November 22nd, 2017 by Gary Osberg

My mother’s mother, Laura Ramlo, and her husband Bert, owned a grocery store in Upsala, Minnesota. (photo attached) Most of us called her Grandma Ramlo instead of Grandma Laura and some just called her Gram. They lived behind the store in small quarters. The bedroom didn’t even have doors. They heated the living space with […]

November 17th, 2017 by Gary Osberg

In 1998 Dad moved from his high rise apartment in downtown St. Paul to my house in Upsala. He had been a city fellow for most of his life, but he was raised in Upsala. I was working in Minneapolis as a sales manager with a Xerox agency and I was gone most of the […]

November 12th, 2017 by Gary Osberg

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, which started as Armistice Day, commemorating the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front in Europe, at eleven o’clock am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. In many parts of the world, people observe a two minute moment of silence at 11 am as a sign of […]

November 3rd, 2017 by Gary Osberg

Art rocks! Tonight is the last “Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl” of the season. If you have never taken time to visit the various galleries and meet the artists, tonight would be a good time to check it out. Charles Gilbert Kapsner will be in the Gallery St. Germain, across from The Paramount Theatre. Charles […]