Oysterville Daybook Archives

About ten days from now…

About ten days from now…

I spent an hour or so this morning with my new webmaster, fine-tuning and double-checking my soon-to-be-revealed updated website.  I really like it and hope you will, too.  It is very much simpler than the present site --- just three main parts,...

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Beware Of The Jumping Mouse!

Beware Of The Jumping Mouse!

There is nothing quite so frustrating as a jumping mouse.  I'm not speaking here of the warm-blooded variety of which there are several.  I'm speaking of those semi-animate critters whose long tail is actually an electrical cord which ultimately...

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And way before me was my Uncle Willard!

And way before me was my Uncle Willard!

Just when I think that I've turned over every scrap of the "family papers" to the Washington State Research Center, I seem to run into something else.  Today it was a story that my Uncle Willard Espy ("Wede" t0 friends and family) wrote  for a...

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And so it begins…

And so it begins…

I've blocked out the week to work on my upgraded (though actually much simplified) website so the Oysterville Daybook reports are likely to be slim-to-non-existent.  However, I do want to thank all of my readers who took the time to respond to my...

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Wasn’t it apostrophes?  Now I’m not so sure.

Wasn’t it apostrophes? Now I’m not so sure.

There used to be a running joke among elementary school teachers that Americans just could NOT get how to use apostrophes.  I thought (silly me! that it was the one basic bit of usage that was the least understood by the most adults.  I've written...

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With a little help from my friends!

With a little help from my friends!

Truly, I'm asking for your help! The WORST EVER thing happened to me last week.  I pushed a wrong button (apparently) and I lost ALL of my contact information on both my cell phone and my computer.  I was on my cell phone and what ever I did ......

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GOBSMACKED IN OYSTERVILLE!

GOBSMACKED IN OYSTERVILLE!

February 29, 2024 This is a (totally inadequate) THANK YOU to my many friends, loved ones, acquaintances, blog-followers. book fans, and others who sent me birthday greetings on my Facebook Timeline yesterday.  I haven't even had time to read them...

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The Bane of My Existence!

The Bane of My Existence!

If you remember the character Dorcas Lane in the BBC TV series,  Lark Rise to Candleford, you know that her favorite fallback "reason" for misbehavior was "It's my one weakness!"  Definitely my kind of woman and, for a short period of time (when I...

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It’s getting harder and harder to keep up!

It’s getting harder and harder to keep up!

Mostly, I don't even try to "keep up" anymore.  I stopped watching "The News" as in national and international long ago.  There are just too many wars, too many shootings too many alternative lifestyles and multiple personalities for this old mind...

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The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made, Book-wise!

The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made, Book-wise!

As much as it pains me to admit it, I am still trying to recover from the biggest mistake I ever made.  Book-wise that is.  This was a mistake in judgment pure and simple.  My intentions were good but... we already know about that road to hell.  It...

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My Techno-Tipping Point Looms Ever Closer

My Techno-Tipping Point Looms Ever Closer

I am sick of the scams.  More importantly, I'm sick of spending my time trying to determine which are scams and which are real.  They come by email, by text and on Facebook.  Yes,  and speaking of Facebook, I can no longer tell which of my...

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The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made

The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made

When it comes to writing, I've probably made more than my share of mistakes over the years.  Since my focus is history. errors "come with the territory" you might say, since new information constantly surfaces putting what once seemed definitive in...

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