Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 20, 1989-99 Jim Gooding's House

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - [Cross-country bike ride San Diego to Jacksonville continues through May 5]

Friday 1990 - More rain.

Saturday 1991 - [to St. Clairsville OH and beyond]  Left here about 2PM via Zanesville where we got an ice cream cone ($1.25) and got a loaf of raisin bread, 90¢ at Nickles Day Old Bakery, pretty good supper.  Went to McClure Hotel in Wheeling, turned out everything was booked, some country music program on.  Went back to St. Clairsville and got room at Hospitality Inn, Exit 218 for $47.  Went square dancing in Bethlehem WV, $6 a couple.

Monday 1992 - Still wet, put out broccoli and about 1/2 of the new trees, mostly across the street near the road.  Picked a big hand full of asparagus.

Tuesday 1993 - [Roberta visiting]  Darrel [Mary Virginia, I'm confused about who's who is this family -- could be Darren, but looks like either Darrel or David to me] Stricker is 54 today.  We went via Hamilton to see Serena then we went on in 2 cars to Jim Gooding's house on State Ave. in Cincinnati for supper.  Jim has really made it a show place.  ....got in a player piano -- fancy -- he likes loud music.  What a rain en route.  Bob, Bev and Lisa came.  Mother complains of pain which is rare for her.

Wednesday 1994 - [England]  Went to Bexhill, lost the bank card in the machine -- wrong # -- met Virginia in the Public Library and then tea when I ran into her on the street.  She was nice to come to the hospital to see Jean and brought flowers.  Cynthia and Murray also came several times to the hospital. Trying to get Jean to use the elbow crutches or a walker, she likes the latter.  The hospital was free but for the walker and the x-ray.

Thursday 1995 - Went to Leadership Clinton board meeting, then went to Micro Mall after going back to NV, the repair job was done but not the new unit.  [?]  Had supper at Boston Chicken with the Sankers.  We were there 1.5 hours  Did get the old computer hooked up.  Got sundaes at Blanchester McDonald's, 95¢.  Got gas for 106.9¢, saw it as high as 118.9¢.  Article in NYT about church architecture, i.e Willow Creek Church, Barrington IL; Rehoboth Baptist, Tucker GA;  Holy Spirit Chapel Hill Harvester Church [has since changed name to Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Decatur GA.

Saturday 1996 - Jean and I cleaned up sticks in back yard.  Made hotel reservations for our Canadian trip.  Greg Linkhart spoke at AM Men's Group.

Sunday 1997 - Mike Cowman spoke at church, then we went to CMH for monthly meeting.  Dr. Charles Mesh [?] spoke on vascular surgery, clogged arteries.   Went to College Library.  Mary Hale had a collection of marks there.  Saw new habitat house on Hawley Ave.

Monday 1998 - Busy day at the office.  Trying to use the software program on Ohio Estate Tax.  Got quarterly report on ABA retirement, big gain this past quarter, also report from Equitable.  Mowed some of the grass for first time.  More trouble with Dragon Internet.


Catherine said...

From Dad: David and Darren are brothers, each has had more than their share of troubles. David used to work at Wells. It was always a concern as the workers needed wage increases, the customer wanted lower prices and the suppliers wanted higher prices. Always a challenge and after 50 years it was enough, but it was a wonderful experience in trying to sell stuff around the world, especially at a profit.

I had to make that decision about Wells [as mentioned in the previous post] in the Spring for that is the time to get ready for the next calendar year. It wasn't until Nov. that we finally found a buyer, thanks to John and his contacts in the trust dept.


Mary Uible Crowson said...

Dad beat me to the punch. Darren Stricker was more my age and David was (obviously) much older--more like an uncle, I think. Again, lived next to Grandma and she never had anything nice to say about their sycamore trees, especially when the leaves fell in the fall and they didn't rake them!

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