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About ten days from now…

About ten days from now…

I spent an hour or so this morning with my new webmaster, fine-tuning and double-checking my soon-to-be-revealed updated website.  I really like it and hope you will, too.  It is very much simpler than the present site --- just three main parts,...

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Beware Of The Jumping Mouse!

Beware Of The Jumping Mouse!

There is nothing quite so frustrating as a jumping mouse.  I'm not speaking here of the warm-blooded variety of which there are several.  I'm speaking of those semi-animate critters whose long tail is actually an electrical cord which ultimately...

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And so it begins…

And so it begins…

I've blocked out the week to work on my upgraded (though actually much simplified) website so the Oysterville Daybook reports are likely to be slim-to-non-existent.  However, I do want to thank all of my readers who took the time to respond to my...

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Any thoughts about the Oysterville Daybook?

Any thoughts about the Oysterville Daybook?

Next week I'm embarking on a scary (for me) adventure with a new Webmaster -- revising my now almost 20-year-old website to make it more streamlined, more accessible (I hope), and more focused on 1) my daily blog and 2) my books, both old and...

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In general,  I don’t like to re-read my blogs…

In general, I don’t like to re-read my blogs…

In some ways, writing this Daybook is a bit like keeping a diary.  Not quite as chronological a record, perhaps, but occasionally I can find an entry that reminds of something that has been gone from conscious thought for years.  Take, for...

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FYI — I live in the OTHER Oysterville!

FYI — I live in the OTHER Oysterville!

I was dismayed to learn from one of my facebook friends that this message has been on the  Music in the Gardens Tour FB page for the last few days: Special News Flash!  A select few tickets for the Oysterville Garden Tour VIP Experience have opened...

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“Dear Mommy!”

“Dear Mommy!”

I truly love that my senior citizen son STILL begins letters to me "Dear Mommy!"  (Thank goodness, though, that they've never been to Mommy Dearest...) After reading all of Gordon's epistles (and saving some for subsequent blogs), I tackled the...

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Hear her story: Nancy Bell Anderson

Hear her story: Nancy Bell Anderson

On the chance that you haven't had time to read yesterday's Observer, I am copying the article I wrote about the Oysterville Schoolhouse Lectures.  They start tomorrow, September 20th.  Hope to see you there! Nancy Bell Anderson, co-founder with...

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Coming Up On Wedding Season!

Coming Up On Wedding Season!

Maybe it was our shared last name.  “Almost” I should say.  Hers is with a ‘ph’ instead of a ‘v’.  For whatever reason, we had a wonderful chat on the telephone and I felt I had met a new friend – and her family! She called about renting the church...

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Blogetty, Blogetty, Blogetty, Blog!

Blogetty, Blogetty, Blogetty, Blog!

I feel like it’s my birthday, Christmas and an Easter Egg Hunt all wrapped into one!  A new FAAAST computer sits on my desk.  And what’s more I’ve managed to jump every registry and password hurdle without too much angst and, so far anyway, I don’t...

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One Day at a Time

It’s been one of ‘those’ weeks… Consequently, no blogging, no emailing, no response from this end to all the concerned questions from friends and fans. So, though it’s a bit out of my usual blog character – if blogs can be considered to have such...

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Looking Backward and Forward, Mail-Wise

Looking Backward and Forward, Mail-Wise

I don’t know how old I was when I realized that the daily mail was something to look forward to.  Maybe I was five or six and my Oysterville Granny or my Boston Nana had sent a letter addressed specifically to me.  Oh, the joy of it! It wasn’t...

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