November 27th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

Yesterday was the most unusual Thanksgiving of my life.  Our family decided to not gather, but rather we scheduled a Zoom meeting for 11am CST.   There are six Osberg children, five boys and one girl.  The girl came first, so she always had her own room.  She is the sweetest of the bunch.  Besides some […]

November 20th, 2020 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 adult 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 […]

November 13th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

Today is Friday the 13th. The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, NC, reported that an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business on this day. […]

November 6th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

One of the hardest things about this pandemic is that we can’t break bread together.  Many families are going to be playing it safe and not gathering as usual. Each family has the one or two meals that everyone looks forward to.  In our family, it was “Ma’s roast beef”.  She always put on a very special […]