the […]