Oysterville Daybook Archives

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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Is  Wed. Dec. 6th marked on your calendar ?

Is Wed. Dec. 6th marked on your calendar ?

Will we see you next Wednesday, December 6th at the Oysterville Schoolhouse?  I surely hope so.  It's going to be all about oysters and clams -- history, stories, maybe even a recipe or two for your holiday enjoyment! If you've been attending our...

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Halloween Sunrise Over Willapa Bay

Halloween Sunrise Over Willapa Bay

I don't know if there such a thing as a "Halloween Sunrise" -- but there is now!  What a glorious spectacle out my front door this morning!  (The real front door that is.  Not the back door that has been used as the front door for the last eighty...

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Gearing Up To Look Back On Our History!

Gearing Up To Look Back On Our History!

Somehow it seems just right that we are beginning a new venture in Oysterville, Pacific County's oldest extant settlement.  And... the "we" being a group of folks from Pacific County and beyond who are interested in the history of our county and...

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What lessons should we adults be learning?

What lessons should we adults be learning?

My great-grandmother, Julia Jefferson Espy, graduated from the University of Salem (now Willamette University) in 1869.  Immediately, she was hired -- because she was the prettiest graduate goes the family story -- by Oysterville School Board...

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Do teens keep diaries in this day and age?

Do teens keep diaries in this day and age?

I've been re-reading my grandfather's 1890 diary in an effort to corroborate a few facts for a book I'm working on.  What I really need is the 1892 volume which I think I turned over to the Washington State Historical Society some thirty years ago...

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There’s Still Space Available at OSA!

There’s Still Space Available at OSA!

When I was a kid in Oysterville seven or eight decades ago, summers were all about freedom and being outside and playing and exploring.  My memories are filled with picking blackberries in the meadow,  of finding the baby crabs that lived under the...

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Check and Double-Check

Check and Double-Check

Robin Cody will speak at the Oysterville Schoolhouse at 10:00 tomorrow morning.  Ten ayem.  Thanks to one of my bright-eyed readers, I am pointing out a disparity between what appeared in the e-Edition of the Chinook Observer this past week and...

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Taking Flight in Oysterville!

Taking Flight in Oysterville!

You could have heard a pin drop.  The classroom absolutely thrummed with  concentration.  Twelve young scientists hard at work making… paper airplanes! It was about 9:30 yesterday morning and I had walked over to the Oysterville School at Diane...

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See you at the schoolhouse Thursday!

See you at the schoolhouse Thursday!

The current series of Schoolhouse Lectures here in Oysterville are drawing record numbers of folks from the greater community – close to standing room only, in fact.  Who’d a thunk it? Three years ago, when Diane Buttrell had the idea of holding a...

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Down Memory Lane with Sue Holway

Down Memory Lane with Sue Holway

I was so glad that Nyel and I didn’t have to be in Portland until mid-afternoon yesterday.  It meant that we were able to go to neighbor Susan Holway’s ‘talk’ at the Oysterville Schoolhouse.  We’ve missed several of the others during this Fall...

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OCC: A Long History of Perks and Pleasures

OCC: A Long History of Perks and Pleasures

There are a good many perks that come along with membership in the Oysterville Community Club (OCC), not the least of which are Secretary Peter Janke’s Board Minutes that appear by cyber-magic once a month on my computer.  Besides being a quick way...

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