Oysterville Daybook Archives

Past, present, future – a collision of tears.

Past, present, future – a collision of tears.

It was hard.  It took two-and-a-half hours of hitting re-dial.  But, finally, we are scheduled to get our vaccinations on Friday.  We were asked, apologetically I thought, if we would mind driving to South Bend.  "Not at all," we said.  Granted,...

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Hoaxes, Legends, and the Meany People

Hoaxes, Legends, and the Meany People

"When did we get so paranoid?" was more-or-less the topic under discussion during the Coffee Hour this morning.  You don't need much imagination to realize that our conversation had begun with fanciful predictions of how this election day would...

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Grumpy Trumpy and His Nut Tree

Grumpy Trumpy and His Nut Tree

According to the Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy,  "Last week, President Donald Trump tweeted his unhappiness that Google search results seemed to be favoring sources critical of the president. His chief economic...

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Help Me To Understand

Help Me To Understand

If you were a student,  a teacher, a parent, or worked or volunteered in any capacity in the Ocean Beach School District from the 1970s until well into the 2000s... and if you worked at a school where Tom Akerlund was principal... the words "help...

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An Ode To Us Wonderful Women (My Age!)

An Ode To Us Wonderful Women (My Age!)

My very distant cousin Bonnie Meyer, who lives in Oakland CA and who I've not ever met, sent me this.  I love it and, since I couldn't say it better myself, I am re-posting it here!  Enjoy! I'm normally a social girl I love to meet my mates But...

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Hunkering Down and Planning Ahead

Hunkering Down and Planning Ahead

At the Tom Crellin House here in Oysterville, we are under a "Self-imposed-Semi-Shut-in-Status" which we are calling a "4-S-Alert." For Nyel, the timing sorta sucks -- he was just getting ready to graduate from wheelchair to crutches in his...

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Vicarious Living Through Larry!

Vicarious Living Through Larry!

While the coffee was brewing, I went online to see what was going on this Sunday morning.  The first image to flash on my screen was the mirror image of how I was feeling before that first cuppa.  Maybe that's what Picasso was doing all along --...

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Not A Nightmare and Not A Daydream

Not A Nightmare and Not A Daydream

I don't know why the word nightdream doesn't exist.  Nightmare, yes.  Daydream, yes.  But no nightdream.  I guess just plain "dream" is supposed to cover it, but I don't really think it does.  I thought about that early this morning when the alarm...

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Underwhelmed at St. Vincent’s

Underwhelmed at St. Vincent’s

So far here at St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland, it's been a matter of hurry up and wait.  Nyel was ambulanced here from the Ocean Beach Hospital ER late Thursday night.  He had a badly broken hip.  His surgery took place Friday morning.  The...

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“It’s Sydney… spelled like Australia.”

“It’s Sydney… spelled like Australia.”

Australia seems to be much on our minds lately.  Our friend Kenny has recently been there.  Our friend Martha is about to head in that direction.  And we had two visits last summer from our new friend Rosemary who is a third-generation Australian...

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The History Among Us

The History Among Us

Sometimes I worry about what our young people are learning.  Or, more to the point, what they are not learning. I don't like to think about all those man-in-the-street interviews I've seen on various TV programs where John Doe can't answer...

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The Willys in Oysterville

The Willys in Oysterville

They were picture perfect, parked in Oysterville in front of the church!  Six vintage Willys – 19aught-something to 1939 on an outing to the Washington coast.  They had come from California, Oregon, Idaho and Eastern Washington on one of their...

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