Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]
Sunday 1989 - [Cross-country bike ride San Diego to Jacksonville continues through May 5]
Monday 1990 - Mother seemed real good, sat up for several hours. Pam Anthony started staying from 1 to 6. Joann Rankin from 11PM to 7AM and Cathy McIntosh the rest of the time.
Tuesday 1991 - Called MUH, they hope to be here in early May, they are in rut. The men served the NVUMW group, around 100+ people I was there from 3 to 9. Hard wind and rain about 4:30. Jean getting Living Room and Dining Room curtains cleaned, getting rooms repainted [by] Chas Lewis and Terry.
Thursday 1992 - [Roberta leaves] Took Roberta to Columbus airport. She was flying on a ticket she bought through a newspaper ad. Roberta is a good inspiration for GHU. Had supper at the Cracker Barrel, then 59¢ yogurt cup at Yummers. My greens and ham ($2.89) came with a huge Vidalia onion and it was edible.
Saturday 1994 - [Roberta visiting] John, Julie, Kate and Roberta went to Cincinnati to see Jim Gooding and his recent purchase across the street from where he lives. Their [John and Julie?] car is turning 100,000 miles, an '86 model. The Crowsons have gone 64,000 miles in 14 months. International Day at Wilmington College. Jean is passing out cancer material.
Sunday 1995 - [Virginia to New Vienna] Drove to Morgantown WV, did see the Chi Omega House. Had big ice cream cone at a place on Rt. 209 north of I-70 [near Cambridge OH]. Tried to call John and Julie without success. Had a 4PM meal at Cracker Barrel, over 200 restaurants in 23 states [in 2009 had 594 locations in 41 states]. Got home about 5:30.
Wednesday 1997 - Jean had Women's Club program at Wooden Spoon
Thursday 1998 - More rain, bad tornadoes in Alabama. Maundy Thursday services at Church. Started Tom McMilliam's [?] estate, he was 54.
Friday 1999 - [Home from Portugal/Spain trip] Four stalks of asparagus up. Mowed the high spots of grass.