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Forums & Friendship & Ferries, Oh My!!!

Forums & Friendship & Ferries, Oh My!!!

This is one of those Connect-the-Dots blogs.  The first item concerns the Pacific County History Forum and its final focus for the year -- transportation.  (This is NOT next week's Forum which is about Wrecks'N'Rescues.  This is a...

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Old People/Houses: The same rules apply!

Old People/Houses: The same rules apply!

Remember that old joke --- after you reach 40 it's Patch Patch Patch but after 60 it's PatchPatchPatch?  Well. I'm here to tell you that the same goes for houses, but since this house was built in 1869 (and never mind that I'm way past the Age 60...

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History Forum on You Tube!

History Forum on You Tube!

Pacific County History Forum 3-6-2024 On YouTube! I hope you have time to look at this video.  It's the best one yet!  As usual a great Forum AND the best video. Except for the body in the red jacket that keeps getting in front of the camera in the...

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Back in the family, again! Well, more-or-less!

Back in the family, again! Well, more-or-less!

February 18, 2024 Tucker is my seventh cousin on the Espy side if I'm remembering correctly what Cousin Ralph told us long ago.  That being true, his children are my seventh cousins once removed and (I think) they and Charlie are eighth cousins! ...

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It’s one of those “I shoulda known” things!

It’s one of those “I shoulda known” things!

Saturday, February 17, 2024 If you are one of my faithful (or even not-so-faithful) blog readers or a follower of  my "Saints or Sinners?" stories in the Observer you are likely acquainted with my Great Aunt Dora.  I credit her with my interest in...

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In Oysterville, it’s a “Medora Storm!”

In Oysterville, it’s a “Medora Storm!”

I woke up a few minutes past three this morning.  The wind was huffing and puffing; the house creaking and groaning.  I wondered if we'd lose power.  I thought about all the storms this old village has withstood and I thought of my Aunt Medora's...

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A good number to stop on!

A good number to stop on!

I've been giving my great-grandfather, Robert Hamilton Espy,  a bit of thought these last few days, primarily because I'll be talking about him at the History Forum on Wednesday.  I do wish I "knew" him better.  Unlike my grandfather (Harry, or...

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A Most Hopeless, Most Interesting Task!

A Most Hopeless, Most Interesting Task!

I'm trying to clean out, consolidate and, in general, make sense of my files.  However, I've  all but given up after just two days.  The problem is, I saved these "gems" because they are just that and I'm just not ruthless enough to pitch and...

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The last time I saw Spud and Mary…

The last time I saw Spud and Mary…

Yesterday's House Concert with Mary Flower, Spud Siegel and Doc Stein was perfect in every single way.  Mary, described by Hipfish as a "Finger Picking Artist" and Spud, mandolin (and pocket trumpet!) player extraordinaire, were everything the...

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“Sing me a song…”

“Sing me a song…”

I was so pleased that my friend Mary followed my blog suggestion yesterday and looked up Josef Marais' song, "Pity the Poor Patat."  She made no comment about it, but I was happy to know that someone "out there" had connected, perhaps for a first...

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Ready! Set! Mark Your Calendars!

Ready! Set! Mark Your Calendars!

THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT AND AN INVITATION! Whether you've moved here recently or  your roots go deep into the past of Pacific County -- or even if you are a wannabe resident, we hope you will join our HISTORY FORUM -- a monthly gathering of folks...

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Let There Be Light!!

Let There Be Light!!

Oh how I wished my mother and my grandmother could have been with me this afternoon when I opened the door and saw the old light that Del had finished fixing today!  Never do I remember it looking so lovely.  I doubt that it ever did, even when it...

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