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An electronic birthday
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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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Eric Bergeson's The Country Scribe
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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Yesterday was my 49th, and was celebrated by driving to Stillwater to do a reading at an art gallery in an old Victorian house here. It was fun. What was even more fun was that, due to Facebook, my college roomate from Bible college days saw I was reading only a few miles from his house and showed up with his partner. We went out to a Carribean restaurant on the St. Croix river that they partly own.

Lance takes pride in his ability to withstand the hottest food possible, so the waitress brought him some fiery chicken wings which have a sauce made from "ghost pepper," apparently the hottest ever. The restaurant and its hot sauces were featured on a national TV show. The clip is here.  

Lance was defeated. He couldn't take the heat this time. I tried just a tiny nibble. Wrong move. Lance warned me. It was awful. But the rest of the food, moderately flavored and BBQed, was spectacular. 

Another highlight of the day: I got 175 Facebook greetings! That is like getting 175 cards in the old days. Of course it takes all of three seconds to send the greeting and it is free, but still, I enjoyed hearing from so many people. 

Included in the greetings were a recorded version of Happy Birthday from Kae, who is with Joe in Michigan. Very sweet. 

 

 

 

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