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Oysterville Daybook Archives

If you write, they will answer — with luck!

If you write, they will answer — with luck!

During the years that I've been writing this blog, I've had many wonderful responses from people who have visited Oysterville, who sometimes have questions about Oysterville, or even from a few who have ancestors who once lived here.  I love those...

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Halloween Sunrise Over Willapa Bay

Halloween Sunrise Over Willapa Bay

I don't know if there such a thing as a "Halloween Sunrise" -- but there is now!  What a glorious spectacle out my front door this morning!  (The real front door that is.  Not the back door that has been used as the front door for the last eighty...

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They had to go clear to Estonia to find out???

They had to go clear to Estonia to find out???

This morning a friend sent me a NYT Opinion piece titled "What Most American Schools Do Wrong."  After 39 years in elementary classrooms in California and Washington I could hardly force myself to read on.  What indeed?  I could think of dozens of...

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The Hardest Part…

The Hardest Part…

I really am having so much fun researching these "Saints or Sinners" stories!  And, every once in a while, a reader tells me how much they are enjoying them and that makes it even better.  And then just today, when I called Pete Heckes with a...

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Have you marked your calendar?  Sept. 6th!!

Have you marked your calendar? Sept. 6th!!

We* are gearing up for the first session of the History Forum here in Oysterville and hope those of you interested in SW Washington history will be among our participants!  We begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6th at the Oysterville...

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A Day of Looking Back and Planning Ahead

A Day of Looking Back and Planning Ahead

My early morning visit to the cemetery was practical rather than sentimental, but there was plenty of time for the gamut of feelings.  Miki, one of yesterday's participants in our small ceremony for Nyel, wrote that she arrived home with only one...

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Have you read today’s “Observer” yet?

Have you read today’s “Observer” yet?

In answer to my own question, I have to say, "Only partly." And those portions that I did read sent me through the gamut of emotions -- disgust and distrust, anger and sadness, shame and anxiety.  Plus a good dollop or two of fear as I considered...

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Will I see you in Surfside on Wednesday?

Will I see you in Surfside on Wednesday?

I think this might be a first!  I've been asked to speak to a group of neighbors about the history of Oysterville!  I'll be talking at the Surfside Business Office on Wednesday, April 19th at 2:00.  So says an announcement in the Surfside Weekender...

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Now you see it…  Or hear it…  And finally…

Now you see it… Or hear it… And finally…

So after all my F'n'B (Fuss and Bother) about the Shoalwater Bay Yacht Club Sign at the Taylor Hotel building in Ocean Park... it has totally disappeared.  Gone!  I did a drive-by today to check it out and ... not a trace.  But their website is...

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Kuzzin Kris and Cuzzin Ralph Weigh In

Kuzzin Kris and Cuzzin Ralph Weigh In

Why was I not surprised?  Interestingly (but not at all surprisingly), the only folks to weigh in on Saturday's Daybook entry concerning the Shoalwater Bay Yacht Club were Kuzzin Kris and Cuzzin Ralph. Perhaps they, both being connected to the...

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Shoalwater Bay Yacht Club?   APRIL FOOL!!

Shoalwater Bay Yacht Club? APRIL FOOL!!

Perhaps you have seen the sign on the west side of the Taylor Hotel that identifies it as the Shoalwater Bay Yacht Club.  Or perhaps you have visited the Shoalwater Bay Yacht Club website which says, among other things:  Established 1877....

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Wow! Really? Karl Marlantes??

Wow! Really? Karl Marlantes??

If you read Deep River, you know who Karl Marlantes is.  If you didn't,  stop reading this and get back to it AFTER you've read (preferably) Deep River (2019) which is about our area or, perhaps, Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War (2010) which...

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