Oysterville Daybook Archives

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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Our Field Trip to Cathlamet

Our Field Trip to Cathlamet

Tucker, Carol, their almost-15-year-old granddaughter Amelia, and I set out a few minutes before 11:00 this morning on a Grand Adventure.  We had been invited to Dayle and David Olson's place in Cathlamet for a picnic lunch to be followed by a tour...

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Cathapotle, Stella, and the Oscar B.

Cathapotle, Stella, and the Oscar B.

Talk about making every minute count!  Yesterday, Carol, Tucker, Nyel, and I went on another of our "summer field trips" – this time to two destinations with a bonus ferry ride thrown in!  Any one of those activities could have been the entire...

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And speaking of Chinuk Wawa…

And speaking of Chinuk Wawa…

Before we left for our Community Historian class at the Heritage Museum yesterday morning, Nyel reminded me to take Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia (copyright 2013 University of Washington Press) for Tony Johnson’s signature.  Johnson, one...

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“I is for Indians”

“I is for Indians”

Fourteen of us gathered in Room 106 at Grays Harbor Community College last evening to take a class on Chinook Culture from Tony Johnson, Chairman of the Chinook Tribe’s Culture Committee.  Every one of us had a direct connection with the Columbia...

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If ir’s Wednesday, this must be…

If ir’s Wednesday, this must be…

In Oysterville, Wednesday is Garbage Day.  It’s the day we shuffle around the house emptying wastepaper baskets and bagging up everything that hasn’t gone into our compost or into the recycle bins.  The stuff that ultimately goes into the dumpster...

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Our Baby Has Legs!

Our Baby Has Legs!

The parking lot at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum was filled to overflowing when I arrived yesterday morning.  It was the first-ever-meeting of the Pacific County Historian Project – the first of fifteen Wednesdays of learning, teaching,...

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Sidetracked (by Indians) at the Finn Fest!

Sidetracked (by Indians) at the Finn Fest!

We had every intention of making a quick stop at the Finn Fest yesterday, perhaps getting a bite to eat and seeing a few of the exhibits, and then heading back to Long Beach to the rodeo.  Well, “the best laid plans…” as they say… First, despite...

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