Oysterville Daybook Archives

Surprises and Fun All Day Long!

Surprises and Fun All Day Long!

Today was the day that I was to Get Things Done.  It said so on my calendar in my own handwriting.  And so I did -- but not at all as expected! At the top of my list was to call my old friend Nancy Lloyd which I did, but had to leave a message. ...

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God willin’ an’ the snow don’t fall…

God willin’ an’ the snow don’t fall…

In three days, Daylight Savings Time begins.  In twelve days, Spring begins.  And I am SO ready! Every time I'm out and about, I seem to acquire more seed packets.  The brighter the colors, the less my resistance!  I bring them home knowing full...

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Wow, Fred Carter!  Just… WOW!

Wow, Fred Carter! Just… WOW!

As promised, Fred arrived a bit early on Sunday.  He and Vicki unloaded and unloaded and unloaded their vehicle -- three guitars, one banjo, one dobro, one mandolin  -- plus his spiffy ipad that has all the words. a stool of just the right height...

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Grief Therapy?  Try working on your income tax!

Grief Therapy? Try working on your income tax!

February 12, 2024 "They" say the grieving process can take two years or more.  Some say there are five stages to get through.  Some say there are seven.  And dealing with a suicide, they say, is different.  No one talks about a double suicide,...

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Standing Room Only Tonight in Ilwaco!

Standing Room Only Tonight in Ilwaco!

When you're one of the shorter ones, it's hard to see everybody in an SRO crowd but, even so, it seemed like everyone I knew was at the Joel Underwood concert tonight in Ilwaco.  The event was a benefit for the Ilwaco crabbers whose crab pots were...

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Me ‘N’ My ‘Puter

Me ‘N’ My ‘Puter

I spend a lot of time at my computer.  More than with any of my friends or loved ones and certainly more than with any other screen device.  It holds all my "secrets" (such as they are) and is the repository for much of my memory -- both in...

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What in the world are they thinking?

What in the world are they thinking?

I guess it's just my week to be cranky.  But actually, the first page article in the Observer has me far beyond cranky.    "Feds target 400K barred owls to save spotted owl."  Jeezusly-old-blue-shitwine!  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, no...

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My Techno-Tipping Point Looms Ever Closer

My Techno-Tipping Point Looms Ever Closer

I am sick of the scams.  More importantly, I'm sick of spending my time trying to determine which are scams and which are real.  They come by email, by text and on Facebook.  Yes,  and speaking of Facebook, I can no longer tell which of my...

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July 21, 1969 – the beginning of a “new era”

July 21, 1969 – the beginning of a “new era”

Today, in one of my continuing "cleaning out and tidying up" binges, I ran across a copy of The Seattle Times -- the "Night Final" edition for Monday, July 21, 1969, 50 pages, Price 10¢.  U.S. Astronauts Open New Era said the headline and the...

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Maybe I’m finally getting the hang of it…

Maybe I’m finally getting the hang of it…

A gorgeous day in Oysterville today!   Cool, clear, blue and gold and yellow and amber.  Autumn in all its glory!  Not a day for introspection and yet... here I was thinking (of all things!) about the people I've known over my lifetime that I could...

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Here endeth the first lesson.

Here endeth the first lesson.

I've been thinking about this for a while.  About trying to be a little pro-active about my health and welfare.  I thought it might be a good idea now that I'm approaching 90...  (Well, not quite.  I have two years and four months to go, but today...

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Not Since The Civil War

Not Since The Civil War

Nothing much in the news  surprises me anymore -- mostly because I seldom pay much attention to anything beyond our local area.  (As in what's the use?) But there was a paragraph  in this morning's NYT article on Menendez which did catch my eye:...

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