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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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Every Family Needs One or Two Good Mysteries!

Every Family Needs One or Two Good Mysteries!

Now that we are all spitting in tubes and mailing our bodily fluids off to be analyzed, we are beginning to find out about those skeletons in one another's closets.  I have at least three friends who've discovered half-siblings that nobody in either of the involved...

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