Author Archives: Bob Kallberg

About Bob Kallberg

Retired reporter. Concentrating now on recounting Joanie's 12 year battle with cancer, a battle she waged with extreme courage, determination and an indomitable spirit, that, for me, serves as an example.

A Purse Full of Memories

If anyone has any doubt about why I am trying to get this done, read this. I wrote this some time ago, and it was published in The Lincoln Underground, a literary periodical out of Lincoln NE. A Purse Full … Continue reading

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Class Reunions: A Tonic for the Soul.

It’s summertime, and the season for vacations and reunions, class or family is upon us. It is the time of the year when the North Dakota Tourism Department doesn’t have to advertise to bring people back to their home towns, … Continue reading

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They Called Him Wes

Tomorrow would have been his 99th birthday. He was born June 11, 1918 in Carrington, ND. His name was Wesley L. Kallberg, He went by Wes, but us five kids called him “Dad.” He was the last of the breed … Continue reading

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The Graduation That Never Was

Gather round children, it is once again time to dip into Uncle Bob’s Story Time Vault. It’s graduation time across the country, and several millions of young men and women are getting their high school diplomas, and much to the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2017

Back when I “was a tender and callow fellow” in a small town in Central North Dakota, I was called upon three years in a row to render my reading of “In Flanders Field” on Memorial Day observances. For some … Continue reading

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