Oysterville Daybook Archives

Decadent Dinner For Two While Hunkering

Decadent Dinner For Two While Hunkering

I didn't think to take pictures until it was too late, so you'll have to believe me when I tell you that it was fabulous!  And use your imagination. Part of our morning coffee discussion is always the day's meal plan and yesterday's dinner...

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Nyel’s Sweet/Spicy/Sumptuous Homecoming

Nyel’s Sweet/Spicy/Sumptuous Homecoming

We thought we'd NEVER get out of the Seaside Hospital yesterday!  Nyel had wakened with a "dangerously low" blood pressure and they said if it didn't come up they'd have to keep him.  Interestingly, there was no speculation as to why it was low. ...

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Library Paste Notwithstanding

Library Paste Notwithstanding

I remember that, in the days of my youth, there were kids who sampled the paste every time we had an art project.  Of course, in an effort to dissuade them from their adventuresome behavior, they were usually told that paste was made from horses'...

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As long as it’s not al fresco…

As long as it’s not al fresco…

When friends Lynn and Mike arrived at our door yesterday afternoon bearing gifts of food, I was delighted!  There's nothing like being fed by professionals – and Lynn and Mike definitely qualify in that category.  They have a highly successful...

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The Best of All Let-Down Days

The Best of All Let-Down Days

I love the day after Thanksgiving!  Of all the days-after of all the holidays of the year, the Friday after Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite.  First of all, it's the left-overs!  No worries about what to fix for lunch or dinner – there is...

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The News from Olympia

The News from Olympia

My mother, Helen-Dale Espy (Little) was born November 13, 1911 in Olympia.  (It was during the period of time that her father was serving as a state senator and both my mother and her 11-months-older brother Willard had been born in the state...

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Mouth Watering Disappointment

Mouth Watering Disappointment

There's no arguing with the fact that I'm on record as not liking to cook.  But what I seldom say and Nyel often reminds me is that I CAN cook and, not only that, I have several signature dishes – recipes that I brought in my dowry and that we both...

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Take-out from The Bend

Take-out from The Bend

My grandparents always referred to South Bend as "The Bend."  I don't know why exactly.  I do know that most of their local day-to-day (more like once or twice a month) dealings were centered across the bay in the early days – the cleaners, the...

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