Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]
Thursday 1989 - [to Toledo for Ohio Bar Meeting] Left for Ohio Bar Meeting in Toledo with stop in Bowling Green to see John Montgomery. Have room 720 at the Radisson Hotel (two years old, next to Convention Center) [Possibly now a Crowne Plaza] for $72. Had lunch at Kaufman's in Bowling Green near the freeway. Supper at Boody's in Fort Industry Square. Nice, but high ($53) – Veal $20, Fish $18. Saw Clark Morrow at CWRU [Case Western Reserve] reception.
Friday 1990 - Got letter from Roger Ballantyne that his mother [Harriet Cochran Ballantyne -- couldn't find much about her, but did find a short obituary of Robert Brown Ballantyne who died at the age of 46 on 3/4/1956] had passed on, she was 73. Bar meeting in Dayton, didn't make it. Put out flowers here and at Wells, also tomato plants.
Saturday 1991 - [to Kentucky, Roberta visiting] We left for Berea where we were to meet the Crowsons plus John and Julie. Today was to have been their wedding day. A nice lunch there, most entrees about $9.75, lots of activity. On to Jamestown on Lake Cumberland where MV had rented a 3-bedroom cabin – $69 now, $99 starting next weekend. Also had tickets for dinner on their paddle boat, $25 each, with a 2-hour cruise and 2-piece music team. Nice time. A choice of chicken or prime rib for dinner.
Saturday 1991 - [Second entry with same date, could this have happened on the same day as above before leaving for KY?] Keith Rankin spoke at Prayer Breakfast. Cris came with his Dad as they are here for the weekend. Wil had a fall down the basement stairs.
Monday 1992 - [to northern Ohio] Picked up the Everett Bailey's around 1:30 and Jean in Batavia at the UMC at 2:15. Made a stop in Leipsic to see Methodist Home [Leipsic Retirement Village?]. Jean called Lee Ackerman, her mother was 100 in 12/91. We were to meet the Barry Wy.... in Deshler, he was on the Israel trip, sent his wife roses each day, 1, 2, 4, etc. He had put out 18 flats of flowers around the church. Had reservations at ?? [looks like Chef, Cheap or Chief Wa...., a hotel?] for $30.
Tuesday 1993 - Went to Estate Planning Seminar in Lancaster, only $15 for 6 hours C.L.E. [continuing education credit], sponsored by Park National Bank. Jean went on up [to Newark?] and I rode up with John Guard. Stu told me that John had been promoted to Asst. VP. Julie said they had received 88 cards re: Kate – she seems pretty angelic to me.
Thursday 1995 - More rain. Went to Hillsboro and got authenticated copies on the 2 Long estates. Went square dancing. Crowsons called and said their home loan had gone through.
Saturday 1996 - [Somerset KY] Went to Wizard of Oz production. Don cooked chops on their grill.
Sunday 1997 - Graduation potluck at UMC. We were hosts on Barnabas Program, 67 people there. Had loads of food.
Tuesday 1999 - [to New Hampshire with Roberta] Drove to Columbus for U.A. flight to Manchester NH, via Chicago. Had reservations at Econo Lodge for $45. Muffins and coffee for breakfast. Roberta had rented a car there, quite a time getting to the motel, actually at Exit 4 on I-293.