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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 read from their works...

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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 on School Street....

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It wasn’t in the paper — but come anyway!!!

It wasn’t in the paper — but come anyway!!!

Below is the article I wrote for Wednesday's Chinook Observer but "for reasons beyond my control"  it didn't show up.  But I'm eager that you know about it and spread the word, so here's what what should have been printed: Fred Carter to open Oysterville’s 46th Music...

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All Roads Still Lead to Grandpa’s Village!

All Roads Still Lead to Grandpa’s Village!

And in case the title of this blog doesn't make sense to you... it's a not-so-oblique allusion to my Uncle Willard Espy's book, Roads to Grandpa's Village, published by Clarkson N. Potter in 1977.  However, his book was about old ancestors and their descendents,  My...

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A Family Mystery – Part II.

A Family Mystery – Part II.

Continued from yesterday: We left my mother and her remaining siblings unable to reach their half-uncle Dan Richardson to notify him of their mother's (and his half-sister's) death in 1954.  As far as they knew, he was a Major in the U.S. Army and had served with...

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