When we were at our lake cottage in Minnesota, Gram would take me along when she went to look for chokecherries and later in the season to find ground cherries. The chokecherries were always abundant, but the ground cherries were less so and harder to find.
When I see unusual fruits on my frequent trips to the F-M International Food, at 1402 Main Ave. in Fargo, and my neighborhood grocery store, Northport Hornbachers, I realize that in many parts of the world these fruits are not considered exotic.
Last month when I looked at the ballot for the “Best of the Red River Valley,” it was brought home to me how many things have changed since I was a young adult in Fargo in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
When Fargo businessman Maurice Kaufman was interviewed for a Forum story in 1941 after 56 years of working at the Alex Stern Clothing Co., he was still coming to work at 8:30 a.m. and working until 6 p.m.
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