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.