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It’s The Piano Season!  Did you know?

It’s The Piano Season! Did you know?

The President of the Board of the Oysterville Restoration Foundation at the present time is Colin Staub.  He has been a part-time Oysterville resident for all of his 34 years.  He has worked in the oysters during the summers, spends as much time as...

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The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Ink

The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Ink

(Please Share This With Your Friends Who Might Like To Know!) Somehow this blog title sounds like a Nancy Drew mystery by "Carolyn Keene"... but, in reality, it's a here-and-now lament about two articles that were to be in today's Chinook...

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Vespers Bounty Beyond Expectations!

Vespers Bounty Beyond Expectations!

It's happening more and more frequently these Sunday afternoons.  I am coming home from Music Vespers at the Oysterville Church laden down with gifts.  I'm not talking spiritual gifts here for they come along almost as a matter of course when you...

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What do you know about Vespers services?

What do you know about Vespers services?

Suffering from an attack of Sunday Morning Curiosity, I spent a few minutes today trying to research where Vespers services are regularly held.  First I looked locally and found Oysterville Church listed which we all know is not true.  At least not...

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Should I or shouldn’t I, Mrs. Crouch?

Should I or shouldn’t I, Mrs. Crouch?

First thing this morning (at 5:38 a.m.), I received an email from the associate producer at Jim Harold Media.  She says she has been sent my way "by listener request" and writes, "Jim would be delighted to have the opportunity to interview you...

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Say a prayer and cross your fingers!

Say a prayer and cross your fingers!

The 43rd year of Vesper services begins a week from Sunday -- "God willin' an the creek don't rise" as our friend George Talbott used to say.  The Oysterville Restoration Foundation waited until Governor Inslee made his July 1st "proclamation"...

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The Oysterville Church Is Open Again!

The Oysterville Church Is Open Again!

Seeing the "Church Open" sign from my dining room window once more makes me feel that all's right with the world again -- at least with this little corner of it. In the vestibule, though, on each of the inner doors -- one leading to the sanctuary...

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Spires, Inspirations and Aspirations

Spires, Inspirations and Aspirations

The closest thing Oysterville has to a museum is "Tucker's Arcade" which you probably know is a work in progress.  Probably always will be.  Tucker is a collector, after all, and an eclectic one at that.  There is never an end in sight to...

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Shoulda… Woulda… Couldn’t

Shoulda… Woulda… Couldn’t

In a normal world (and, hopefully, in the new normal world, whenever that arrives) this should/would have been the last Sunday of Music Vespers at the Oysterville Church.  Without our usual three o'clock Sunday services, it has seemed a strange...

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First I was teary… then speechless!

First I was teary… then speechless!

When the doorbell rang yesterday in mid-afternoon, I couldn't imagine who it could be.  By the time I arrived to answer... not a soul.  But there was a large Harry and David box on the bench next to the door and it was addressed to me! "Thank you...

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Robert, Julia, Lewis, and Louise – 1869-1871

Robert, Julia, Lewis, and Louise – 1869-1871

Yesterday, this marvelous photograph of the Teachers' Institute, September 1-6, 1902 was posted on the Pacific County Historical Society's facebook page.  It was labeled "Oysterville" and Keith Cox tagged me, asking if I could identify the setting...

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Getting Our Just Desserts

Getting Our Just Desserts

Yesterday we went on the Fresh Food Foray -- to CostCo and Fred Meyers (curbside) to get some of the items we can't get through online ordering.  Before we went, Nyel had baked oatmeal raisin cookies (yum!) and then added sugar to the CostCo list....

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