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Oysterville Daybook Archives

Tomorrow just look at me and think… piano!

Tomorrow just look at me and think… piano!

February 27, 2024 Yep!  Tomorrow a piano and I will have a lot in common -- and thankfully, it's not our legs!   It's the number 88!    Ye.ars for me, keys for the piano.  I was thinking about that today and remembering that once, long ago -- maybe...

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It just gets better and better!

It just gets better and better!

I'm beginning to think those words -- "better and better" are getting hard to come by in this old world of ours.  But I do want to give a bit of a shout-out to the Chinook Observer.  If you subscribe to our stellar weekly newspaper, I hope you...

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.”…with one a little backwards..”

.”…with one a little backwards..”

The photo Marta took only tells part of the story!  "Here we be the Sapiens Three (with 1 a little backwards..." she wrote.  Both she and Charlie understood why Marta's photo (she being the photographer) was backward and I think they felt they...

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September 13, 1987 seems so short ago.

September 13, 1987 seems so short ago.

Thirty-six years ago today Nyel and I were married At Croquet. Gordon was my Bridesmaid, Roy was Best Man. Joel Penoyar did the honors Much to Willard's chagrin! It was a surprise to everyone Except to my son Charlie My mother had the vapors Dad...

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Sunday-Go-To-Meeting-Day!

Sunday-Go-To-Meeting-Day!

It's always hard for me to think of Sunday as the first day of the week.  After all, it's the last day of the weekEND.  Even when I was a child I was confused by that.  And then the new school week (which became a work week when I began teaching)...

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Big Boom, Old Lace, and Evening Fire Circle

Big Boom, Old Lace, and Evening Fire Circle

"Oh say can you see..." we all sang, even though some of us could scarcely hear at that point.   The Honorary Oysterville Militia's Fourth of July Firing Crew had just completed their salute to our nation's birthday.  For those who had forgotten...

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Over the river and out of the woods…

Over the river and out of the woods…

We had designated today as "Errand Day" -- looking for a new stove to replace the dual-fuel one that is so scary to me; searching for comfortable slippers for Charlie -- he-has-serious-foot-problems-probably-genetic-don't-ask; a stop at Verizon...

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May 30th!   Always a CMH4 Holiday to me!

May 30th! Always a CMH4 Holiday to me!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE! Did you know that I got to choose the day we met, Charlie?  About the middle of May, the doctor said, "Any day now, I'll expect your call, Mrs. Howell."  But you seemed content to stay where you were.  Then, toward the end...

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And speaking of nicknames…

And speaking of nicknames…

Perhaps you've already read Cate Gable's "Coast Chronicles" column which will be out in print on Wednesday.  Right now, you can find it online by googling chinook observer coast chronicles the indomitable Pat Akehurst.  It's a fun article about a...

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On being a Mom for “quite a many” now!

On being a Mom for “quite a many” now!

For me, the greatest joy of my "golden years" has been sharing adulthood with my children -- with my son Charlie and my bonus daughter Marta both of whom are well into their retirement years!  Who woulda thunk it! The basics of young motherhood...

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“Murder, Anyone?”

“Murder, Anyone?”

Proud Mom (that's me) wants you to know that son Charlie Howell is in a film which can now be seen on Amazon Prime!  In it he plays himself and co-star, Maurice LaMarche plays the late Gordon Bressack who, in real life was Charlie's writing partner...

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Every Day: An Adventure In Time And Space!

Every Day: An Adventure In Time And Space!

Tomorrow will mark two weeks since Nyel and I had our last conversation -- at least our last communication that was two-sided.  As we all have known from our cradle days, one-sided conversations (which, I guess, are not  technically...

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