Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 31, 1989-99 Portugal

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1989 - [Cross-country bike ride San Diego to Jacksonville]

Saturday 1990 - Brought Mother up home.

Sunday 1991 - [Easter, Cris and family visiting] 146 at church, a record crowd that I recall.  Mother seemed wide awake, Cris, Laura and I went over.  Laura and Wil enjoyed picking up the eggs in our front yard.  John (still thinking of possibility of running for Mayor in Newark), Serena, Mary Virginia and Don all came.

Wednesday 1993 - [Phoenix]  Roberta got free tickets for the play "The Grand Hotel" in Sun City, had trouble staying awake - sure glad we didn't pay the $22 per ticket.

Thursday 1994 - Program at our church, 19 in the choir.  Johnsons (Rev.) have new red pick-up.

Friday 1995 -  Took Warren Moore's will to Probate Court.  Serena came as a surprise, she brought Ginny the biggest book, must be 20" x 30".  The Crowsons got here about midnight.  Got card from Mary Horton from Hawaii.

Saturday 1996 - Tom Salisbury spoke at church.  They have been in Peru for 2 years.  Jean and I spent 2+ hours working (?) on putting the computer desk together.  Bob Ballantyne called about a planned get together on Columbus Day weekend in 1997.  We went to Hillsboro and got a few bargains at K-Mart and Bob and Carl's.

Monday 1997 - [to Phoenix]  Flew to Phoenix on SW, $199 per ticket

Tuesday 1998 - [Clipping attached:  As of March 31, 1998, Lions Club International had 1,440,215 members in 43,897 clubs in 735 districts and 185 countries and geographic areas.  Note: In 2010 Lions Club boast 45,000 clubs and more than 1.3 million members in 205 countries/geographic areas.]

Wednesday 1999 - [Portugal] At Rector Hotel in Salamanca.  Even towel mats for our feet when we get out of bed.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March 30, 1989-99 Joseph's funeral

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - [to San Diego for Cross-country bike ride to Jacksonville
]  Flew to San Diego, CA, stayed in the Garden Room of the Heritage Park Inn Bed and Breakfast, 2470 Heritage Park Row, near Old Town.  Cost $107 ($95 + tax).  Had rental car from Payless Car Rental at $21.95 per day, unlimited mileage.

Friday 1990 - Took new van in for service, has 4900 miles.  Lunch at McDonald's, $8.82 for the 2 of us.  Kroger's giving off 2¢ if you bring your own bag.  Calling hours at funeral home for Bradley Perkins.

Saturday 1991 - [Cris and family visiting]  We all went over at 7:30 AM to see Mother.  She was wide awake.  This PM she ate her meat (pureed) and 1/2 of her super shake.  We drove around Rock Fork Lake, camp sites with electricity are now $8.  Had supper at Rae's.  Rob and Cindy move into new house off of Hypoluxo Road

Saturday 1991 - [2nd entry with same date]  Don and Jean Liggitt here for supper, talking of their upcoming trip to Thailand, etc.  He will be 70 next year.  They have been in Gig Harbor for 2 years.  Mother seems fine.

Tuesday 1993 - [Arizona]  Met the Fosters at Desert Museum near Tucson.  Very nice.  Earlier that AM we parked in library garage but library not open.  Supper with Francis and Grace R..... [?] in Tucson, they moved to a new place last spring.

Wednesday 1994 - Went out to Hughes' and got flowers which we planted around the house and the cemetery.   [Road crew] started replacing the bridge on S.R. 73 just south of Cemetery Rd.

Thursday 1995 - 31° this AM.  Jean is always in a rush to get the storm windows down.  Ginny likes to be read to and when going for a walk she likes to count to 5 and then we swing her.

Friday 1996 - [Newark] Breakfast came with room, at 9:30 we went to the cemetery.  Had sign directing us to "J. Uible" [Joseph Ashcraft Uible, born and died March 26, 1996].  Don participated in the service at 10AM.  They had chairs for John and Julie and their Mothers.  We then went to Big Bear and got shrimp plate -- ordered earlier -- and a new battery for Jean's watch.  Back to Church (Spring Hill Baptist in Granville).  Calling hours were from 12-1, service 1-2, then more "greeting" line.  Jeff Pound (the pastor) was eloquent, his wife Cathy just turned 48.  During the service they read two letters from John and Julie, one to their friends and one to Joseph.  Several people gave testimony during the service.  The church has a chapel area where the family greeted the many friends.  Afterwards the Ashcrafts had a lot of us at their house for a big snack. 

Sunday 1997 - [Easter, to Newark]  After church went to Newark.  Flora Daniels [?] passed away.  Had room at Cherry Valley Lodge, $89, went with John to church service in PM.  Kate enjoys the pool and the hotel.

Tuesday 1999 - [Portugal]  What a curvy road to Pousada de Gorvecia [sp?, possibly Pousada de Manteigas - Sao Lourenco] in Manteigas, Portugal.  Had hard time finding the road off the main road.  They had a service charge of $9 for bread and olives.

Monday, March 29, 2010

March 29, 1989-99 Ginny likes to swim

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1990 - Cris and family leave today.

Friday 1991 - Cris and Angela arrive.  Laura has been taking piano lessons for 6 weeks.  Cris does pretty well on the piano himself.  Mother very sleepy today.  Getting new phone system in at Wells. 

Sunday 1992 -  Saw Mother at lunch, then had soup and sandwich at Frisch's for $2.65.  Saw movie Fried Green Tomatoes in Hillsboro for $1.50 each

Monday 1993 - [Phoenix]

Tuesday 1994 - Had an appointment at Main Medical for annual physical - previous one was in November 1992.  MY PSA is 5.6 and it should be between 0-4.0.  Cost was $221.  Kay Dick [?] _________ was in office with her new baby and her 7-year-old son.  It looks like the lodge [IOOF] made a real boo-boo as the Ultimate Church group may be a branch of the [Ku Klux] Klan.  We called Cynthia in England, cheapest rates before 7AM and after 6PM.

Friday 1996 - [to Newark] We left for Newark about 4PM, ate at Wendy's at I-270 and 256, cost $5.20.  Mary Virginia had made reservations for us at the Best Western in downtown Newark, $113 for the two rooms.  We went to John and Julie's for a short visit then back to motel for a swim.  Ginny seems to enjoy that.  Lock box opening in Sabina for Helen Wilson Estate.

Saturday 1997 - Went to New Vienna Senior Citizens, John and Karen Hughes Bernard had the program on their pick up truck camper trip to Alaska over a 2 month period.  Mowed grass, really didn't need it, but felt it would be too tall in 9 more days.  Flowers on corner of house are in bud. 

Sunday 1998 - [Phoenix to Columbus] Had breakfast at First Watch with Morgans and Kings.  Went to church, contemporary service at 11AM, lots of heavy people, church having spaghetti dinner for $4.  Over to Tempe to U.S. Egg, hours are 6AM-2:30PM, reasonable and nice.  [One of Roberta's favorite places.]  Left of Delta Flight  to Columbus, had seats in last row with now window.   Nice supper, we brought chicken home.  Gas 99.4¢, parking $3/per day first week, then $2/day.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

March 28, 1989-99 Streber's Market

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1992 - We went to the New Vienna Senior Citizens - Jo Harner had asked Jean to give a "career" biography, just like the Clinton County Retired Teachers.  Esther talked for 20 minutes and just got to age 20.  Then Betty Thompson, Jean, Orville and Jo Harner filled up the rest of the hour.  For supper the New Vienna Boy Scouts had a spaghetti supper for $3.50.  GHU ate well, especially the pie and the strawberries.

Sunday 1993 - [Grand Canyon to Phoenix] Back to Phoenix, lunch at Luby's.  $3.98 for their special.

Tuesday 1995 - Article in today's WNJ about Bob Streber, as they closed their store in New Vienna after 63 years (he is 64) and will reopen the convenience store just north of town on Rt. 73.  Jean went to the Dr.  -- third time regarding her poison ivy.

Thursday 1996 - Article in April "Nation's Business" about the Library Book Stores in Clayton, MO.  [Mid-County Branch of the St. Louis County Library District is located in Clayton, a suburb of St. Louis, does not now list anything about a Book Store.]

Saturday 1998 - [Phoenix] Catherine has good oatmeal.  Kings picked us up about 10AM and we visited models at Pebble Creek.  The furnishings all look great though perhaps not too practical.  Had "lunch" the complimentary hot dog, pretzels and beverage.  Then to Del Webb's Sun City Grand - more of the same with cold rain (warmer in Ohio in low 80's).  Went to Adam and Wendy's place on Sierra Vista and Maryland, just east of 7th St.  They have 2 dogs and 2 cats and do they have the tapes, etc.  Went to this Italian Restaurant nearby with them, Morgans and Adams' parents, who bring their own fresh spinach [in unopened bag] to go with the salmon.  [They knew the staff well.]

Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 27, 1989-99 Grand Canyon Hike

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1989 - Jean took down the storm windows.  Stayed last night with GHU, she does very well and is very alert.

Tuesday 1990 - [Cris Horton family visiting] We all went to Leesburg.  Talked with Cris about coming to Wells.  He wants to start his own machine shop.

Wednesday 1991 - [Roberta visiting]  Went to Hillsboro for breakfast with Mother, very alert, held the cup and drank and ate well.  Back this evening but she never woke up, hard for her to eat or drink anything.  We took Harold and Carolyn Thornburg to Westboro UMC for their revival service.

Saturday 1993 - [Arizona, Grand Canyon] Up at 5AM and after big breakfast we left at 6:30 on the Bright Angel Trail with a sack lunch.  Indian Garden very pretty, but the light rain made it very muddy.  Catherine gave MV one of her pairs of shoes to wear and MV needed encouragement to think positive.  Roberta and John were a big help.  We were all stiff that evening, the rain had turned to snow.

Sunday 1994 - Met the Goodings at Houston Inn Restaurant in Mason on Rt. 42.  Bev had a reaction to something she ate there.   Good value.

Monday 1995 - [Holmes County] Had the complimentary breakfast buffet, then we went for a walk.  Saw the sheep and the ducks, had a tape from the Inn with music for walking.  Had lunch at the Dutch Restaurant in Wilmot.

Thursday 1997 - Jean went to M.D. in Cincinnati, made hospital call on Art Bernard's sister, then we had supper at Damon's.  Jean got a couple items at GMC in Walmart Plaza.  Had choir program tonight.  New Vienna town Clerk -- __________ Mongold.

Friday, March 26, 2010

March 26, 1989-99 Joseph Ashcraft Uible, Beloved Son

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - Easter Sunday, Sunrise service at 6:30, breakfast and video on Unquenchable Fire.  Big crowd at church.  Bev Grover sang.  John came down and we had turkey.  Rode Jean's old bike 15 miles.  Mary Virginia home with two girlfriends.  Roberta called.  Beautiful day.

Monday 1990 - Cris, Angela, Laura and Wil arrive.  He was let go at Rockwell after 9 months, was making $54,000.  They have a little food grinder they use at the table to puree regular food for Wil who is 1, Laura is 3.  He was with Clark for 10 years. 

Tuesday 1991 - Drove to Wayne Hospital in Greenville where Serena was an outpatient for Cystoscopy.  She had lunch there in bed and then we went to her apartment.  En route to Russia for supper at Sheps Golden Lantern  -- liver and onions $8.95 -- 2111 Miller Rd.  Made stop in Versailles, bought bulk garden seeds and small pliers.  Public Library in old house with new addition.

Friday 1993 - [Arizona, Grand Canyon]  We went down the Kaibab Trail, left about 9AM after big breakfast at the cafeteria, which just opened today for the season.  Got to Phantom Ranch about 4PM, a basic but pretty spot.  The mule trip is $250 per person with meals, etc.  It was a steep 7.5 miles.  We had the veggie stew for supper.

Sunday 1995 - [to Holmes County via Newark]  After church we drove to Newark, where we had lunch and got gas for 97.9¢.  On to the Inn at Honey Run, Room 226.  $75 + $15 for rollaway.  Ron Eberhard was "speaking" between 5-6, we got there about 4:45.  Had supper there -- "Raid the Kitchen" -- a self serve buffet for $9.50

Tuesday 1996 -  John called us at 6AM, Julie had a C-Section.  We got to her room about 7:30.  Joseph had one eye open and lasted about 40 minutes.  The minister had been there all night and had a dedication prayer.  They washed Joseph up in the room and he looked nice in his gown.  So sad.  We left about 11AM and had lunch at Cracker Barrel in Grove City.  Pot of beans $2.99.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

March 25, 1989-99 Joseph due

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - Got small lawn mower back from Tom Young.  Planted onions in the garden.

Sunday 1990 - We ate at Leesburg.

Monday 1991 - Continental Airlines called about changing Roberta's plane so we left quickly, saw Thelma Holmes afterwards, she has been there two years, will be 87 on 3/30.  (We recall when she put in 50¢ + 25¢ in Sunday School for her birthday.)  Had "supper" at Skyline Chili in West Columbus at I-270 and US40., walked around PharMor, then Colombo Yogurt.  Had reservations at Red Roof at Dayton North, $29.95, tax $3.75.

Wednesday 1992 - Had lunch at Wilmington UMC, $3 - each Wednesday through Lent.  Mother seems good this week.

Thursday 1993 - [Arizona]  Had breakfast with the Ashcrafts at Kiss the Cook.  We left for Grand Canyon.

Saturday 1995 - Had McKibbens closing in Wilmington, then Young Auction here in NV in the PM.  Later we went to Hillsboro, Jean saw Vilexia [?] then I saw Elsie, she is 88 -- "I enjoy giving people things now rather than wait till I'm gone."  Then to Henry Edwards, Jennie took a nap on both auto trips.

Monday 1996 - Jean woke up dizzy this AM so Ann Bailey took her place at the UMC meeting in Hillsboro.  Left about 2PM for St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville where John and Julie had gone for the baby delivery.  The Ashcrafts came shortly after we got there, plus Mary Virginia and Jeff and Cathy Pound (the minister).  She is quite a vivacious teacher in the Church school, grades 5-8.  She had all these Ohio books.  We stayed at the hospital until midnight, had Room 108 at nearby Signature Inn.  $52 (hospital rate) + $8.19 in tax.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 24, 1989-99 Cleaning up

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1990 - [to Cincinnati airport] Surprised to see snow on the ground this AM, traffic slow on I-75.  Lunch in Florence KY at Red Lobster, Rainbow Trout $5.75.  Got GHU a new telephone at Florence Mall.  Jean stayed with the car while I met Mother and we got away 30 minutes after plane landed.

Sunday 1991 - Got out our "old" movies and slides, seems like eternity since our family went west for 5 weeks in 1962.  Roberta met Vanessa at Rae's at 7:20.  Arlene Curtis had been in to see GHU, also Judy Clay.

Monday 1992 - Sharon King's (mgr at bank) husband died of cancer (age 45), it was discovered last June.

Wednesday 1993 - [Phoenix]  Had lunch with Catherine.  Met Sue Sears Green in Tempe, ate at Health Food Restaurant and went to "juggling show" at Gammage Auditorium [same place we saw Annie 1/10].

Thursday 1994 - Went to Wilmington College to hear Terry Anderson speak - overflow crowd.  He was a prisoner in Lebanon for 7+ years.  Sat next to Tom Hale.

Saturday 1996 - 23 Psalms for Sunday School lesson, 77 at church.  We walked out Cemetery Rd and picked up trash also swept walk near recycling container, then moved desk at Wells so we wouldn't have to close the blinds so often.  John called, they are going to hospital tomorrow at 10AM so we are going up in the afternoon.  Wendy called, she seems to be doing well in school.

Monday 1997 - Jean had appointment at CMH at 7:30 for stress test.  Had Reynolds lock box opening.  Betty Rulon called, Dick passed away yesterday.  Had lunch at Taco Bell.  New Vienna awarded contract for Cemetery job.  Got the Quicken software program.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March 23, 1989-99 Serena's memory

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - Went to Cincy airport to pick up GHU, had supper en route at Echo Restaurant in Hyde Park, most meals $4.95 with meat and 2 vegetables.  Bought book on China next door.  Mother's ticket was $234.21.  Parking at short term airport lot, $1 for first 30 minutes, then 75¢ per 30 minutes.

Friday 1990 - [Tennessee to Kentucky] Left Zooks about 2pm for bookstore in Kingsport TN, gas 92.9¢.  Had supper at Cracker Barrel in Corbin, KY -- what a crowd, then met MV and Don at the Red Roof in Lexington.  She has job with church publications and the D.S. has told them about an interview comping up.

Saturday 1991 - Roberta has been going over around 7:30 to see GHU, breakfast is one of her better meals.  Jean and Serena went with Charlotte Hause to Easter Egg Hunt at CCMH, sponsored by the New Vienna Twig, a close schedule as we had reservations at Murphin Ridge at 1pm, nice magazines in their lobby.  Then to West Union where we visited the Public Library.  Also stopped at the Amish Bakery, got some delicious bread and a small pie, of which GHU ate some.  Also a visit to Peebles Public Library.  Serena has a great memory -- bringing up our visit to 4 States Monument [? Serena, you'll have to explain this to me.]

Tuesday 1993 - [to Phoenix] We (including Serena) left from Columbus for Phoenix.  We are staying at Desert Shadows -- Union Hills and 29th Ave in Sid's 5th-Wheel, spot 597, the rent is $1600 a year.

Thursday 1995 - Met Steve Hamilton at lock box opening, also Leadership Clinton Meeting.  Went square dancing, don't know when we laughed so much with the Ed [Ev?] Baileys, Herschel Arnolds [?] and Earl Jenkins.  Harold Stewart has prostrate cancer and bone cancer.  Celebrated Jim Erbaugh's birthday.

Friday 1996 - Went to Wilmington, looked at computer tables and got light bulb for refrigerator.  Met with Lacy's daughter and what a mess, he even sued his daughter and divorced his wife just before death.

Sunday 1997 - Took Dale _____ to Murphin Ridge.  His wife is from Sweden, age 60.  He is on assignment at Airborne, joined our choir while here.  Son -23- still looking for work as a pilot.  Surprised to see Bob and Audrey Terrell at Murphin Ridge.  The Crossets [?] are celebrating a reunion at the Cloister in 7/98.

Monday, March 22, 2010

March 22, 1989-99 Seeds a plenty, Zooks

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - WNJ Business Edition - full page ad is $653, 1/2 page $350, 1/4 $200, 1/8 $135.  Circulation is 7800 and read (?) by 23,400.  Received picture of GHU from Joe Horton, gift of Roberta, arrived super wrapped.  Got our Delta 8-pack of tickets for $640 each.

Thursday 1990 - [Georgia - South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee] Took tour of Savannah, $11 each with Preservation Society, good value, continental breakfast included, very tasty.  More peanut butter sandwich en route to Johnson City TN to see the Zooks.  Ate at cafeteria in Asheville, $8.04 for the 2 of us.  Overnight at the Zooks.  They quit the Carmel Corn business in September, 1988, and have plans to go to Havana next month.

Friday 1991 - Jean got out West Virginia yearbook.

Monday 1993 - [Kentucky to Ohio]  Got haircut at $4 and gas for 93.9c in Williamsburg.  Had lunch at James Tavern [Now called Parkers Blue Ash Grill] in Blue Ash, real nice.

Tuesday 1994 - Met Serena for supper at the Best Cafe in Lebanon, one of the dishes was the Chez special and also a Urbanic [?].  Got blurb in mail about voting for Gordon Rose for C.P. Judge.

Thursday 1995 - Jean fixed black bean soup for supper.  Called Morgans, Catherine is getting stocks that you can buy direct.  My poison ivy is much better.  The pills are all arranged on a card, a line for each day and each day I take 1 less pill for the 6 days, starting with 6 pills the first day

Friday 1996 - John called us about the plans for Joseph and had earlier sent us a letter.  Also a letter from Mrs. Sani...[?] about how nice and how helpful MV had been to their family at the time of the death of Mr. S.  In WNJ about Pete Overstreet forging the Judge's signature.

Saturday 1997 - Jean went to CMH Easter Egg Hunt and got some garden seed at Ace Hardware, 79¢/scoop and at Odd Lots for 50¢ a packet.  Planted the seeds.  Also transplanted 5 evergreen trees.  Hauled 3 loads of leaves from Mother's yard.  Helen Kuntzman called us - she plans to work until the end of this year.  Carole has gotten a divorce, her husband was an alcoholic.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

March 21, 1989-99 John and Julie move

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Tuesday 1989 - Took bike out to Harners for it's trip west.  Science Fair at New Vienna school.  Had homemade soup for supper. John called.

Wednesday 1990 - [Georgia] Took tour of Jekyll Island, very interesting, had lunch at their bakery, soup on the veranda.  Drove on to Savannah, had reservations at The Presidents' Quarters, corner of President and Lincoln Sts.  In room 403, the Harry Truman Room.  A lot of Presidential memorabilia.  Afternoon tea with cherry jubilee cake.  Ate dinner at the Shrimp Factory, $43 for the two of us.  Had fruit bowl in our room.

Saturday 1992 - Marvin Chamberlain of Westboro spoke to our UMC Men's group.  Westboro UMC is planning a big expansion program.  David Martin is pastor.  John and Julie move into their new home at 1030 Shaw Drive, Newark.

Sunday 1993 - [Kentucky]  We went to Pleasant View UMC, Don spoke on John 9.  Had lunch at Williamsburg [KY] Holiday Inn, buffet was $4.95. 

Monday 1994 - Talked with Everett Penn about Ted W.  The Thompsons in Portland, OR wrote us that they had seen our picture in pictures that their friends were showing them.

Tuesday 1995 - We went to Dr. about our poison ivy, which I got last Saturday in working on the grape vines.  Went to Hillsboro in the PM, saw Elsie S. in her new home.  Greg is quite a character with all his gold bracelets.  Gals here -- Betty Adams and Linda to wash windows and put up screens.

Friday 1997 - Daffodils out in front of house.  New code supplements came. 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March 20, 1989-99 Ginny great conversationalist

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1990 - [Florida to Georgia]  Mother and Mary [MUH] went to luncheon at Lake Worth Towers, then we left at 2PM for Jekyll Island.  San Veronica very ....fty [?], the gal from Jamaica who is to help with Mother.  Had peanut butter sandwich en route.  Room 2204 for $69, very nice.  Had lunch at Shangri-la Restaurant in Lake Worth, just so-so.

Wednesday 1991 - Went to Columbus to meet Roberta at the airport, then met John at McDonald's at the airport, they gave us a complimentary personal pizza -- first day for pizza.  John is in better spirits.  Back through Hillsboro to see GHU.  Bought gas at WCH for 98.9c tonight. 

Friday 1992 -Was going to meet Serena at Pine Club in Dayton but 2+ hour wait.  We saw her on the street and ate at Hilton Hotel.  She brought us all the Mobil Tour Books and 36 Life Instruction books.

Saturday 1993 - [to Tennessee from Kentucky] Met the Zooks at East Tennessee Mall in Knoxville, ate at Morrison's Cafeteria.  Later visited the Blount Mansion.  Not hard to have conversations started with Ginny along.  We got along fine.  Ate at Cracker Barrel in Lake City.

Wednesday 1996 - A 4" wet snow, no school.  Jean sorting through old pictures.  DPL bill, 638 KWH for $61.54.

Thursday 1997 - Had legal seminar at Samuel Walkers Restaurant in Wilmington.  Jean went to meeting at Otterbein.

Friday, March 19, 2010

March 19, 1989-99 Shoes cost $800

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 -We drove out to Harners, then rode bikes to Wilmington.  Jean got her "C" test at Losy's [?] for $5, it is 283.  [No idea what this means.]  Then back to Ponderosa for lunch.  Windy and sunny though cool.

Monday 1990 - [Florida]

Tuesday 1991 - MV called us, Don may get pastorate at Bronston, KY, he has talked with the DS

Friday 1993 - MV on Emmaus Walk Team and Don has class, but had no problems.

Saturday 1994 - Dr. Paul Hayes spoke to our Men's group about the trial that gave proof of Jesus' death and resurrection.  Glass Estate sale.

Sunday 1995 - Ed Johnson spoke on "Procedure" or Else.  The story of a fig tree.  We had made reservations at CMH for lunch, $2.50 and includes the program by Dr. Compton on "Shoulders".  Saw several people that we hadn't seen for awhile, Ralph Rammells [?], he sure has trouble getting around; Gene Whitaker, whose wife had just had an operation; Beverly Sanders and Inga Grove (the girl from Denmark) who are all enthused on taking an "E" trip.  Bev just turned 60.  Visited Extended Care, then Ruth Shoemaker.  Had long conversation with Fl....[?] in Kroger's.  Trouble with her sister.

Tuesday 1996 - Called Roberta, she just got back from San Antonio, she bought about $800 worth of shoes at SAS.  A wet day.  Stanforth and Merritt won in primary.  Stewart lost.  Kevin Greer won in Highland County as Probate Judge.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

March 18, 1989-99 John & Julie

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Saturday 1989 - Worked on our income tax, turned Mother's water on, took the Johnsons to Hillsboro to UMC to hear Emerson Colaw, retired bishop who started at Rainsboro.

Sunday 1990 - [Florida]  We all ate at Perkins Steak House in WPB.

Monday 1991 - John called us.  He and Julie have called things off.  Heard from Tok-A-Toy [?] (been in business since 1955), they are unable to pay their bills (they owe us $30,0000 and have sold out to Laramer [?].  Mother has a new roommate.

Tuesday 1992 - Spoke to the Clinton County Retired Teachers Association along with 3 other couples -- Bob Warner, Jim R.... [?], John Hughes and Virginia Smith on Elderhostel.  Went to Marshall Flippo special square dance in Hillsboro.  Mother doesn't want to eat or drink.  Difficult to get her to say more than one word answer to a question.

Friday 1994 - A terrific wind.

Saturday 1995 - Breakfast at church, Mark from Adams County spoke at 10am.  We were at Rod's for a trash pick up with Leadership Clinton, but no one showed up.  A stop at Roberts Home place, lots of activity.  Bought some bulk garden seed at Rhoades Garden Center and planted peas, spinach, beets, lettuce and onions.  At 6:30 we were in Dayton (Huber Heights) at Aldersgate Church for Marriage Encounter follow-up.  A great turnout.  The dialog question was:  What am I doing to make our marriage more fun?

Sunday 1996 - Saw Elsie in Hillsboro, she is 88.  Got folder from Greenbriar, 4 nights at $1075 per person, extra night $208.  Roberta called from San Antonio where she was getting a real buy on SAS shoes.

Tuesday 1997 - Elsie in New Vienna, looked at two places for her to stay.  John, Julie and Kate to fly to Phoenix for 5 days.  Kate has been exposed to chicken pox.  Wilmington Library open again, but will be June when they get the new furniture.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 17, 1989-97 Hale Hospital

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Friday 1989 - Another nice day.  Article in WNJ about old Hale Hospital [where Catherine had her tonsils removed in 1955] becoming the center of a retirement community.  Went to a play at Wilmington College in the McCoy Room "Home of the Brave" -- what war scenes.  Kroger having 12oz. OJ for 79c

Saturday 1990 - [Ohio to Florida]  Carolyn R. takes us to the airport for Delta flight to WPB at 7:03PM, nonstop, last of our 8 tickets, they expire next week.

Sunday 1991 - Went to Dayton, exchanged telephone answering machine at Pharmore.  Ate at 7 Ruffles [can't find any restaurant in that area with that name] at Alex Bell Rd and I-675.  Then to Xenia Public Library, they are adding an addition.

Monday 1992 - Went to Roland Grice's house, then to Chillicothe to Probate Court, etc.  Jean bought stuff at Aluminum [?] Outlet and glasses at Odd Lots.  Supper at Hunan House was $14 and brought enough home for another meal.  Mother still sleepy and didn't want to eat.

Saturday 1996 - Went to Sankers then we drove to the Window Garden Restaurant [can't find any current info on Window Garden although one site mentions it "came and went" and at 3077 Harrison Ave is now Henke Winery] on the west side of Harrison Ave.  Vegetable plate was $8.95 as was the buffet.  Then to Krohn Conservatory, pretty orchids.  We purchased 2 small pots for $2 each. 

Monday 1997 - Jean had Jan Widman [?] talk on her mission trip to Russia at the Twig [I forget what kind of group Twig is -- a hospital auxiliary?] meeting last night.  Greg has left Elsie [I think Greg is Elsie's nephew] and gone back to Florida.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March 16, 1989-97 59 Peas

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - GG brought a huge bag of fruit, sliced ham, pineapples, dried bananas and strawberries.  Planted peas and spinach in garden.

Saturday 1991 - Planted 59 peas also cost 59¢ for the packet. 

Tuesday 1993 - 17-year-old boy, charged with murder in Farmers Station of 38-year-old Mother, whose daughter he had at age 16, had been kidnapped.  Father also shot, but survived.  Happened at 5AM.  Bob McEwen came in 2nd in Hamilton County Congressional race.  Mother groggy but sure eats the grapes, she weighs 103 pounds.

Wednesday 1994 - Marshall Flippo special in Hillsboro, he is head of the square dance program at Kirkwood Lodge in Osage Beach, MO.  Getting Bonnie Waters wrongful death action squared up. 

Thursday 1995 -  Legal seminar in Wilmington.  Mary McElwee (43) and a fellow from Zanesville put it on.  Only 8 of us there.  3 hours credit and cost $60.  Got new passports.  Another great day.

Friday 1996 [this entry actually dated 3/16/95 also] - Mike Huff spoke, Mary Ellen Pinkerton's grandson, quite windy.  Planted grass seed at UMC.  Left at 3:30 for Murphin Ridge with Bob and Audrey Terrell.  She just celebrated her 75th birthday and wants to go to Boston and to Flathead Lake Montana where her brother has a summer home. 

Sunday 1997 - Went to CM Hospital for the monthly dinner.  Dr. Sachs, a urologist, spoke on incontinence problems.  Then to Blanchester where the Blanchester UMC sponsored Becky Tirabassi who went about face 20 years ago to be a Christian.  399 present.

Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15, 1989-98 Baileys

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - [Tennessee to Ohio]  Had breakfast in room.  At the restaurant the continental breakfast was $3.95, 1/2 grapefruit for $1.50.  Jean drove to KY welcome station and next stop was Boone Tavern, four hours after leaving Choo Choo.  [I remember that being a regular stop on the way to Florida.]  Roast Pork lunch as $9, including soup (Pimento), salad, two vegetables and beverage.  Saw this lady at a table next to ours, it was Frances Corradine [?] who we had met on the "E" trip to Brazil.  She will be going to Yugoslavia on Sago [?], also taking French.

Thursday 1990 - Planted cabbage, broccoli, beets and peppers.  Went to Senior Citizens and heard Tom Salisbury speak.

Friday 1991 - John was down for the day.  "Julie is getting cold feet."  The Sankers came up, went to dinner theater at Parker House in Hillsboro.  Dinner at $6 was very basic, play was "Pirates of Penzance."  Jim Butler had a part.  Talked with Donna Hardin's [Harkin's?] daughter who has been in South Africa for 6 years.  She is 30.  Mother seems to be improving.

Wednesday 1995 - Everett and Ann Bailey invited us to go to a Xenia church where their granddaughter was in this 7 person Mimic Group.  Lots of make-up, all white with a black border.  They were all from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa -- OK.  We met the Baileys at Bob Evans where Shirley Cadle the DS was having supper.  Gerald Bernard was also at the program, his wife has Lyme's disease.  PJW [Phyllis] helping at Wells as Ted was also off.

Friday 1996 - Baileys invited us to go to Dayton to Dayton Christian School where their grandson, Spencer Bailey, had the lead part of Harold Hill in the Music Man.  We got back to Wilmington at midnight.

Saturday 1997 - Men's breakfast at church, a friend of Keith Rankin who works at Kibler's Lumber spoke.  Wilmington City Council voted to tear down old (128 years) Main school house. 

Sunday 1998 - Went to CMH luncheon, talk on nutrition, then to Home and Garden Show at Roberts Arena, $2/person.  Interesting silent auction, we got a child's picnic table for $27, missed getting the push lawn mower by $1.  Signed up for a year of Internet with DragonFly for $120.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

March 14, 1989-99 John to China

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - [Georgia to Tennessee]  Had good breakfast, drove to downtown Atlanta for Toy Show, supposed to be the last one.  Drove up Peachtree Rd to Oxford Book Store [closed in 1997, then reopened but now called Oxford Comics Games & More], had lunch at a Mexican Restaurant, then west on Paces Rd to I-75.  Made a stop at New Echota, old Cherokee village - interesting.  Had reservations at Choo Choo in Chattanooga, 20% off coupon, still high at $68, though half of rail car was interesting.  We were in #756, king size bed, long walk to toilet, went for swim.  Dinner there was $9.75 and up so we went elsewhere and had soup bar for $1.29.  Bought a belt at Zayre's (next door) going out of business sale.  [All Zayre's were closed by 1990, mostly bought out by Ames, but some continued as TJ Maxx.]

Wednesday 1990 - Planted last year's peas (they were free).  GG back from Florida.  Went to Hillsboro square dancing, Marshall Flippo, $6/couple. 

Saturday 1992 - Took Hortons to Cincinnati airport.  The Burlington Coat Factory was closed, so spent a little time at Mt Washington Library.  Then met Sankers at China Gourmet Restaurant at 3340 Erie Ave.  Sankers talking of going to Alaska.  

Sunday 1993 - We were in Westboro for the 9AM church service.  The Bishop canceled out due to the storm.  The DS spoke on Psalms 18:25-30 "Leaping over walls" -- 1) physical 2) boredom 3) unclear goals 4) prejudice 5) fears and 6) sin.  This is their dedication date.  Had a nice visit with Howard Hodel [?] of A and M Farm Orchards in Midland.  He mentioned a John Hasz who went from this area to Fairbanks.

Monday 1994 - Got new Mobil Tour Book from Catherine.  With check from CSX their four night Easter Package is $975 a night per person for a double.  In 1989, double rooms at Shaker Village were $44-80 per night.

Thursday 1996 - Another 8:30 meeting with Leadership Clinton re: new County Book.  Forbes dropping out of Presidential race.

Saturday 1998 - Lions Club Pancake Day - no big crowd.  Jean still collecting those snaps off the pop bottles.  John should be in China now.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March 13, 1989-99 Square Dancing

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1989 - [Tennessee to Georgia]  Took a tour of Rugby, the library opened in 1882 was interesting, no lights or heat.  Breakfast included in our room rate.  Had lunch in car.  Stayed at Days Inn, Exit 28 on I-285 [near Atlanta] $42 with breakfast.  Drove over to Stone Mountain area, 2nd exit and visited the new K-Mart - Super Store - the American Way - 68 check outs [lanes].  Bought new Roos shoes $20.

Tuesday 1990 - Roberta left Lake Worth again, real dedication.  Don and MV arrived, went to Emmaus meeting in Wilmington.  Planted grass seed at Thompson's, spinach and lettuce in our garden.  Another day in the low eighties.  Roberta likes the rubber balls with string for her cat "Baby Beethoven."  Cris is getting laid off.

Wednesday 1991 - Ice on the trees, Mother seemed good tonight.  Marshall Flippo dance again, he is from the Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach MO, Kirkwood Lodge, $595 per couple for 6 nights, includes meals, lodging and dancing.

Saturday 1993 - Met Roger Dalton at extended care for his Mother to sign Power of Attorney.  A big snow storm with really strong winds.  Interesting how the snow ridges up.  Lions Club canceled the evening shift of the Pancake Supper.  Sent in reservations for the Nova Scotia and Ashland OR trips.

Sunday 1994 - Mission Sunday at UMC.  We had Jeannette Shugay from Clermont County speak, a black lady who was a great speaker.  Sunday School - 71, 108 at Church.  The Barrs joined our church.  We met the Sankers at the Midland Restaurant, they seemed to enjoy it.  They are planning on going to Seattle next month and renting a car to drive to the LA area and back.

Monday 1995 - Got oil changed on the Honda at Eddie-Towes [?] - 5500 miles.  Emptied trash at church.  Keith is a great guy but doesn't seem to see the jobs that need to be done.  Ev and Ann Bailey here with a new Toyota.  Another great day.  Got Park Bank Annual Report.

Wednesday 1996 - Went to John Harner's and got a pick-up load of manure - off concrete floor - had it all done in 90 minutes.

Thursday 1997 - Jean went to see Dr. Lippit [?] in Cincinnati, then I went to Otterbein to open lock box on Mrs. Finch.  Had supper at the Sankers.

Friday, March 12, 2010

March 12, 1989-99 Cris and Wells

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - [Ohio to Tennessee]  Salisbury's married 3/12/40.  Had lunch with Mary Virginia at Cracker Barrel in Lexington, KY at 3:15.  Good value at $4.49 then on to historic Rugby, TN where we had room #1 in the Newbury House.  Had soup in their restaurant, an English couple in charge.  We had an old fashioned "high" bed.  50 in Sunday School, 67 for church, $389.37.

Monday 1990 - Called Cris and Angela about coming to Wells, uncertain as to what is the right thing.

Thursday 1992 - George Steele passed away at 73.

Friday 1993 - Chakeres Theatres announced about 3 more theaters in Wilmington, taking over where Superior Carpet was in the mall.  Randy Cline trouble in Sheriff Dept.  Item on TV about trouble with toilets available in NYC, could have new units, but not handicapped accessible so illegal.  Doing tax returns on computer.

Saturday 1994 - We both worked on income taxes.  In PM walked out Bernard Road, Jean is getting people to help on cancer drive.  Pauline Baker is still unhappy at Apple Tree Apartments, they call it Satanville, 14 calls to the police in one day.

Sunday 1995 - Ed Johnson spoke on people who want a quick religion, a squash can grow in 60 days but it takes 100 years for an oak tree.  It was a great day, we rode bikes out Rt. 28 and past Elizabeth Ellen Carey's  house.  Evening service at 7PM.  Georgileah Hannah got talking about Las Vegas gambling experiences.  Charles Salisbury has been coming to church -- his wife ran away with someone else.

Tuesday 1996 - Catherine called this AM (usually she calls on Wednesday), she and Wendy are still on their diet.

Wednesday 1997 - Lions Club meeting at 7:30, Main Medical at 8:30, Bernita Hacking [?] at 9 and Dr. G in Centerville at 10:15.  He froze spot on my face and took sample of skin spot on my leg. 

Thursday 1998 - Dick Woods put new lavatories in our two bathrooms.  Graduation night at square dancing, our bell choir performed.  6 in class.  Nice new facility for school.  Hears news that Joanne Gruber and Dick F. have broken up.  He is going with Marty Olive from Hillsboro.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 11, 1989-99 Julie & John make the news

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - Went to Highland UMC Soup Supper, another Key Event night.  The whole church went up to the altar.  Leon S.: "I recall as a boy the promise of a second coming of Jesus."  Rode bike about 20 miles.

Sunday 1990 - Salisbury Open House.  Ed Johnson spoke on dreams -- put your hat on to keep your feet warm, the brain is the power.  Revelations in Sunday School.

Monday 1991 - Julie and John's picture in the newspaper.

Friday 1994 - Phyllis wants to quit this summer. 

Saturday 1995 - Put the Wills files in the middle room, took some chairs including my high back office chair to Mrs. Rhinehart [upholsterer], then on to Lynchburg.  Jean wanted to look at this store that the UMC minister has there.  Short visit to the Public Library, then to Allensburg for lunch, liver and onions for $4.25.  Visited Henry Edwards, so hard to understand.  Then to new Super K-Mart, oh what a big place.  Came home and washed both the car and the truck.  After supper we walked out to the cemetery and back.  Marie Cooper recuperating from her 3rd knee operation.  Talked to Roberta, she sold her PM stock and bought six different stocks including Merck, McDonald's, Coca Cola and Microsoft.

Monday 1996 - People here from Hillsboro to put in air conditioning.  They cut the register holes in the flooring.  Jean called Sheila re UMW tomorrow night.  Gal from the Homeless [Services] to speak, on which Sheila is on the Board, but Sheila said "She and Ray are going out."  Always an excuse.

Wednesday 1998 - Got Park Bank Annual Report.  Jean had Women's Club meeting at Samuel Walkers Restaurant in Wilmington.  She also went to Lowe's with Dick Woods to get new lavatories.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 10, 1989-99 Cheap Cole Slaw

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]
Friday 1989 - Went to Cincinnati to Estate Planning Institute at the Westin Hotel, $110 for early registration, or $130 for later.  Jean met Jeanne Sanker, they got Honda serviced and also visited new shopping center on north side of city.  Evening Church Services - Key Event, the Whites and the Strops [?] came at our invitation. 

Saturday 1990 - Called the Hortons so surprised when Roberta was also there.   She came on Thursday and is going back on GHU's ticket on Tuesday.  Glad she had chance to "meet" Judy.  Went to Wilmington saw the movie, Steel Magnolias.  $2.50 in the afternoon, $4.25 later. 

Sunday 1991 - [Somerset to Ohio] We went with the Crowsons to Sunday School and Church and drove by their prospective house to rent in Ferguson.  Don said he has gained 20# since marriage.  They fixed dinner in their electric wok.  We drove home via Hillsboro, Mother seemed pretty good.  Had 5 young girls at our evening prayer service, winding up Book of Daniel.

Monday 1992 - Crowsons here.  MV and Don went to Emmaus Walk.  Weather has been great so far this month, but today down to 15 degrees with snow. 

Tuesday 1998 - Went to Wilmington at 3 and had supper at KFC (cole slaw 95c), then went to Emmaus gathering.  My first since don't know when.  Made final reservation for dinner at Williamsburg for 6/9/98, they have trouble getting all of us (19) in at 7:15, first wanted us to come at 8:45PM.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

March 9, 1989-99 Still winter

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - Went to Bowling Green, Ohio on Montgomery Estate.  Had lunch at Bill Knapp's in Findley.  Came back US68 about 21 miles shorter than I-75, but 75 quicker with 65mph speed limit.  Went back to Wilmington, Jean had mini-college, turned in sales slips to Bob and Carl's, got 10% refund.

Saturday 1991 - [Cincinnati to Somerset KY]  Had complimentary breakfast at the motel, 4 oz carton of milk with cereal.  Went to Tri-County and bought new pair of shoes -- black suede (?) 1/2 price at $39.  Went to yogurt place, they gave us the cups to fill and we had plenty -- that was our lunch.  Drove to Somerset.  Paul Mace had inivited us all to go to Lakeview Restaurant for supper -- another buffet.

Sunday 1992 - Jack Laymon, across from NVUMC has put in a new sidewalk.  HQT [Harold Thornburg] home from heart bypass operation.

Wednesday 1994 - A surprise snow this AM.  Had Clement hearing, other attorney canceled out due to the snow.  Judge Davis in Hillsboro retired.  Article in last Sunday's NYT about Kauai.

Friday 1996 - 8 degrees this AM, but sun is bright. 

Sunday 1997 - Guest Sunday at Church, had 101 and a nice lunch.  TV program about Rike's store in Dayton.  Building built in 1912 and what a big deal when put in an escalator.  I do recall when were new in Cincinnati. 

Monday 1998 - Called MUH, Joe was there.  He had been to Key West and they are going overnight to Disney World.  Roberta told us that Cris's daughter [Laura] is coming out to Arizona for a week in June.  Cris and Angela are going to Florida, weekend in Lantana but during the week at Sanibel.

Tuesday 1999 - [to Cincy Airport Holiday Inn for trip to Portugal and Spain through 4/8]

Monday, March 08, 2010

March 8, 1989-99 John & Julie's gift list

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1990 - Planted grass at Mother's (over the sewer line).  Went square dancing, my we were rusty.

Friday 1991 - We went to Cincy to file papers at the Federal Building.  Then to the Union Terminal to see the Museum.  Supper at Cascades (Great Suites) -- big seafood buffet for $17.95.  Finally used our 1st Cincinnati Entertainment Coupon, also made a stop at Kenwood Mall, very nice.  Got wedding list at Lazarus for Julie and John.  Had reservation at Comfort Inn Suites, $34.95 in Blue Ash.  Very nice.

Sunday 1992 - Spoke at Richland UMC [Athens] about our trip to USSR.  They had a pot luck supper.  The Donald Lynch's will be married 40 years this fall.

Monday 1993 - Louise Fenwick's 90th birthday.  She has moved to Ellisville MO.

Wednesday 1995 - Surprise snow on the ground this AM, 7 absent from Wells.  Got haircut at Greg's, now $6.  Carolyn R. went to hospital for tests.  Catherine called us about 5:30AM her time.  Wendy has changed schools, she just has to go in for tests.  She has had quite a time with the removal of her wisdom teeth.  Jean had Women's Club at Elizabeth Ellen Carey's. 

Friday 1996 - Jean goes with Ann Bailey and someone from Lynchburg to UMW meeting in Dearborn MI.  Article in WNJ about Luther Warren celebrating his 105th birthday.  He started teaching school at $48 per month plus $2 for being the janitor.  Dow Jones dropped 171 points, about 3%.

Saturday 1997 -Rob Rankin's have put shelf up for microwave.  Went to Wilmington.  Leon Salisbury having knee operation as did Ann Bailey.  Ate at Subway, really there 12" are too much.

Sunday 1998 - Sermon on "Who is our hero?" John 10:7-16.  Caskey's [?] 50th Anniversary at NV Lions Club.  Elaine Burton said her son had gone back to school, wants to be a youth minister.  Handed out books for Easter Cantata.  Serena sent a bunch of recipes on the Internet.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

March 7, 1989-99 White Castle Hamburgers

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1990 - Had lunch at Arby's, special 2nd large roast beef sandwich free with purchase of one at $2.69.  At Lions Club Rita Carey spoke on Airborne -- now 2700 employees, 300 in 1980

Saturday 1992 - Got haircut at Gary's, now $5.  Beginning to feel better.  Talked to Cris and Angela about "the schedule" for the Hortons 50th Anniversary on June 20th.  Grandma is fine.

Sunday 1993 - After seeing Mother -- she drank 3 glasses of milk -- we ate at Ponderosa, $1 off if you bought a drink which was 99c.  Then to movie at $1.50 each, "The Incredible Journey - Homeward Bound" about 2 dogs and a cat who had quite a wilderness [?] trip on their way back home.  In the evening we went out to see John and Laura Hughes.  He is having a slow recovery.  Wendy called us, she was really excited about her NY trip this past week.  [She went with a group of exchange students, this was the year we had Mette.]

Tuesday 1995 - Went out to see Louise Bloom.  Jean spent the day at the office working on the files.

Thursday 1996 - We went to WCH, re Howland, then back to Wilmington.  Dr. Kerr's office called again, Jean has infection so new medicine.

Friday 1997 - Physical at Main Medical $188.

Saturday 1998 - Had tickets at $12 each for Peer Gynt at the Murphy Theater.  Put on by the deaf.  I had trouble staying awake as did Jean, sat next to the Nathan Hales.  Talked to James Terrell there, he is hard of hearing.  Told me of difficulties that Hubert Peelle is having.  Spent some time in bookstore, wonder how they stay in business.  Had supper at White Castle, they are open 24 hours with breakfast fro 4AM to 10:30.  Hamburgers are 41c each, small onion chips $1.29 so that was $3.75 for 6 hamburgers and one onion.  Kroger's milk still $1.29/gallon.  John here with a friend to get a twin bed.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

March 6, 1989-99 Crown Prince Rudolf

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1989 - A super ice storm, our garage door wouldn't go up.  About 2/3 of shop people out.

Tuesday 1990 - [Florida to Ohio]  Back from Florida, non-stop Delta, an hour early to airport but very slow moving line, just few minutes to spare.  Gene Williams met us.  Judy (the over jinked [jeweled?, something beginning with j, y or p] blond) started to take care of GHU.

Wednesday 1991 - Spoke to 3rd and 4th graders at NV school on bike ride.  Jo Harner also spoke.  [Cross country ride made in spring of 1989.]

Saturday 1993 - Jean went to church meeting in Englewood.  Went square dancing in Hillsboro.  Jerry Held was the caller, he has been calling for 50 years.  His wife is quite friendly, they are sponsoring a trip to Europe.  Mother drank both milks well, but very poor on other food. 

Wednesday 1996 - On Lions Club program with Tom Terrell and Bob McCoy who spoke on the murder mystery of Franz Joseph's [Emperor of Austria] son, [Crown Prince Rudolf] in 1889, the year his Dad [Bob McCoy's Dad, not Prince Rudolf's].

Thursday 1997 - Busy day at the office.  We have gotten caught up on the "back" newspapers [after returning from longish trip to South Africa and then home via London and NYC]

Saturday 1999 - Goodings came down at 10:30 and we went to Murphin Ridge for lunch (11:30-1), down to West Union where Lafferty Funeral Home has an exhibit of old stuff, but was closed.  Visited library built in 1997.  Stopped at Maple Syrup place on 136 just before 62 [see 2/2/97 for previous visit there with Goodings], they made 17 gallons of syrup one day this week.  Takes 50 gallons of sap to get one gallon of syrup.  Jean had a nice supper and the Goodings left about 8:45.  Gave Bob that book on Florida.  Lisa has a new Ford Taurus.

Friday, March 05, 2010

March 5, 1989-99 Kate hops for $

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - Took MV's roses to church.  Have choir practice at 9AM.  After church we went to WCH, had lunch at Burnett House [which has since been "destroyed"?], Jean had a nice piece of roast beef.  Clark Walker is in Columbus hospital.  Rain turned to ice.  Sunday School = 41, church = 62.

Monday 1990 - [Florida]  Joe arrived to visit parents.

Friday 1993 - Wore the white Paul Fredrick shirt for the first time, cost $28.50 each and got a free necktie with a jacquard geometric pin.  Jean had World Day of Prayer at Fairview, about Guatemala.  The Ben Pages had driven to Belize. 

Saturday 1994 - Great day, washed the car, planted peas, lettuce and broccoli seed.  Peas are to germinate 6-15 days and 69 days to harvest.  We decided to cancel out on going to England on our Delta free mileage.

Sunday 1995 - [end of Marriage Encounter weekend]  More dialog.  The 90/90 session was an experience.  At each meal our name plates were scattered around and then one of the couples were the leaders for a discussion of the topics.  It ended about 5PM with other people showing up including our prayer partners.  A great experience which should make a good marriage even better.  We ate at Cracker Barrel at Exit 60.  Jean had chicken sandwich $3.39 and I had bowl of greens for $2.99.  Got gas near Xenia for 99.9c

Wednesday 1997 - Lions Club, Clinton County Sheriff spoke.  Saw Elsie and Greg in Hillsboro, they have some real conflicts.  Article in NYT about Michelin restaurant ratings in France.  Leon Salisbury had knee operation.

Thursday 1998 - [to Columbus]  Took May Murphy's estate tax return to Columbus, then on to Easton Mall.  They are still building.  Visited Rona and Homer Thompson.  Met John, Julie and Kate at 6:15 at Bexley Monk Restaurant -- a nice place.  Ice cream at Graeter's, just a block away.  Kate is collecting $ for a hopping contest.  People looked at the Thompson house at 11AM and were back at 1PM with a contract to buy within 30 days.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

March 4, 1989-99 Bike to Springfield

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1956  - [Jean's brother, Robert Brown Ballantyne died at age 46.]

Saturday 1989 - Met Josephine Harner at Drake's Corner (8:15) for our ride to Springfield.  First stop was at Gullett's.  Josephine's daughter picked us up on south edge of Springfield.  Had lunch at daughter's home and then they went shopping and I walked over to Wittenberg College, then downtown where they have turned the old city hall into a market place, very impressive from outside.  The new Public Library is just across the street.  We got back to New Vienna about 8:30 PM.  Temperature in the low 60s.

Sunday 1990 - [Florida]

Friday 1994 - [Hawaii]

Saturday 1995 - [Marriage Encounter]  They call you on the phone and then 45 minutes later another call for morning devotions, then breakfast with plenty of scrambled eggs, home fires, cold toast and cereal, juice, etc.  The schedule was a presentation and then questions for us to answer in writing.  The mean and women would take turns going to their respective rooms for writing and then the other spouse would go to the room to exchange books [in which the answers had been written.

Monday 1996 - [Kentucky to Ohio]  Back to New Vienna, had lunch at the Cafe in the Palm Court with a two for one deal so saved $13.  Very nice. 

Wednesday 1998 - On Lions Club committee for dinner with Tom Terrell and Leon Salisbury.  Had Carla R from Waynesville who spoke on Hospice.  Betty Thompson has moved out, had Barbara from antique store down there getting pop bottles and the cartons (she said they were more valuable than the bottles).  Got "bike letter" from Frank in Essex CT.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

March 3, 1989-99 Marriage Encounter

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1990 - [Florida]

Sunday 1991 - We met the Goodings at 1PM at Heartland in Hillsboro, then drove to Murphy's Ridge, overshot the road first.  Very good dinner.  Got back to Hillsboro about 6PM, again Mother seemed pretty wide awake.  Then to the church.  Had a film about the 2nd Coming and the place of Babylon (Iraq).  A nasty cold rain came up this PM and has turned to ice now.

Tuesday 1992 - Finally went to Dr. for cold and got two kinds of medicine to take for 3 days. 

Wednesday 1993 - Belinda Cook of the Women's Center spoke at the Lions Club.  Orville Harner didn't feel up to coming.  Jean and I went to Wilmington and had lunch at the Chinese Restaurant.  Noon special is $2.75

Thursday 1994 - [Hawaii]

Friday 1995 - Bar luncheon now at City Hall since Denver House Hotel closed.  Went to the dentist (McMullen) and don't have to go back, that was $53.  Jean has been getting stuff out on Africa for the World Day of Prayer at Lees Creek.  We left about 5PM for Dayton Airport Inn for the Marriage Encounter weekend.  We had just learned about it the Sunday before when I was cleaning off our church bulletin board.  Had supper at China Court, exit 60, York Rd.  We're in Room 115.  There were 28 couples and 4 leadership couples.  They had a cover over the TV and discouraged the use of a watch

Sunday 1996 - [Kentucky]  Went to Don's Sunday School class, studying Mark.  Ate at a new Ponderosa in the mall.  In PM the church had a movie -- a Billy Graham presentation about moving the hockey team from Vancouver to Minneapolis.  Afterwards had refreshments at Wendy's with Rudy and Sue -- two of the Crowson's friends.

Monday 1997 - [Kentucky to Ohio]  Left about 6AM from Somerset, had breakfast at Cracker Barrel and got back to NV about 11AM.

Wednesday 1999 - Had two lock box openings -- Mabel Bailey and Homer Walls.  Had Lions Club, program by gal on Hillsboro Hospital.  Dave D had to work on TV, $36/hour.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

March 2, 1989-99 New table and chairs

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - Got a quick appointment with Dr. McMullen -- enamel chip off my tooth.  Went square dancing, they have ordered 1M [thousand] ribbons for the June 11th jamboree.  Bob Olinger [?] passed away at 73.

Friday 1990 - [Florida]

Saturday 1991 - Nice day to work outdoors.  Mother was about as talkative tonight as I recall.  We went to the play "The Belle of Amherst" sole actor was Susan Kensinger Gingerich [?] as Miss Emily Dickinson -- life at home in mid-19th century.  A UMW friend had student there from Holland, reminded us of our stay in Otterlo in 1988.

Sunday 1992 - John and Julie here for church, brought Grandma over for lunch and took her back about 5:30.  Poor appetite and little conversation.  [I'm] still feeling lousy with stuffed up nose, chills and coughing.

Wednesday 1994 - [Hawaii]

Thursday 1995 - Catherine made her weekly call, about 7:15 our time, 5:15 in AZ.  Roberta has sold her Philip Morris stock.  Met Serena for lunch, ate in Fairfield.  Jean had trouble getting the car started.  Went to Value City, near Tri-County, what a huge place, both the "general store" and the furniture store.  Then to Globe Furniture near I-75 and 275 and got the expandable table with 6 chairs.  They wanted $100 to deliver and also they came down $10/chair upon request.  Got cottage cheese at Blanchester Kroger's, 88c (24oz) and grapes for 99c/pound.

Friday 1996 - [to Kentucky]  Had lunch at Cracker Barrel in Georgetown KY  - en route to Somerset.

Sunday 1997 - [Kentucky]

Monday 1998 - Jean had scroll meeting in Wilmington.  Had another of their mail order closings.

Monday, March 01, 2010

March 1, 1989-99 Victory [school] for Ginny

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - 19 degrees, 0 with wind chill but very sunny.   G.G. Leaves for Florida.  Michelle Harner and a fellow spoke on their annual trip to FFA meeting in KC.  Read the book "You are what you say" -- very good, how true.  Psalms 90:10-12.  The PERS [Public Employees Retirement System] check is $111.96 per month.  Used 331 cubic feet of water $11.94, sewer $14.46, trash $3.30, total $29.70

Thursday 1990 - [Florida]

Friday 1991 - Jean had World Fellowship Day at church.  I went to Cincy to OBA meeting on Probate Litigation at Guest Suites in Blue Ash.  Their Friday evening fish buffet is $18.95.  Bought gas for 96.9c.

Monday 1993 - Started on new bridge on US 62 on north edge of Hillsboro.

Tuesday 1994 - [Hawaii] Went from Hilo to Kona Village, what a low key swank place at $450/night, meals included, which were way too much -- appetizer, soup, salad, main course and sweets.  We were in PT5, interesting to watch the ducks. 

Wednesday 1995 - Dean Bernard had the Lions Club Program about science in toys.  Rode bike out, sun just setting at 6:30 and setting just a little to the left of SR 28.  Got literature about upcoming trip to Iceland on 6/13/95.

Friday 1996 - Kibler's [Lumber] opening a new store in Hillsboro.

Saturday 1997 -[to Kentucky] Drove to Somerset.

Sunday 1998 - Met Ann and Everett Bailey at [Samuel] Walkers in Wilmington, then to Voice Recital at Kelly Center, Janet Grover, wife of Asst. Minister in Wilmington.  Pastor Mike spoke on temptation, Luke 4:1-13.  Children's message about using sun glasses to avoid bright sun and temptations so the church can strengthen us.  Saw the Ralph Rammells [?] both today and last night [at College play].  Article in NYT about Hong Kong -- liked the Garden View [YWCA] Hotel

Monday 1999 - [Kentucky to Ohio]  We took Ginny to school by 8:25 -- Victory School on Oak Hill Road.  Had lunch at 11:30 at the new Applebee's In Milford.  Jean had Mother's Club at NV Elementary School.  Got tickets from Lyon but have to send back as too soon. [?]

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