Oysterville Daybook Archives

I’m probably certifiable…

I’m probably certifiable…

Some years ago -- maybe five or six -- I went from room to room in our house photographing EVERYthing -- furniture, paintings, knick-knacks, even the contents of some of the drawers and cupboards.  Then I printed out the photos, labeled them with...

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Here we go meeting and greeting in May!

Here we go meeting and greeting in May!

I don't know whether to celebrate our togetherness or to lament the burgeoning burden of bureaucracy here in our little village of Oysterville.  Time was when families got together on Memorial Day weekend to celebrate the end of winter, the...

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Some things don’t change much, thankfully!

Some things don’t change much, thankfully!

Oysterville is gearing up for Memorial Day Weekend -- the biggest weekend of the year here in our little village.  Traditionally, it has been when families gather together to clean up the cemetery and decorate the graves of our forebears. ...

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And speaking of nicknames…

And speaking of nicknames…

Perhaps you've already read Cate Gable's "Coast Chronicles" column which will be out in print on Wednesday.  Right now, you can find it online by googling chinook observer coast chronicles the indomitable Pat Akehurst.  It's a fun article about a...

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Gobsmacked doesn’t quite express it!

Gobsmacked doesn’t quite express it!

That Cate is taking a much-deserved break from her "Coast Chronicles" column in the Observer did not come as a total surprise today.  After writing every single week for fifteen (!) years, it seems that a little down time is more than her due, and...

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Forty-four years and the counting is over!!

Forty-four years and the counting is over!!

In the summer of 1978, I moved to the Peninsula full time.  I would live in Oysterville, dividing my time between my folks' place in the H.A. Espy House across from the church and my Uncle Willard's "Little Red Cottage" a few doors to the south. ...

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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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On Being Politically Correct… Or Not

On Being Politically Correct… Or Not

I guess it's a given these days that historical research is automatically on a collision course with political correctness.  As I see it, though, you can't have it both ways.  If you are trying for historical accuracy, I don't see any way to be PC...

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Two full lifetimes ago today…

Two full lifetimes ago today…

Our latest telephone book is really a laughing matter.  When it arrived, I threw it away in the basket so kindly provided as a junk mail receptacle at our Post Office;  I really thought this skinny little excuse for a directory qualified as junk....

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Maggie’s New Book – COMING SOON!

Maggie’s New Book – COMING SOON!

In less than a week-- on February 21st to be precise -- Maggie Stuckey's new book, The Container Victory Garden: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Your Own Groceries will be in readers' hands.  Order now (from your local bookstore, from your favorite...

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Visiting… and Broadening My Horizons!

Visiting… and Broadening My Horizons!

Yesterday I went visiting -- clear to Chinook!  In some ways it seems ridiculous to think of a community with so many similarities to Oysterville  (and only 22.8 miles distant) as being "far away."  Especially when I drive through it several times...

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I noticed in the paper this week…

I noticed in the paper this week…

I have to admit that I very nearly skipped that front page article headlined "Partners envision county's housing future."  And then as I glanced at it, phrases like "local livability" and "hybrid launch event" added to my distaste and... even now I...

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