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Oysterville Daybook

In the historic hamlet of Oysterville, Washington, past and present intertwine…

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In case you were wondering… it’s our turn now!

In case you were wondering… it’s our turn now!

What's the best story you remember hearing about an adventure (or maybe a disaster) from your mom or dad's childhood?  Was it ever written down?  I was thinking the other day about a story my mom told me -- maybe more than once.  It was one she remembered all her long...

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I really have to laugh…

I really have to laugh…

I forgot all about the aurora borealis the other night.  Carol told me that Tucker woke her up to see it (them?) -- egads!  is this another of those pronoun things!?  But they didn't call me and I guess I'm just as glad. I've been busy and it didn't occur to me to...

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May 12th!  Celebrating  Mom, Dad, and Me!!

May 12th! Celebrating Mom, Dad, and Me!!

Before I became a mother, myself, whenever Mother's Day fell on May 12th it was a double celebration in our family.  My father was born on May 12, 1909. and so Mother's Day or not, we always celebrated.  And a must was chocolate cake -- the chocolate-ier the better --...

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Carol and Hulda and Lilacs and Me!!

Carol and Hulda and Lilacs and Me!!

Today had been long awaited -- a trip to the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens in Woodland with my good friend and neighbor Carol.  It was my birthday treat to her -- long overdue because the gardens are only open for the 23 days just prior to and including Mother's Day and,...

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