Oysterville Daybook Archives

‘Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit’

‘Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit’

Since our Friday Night Gathering was the nearest date to St. Patrick's Day that we'd all be together, Bill Grennan took the opportunity to come in full regalia -- an Irish Green Kilt with all the accoutrements, including a matching Green Bowler! ...

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Even the hunting horns didn’t help!

Even the hunting horns didn’t help!

If you are lucky enough to know singer-songwriter Fred Carter, you know that there isn't a song he's ever heard -- even if it was only once -- that he cannot play!  Usually, his instrument of choice is a guitar -- but he's a master of almost any...

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And NOW the question is: can he read?

And NOW the question is: can he read?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the word "read" this way: look at and comprehend the meaning of written or printed matter by mentally interpreting the characters or symbols of which it is composed.  My headline for this blog is directed to...

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Appetizers, Drinks, Friends and Music!

Appetizers, Drinks, Friends and Music!

One of the best Friday Nights EVER!  The food was great!  The drinks were fine!  Our friendships are strong!  But it was the music that made this a night to remember!  Fred and Marta had their guitars.  Cate brought her ukelele.  The three had not...

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The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act

Last evening during our Friday Night Gathering, Jean Nitzel mentioned that she had tried (years ago) to interest the City Fathers of Long Beach in converting the main street to a Pedestrians Only Zone -- just from Bolstad Avenue to Sid Snyder Drive...

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See you in Ilwaco Friday evening!

See you in Ilwaco Friday evening!

I think that I can actually count on one hand the number of times our Oysterville Friday Night Gathering has been cancelled -- with the exception of the Covid Days, of course.  This coming Friday -- day after tomorrow counts as one of those few!...

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Tonight was the twelfth gathering…

Tonight was the twelfth gathering…

There were thirteen of us here this evening for our Friday Night Gathering -- the twelfth Friday get-together without Nyel.  It's hard to realize that a dozen weeks (and two days) have gone by since he left us. And yet, the time has not behaved...

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A Nearly Normal Friday Night in BDO*

A Nearly Normal Friday Night in BDO*

*Beautiful Downtown Oysterville, of course! It's gotten so I don't really know what "normal" is anymore -- not when it comes to social endeavors, anyway.  Last night was the second (or was it the third?) time since the Pandemic began that we have...

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Remembering Pam Dorrance

Remembering Pam Dorrance

Last evening at our "Friday Night Gathering" (or "Salon" as Sturges often says) we spent time remembering our friend Pam.  We began by reading our most recent communication from Sturges, sent on June 2nd: Our family is gathered with Pam at Swedish...

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Spires, Inspirations and Aspirations

Spires, Inspirations and Aspirations

The closest thing Oysterville has to a museum is "Tucker's Arcade" which you probably know is a work in progress.  Probably always will be.  Tucker is a collector, after all, and an eclectic one at that.  There is never an end in sight to...

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Contemplating “Everyday” Secrets

Contemplating “Everyday” Secrets

Every once in a while, we get a look at something not quite meant to be seen -- not exactly a secret, but certainly not out there for general viewing and discussion.  Something interesting.  Maybe a curiosity or an oddment never before considered...

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And finally, on the 53rd Friday…

And finally, on the 53rd Friday…

For the past 52 Fridays here at our place in Oysterville, it's been the same-old-same-old.  No friends over for a weekly gathering. No laughin' 'n' scratchin'.  No drinkin' 'n' carousin'.  No Show-and-Tell by Tucker or fancy appetizers by the...

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