Oysterville Daybook Archives

One almost down; another on the horizon!

One almost down; another on the horizon!

As I wrote the title of this blog, I wondered if readers would think I'm referring to books that I have in the works.  So, let me disabuse you of that idea right off the bat.  I'm talking about books I'm reading, not writing.  They are companion...

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Tomorrow just look at me and think… piano!

Tomorrow just look at me and think… piano!

February 27, 2024 Yep!  Tomorrow a piano and I will have a lot in common -- and thankfully, it's not our legs!   It's the number 88!    Ye.ars for me, keys for the piano.  I was thinking about that today and remembering that once, long ago -- maybe...

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.”…with one a little backwards..”

.”…with one a little backwards..”

The photo Marta took only tells part of the story!  "Here we be the Sapiens Three (with 1 a little backwards..." she wrote.  Both she and Charlie understood why Marta's photo (she being the photographer) was backward and I think they felt they...

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Our Zooming Book Club

Our Zooming Book Club

I'm sure in this Newest Age of Technology -- the one we've shaped to fit being mindful during Covid -- there are many Book Clubs that have resorted to Zoom Get-Togethers to stay abreast of their latest selections.  And, likewise, I imagine that...

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Sunday-Go-To-Meeting-Day!

Sunday-Go-To-Meeting-Day!

It's always hard for me to think of Sunday as the first day of the week.  After all, it's the last day of the weekEND.  Even when I was a child I was confused by that.  And then the new school week (which became a work week when I began teaching)...

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Too Quiet On This Western Front!

Too Quiet On This Western Front!

Charlie and Marta left a little after mid-day and it is all too quiet here at the house even though Chris-the-Mower-Man was here for an hour or so.  And I've set the hoses and hear the reassuring snick-snick-snick of the sprinklers magically...

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Look Who Came To Friday Night!

Look Who Came To Friday Night!

The three youngsters hanging on every note of Fred and Marta's songs tonight were not exactly invited guests, though we were all happy to have them listening in.  They perched quietly on the edge of their nest above the porch window, perhaps...

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Fifteen Hours of Lace and… what ladder?

Fifteen Hours of Lace and… what ladder?

It took three of us -- Marta, Charlie and me -- three days to take down the old lace curtains from the windows on our twelve-foot-high walls, wash them one-by-one and rehang them.  Fifteen hours of threading curtain rods through delicate channels...

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Marta LaRue is HOW old??!!!

Marta LaRue is HOW old??!!!

For the second year in a row, Bonus Daughter Marta LaRue of Marin County, California, has celebrated her birthday dinner at the Depot Restaurant in Seaview.  Some of us were with her both years and we no doubt look at least twelve months older this...

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Big Boom, Old Lace, and Evening Fire Circle

Big Boom, Old Lace, and Evening Fire Circle

"Oh say can you see..." we all sang, even though some of us could scarcely hear at that point.   The Honorary Oysterville Militia's Fourth of July Firing Crew had just completed their salute to our nation's birthday.  For those who had forgotten...

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Fun! Fun! Fun! And a froggy, too!

Fun! Fun! Fun! And a froggy, too!

Another day to remember!  One of those Fun Fun Fun Days even after I took my little red wagon out for some serious work in the garden!  We had spent the morning at the Artisan Fair at the Oysterville Schoolhouse. Loved the music, the crafts, seeing...

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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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