Oysterville Daybook Archives

Visiting beyond the Porch

Visiting beyond the Porch

Yesterday morning I went calling on our new neighbor Greg Rogers.  I had an appointment to interview him for a Chinook Observer article on his plans for the Oysterville Store.  We met at his house – the place we all call the Bert and Minnie Andrews...

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Glad Tidings by Special Delivery

Glad Tidings by Special Delivery

There weren’t many folks at the church last evening to hear the latest news from the United States Post Office.  Not like last time when the pews were full-to-overflowing.  Of course, this time the news was good and the poor attendance seemed to...

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Making Memories in Oysterville

Making Memories in Oysterville

  The thermometer on our shady porch read a record-breaking 98º and the breeze was but an intermittent zephyr.  Still, it wasn’t the weather yesterday that was the main focus of folks with Oysterville Zip Code 98641.  The subject – or actually,...

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on the disappearance of Oysterville…

on the disappearance of Oysterville…

     We finally put out our hummingbird feeder on Saturday.  Not that we have seen any hummingbirds here in Oysterville yet this season.  But our friends Les and Kaye in Seaview say that they have so many vying for a chance at their feeder, they...

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The Morning Mail

The Morning Mail

     The morning mail in this household was always a big event in my childhood.  My grandfather would go to the post office sometime in mid-morning and he and my grandmother (and any of the other family members who happened to be here) would gather...

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Told you so!  Told you so!  Told you so!

Told you so! Told you so! Told you so!

     It’s always nice to get confirmation that you are right.  Even when you were totally confident of your facts in the first place, learning that some authority figure agrees with you makes for a satisfying feeling – especially when that...

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Of chopped liver and sugarplums…

Of chopped liver and sugarplums…

     A few days ago we received in our P.O. Box 2, Oysterville, Washington 98641 mailbox, a spiffy mailer from the United States Postal Service saying “Don’t go to the Post Office.”  Enclosed in this eye-catching red, white, and blue container was...

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Turning a corner in Oysterville?

Turning a corner in Oysterville?

     Yesterday, Oysterville’s Boil Water Advisory was lifted by the State Department of Health and two representatives of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office toured the Oysterville postal district – all in one unrelated swoop, so to...

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Grass Roots by Candlelight

Grass Roots by Candlelight

     It was standing room only at the Oysterville Church last night.  We were there to give our side of things to the Post Office District Manager from Portland – our views on how the proposed closure of our Oysterville Post Office will affect...

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My Tax Dollars at Work

My Tax Dollars at Work

Great-Grandpa Richardson     Where is my great-grandfather Daniel Richardson (1851-1922) now that I need him?  He was Assistant Postmaster in San Francisco for forty years.  Surely he was wise in the ways of bureaucracy and could have helped guide...

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Does that recommendation come with a boat?

Does that recommendation come with a boat?

     Yesterday we received our 32-page investigative report regarding the closing of the Oysterville post office.  It was prepared by Stephannie (with two ‘n’s) Wood.  It is unclear whether Ms. Wood was actually here, in Oysterville, although she...

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Let’s meet in Oysterville…

Let’s meet in Oysterville…

Oysterville Church     Late Friday afternoon a pleasant sounding man called me from Portland asking if the Oysterville Church would be available for use on October 24th.  My church calendar revealed that it would be, but when he said that he was...

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