April 29th, 2022 by Gary Osberg

This is prom season. For many years now the thing to do is to have a lock-in at the school with games and food all night long. The parents work in shifts to help out. This has proven to be one of the best ways to make sure your children get home safe and sound. […]

April 22nd, 2022 by Gary Osberg

Six years ago yesterday, Prince Rogers Nelson died of an accidental fentanyl overdose at his Paisley Park home.  He was only 57 years old.  His sixth album, Purple Rain was recorded with his backup band the Revolution, and was the soundtrack to his film acting debut of the same name.  Purple Rain spent six months […]

April 15th, 2022 by Gary Osberg

In Upsala the Shell gas station is below the hill next to the river.  The original building on that site was a blacksmith shop.  Perhaps at one time there was even a water wheel to power the many belts and pulleys that hung from the ceiling that operated the various machines.  In the fifties, the […]

April 7th, 2022 by Gary Osberg

Growing up in Upsala I was a “town kid” not a “farm kid”, but I learned the joy of “tilling the soil” through gardening. I got into gardening by helping my bachelor brother-in-law Jackie with his garden. Jackie and his parents had moved into the original Swedish Mission Church parsonage in Upsala in 1971.  It […]

April 1st, 2022 by Gary Osberg

April Fools’ Day is an annual custom on consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. Jokesters often expose their actions by shouting “April Fools!” at the recipient. Mass media can be involved in these pranks, which may be revealed as such the following day. April 1 is not a public holiday in any country except Cyprus which is a national holiday (though not […]