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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 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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That's what it feels like when it is 38 degrees F mid-morning in May! Everybody is getting a bit frustrated.

Business is as strong as can be expected at the nursery, but late springs are stressful. 

Stopped at the Hilton to see Aunt Olla today. I had to check on her pension fund numbers. I'll bet her pension fund (the Nevada teacher's pension plan) doesn't like her very much! When you live to 102, you screw up the actuarial tables. 

"I don't know when I'll kick off," she said today with a shrug. 

And then, the litany of how good she has it. The room is great. The people are nice. She loves her chair. She could sit in it forever and reminisce. The woman who brings the mail? "She couldn't be more beautiful!" 

Emil, the maintenance man? "He's just perfect." 

I was swimming in molasses this morning, but a good dose of Olla's positivity got me going again. 

 

 

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