Summer Visitors

Jun 16, 2010 | 1 comment

Cousins

     According to the guest books at the Oysterville Church, our little village gets between ten and twenty thousand visitors a year.  “That’s quite a many,” as my mother used to say.  They don’t all arrive in the summer, of course, but as the days grow warmer (most years, anyway) and longer, the numbers increase.
      Our visitors come from all over the United States and from many foreign countries as well. So far this month, in addition to ‘neighbors’ from Washington and Oregon, there have been tourists from Arizona, Idaho, New York, Oklahoma, California, Nevada, Kansas, and Ohio as well as from Germany, Italy, China, Mexico, Indonesia and Canada.  Pretty impressive for this tiny hamlet of only fourteen full-time residents!
     As summer progresses, the number of our personal visitors also increases.  Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting and learning about distant cousins that we had not known before – a third cousin three times removed if our math was right!  What fun to find out about yet another branch of the Espy family!  

1 Comment

  1. Stephanie Frieze

    I love being able to get together with family during the summer. Last year the Frieze clan had a reuion at my aunt’s house in Shelton and it was awesome.

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