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If only I coulduv, I surely woulduv!

If only I coulduv, I surely woulduv!

  Today was the day that could I have cloned myself, I surely would have done so.  Maggie was having a book party to celebrate some of those who "starred" in her latest book, The Container Victory Garden -- especially the artists and the...

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Hope you were there!  It was terrific!

Hope you were there! It was terrific!

The History Forum met at the Oysterville Schoolhouse this morning -- our next to last meeting for this Sept '23 - May '24 season.  The subject:   Wrecks'n'Rescues -- the main speakers Michael Lemeshko, Phil Allen, Doug Knutzen and me (a little...

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Sue! Leigh! Kitt! Are you paying attention?

Sue! Leigh! Kitt! Are you paying attention?

On March 30, 2010 I wrote in my Blog that I had joined a new Mystery Book Club -- though that in itself is a bit of a mystery. In another blog I have a picture of the "Mystery Book Club Founders" which is dated 2009. It was a small group -- just...

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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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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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Fish Tales & Memories at the History Forum

Fish Tales & Memories at the History Forum

Today's History Forum -- our seventh! -- was all about fish!  Pacific County fish tales going all the way back to the 1860s  and right up into present times.  The changes on the river and the riverbank -- the methods, the equipment, the boats, and...

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Calling all fishers with tales to tell!

Calling all fishers with tales to tell!

The March 6th History Forum will be taking a look at fishing in Pacific County -- fresh water, saltwater, by lines and nets and baskets and traps from the traditions of  our local Chinooks to the development of the commercial and sports fishing...

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And which stories would you choose to tell?

And which stories would you choose to tell?

I've been thinking a lot about our February 6th History Forum -- the one on logging that I wrote about on February 7th.  Like many who attended, my expectation (and, truth to tell, my hope) was to hear from old loggers about their experiences in...

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Despite Murphy’s First Law…

Despite Murphy’s First Law…

Today's History Forum was one of the best yet -- not necessarily subject-wise (although that was fabulous) and not necessarily because of the visual aids (there were technical problems).  But this Forum, our sixth, definitely involved the most...

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Who’ll tell the stories when we’re gone?

Who’ll tell the stories when we’re gone?

The question posed here is one I've written about before -- more than once, I'm sure -- and I'm likely to write about it again and again.  It's one of the most important questions I've ever been asked and one that has shaped my waking life for a...

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Wrong Again!  Shades of Flip Wilson!

Wrong Again! Shades of Flip Wilson!

Let's get this straight right now.  The next Pacific County History Forum meets from ten ayem till noon on February 7th -- the first Wednesday of next month.  I've been telling everyone the wrong date and I can only borrow Flip Wilson's famous...

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Know any old loggers?  We’re on a quest!

Know any old loggers? We’re on a quest!

Despite several setbacks (speakers who were unable to attend due to illness) our History Forum yesterday was grand!  The subject was Agriculture in Pacific County in all its facets -- from its beginnings to now and concerns for the future. ...

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