Oysterville Daybook Archives

Summertime Memories

Summertime Memories

Camp Sherwood Forest at Leadbetter Point, c. 1930      Summer brings not only visiting relatives and friends, but also strangers looking to fill in the gaps in their fading memories.  People stop me after Sunday Vespers asking about a boarding...

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On Being Three

On Being Three

Sydney with Cousins Wallace and Charles, 1938       Danielle Wachsmuth turned three yesterday.  Danielle is the granddaughter of our neighbors Tucker and Carol Wachsmuth, and she visits Oysterville frequently.  News of her birthday set me to...

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Do you like butter?

Do you like butter?

Our Colorful Lawn      Our lawn has gone to buttercups and clover and to dandelions and those tiny little daisies – all signs that half of our household team is down for the count right now and the lawn-mowing chores are on hold.  It reminds me of...

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Back in the day…

Back in the day…

Espy Children on Danny, 1913      There are no longer any horses in Oysterville.  In fact, there aren’t any barns anymore.  In my childhood almost every household that included children also included a horse or two.  Without out them, our landscape...

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