…but for the grace of god…

Jan 29, 2024 | 0 comments

January 29, 2024

We all live in wood houses in Oysterville.

We warm ourselves in front of woodstoves and fireplaces.

In our gardens are the vestiges of the orchards of a hundred years ago and more.  Old, gnarled trees that speak to us of our ancestors.

The woods march right into the village from the west.

Alder trees hurry to fill in the cleared areas.

We live with wood.  We depend upon wood.  And we are ever-vigilant about fire.

But this morning, Michael said, “It got away from me.  I was starting a fire in the woodstove and it got away from me.”

We are so glad you and Linus are safe, Michael.  It all could have been so much worse.


A GoFundMe Site Has Been Set Up for Michael


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