Oysterville Daybook Archives

Despite Murphy’s First Law…

Despite Murphy’s First Law…

Today's History Forum was one of the best yet -- not necessarily subject-wise (although that was fabulous) and not necessarily because of the visual aids (there were technical problems).  But this Forum, our sixth, definitely involved the most...

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Answering The Questions

Answering The Questions

Rummaging through the information that I've collected over the better part of a century is becoming more problematic all the time -- especially those bits and pieces that (presumably) have been stored among my mental synapses.  "Total Instant...

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I guess we still ARE the wild, wild west!

I guess we still ARE the wild, wild west!

According to the Washington State Legislature online site: RCW 36.28.025 dealing with Qualifications for the office of sheriff says:  A person who files a declaration of candidacy for the office of sheriff after September 1, 1979, shall have,...

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Ready! Set! Mark Your Calendars!

Ready! Set! Mark Your Calendars!

THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT AND AN INVITATION! Whether you've moved here recently or  your roots go deep into the past of Pacific County -- or even if you are a wannabe resident, we hope you will join our HISTORY FORUM -- a monthly gathering of folks...

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Gearing Up To Look Back On Our History!

Gearing Up To Look Back On Our History!

Somehow it seems just right that we are beginning a new venture in Oysterville, Pacific County's oldest extant settlement.  And... the "we" being a group of folks from Pacific County and beyond who are interested in the history of our county and...

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I’m loving the  Saints or Sinners feedback!

I’m loving the Saints or Sinners feedback!

For all of you who have contacted me via email or text or through my blog... Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and interest in my current "Saints or Sinners?" series in the Observer. I'm having such fun researching and writing about these...

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Country Roads?  Or County Dumpsites?

Country Roads? Or County Dumpsites?

Driving the length of Sandridge Road has finally become an exercise in the Use of Extreme Caution and its companion The Feeling of Foreboding.  God forbid that you need to pull over to get out of the way of a speeding vehicle heading straight for...

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Visiting… and Broadening My Horizons!

Visiting… and Broadening My Horizons!

Yesterday I went visiting -- clear to Chinook!  In some ways it seems ridiculous to think of a community with so many similarities to Oysterville  (and only 22.8 miles distant) as being "far away."  Especially when I drive through it several times...

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I noticed in the paper this week…

I noticed in the paper this week…

I have to admit that I very nearly skipped that front page article headlined "Partners envision county's housing future."  And then as I glanced at it, phrases like "local livability" and "hybrid launch event" added to my distaste and... even now I...

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A News Clipping of Note

A News Clipping of Note

There are several things that drive us collectors of bits-and-pieces-of-history to distraction -- old photographs with no identifying names or dates and yellowing news clippings without any indicators of when or whence.  I think the following...

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Vaccination Report from The Old and Infirm

Vaccination Report from The Old and Infirm

Two arms from our household received their first doses of the Moderna vaccine yesterday in South Bend.  Neither of the arms is complaining and so far, neither of their attached people feels tired, vomitty, or in any way out of the ordinary.  WOOT! ...

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Anyone else feeling vaguely “unwanted”?

Anyone else feeling vaguely “unwanted”?

Somehow, Wednesday's front page headline in the Observer -- "Out-of-state seniors drive up county age" -- was a bit unsettling.  As I read the article, I realized that the finger-pointing by the U.S. Census Bureau was specifically directed to a...

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