May 30th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

Tomorrow is planting time in Upsala, so this is going out early.  After I finish planting in the garden, I plan on visiting “Hippe Landing” west of Upsala near the American Legion Memorial Park on Cedar Lake.  They have one of the best swimming beaches in central Minnesota.  There are camping spots also, but I […]

May 24th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

When I was a youngster in Upsala, we always had a Memorial Day service in the school gym, followed by a parade down Main Street. Sometime after I graduated in 1961, the practice died out. Then in the 80’s, Lorna Koehn, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary brought back the Memorial Day Celebration in […]

May 17th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

Yesterday was a perfect 10.  I was able to get the Yukon Golds in the ground this week, in between the rain. A real “truck farmer” told me to just plant them whole.  No need to cut them and let them heal for a few days.  It cost more, but the result is worth the […]

May 10th, 2019 by Gary Osberg

My Dad served in the Pacific during the war. His brother-in-law, my Uncle El, served there also. One of the photos that I had restored is a picture of Dad and Uncle El smoking cigars on an island after V-J Day. You can tell by the look on his face that the canteens did not […]

May 3rd, 2019 by Gary Osberg

The trip of a lifetime.  Three years ago the art teacher at Upsala High School started working on a tour of Europe.  Miss P (Kara Poissant) pulled it off.  Twenty students, age 15 to 18, and 12 adults including myself did it.  We visited seven cities in five countries in 11 days.  London, Paris, Zurich, […]