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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
Anyone who knows Eric knows that he writes about a little bit of everything, whether it's taking a trip down memory lane, or praising and/or criticizing something or someone.
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By Eric Bergeson
Since 1997, Eric has owned and operated Bergeson Nursery, rural Fertile, MN, a business his grandfather started in 1937. With the active participation of his parents, who owned the business for the previous twenty five years, and his younger brother ...
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Since 1997, Eric has owned and operated Bergeson Nursery, rural Fertile, MN, a business his grandfather started in 1937. With the active participation of his parents, who owned the business for the previous twenty five years, and his younger brother Joe, who is now president of the company, the business has nearly tripled in size during Ericís ownership tenure. The holder of a Master of Arts in History from the University of North Dakota, Eric has taught courses in history and political science at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. He is also an adjunct lecturer in history for Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Ericís hobbies include Minnesota Twins baseball, Bach organ music, bookstores, hiking, photography, singing old country music with his brother Joe, and watching the wildlife on the swamp in front of his house eight miles outside of Fertile, Minn.
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I came home Friday night in order to attend a Bush Foundation retreat which is a required part of my Bush Fellowship--only to have the weather intervene and prevent my driving to St. Paul. So, I have been a part of this storm which dumped on us Sunday and early yesterday.



I went in to visit Aunt Olive today. She's doing very well. Looks great. Emil, the Hilton's maintainance director, set Olla up with a big reader so she could read books and the newspaper more easily, but she has no interested. "I live on memories," she said. Television doesn't interest her any more, either. She sits in her chair and enjoys it thoroughly. I think she enjoys paging through her lifetime of adventures. 



When I am down in Arizona, I get all ambitious to get home and start on projects. Flying home for a weekend disavowed me of that notion. As soon as I returned, my energy level declined and all I wanted to do was sleep. Wow. No projects forthcoming. So, I look forward to flying back to AZ tomorrow and getting busy again. In fact, I think I will take my laptop to spring training and work.



From November through two weeks ago, I kept up a pace of writing 1,000 words per day for 65 consecutive days. At that point, I ran out of material, so I called it a book. Now I have to edit the thing and make sure it makes sense. That is turning out to be quite a task. I haven't really delved into it yet, but that will be my goal when I return to AZ. 



I will relish every moment of the warmth after getting my dose of winter. 



 



 



 



 

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