Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]
Sunday 1989 - [Cross-country bike ride San Diego to Jacksonville continues through May 5]
Monday 1990 - Evelyn Brown here to help Jean. Mary Virginia here for "shower" in Wilmington.
Thursday 1992 - Riots in Los Angeles after jury found the four policemen innocent of excessive force in the Rodney King case. [They were later found guilty on federal charges of violating his civil rights.]
Friday 1993 - [to Cleveland] Another McKay hearing, the wind-up unless appealed. Drove to Cleveland for Family Life Conference at Sheraton Hotel. $69/night, tax was additional $10 plus $4 for parking. It was a great experience, theme was on "oneness".
Sunday 1995 - We went to Milford for UMC Vision 2000 program, then to Micro Mall, got new monitor, then met Serena at Borders Book Store. Went to White House for supper but too long a wait so went to Windjammer, where there was no crowd and used entertainment card for first time. They had a $8.95 early bird special. News is still focusing on the Oklahoma City explosions [April 19, 1995].
Tuesday 1996 - John, Julie and Kate left about 10. Went to Hillsboro, title job for Roger Acher, then in afternoon to WCH for Howland. Learned how to replace words on computer, i.e. change all "us" to "we" etc. Picked a bunch of rhubarb for John and Julie.
Wednesday 1997 - [Williamsburg VA] Walked around Williamsburg and made reservations to eat at the Williamsburg Lodge for supper that night. One of the gals at the Williamsburg Inn showed us their fancy restaurant. Had breakfast in the Cascades, see why it is rated just 1 star.
Thursday 1998 - Got haircut at Greg's, $7. Jean worked at Senior Citizens. Mary K. is now head cook. Got ABA entertainment form. DuPont raised their dividend. More rain. Went for physical, got pneumonia and tetanus shots, boy, was my arm sore.
Friday 1999 - Jean went to garden place between here and Hillsboro, couldn't get it all in the car, the big tomato plants are $2.99 or 3 for $7. Put the flowers out in the flower bed, plus marigolds in the garden area. Roberta said she has been accepted for Ragbrai this July. Jean got a loaf of Ezekiel 4:9 break for $3.29/loaf. Found out part of roof on 2-story part of Wells had blown off. WSJ had interesting article on a $500 room at 10 different hotels in the US, really liked the Four Seasons in Chicago, but down on Opryland Hotel with a Murphy pull down bed.