December 24th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

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 Christmas of 1956 was a memorable one for me. My mother had to move from our home in St. Louis Park due to Dad’s […]

December 18th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

In December of 1984 I was employed at Dayton’s Commercial Interiors in downtown Minneapolis.   My family was still living in the home that we had built on Cedar Lake west of Upsala.  My daughter Kerry was 16 years old and her art teacher in Upsala was pushing her to produce a lot of work.  For […]

December 11th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

Christmas is only two weeks from today. I think that I have it covered, but I still have a couple of gifts to buy. I used to wait until Christmas Eve, but I have improved in that regard. I trust that your plans are all coming together. In 1958 I was the youngest member of […]

December 4th, 2020 by Gary Osberg

It looks like the ice on the pond is here to stay for a while.  Do not go out there unless you are with a buddy and be sure to check the ice often.  We used to drag race cars across Cedar Lake west of Upsala when we were teenagers.  To my knowledge, no one […]