Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]
Sunday 1989 - [Cross-country bike ride San Diego to Jacksonville continues through May 5]
Monday 1990 - [Roberta visiting]
Tuesday 1991 - Went to see GHU at breakfast time -- she is wide awake then and eats well. Furnace people put in replacement boiler in our basement. Found first asparagus in our garden. Worked out in the yard, first time this year after supper.
Thursday 1992 - Had our Easter cantata with 25 people at UMC. Put out new employee handbook. Mother is fine.
Friday 1993 - [to Newark and back] Went to Extended Care to have George Whitmer execute a Power of Attorney, then to Lithopolis for lunch at Sratford Inn, on to John and Julie's. They have the crib room fixed up nice. Saw the picture of the Grand Canyon. Picked our first rhubarb and asparagus. Made a stop at Yummers Ice Cream place in WCH, big cones for 97¢. Heard from Elder Hostel about our acceptance on 8/1 for the program at Ashland, OR.
Saturday 1994 - [England] Drove to Canterbury, about 5:00 we were at Battle Abbey and coming down the steps from the museum when Jean's ankle cracked. They were having a convention of M.D.'s in Hastings who were visiting the Abbey and were helpful. They took her by ambulance to Conquest Hospital in Hastings, actually St. Leonards-on-Sea. After x-rays she was put in a 6-unit ward in Cooker Orange Hospital just two years old. We had tickets for the evening program, but....
Sunday 1995 - [Easter] Sunrise service at 7am, which was sunrise time. Ed used illustration of Tom Sawyer and friend coming back to life. Nice breakfast by the young people. 115 at church plus an overflow for the childrens' service. We went to Ponderosa with the Johnsons, Ed, Eric, Don and Rita and some of the children. Eric is now a Senior and plans to go to Miami. He is at Myrtle Beach now. Afterwards we went to Extended Care and to Sabina. Then changed church bulletin board and walked out to Strebers and made the loop. Rita's mother, Maria, was born in Naples, Italy. Rita starts new job tomorrow with Greene County Health Dept.
Tuesday 1996 - Jean worked at Senior Citizens, lunch $2.
Wednesday 1997 - Went to Dayton dermatologist, all OK. Had lunch at the French Restaurant -- L'Auberge, $8.95 per entree, onion soup $3.95. Got book on Quicken software.
Thursday 1998 - Lots of rain, men putting soffit on house. Replacing toilet in guest bathroom. Can see asparagus. Got new tube on back bike rim.
Friday 1999 - Saw Leon Salisbury in CMH. Cold damp day. Called Cris Horton, still only one customer. Called MUH, could hardly hear her on the phone.