Oysterville Daybook Archives

I sometimes wonder…  Don’t you?

I sometimes wonder… Don’t you?

Living in a small village -- in a village that your family has been a part of for going on six generations -- is a complicated matter.  More complicated now in 2024, than it was during the days of my great grandparents time in the 1860s and '70s. ...

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Sydney of Oysterville or Alice in Wonderland?

Sydney of Oysterville or Alice in Wonderland?

If you've lived in the same house for twenty-five years and have known the house, the neighborhood, and most importantly, many of the neighbors and their families for forty or sixty or even seventy-plus years, you'd think you'd feel a modicum of...

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Summertime and the livin’ ain’t always easy!

Summertime and the livin’ ain’t always easy!

It's been making the rounds -- this drippy, coughy, blowy, exhausting crud that seems to hang on and on.  Yes,  everyone  checks for Covid first.  We are well-programmed in that department.  But the test results are negative.  Some folks go to...

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The Sunshiny, Loud, and Glorious Fourth!

The Sunshiny, Loud, and Glorious Fourth!

The weather was perfect -- just enough breeze to keep the air moving and in my mind, anyway, keeping the temperature a smidge under 80° -- which seems to be my upper limit of tolerance these days  It's hard to believe that I spent the first forty...

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Big kaBOOM at 5 p.m. in Oysterville July 4th!

Big kaBOOM at 5 p.m. in Oysterville July 4th!

The Honorary Oysterville Militia will celebrate its 20th year as Oysterville's "joyful noisemaker" tomorrow, July 4th at 5:00 p.m.  The firing will mark Oysterville's salute to our nation's 248th birthday as well as to the 170th year of...

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Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser

My blog posts  have been a bit erratic (to say the least) of late,  and for that I apologize.  I've been down for the count" with what I can best describe as the Mother of All Summer Colds while, at the same time, laying low while the parade of...

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I Could Top It Off With “The Och Tamale!”

I Could Top It Off With “The Och Tamale!”

Busy or bored, healthy or ailing... time gallops along at its usual alarming pace whether or not you are in agreement with its passage.  So it was that my beloved son Charlie arrived a week ago yesterday and left early this morning before I could...

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I haven’t quite caught up yet…

I haven’t quite caught up yet…

I DID know it was Juneteenth today.  And I DO know what Juneteenth is all about!  And it's about time it's a holiday recognized by all of us and not just by a few folks in Texas or other parts of the old Confederacy.  The Oysterville Postmaster and...

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Who writes that stuff, anyway?  Jeezslyolblueshitwine!

Who writes that stuff, anyway? Jeezslyolblueshitwine!

I guess I've been putting off reading that slick little freebie that comes with the paper each year.  "The Discovery Coast" it's called now. (Maybe it always has been called that, but I have discovered that I dread seeing it arrive and have...

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A Perfect Weekend

A Perfect Weekend

Books and authors, music and musicians!  What could be better on the final weekend of June -- and a sunny one (mostly!) at that! Saturday at Time Enough Books in Ilwaco was a lovely gathering to hear authors Shawn Wong, Erin Malone, and Jane Wong...

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I might be the oldest… For sure I’m the luckiest!

I might be the oldest… For sure I’m the luckiest!

As far as I know, I'm the oldest resident living in Oysterville's National Historic District.  Without a doubt, I am the luckiest -- especially in the matter of my good friends and neighbors, the Wachsmuths, who live just around the corner from me...

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