Oysterville Daybook Archives

New Facts, New Family, Old Friends

New Facts, New Family, Old Friends

Yesterday was one of those chock-a-block-filled-to-overflowing days that I know I’ll be savoring for a long time.  It began with a visit with down-the-road neighbors Scott and Janet who had wanted me to sign a Legends book and said that they had...

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Yesterday at summer camp…

Yesterday at summer camp…

"Inside a Tent Cabin"     Last night, probably for the first time in forty or fifty years, I fell into bed with all my clothes on and didn’t wake up until I smelled the coffee brewing this morning.  That’s what happens when you revisit years of...

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Getting Ready for Summer Camp!

Getting Ready for Summer Camp!

Sydney at the Beach c. 1945     The posters and announcements about this Friday’s opening of Summer Camp are out!  Well, not exactly summer camp – it’s the exhibit, “Summer Camps on the North Beach Peninsula” which is opening Friday, August 19th...

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What do you get when you cross a…

What do you get when you cross a…

Miss Elliott at the Wheel, circa 1920     I can’t remember if I volunteered or if I was asked to help develop an exhibit on “Summer Camps on the North Beach Peninsula” for the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.  Probably a little of both.  I was a...

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Now, where did I put that old canoe?

Now, where did I put that old canoe?

Canoe Trip     I’ve been on the search for an old wooden canoe.  Actually, a wood frame and canvas canoe like those that are clear in my memory.  When I went to Camp Willapa in the 1940s, there were lots of them.  I think they were orange but maybe...

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