My Trip to Washington State

I’m having a fantastic time on my Washington State Adventure. First up: Port Townsend! I already have more information, stories, etc. that I will be able to share soon- it’s been amazing! For instance, I was in Port Townsend yesterday, and decided to check at Manresa Castle, for a room next week. I went inside, […]

The Deserted Mansion

THE DESERTED MANSION NOTE:  The owners of the location referenced in this story do NOT want visitors to approach the lodge mentioned here.  Please respect their wishes and their privacy.  Thank you. From The Egg & I: The main house, a Victorian grande dame, was prickly with cupolas, little balconies, and chimneys. The sagging porches […]

Chimacum – That Spot on the Map

The Egg and I is based on life in the Chimacum Valley, much of which remains nearly as pristine as it was during Betty MacDonald’s time there. Several of the original farmhouses, barns, outbuildings and even broken down tractors from 60 years back or more are visible, and it doesn’t take much imagination to envision […]

The Map and I

Readers have tried to identify precisely the places Betty MacDonald wrote about. Because most are probably composites, it’s very hard to correlate fiction with actual places. The maps on this page show the location of Chimacum, WA, relative to Puget Sound and nearby cities. The red star in each shows the location of Chimacum. The […]

The Mystery Solved – The Deserted Mansion

Debbie finds the old mansion … or does she? By Debbie Scott © 2008 April 1, 2008 It was almost dusk when we got back to Discovery Bay, but Bob insisted that we stop at the “mansion,” a decaying and deserted old estate sprawled along a bluff overlooking Discovery Bay and facing the Crow’s Nest. […]

The Egg and I Song, sung by Dinah Shore

The song, “The Egg and I” is 2:40 minutes long and is performed by Dinah Shore.  It was found it on a two volume compact disc set titled, ‘S Wonderful with Dinah Shore (released by Vocalion, 2003, remastered by Michael J. Dutton.)   Vocalion’s address is: Vocalion P.O. Box 609 Watford WD18 7YA England

Bob Heskett’s Past and Present – Home to Roost

A meeting to remember … by Debbie Scott In June of 2011, I had the distinct pleasure and good fortune to meet three people who have not been heard from or featured in the little that has been written about Bob Heskett, but who were (and are) both important and fascinating parts of his life. […]