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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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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 Eric’s 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. Eric’s 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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After many tries, Kae (brother Joe's wife from Thailand) passed her written driver's test today. She was so excited she screamed, tore off the headphones at the testing center, and burst into tears. She had tried Monday, and failed, so she studied through the night two nights before taking it again today and passing.

Thai people have a gift for happiness. Kae is ecstatic at this victory. Only three months and she will be able to take her behind-the-wheel test. She should ace that, as she has driven on the crazy streets of big cities in Thailand.

"Five years, citizen!" she said, referring to her anticipation of becoming a naturalized US citizen. She had been doubting her intelligence, sadly, as she is so blazingly smart, but this gave her a boost. 

What got her going was anger at her husband, brother Joe. After she failed Monday, Joe said, well, in about six years Champoo can drive you around as she will have her license!

Whoa.

She got out of bed and went out to the living room to study that very moment, using her phone to translate English phrases into Thai.

Her determination is an inspiration.

 

 

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