October 28th, 2022 by Gary Osberg

I am a recovering entrepreneur.  I couldn’t work for the man, I had to be the man. I have a collection of 44 calling cards from 22 different companies. The time I got the closest to the “Brass Ring” was when Jimmy Dorr and I started the Knoll office furniture dealership, Corporate Environments.  Knoll is […]

October 21st, 2022 by Gary Osberg

I spent a lot of my youth in Upsala, Minnesota.  At school there were “Farm Kids” and “Village Kids”.  Some were “summer kids”. They were kids whose parent or parents grew up in Upsala and who were sent to Upsala to spend some time with Grandma and Grandpa during the summer.  Some stayed for a […]

October 7th, 2022 by Gary Osberg

In October of 1956, Ma was 36 years old. Two months earlier she had given birth to her sixth child, a boy.  Our family of eight lived in a small house at 1620 Colorado Avenue in St. Louis Park.  Dad had just smashed up his third car in as many years.  Ma’s mother, Grandma Ramlo, […]