Oysterville Daybook Archives

Here I go again — shamelessly pushing my books!

Here I go again — shamelessly pushing my books!

I was so pleased to get feedback on yesterday's blog from a couple of local history buffs who I greatly admire.  All of what I had written (and quite a bit more!) is in my book  "K is for Kidnapping the County Seat -- The A-B-Cs of Early Government...

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Endlessly Interesting (at least to me…)

Endlessly Interesting (at least to me…)

Today was mostly one of those wheel-spinning days.  I couldn't seem to settle down to anything and then, when I finally did, it was one of those "couldn't get there from here" things. I had decided that I WOULD make progress on my Saints or Sinners...

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I just couldn’t resist!

I just couldn’t resist!

On Memorial Day when the members of The Honorary Oysterville Militia fired off the cannon, it couldn't have gone any better!  Each of the Firing Squad, -- which included Lt. Tucker Wachsmuth, Major Charlie Talbott, and Lt. Fred Carter carried out...

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Hooray!  June has arrived at last!

Hooray! June has arrived at last!

This morning my websites were full of headlines about June -- and how it's here already.  I don't think the writers lived in Oysterville or anywhere nearby.  Here, May seemed interminable.  And not only that!  It seemed like January revisited. And...

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Come to the Oysterville Schoolhouse next Wednesday!

Come to the Oysterville Schoolhouse next Wednesday!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5TH, 10:00 A.M. A WORKSHOP ON MEMOIR-WRITING FREE! FUN! COME ON OVER! Full Disclosure:  I am offering this workshop in the interest of history.  Like many folks who are getting on in years, I have become increasingly concerned with...

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Happy Birthday, Charlie!

Happy Birthday, Charlie!

Today is my son Charlie's sixty-eighth birthday!  Hard to believe! And how quickly the years have sped by!  I am so grateful that we've always lived within a few states of one another -- except for the year he spent in Italy with his dad when he...

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Did you know?  The bay is closed until further notice.

Did you know? The bay is closed until further notice.

A few years ago on a lovely day like today, it might have made a bigger difference to me.  But, even so, when I read the online News Alert put out by the Chinook Observer first thing this morning, my thoughts flew to neighbors I know who do still...

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Fire! Smoke! BANG! at THOM’s Memorial Day Salute!

Fire! Smoke! BANG! at THOM’s Memorial Day Salute!

Stalwart members of The Honorary Oysterville Militia gathered this morning at eleven o'clock for the traditional Memorial Day Salute to those members lost "in the line of duty" over the twenty years since the organization's formation.  It all went...

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It’s a sad. sad situation…

It’s a sad. sad situation…

...when your kids get into their own elderly years!!!  YIKES!  It seems like just a year or so ago the weekly zoom calls with my offspring were to check on the status of their old lady mom.   But lately, the tables have turned. Marta is having...

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The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans

Today was the day that I was going to pick a gazillion flowers and arrange them in umpety-ump containers and take them up to the cemetery for the Memorial Day Weekend.  But then I looked at the weather -- cold overcast, drippy -- just like it's...

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Oysterville’s Busiest Weekend

Oysterville’s Busiest Weekend

Since 1976 when we became a National Historic District -- almost 50 years ago! -- Memorial Day Weekend has been the busiest weekend of the year here in Oysterville.  Not only is it the time that families gather to decorate the cemetery and remember...

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I think I’m stuck in the ’60s!

I think I’m stuck in the ’60s!

You can count yourself lucky if you were around in the 1960s.  Even luckier  if  you; remember them clearly.  You know (and not in this order)... Kennedy elected, later assassinated; Johnson signs Medicare Bill; Elvis leaves the Army; "The Pill" is...

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