Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]
Tuesday 1989 - Picked first strawberries – 2 quarts. Rototilled garden for first time. Kroger's having cantaloupe for 29¢/lb. Jean got our flag back from school. We purchased it in 1961.
Wednesday 1990 - [Turkey] [But on the home front...] Pick & Save Discount Grocery opened in Wilmington. East Clinton was formed 25 years ago. [However consolidation began in 1963 when NV combined with Lees Creek and Reesville to form Simon Kenton HS 63-64, name changed to New Kenton for 64-65, then consolidated with Sabina in 1965 to form East Clinton.]
Thursday 1991 - Worked at Ball Park, they sell water for 3¢/cup.
Sunday 1993 - [Roberta visiting] Potluck at church for graduating seniors (3) – Kevin Carey, Sarah Hill and Trisha Truitt, good turn out. Minister's sermon: Is there any wind? Acts 1:1-21. They have a new 28' Motor Home. Serena and Roberta went to Lebanon to meet Lisa, then we drove down later to get Roberta. Had house advertisement in Realtor's window at $330,000.
Monday 1994 - [John, Julie and Kate visiting, Memorial Day] Parade at 9:30. We all went out except for Bill. John, Julie and Kate left about 1:30. We had Ann Bailey's lasagna left over from last November. After they left, Jean drove for the first time in six weeks [since her cracked ankle in England in April.] Went out to see the Harners, he is having trouble with his eyes. Honda turned 75,000, washed and waxed the dirty spots on the car. Roger Dalton – right track in the wrong place.
Tuesday 1995 - Jean and I made the cemetery loop and picked up the trash. Harold was over and worked with GG on learning the new computer. Bulbs at Jeani Florist are 25% off, put out 1 dahlia and a box of gladiolas, also 6 pepper plants.
Friday 1997 - Opened Henry Edwards lock box, unchanged in the 3 years since his wife passed away.
Saturday 1998 - [Williamstown MA to Bennington VT] Visited Clark Art Museum, a beautiful piano there. Lunch at Chef's Hat on Rt 7 North, good value. On to Manchester, visited Robert Todd Lincoln's [son of Abraham] home and drove to top of Mt. Equinox. Had a snack at McDonald's and reservations at 4 Chimneys in Bennington VT. Walked to cemetery and visited Robert Frost's [March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963] grave. A Ballantyne in an adjacent plot.
Sunday 1999 - John, Julie and Kate arrive. Kate can ride bike without training wheels.