Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 30, 1989-99 Serena moves to Greenville

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1989 - [Wendy visiting] Bible School Program at NVUMC at 11AM.  Had Satterfield hearing in Hillsboro, election to take under the law.

Saturday 1990 - Serena called us from Greenville OH.  We called John and he and Clint met us at Bob Evans at 72 and I-70 in Springfield and we rode the rest of the way (53 miles) together.  Serena really had the van loaded.  Jean, John and I did visit the library, very nice.  John asked about a place to eat – The Dot – right near to Serena, $33 for the 5 of us.  TCBY is right next door.  Back in NV at 10:15.

Sunday 1991 - Sunday School lesson, Genesis 12-16.  Lunch at Ponderosa in Chillicothe.  Went to Adena, $2.40 each and Mound City area.  Back through Hillsboro.

Tuesday 1992 - [Lexington KY to home] We walked to the hospital, 1 mile, and MV had soft food for lunch.  Since MV seemed to be having plenty of visitors we came back to NV in their pick-up so we could bring the couch back to KY.  Listened to tape of Don's sermon about David and Goliath.

Wednesday 1993 - [Branson MO, From Itinerary:  Breakfast at the Peppercorn Restaurant.  Ride the DUCKS!  Dinner at Mel's Restaurant.  Mel Tillis 8pm]

Thursday 1994 - [Denver Colorado with Aunt Mary] Visited the Tattered Cover Bookstore, a huge place.  Met the Crowsons.

Sunday 1996 - Getting 3 new windows put in, worked over asparagus patch.

Monday 1997 - Roberta and Sid left from Columbus as they spent the night with John, Julie and Kate.  Charlene [_______?] birthday on 7/3.

Wednesday 1999 - [KS to Denver CO en route to Santa Fe with Serena]

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Virginia Katelyn Crowson

SO CUTE . . .


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June 29, 1989-99 Welcome, Virginia Katelyn Crowson

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - [Wendy visiting] Put out 26 new strawberry plants, from our old patch. 

Saturday 1991 - Mother seemed sleepy today.  Jean and I rode bikes out to Careytown and back.  Bob and Carl's with coupon has 1 gallon of milk for 99¢.  Painting up truck at Wells.

Monday 1992 - [Lexington KY] MV was to be at the hospital – Central Baptist at 5:00, "C" scheduled at 7:30, but delayed until 8:00 because of an emergency.  Baby [Ginny] born at 8:28.  Don was with her and we talked with MV around 11:00, she is in room 216, seemingly no restrictions on visitors.  A big baby at 10lbs 2oz, 21½" long, light hair.  Had supper at Applebee's, the steamed vegetables was a huge serving.

Tuesday 1993 - [Rolla to Branson MO.  From Itinerary:  Breakfast at Shoney's, arrive in Branson at 3:30, staying a the Eagles Inn.  Dinner at Contrary Mary's.  Wayne Newton at 8PM.]

Wednesday 1994 - [Grand Junction to Denver Colorado with Aunt Mary] Jean and I went for a swim in the big city pool, they have a jacuzzi chair that you put in 25¢ for 5 minutes.  Lunch in Vail, what a huge parking garage.  No cars on the business street but a free bus.  Had lunch at Blu's at 193 E. Gore Creek Dr.  Nice library.  Back to Denver where we stayed at the Hilton Hotel in Englewood area.

Saturday 1996 - [Covington KY to home] Had breakfast in the room, then a swim.  Got to the zoo about 10:45, parking $4.50 realized later we could have parked in the zoo grounds, rather than in the lot across the street.  Regular admission is $8.  Met John, Julie and Kate there, they, like the Crowsons had brought a wagon.  They [wagons] came in handy with the girls and hauling the big ice box to the picnic grounds for a picnic.  At 2pm they had a show – Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop.  This is Ginny's 4th birthday, she liked the little monkeys who were wearing diapers.  We left around 4 and had supper at Wendy's near Mariemont.  Can't recall when I saw so many young children with wagons, etc. and such a HOT day.

Sunday 1997 - [Somerset KY to home with Roberta, Sid, John, Julie, Kate, Serena] Had breakfast at the Crowsons, then to Church.  The Crowsons had the altar flowers for Ginny and GHU, 100 years apart.  We left there after lunch at Lee's Ford with a stop at U. of Cincinnati at UDF.  The youth had the program on their mission trip to Chicago.  Roberta gave me the brown vest with lots of pockets, also the shorts with a zipper pocket.

Tuesday 1999 - [Kansas City MO to KS en route to Santa Fe with Serena]

Monday, June 28, 2010

June 28, 1989-99 Ginny's birth eve

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - [Wendy visiting] Trimmed shrubbery in front of Wells break area.  Picked last of peas.  More black raspberries than red.

Thursday 1990 - Had supper at Burger Chef [from Burger Chef locations860 Rombach Avenue This location became a Hardee's which eventually closed. Donato's Pizza used the building from sometime in the 1990's until the summer of 2006. The building will be razed to construct a new building housing Donato's Pizza and several other shops.]  $6.83 for the 2 of us.  Then yogurt at Pick'n Save at $1.99/lb.  Also bananas at 18¢/lb.  Square dancing.

Friday 1991 - Went to Hillsboro at lunch time.  Mother seemed real well.  Tony McIntosh has been putting new metal over warehouse windows on Main Street, $12/hour.  Put some dirt – got a load – on the rough places across the street.  Oh the poison ivy, especially on one tree. 

Sunday 1992 - [to Lexington KY in anticipation of Ginny's birth] Left home at 9am for Newtonsville, where Jim Wise, our former pastor, now is.  Their service was at Stone Lick State Park, about 100 there and a # of young people.  We met the Goodings at 1:00 at Mike Fink's, very inexpensive at noon, $10 for the 2 of us.  Interesting house and park along the KY part.  Had reservations at the Greenleaf Motel, $36 hospital rate.  Crowsons came by around 9:30 pm.  Hotel was built about 40 years ago out in the country as was a Howard Johnson's with the unique entrance.

Monday 1993 - [NV to Rolla MO]  We leave at 7AM with the New Vienna Senior Citizens for Branson, MO.  $549 for the week, Monday through Saturday. [From Itinerary:  Stop to visit Fantastic Caverns in Springfield MO then to Best Western Coachlight in Rolla.  Dinner at Sirloin Stockade, adjacent to hotel.]

Tuesday 1994 - [Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction Colorado with Aunt Mary] Had expected to visit Fran Brown near Meeker but her answering unit said "she had been called away."  Drove to Grand Junction and visited the Dinosaur Valley Museum.  Ate at a sorry place just across the street.  Visited the Colorado National Monument.

Wednesday 1995 - [NYC to home] We were the only ones on the plane from Washington DC to Columbus. (19 passengers)  Parking $4 in Red Lot, $6 in Blue Lot.

Friday 1996 - [to Covington KY] MV had made reservations for us at Riverview Quality Inn right off I-75 in Covington, had room 525, $70+ and they had 524.  Nice pool with retractable top (partial).  For supper we went to Don Pablo's right on the river, just east of I-471.  Oh what a crowd and the noise but great view.

Saturday 1997 - [Somerset KY with Roberta, Sid, John, Julie, Kate, Serena] Big breakfast at Crowsons.  Had lunch at Wendy's.  In PM went to Burnside Marina, it was hot.  MV had tables for about 25 people for buffet supper,  It rained about ½ way there.  Talked with a couple, he's a retired pharmacist.

Monday 1999 - [Columbia to Independence to Kansas City MO, with Serena] After the breakfast at the hotel we drove by Aunt Luna's old house at 408 Price Ave. [can't find this street on Google Maps, so name may not be correct], near College Ave.  and out to Boman [? can't find that street either] to see where the Sankers [?] live.  Got to the Truman Museum (after driving through very hard rain) about 11am, the usual oval office, etc. etc.  Harry T. had a hard and not too successful life until he got into politics, thanks to Pendergast.  [Tom Pendergast was a Kansas City political boss.]  Bess's Mother was anti-Harry.  Copies of many letters that they [he and Bess] exchanged, including his proposal of marriage.  We ate at nearby Harry T's Restaurant.  Went back to the museum after lunch, an older lady in her 80s was the guide.  She did a great job.  On to this hotel [this entry written on stationary from The Raphael Kansas City: Kansas City's elegant "little" hotel] where we had reservations, $139, Suite 105.  Very nice.  Ritz is across the street.  They gave us coupon for  25% off in the dining room.  Walked along the river to go to Jules (and found out they had gone out of business) [closed April 1999] so went back [to hotel] and had dinner.   I had K.C. steak, $22 with salad, potatoes, and asparagus.  Very nice.  We walked back to Barnes and Noble and looked around.  The hotel left us chocolate cookies on the bed.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

June 27, 1989-99 Wendy has surgery

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - [Wendy visiting] Slept over at the church in the van "tent watching" for the Bible School tents.  Good rain.  Mother got new garden hose at K-Mart.  Our first visit to TGBY [TCBY? TGI Fridays?] in Wilmington, got Belgian Waffles, we had 2 for 1 coupon.

Wednesday 1990 - Cut back grass along our walks, also shrub between our houses.

Thursday 1991 - We went to Xenia on Tolliver Estate, had supper at Xenia Chinese Restaurant and went square dancing.  Gillets asked us about going to Gatlinburg the last of October. 

Sunday 1993 - [Ginny goes home] Had SS lesson on Judges 9.  We met Serena at Taco Bell  on 28 east of I-275, then drove to Exit 126 (Georgetown) to meet Deani, who would take Ginny on to Williamsburg.  We had supper at Cracker Barrel.

Monday 1994 - [Leadville to Glenwood Springs Colorado with Aunt Mary] Drove to Glenwood Springs where we stayed at Hot Springs Lodge, had lunch at the Little Nell Hotel [in Aspen], a fancy place, also wandered through the Hotel Jerome.

Tuesday 1995 - [ElderHostel Marine Expeditions program ends] Back to NYC from Elderhostel trip, at JFK Hilton, $139 + about $20 tax, a great breakfast included and to think that [in the] AM we had gone swimming in Iceland at the Blue [Lagoon].
BLUE LAGOON Geothermal Spa

Thursday 1996 - Catherine called us about Wendy having her gall bladder taken out.

Friday 1997 - [Roberta and Sid visiting, to Somerset] We met John Julie and Kate at US-68 and I-71 and left car at Bob Moore's for trip to Somerset.  Had reservations at Somerset Lodge, Room 201, 203, 204 at $50 each per night.  Had supper at Mexican Restaurant, Casa Grande.  Serena arrived on schedule.

Sunday 1999 - [St. Louis to Columbia MO, with Serena] Nice breakfast at the Hotel [Hampton Inn], then to the Arch, no wait at 8:10, left there at 11 and went to Art Institute for nice buffet, $13.45.  (The Ritz was $42.)  Visited History Museum, then to Columbia, Fairfield Inn at Exit 128.  Had snack at Steak 'n Shake.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

June 26, 1989-99 Ginny to be born on 6/29

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1989 - [Wendy visiting] Another 90°+ day.  Trimmed back the bushes between our house and the parsonage.

Tuesday 1990 - Finished up last year's carrots.

Wednesday 1991 - Duke, our Chicago rep. came to Wells.  He started in 1972.  Got a load of top soil.  NV school is converting the old gym into a library area.  Jean picked peas.

Friday 1992 - MV called, had been to the M.D. and she will have a "C-Section" on 6/29 at 7:30.  Everett Roush passed away.  [He was born in 1919]

Saturday 1993 - [Ginny visiting] First sign of green beans in the garden.

Sunday 1994 - [Leadville Colorado with Aunt Mary] Took train ride out of Leadville, where the Arkansas River starts.  Visited the Tabor Opera House, quite an interesting [tour guide], she is 81 and got her Mother to buy the place for her inheritance.  We invited her out to dinner, to a Chinese Restaurant and then she showed us her house, just north of the Chamber of Commerce, quite ornate, many colors and with a Maytag name in the front window. 

Monday 1995 - [ElderHostel Marine Expeditions program through 6/27]

Wednesday 1996 - Bible Study at Hannahs.  Item in WNJ about new motel going up NW of Walmart in Wilmington.  Got new tires on my bikes, takes 110# air pressure.

Thursday 1997 - [Roberta and Sid visiting]

Saturday 1999 - [Indianapolis to Urbana IL to St. Louis, with Serena] Serena left early for a swim and to get goggles.  We had OJ and muffins at Mrs. Fields in the Mall.  On to Urbana where we met the Blairs, [Jean went to library school and/or worked with her] he is quite hard of hearing.  Took them to Silvercreek for lunch, very nice.  He took us on a tour of U.I. campus and she prepared orange sherbet and cookies for us.  Had reservations at Hampton Inn at 22nd and Market [St. Louis], Suite 103, plenty of signs about taking all things out of the car.  Ordered a pizza and ended up getting 2.

Friday, June 25, 2010

June 25, 1989-99 Grandma makes the news

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - [Wendy visiting] Took Mother to the Dentist in Wilmington.  Later visited Mrs. Levo, she showed us a towel that I had given her from FL for taking car of our cat.  [Interesting!  Didn't know you ever had a cat.  And that would have been in the '30s?]  Hauses leave for England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales on 2 week AAA tour.  Book says [tour] land costs $1069 and $790 air.  Spoke with John in California, he is there for this Frontiers program. 

Tuesday 1991 - Took the Morgans to Columbus with a stop at Atkins (rolls 90¢/dozen), Bob and Carl's were $1.29.  Went to see Thelma Holmes, one certainly has empathy for her, as she said "I'm having a poor day."  Had supper at Tucson Cafe (good write-up in Columbus magazine) in the 2400 block of E. Dublin Granville Rd. [possibly this is now Rooster's Restaurant, at 2454 E Dublin Granville Rd.]

Thursday 1992 - Walked out Cemetery Rd. with the Robies [?], she has a lot of trouble with poison ivy.  Article in Hillsboro Times Gazette about women who are over 100, including GHU. 

Friday 1993 - [Ginny visiting] Clement closing in Hillsboro.  Mother still in Hospital, but getting along OK, she joined right in singing Onward Christian Soldiers.  Went out to see John and Laura Hughes.  Nice rain today.  Ginny delighted in walking between our dishwasher (where Jean was) and the kitchen table, carrying single pieces of silverware out of the dishwasher. 

Saturday 1994 - [to Colorado with Aunt Mary] Jean, Mary and I flew to Denver, they have a new airport but baggage handling system doesn't work.  Drove to Frisco for supper then to Leadville where we had reservations at the Wood Haven Manor. 

Sunday 1995 - [ElderHostel Marine Expeditions program through 6/27]

Wednesday 1997 - Met Roberta and Sid at the Columbus airport, then met John, Julie and Kate at the Ashcrafts.  Ashcrafts just celebrated their 40th Anniversary.  Ate at Don Pablo's Restaurant on E. Main and I-670, $60 for the 9 of us.  John and Julie said they are expecting next February.  Made a stop at US-35 truck stop, Roberta bought 36 post cards.

Friday 1999 - [New Vienna to Indianapolis, with Serena]  Left NV at 2pm, stopped at Court House, then to here [written on Sheraton Indianapolis stationary] at 6pm Ohio time, Room 1077, part of Fashion Mall.  Heavy road construction near Richmond on I-70.  Solid windows on one side, big bed with couch bed in other room, with separate sink, fridge, and table with four chairs.  Rate of $49 (paper advertised at $109).  On to Kim's at 6:30 (local time).  Kim is 67 (first came to our house in '57).  He and his wife were there [visiting Mie Young] from Tucson, and their son, his wife and daughter came from West Chester OH at 7:30.  Had chicken, fish, and hot dogs on the grill, green beans, salad, with ice cream and strawberries.  Greg was at work, his Mother now lives with them.  They have a very deluxe vinyl swimming pool near the picnic table.  Hana is an active one.  They are all going to Chicago tomorrow (Lawrence Ave. area) to get Korean food.  Oh yes, finally got our cell phone to work, GG called twice.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

June 24, 1989-99 Ginny walks, chuckles and eats bananas

 Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - Jean and Wendy got back from Tremont Institute and me from O.U. ElderHostel in Athens.  Then went to Fairview BBQ, $4.75.  Raspberries are ready to be picked. 

Monday 1991 - The Morgans went for golf at Rocky Fork, we met them for a picnic at Roadside Park on US 62 north of Hillsboro.  62 is being paved through Hillsboro.  Trimmed shrubbery in front of house.

Wednesday 1992 - Had Mother over at noon for birthday party, she can still blow out the candles.  The Morgans made home made ice cream, eight of us went to Murphin Ridge for supper.  Bill stayed in NV to play bridge.  We were going to get the natural finish chairs but thought they needed another coat of finish.

Thursday 1993 - [Ginny visiting] Ginny seems to enjoy walking by herself, about 6' is her maximum and she chuckles as she does it.  Another 90° day.  Ginny really loves bananas.  Mother still in hospital.

Friday 1994 - Picked first two tomatoes.  Gene and Barry Williams putting in 200 amp service at the  parsonage.  Harold Schatz here to help on computer.  He charges $30/hour. 

Saturday 1995 - [ElderHostel Marine Expeditions program through 6/27]

Thursday 1999 - First sign of actual zucchini, also tomatoes turning pink.  Item in WNJ where Samuel Walkers Restaurant just gong to do banquets, etc., no regular menu.  It opened in August 1996.  Item in paper about Jeb Bush's wife lying to customs officer about purchases in Paris, actually $19,000 and she said $500.  Said she didn't want her husband to know.  Made reservations at Mansion on Turtle Creek [in Dallas for after reunion in Santa Fe coming up in July 1999], saw internet special for $145, regular rates start at $400.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June 23, 1989-99 Fairview Friends BBQ

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1990 - Pulled thistles in the garden, so many.  Went to Fairview for their annual Chicken BBQ.  More rain.

Sunday 1991 - Had lunch at Wooden Spoon.  Serena seems to hit it off with Cris and Angela and their 2 children, even talking of baby sitting with them when their parents go to Chicago.  Morgans played golf at Wilmington Elks Club.  

Wednesday 1993 - [Ginny visiting] Jean, Ginny and I went to Wilmington, legal business at Court House, then 2 house calls – Harold Fisher and Mrs. Winters at Prairie View, saw a number of people there to visit.  Then supper at Wendy's, the Donald Bernards joined us.  Subscribed to Hillsboro paper, $35/year.  In 1818 it was $20/year, 1 issue a week, now 2 issues a week.  Heard bad news on WISC Toy.

Friday 1995 - [ElderHostel Marine Expeditions program through 6/27]

Sunday 1996 - Article in NYT on Warsaw, Poland.

Monday 1997 - Larry Lyons funeral at Catholic Church followed by lunch.  Went to Blanchester.  Worked on the parsonage yard, got rid of their Christmas tree.

Wednesday 1999 - Had 2 Insolvency hearings today, Charles Day and Lyle Sheffield.  Jean was a volunteer at CMH, so had lunch there, $2.30.  Charlie Ely joined us.  He is getting ready for an operation on his arm next week.  Finally got the lawnmower (hand) back from F....  Serena went to Cincinnati for overnight.  Got gas at Streber's then found ourselves locked out of the car so called GG.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June 22, 1892,1989-99 Grandma's Birthday

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1892 - Gladys Hiestand born in Hillsboro, Ohio.

Thursday 1989 - MV, G'ma, Mary and Bill drove to Columbus to meet John for breakfast at Bob Evans at I-275 and Hamilton Rd.  Then he flies to Chicago to visit with International Teams in Europe [according to John this is the mission group that he eventually went with to Eastern Europe and distributed Bibles].

Friday 1990 - G'ma's 98th birthday, we met the Carr's at the Wooden Spoon for supper, buffet $6.95, shrimp, etc., drinks 60¢.  She got a lot of cards.  Sent in $ for China trip.  Told GHU about the "Hugo" jokes.  [About the 1989 Hurricane in FL?]  She seems so good.  GG brought her a fruit pizza.

Saturday 1991 - Brought GHU to our house at noon, she stood the trip real well, though went to sleep en route back to Hillsboro.  We were gone 2½ hours.  Jean had a super meal of turkey, potatoes, beets and broccoli (both out of our garden), and strawberry shortcake.  The Morgans went golfing at Snow Hill at 8AM.  We went to Hillsboro for dinner at Parker House ($7.50 each) – Texas menu: bean soup, fajitas (chicken and beef), and mud pie.  Jonesey (Jones) brought us plenty of tea and water and ice.  Only two people [in the dinner theater performance of Greater Tuna] but they played about 20 parts – what a run to change clothes.   Drove out to the fairgrounds to see all the bikers in their tents, etc., about 2800.  John and Julie left at 2PM as were going back to Newark to get truck to drive to Illinois and back within 24 hours. 

Monday 1992 - Sid going back to Phoenix today, John and Julie leave for London.  GHU too sleepy to come to New Vienna.  Talked to MV, she has been to M.D. today and goes back on Friday, may have to do a "C" section.  Joe gave me some fingering lessons on the piano.

Tuesday 1993 - [Ginny visiting]

Thursday 1995 - [ElderHostel Marine Expeditions program through 6/27]

Saturday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22 -- no new posts in 1996 yet so still may be en route home]

Sunday 1997 - Potluck at Church.  Jean working on hanging up pictures in our hallway.  Jerome Walker has broken hip.

Tuesday 1999 - Went to Columbus to wind up Simmons Estate.  Met Jean and Sereana at CPL, then to Rigsby's Kitchen for lunch, street parking is 37½ minutes for 25¢.  Went to Thurber Village and [met] Cathy (she married her stock broker about 4 months ago) and has had this job 10 years.  The new arena is going up in Columbus.  Serena wanted to go to Liz Claiborne in first mall, then had refreshments at Wendy's.  Finished painting trim around our front and back door.  Article in WSJ (B2) about JK Harris and Co. of Charleston SC, have 150 offices in 19 states.  [Now have 325 locations in 43 states]

Monday, June 21, 2010

June 21, 1989-99 Twenty of family in Church

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - [ElderHostel in Athens OH]  We had Chinese banquet at Lam's Garden on East State St. in Athens.  Enjoyed riding the bike path along the river.  I had room 124 [Jean and Wendy were at different ElderHostel in TN] in Howard Hall.  The meals, if purchased are breakfast $3.50, lunch $4.40 and dinner $5.50.  Program cost $240. 

Thursday 1990 - Picked big basket of peas, they are prolific.  Planted cabbage, beans.  Jean took Josephine Harner to Emmaus weekend.

Friday 1991 - Left at 8AM to go to Cincinnati airport to get Wendy who was returning from Daytona Beach.  We went to old Union Terminal (now a museum)  saw IMAX movie on Yellowstone ($5 each), then to Rockwood Pottery for lunch.  Home via King's Island outlet mall, lots of vacant places.  Supper at Fairview Church ($3 and $5 for tickets).  Serena arrived, she will have 2 weeks between Greenville and Hamilton. 

Sunday 1992 - There were 20 of our family at church, then we went to the Wooden Spoon, $5.95 each.  Joe came back in another car with our car keys so we had to call him and he came back and got us.  After supper we went for a walk out to the end of Cemetery Rd and back, 2 miles.  Then watched video of John and Julie's wedding.  John and Julie brought me a plaid tie - Joseph A. Banks.  Ed's message: "Who are we trying to impress?"  Galatians 1:1-10.

Monday 1993 - Went to Ramada Inn at I-71 and Pfister Rd. [near Cincinnati] for Enrolled Agent Program on taxes, "When John Doe dies," $1.50 for 6.75 hours [credit].  Jean met Serena for brunch.  She got us some onion and dill bread.  We met Don and MV at Arby's in Dry Ridge at 6:30 for supper and brought Ginny home with us so that MV can take their Bell Choir to Huntsville AL this next weekend.  Mother was awake today.

Wednesday 1995 - [ElderHostel Marine Expeditions program through 6/27]

Friday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Saturday 1997 - Moving day for the Kings (Pastor).  Bob Walker brought load of mulch (hard wood).  Put two "scoops" over at the church and four scoops here at at the parsonage, that was a lot of shoveling.  Went to Chicken/Pork BBQ at Fairview Friends, $5.50 and $3.  O.D. Harner still big [on] tearing down house.  Tomatoes starting to turn red.  Hauses brought us strawberries.  Dr. Hause has been painting hallway at church.

Sunday 1998 - Ran into Jo (Anaritus) Brown at WPL, she is all excited about this around the world RR trip, 40 days for $15,000.  June issue of National Geographic has big article on Trans Siberian RR.  Spoke at Kiwanis Club in Wilmington as guest of Don Bernard.  George Sheling sat next to us.  He and Helen were married in 1953.  Put moth balls near plants, rabbits eat so much.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

June 20, 1989-99 Hortons 50th Wedding Anniversary

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - [ElderHostel in Athens OH]

Wednesday 1990 - [Dayton to home] Got to the Knights Inn in Vandalia [Dayton airport] early early in the AM, the van that met us said "Thrifty Car Rental,"  finally got together.  Bob Walker came at 10:30 for us, had lunch at Wendy's.  Garden salad 99¢.

Saturday 1992 - Cleared along Rt. 73 at Wells, especially in front of the block building – 8 wheelbarrow loads, also the intersection.  The Hortons open house [for their 50th Anniversary] was from 2-4.  Walter Nichols music group played.  They had a lot of pictures on the walls, even Mother and Dad's portraits.  Mother was in rare shape and did great.  Gary Cooper took lots of pictures.  Don Williams was there with a video camera.  Took GHU back to Hillsboro at 5:30, then the supper was at 6.  Angela had rented plates, etc.  Ham loaf, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, cake and ice cream.  About 36 at dinner.  Broke up about 8PM and they all came to our house.  Carol and John Mueler are both deaf, but carry on a great conversations.  Their daughter is at O.U. in chemistry.  David and Cindy Uible had a 420 Mercedes.  He sells computers to Swiss banks.  Cindy hit it off with Joe and she bought $700+ of paintings.  It was midnight when we got to bed.  [Dad it would be interesting to see your 1962 diary about Grandma and Granddad's 50th Anniversary, story of John wanting the door left open, etc., MV sorry you missed both of those events.]

Sunday 1993 - Father's Day at Sunday School, got a pair of white socks for having the largest size shoe - 13.  Jean hit a home run on the solitaire computer game.  Bill and Mary were here for lunch.  Bill loves the ham loaf. 

Tuesday 1995 - [ElderHostel Marine Expeditions program through 6/27]

Thursday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Friday 1997 - Larry Lyons (89) passed away.  Started his law practice in 1934.  Big (?) news about the tobacco settlement. 

Sunday 1999 - We had invited Bob and Mary Flick to church.  They live at 22 Rice Dr and have been in town about 5 years.  Jean had Ezekiel 3 for SS lesson.  We got back to SS just as they were handing out cookies to the fathers.  Mrs. Flick is quite a talker.  Met John, Julie and Kate at City Park in Chillicothe, nice spot.  Kate does a great job of bike riding without training wheels.  Got gas in Greenfield for 95.9¢.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

June 19, 1989-99 Leaving Istanbul

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1989 - [ElderHostel in Athens OH]

Tuesday 1990 -  [Turkey to London to NYC to Dayton OH] Left Istanbul for London then to NYC.

Wednesday 1991 - Fairview Friends having Chicken BBQ, $5.50 and $3.

Friday 1992 - Kintners and Serena arrived [Morgans, Kings and Joe arrived yesterday]  – 20 here for supper.  Jean had the chicken from the BBQ and it went well.

Saturday 1993 - MV and Ginny left about 8AM for Williamsburg.  We went to Wilmington about 10 for Clement Sale and had lunch at Donato's.  Found out after we got home that they had taken Mother to the Hillsboro Hospital because her temperature had gone to 104° due to a urinary infection.  We went to Fairview BBQ, $5.50 and $3.  They had a chicken fillet and also pork, plus beans, apple sauce, beverage and dessert.  Mother's cherries are turning red.  Ran across business card of Maxine and Walter (now deceased) Wilson in Lakeside FL.

Monday 1995 - [ElderHostel Marine Expeditions program through 6/27]

Wednesday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Saturday 1999 - Had form letter from Kendall, have gotten site at Burg and New Burg St in Granville.  Will be about four years before move in time.

Friday, June 18, 2010

June 18, 1989-99 Crowsons move to Burnside KY

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - [ElderHostel in Athens OH]

Monday 1990 - [Turkey]

Tuesday 1991 - Jim Smith, roofer, started on Mother's house and then this evening it rained.  Jean working on July 4th Chicken BBQ schedule, it's the 18th one.  Dr. called and said Jean's cholesterol is down to 214.

Thursday 1992 - The Morgans and Kings arrived in Columbus, had supper with John and Julie at Bob Evans and then got here around 8PM.  With Joe and Wendy and the luggage they had a tight fit.  Morgans are staying in Hillsboro at the Paragon Motel, $35/night.

Saturday 1994 - MV called, they are all moved in at Burnside.

Sunday 1995 - [ElderHostel Marine Expeditions program through 6/27]

Tuesday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Thursday 1998 - Government files anti-trust suit vs Microsoft, which started in 1975.  Windows was introduced in 1986.

Friday 1999 - Got short haircut in Wilmington at Dale's, $9.  Went to 10th Anniversary of ?..isty in Wilmington, they had a model [or mold] that weighed 25,000 pounds and cost $375,000, several robot installations.  Stacy's has a new front porch and too many people in line, then a 20 minute wait at Jay's Landing, so ended up at Wendy's.  Jean Ames and Wilma came in and joined us.  Called Mie Young and the Blair's in regard to our visit this next Friday and Saturday.  George W. Bush is on the campaign trail.  Final day of VBS.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 17, 1989-99 Ginny walks with help

 Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - [ElderHostel in Athens OH]

Sunday 1990 - [Turkey]

Monday 1991 - Had our "annual" physical (Ha - last one was 10/88) at Main Medical. Lunch at Ponderosa $4.99.

Wednesday 1992 - Spoke with Serena at the library, she has no phone at home.  [Re: call from hospital]  She had had a lump removed from her breast as an outpatient.  Ross Perot still in the polls lead [in the Presidential election which Bill Clinton won].

Thursday 1993 - [MV and Ginnie arrive]  Went to WCH to a seminar on tax savings, back through Sabina, saw Evelyn Bernard at Autumn Years, she is 89.  MV and Ginny came.  She walks well when you hold her hands, but can really crawl around. 

Friday 1994 - Met John, Julie & Kate at the Lenox Inn Restaurant at I-70 and Rt. 256, a nice meal, great bread assortment.  The buffet was $14.95.  A stop at the Jeffersonville Mall on the way up, at Sara Lee the muffins are 2 for $1.09.  McDonald's has them 89¢ each. Big news about O.J. Simpson accused of murder of his ex-wife and a friend.  His car was on TV on the LA freeway system.

Saturday 1995 - [ElderHostel Marine Expeditions program through 6/27]

Monday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Tuesday 1997 - UMW guest night at Lou and Marjorie Kirkpatrick's, 20 present.  The group voted to put down new carpet in the Sunday School classroom building, $790.  Dr. Hause volunteered to paint the hallway.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June 16, 1989-99 Gerry to retire

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1989 - Leave today for ElderHostel in Athens OH.  Jean left Saturday with Wendy for overnight with MV in Lexington before going on to Townsend TN for Grandparent/grandchild ElderHostel in Townsend TN.

Saturday 1990 -  [Turkey]

Sunday 1991 - Father's Day at church, our youngest Dad was 53 – David Henderson and Keith Rankin, we sure have lost a generation.  Oldest was Ernie Cochran at 80.  Filled out ElderHostel application for MoRanch [?].  Went for a bike ride via Phillips Rd. before breakfast.  Light rain.

Tuesday 1992 - Hospital in Hamilton called us "How is Serena?"  First we had heard.

Wednesday 1993 - We took the Roby's [?] to Murphin Ridge for supper.  Stopped at shoe store en route and the bakery on Rt. 32 coming home, both at closing time (5pm and 8pm).  Back via Mad River Rd. from New Market Rd.  The Hottles [?] had the Petries [?] at the Restaurant, they are gong to the Athens UMC.

Friday 1995 - [ElderHostel Marine Expeditions program through 6/27]

Sunday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Monday 1997 - [Newark to home] Left Newark about 8:30, walked around Dawes Arboretum, nice sun dial where you stand on different squares for each month to find the time.  Came down through Somerset [OH], then had lunch at Shaw's in Lancaster, Mobil Tour 3 stars, which seemed overrated.  Then to Chillicothe for Finch title work, then up Rt. 35 – they are working on last stretch of 4-lane between there and WCH.  The Ashcrafts 40th anniversary is coming up and the children are getting them 2 bikes. 

Tuesday 1998 - Bob Terrell's dog case in Wilmington, pre-trial but wound it up.  UMW meting at Kilpatrick's, she had clipping that house was built in 1918.  Esther Salisbury gave us cherries.

Wednesday 1999 - When the Morgans called on their regular Wed. AM call, Gerry told us he was going to "retire" from Best West and do things around the house.  Think he had been there 9 years.  Went to Mt. Olive church for their annual church dinner.  We were there at 5:30 and that was the height of the crowd.  Walked around the cemetery, noticed that Lettie Kibler was buried in 1973.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15, 1989-99 Bernards 50th Wedding Anniversary

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - Delta has added a non-stop flight to Frankfurt as well as London.  Picked strawberries, the first peas, also first cherries at Mother's.  Johnsons returned from Lakeside (and their new motor home).  Planted squash in garden.  Went to Columbus, had no luck in finding "dead beat".  Met John for supper, he brought Steve and Mark with him.  Bought G'ma a floor lamp for her bedside. 

Friday 1990 - [Turkey]

Saturday 1991 - Frank Shaw of Wilmington spoke at our UMC Men's Group on their missionary trip to Ghana this spring.  MV and Don arrived about 12:30am.  They're here for wedding in Dayton.  Donald and Martha Ann Bernard's 50th wedding anniversary.   BBQ at their house from 4-6, beautiful setting in their yard.  Even had the clothes they were married in.  Went on sightseeing tour with the Hortons including driving into new part of Snow Hill.

Tuesday 1993 - Article in WNJ about Bob Evans Restaurant coming to Wilmington, also in WCH, will seat about 60 people.

Wednesday 1994 - Jean went to Dr. M. about her ankle.  We had lunch at Frisch's.  Up in the 90°s and DRY.  John called about meeting them at Lenox Inn on I-70 [Reynoldsburg] this Friday PM for supper.  What a time with I. Smith estate, people who don't want their $$ because they are afraid they will lose their government payments. 

Thursday 1995 - [Elderhostel Marine Expeditions program through 6/27]

Saturday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Sunday 1997 - [to Newark]  Had SS lesson on Ecclesiastes 3, then to see John, Julie and Kate for Father's Day and overnight.  We had supper on their front porch and then a big walk on the new bike path over S.R. 16 - very nice.  Had apple pie when we got home.

Tuesday 1999 - Serena arrived about noon.  Oh what a truck full and her car was also packed.  Really filled up the front part of our garage.  Glad she had bought that "Dollie".  Tim B..... stopped by and helped, especially with the washer and dryer.

Monday, June 14, 2010

June 14, 1989-99 Banana Split Festival

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 -  Jean and I went to Hillsboro on legal business – she "loves" (ha ha) to check titles.  Left at 5pm, we were going to eat at Muggy but after looking at the menu changed our minds.  Ate at Dockside 6.  Light meals were $9.95, salad bar $1.95 extra.  Still building multi-tier parking garage $1 first 30 minutes, then 75¢ for each additional 30 minutes.

Thursday 1990 - [Turkey]

Friday 1991 - Old building in Wilmington all torn down for the site of the new city building.

Sunday 1992 - Because of rain Community church services at the Church of Christ.  Sid Clay preached on: "What's in a name"?  The Bell Choir played and the Butlers sang. 

Monday 1993 - Hortons leave for Lancaster PA for [Robert Kintner's] HS graduation,  We went out to see John Hughes, his face appears bloated, but very interesting to talk with.  Hard to get GHU to eat, but she loves the strawberries.  Busy day at the office.  Getting ready for 1994 prices. 

Tuesday 1994 - After a stop in Wilmington we had lunch at Chester Road House, most specials were $8.95.  Then to Dr. Hoffman office for a hearing test, we both have some hearing loss but not serious.  Had some certification today at Montgomery Library.  So we went to a nearby library.  Met the Sankers at the Echo Restaurant in Hyde Park.  Entrees $5.95.  Made a brief stop at the new Joseph Beth Bookstore, has been open 6 months.  Bought Colorado book.

Wednesday 1995 - [Elderhostel Marine Expeditions  program through 6/27]

Friday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Saturday 1997 - Banana split festival in Wilmington.  I had volunteered to work for 2 hours at the Pepsi Booth for Leadership Clinton, auction for medical building in NV – no bids.  Ken Weller all excited about his 18 speed bike, he can now do 3 miles.  Tom Young brought a limb mulcher, a 5hp, takes up to ½ stuff.  Called MUH, said Lorraine Marks Bassato was at the same complex.

Monday 1999 - Took car to body shop on S. Rt. 247 in Hillsboro, GG brought me back.  Had a call from Serena about 7:30am, she was getting ready to leave Asheville.  Then a call about 6pm that she was in Clinton TN and would spend the night there.  We went on a walk around Steele Ct, across the tracks and got a lot of trash.  Pastor Mike's Dad operated on today.  Our Bible School opened.  Had our first broccoli out of the garden.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

June 13, 1989-99 New Vienna Village Building

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - [Joe, Mares, Robert and Wes leave] We went to Wilmington at 3pm, Court House rounds then met at the library.  Ate at Frisch's then to Emmaus meeting at Wilmington UMC.  Got cereal and milk at Kroger's.  Cris and Angela, Mares, etc. left for home today.  Cherries are turning red.  Kroger's "First Peaches from California" 49¢/lb.  50 years ago was the dedication of the New Vienna Village building.  Cost $32,000 [and C.J. Uible was the general contractor].  Cris got a new job at Rockwell.

Wednesday 1990 - [Turkey]

Thursday 1991 - Rt. 73 to Hillsboro reopened, new alignment near [Harry] Sauner Rd.

Saturday 1992 - Buzzard Glory Days.  Our church having Chicken BBQ, $5 and $3, we are on advertising.  Jan Roby made some beautiful signs.  A country singer from Nashville - a big crowd downtown.  Mother very alert.  GG and Carolyn came in and also visited with Florence Christy. 

Sunday 1993 - Ed Johnson spoke at the Gazebo.  Saw Weegie Hughes there, John [Hughes] is not too well.  Square dance jamboree at the Fairgrounds, $1/person, 1-8pm in 3 buildings.  We tried to eat at Spillway but closed, ending up at Chinese Restaurant near K-Mart.  Enjoyed the last square dance caller from California.  The national convention is in St. Louis.

Monday 1994 - Herman Cartwright passed away at 61, what a penalty for not being able to resist the bottle.

Tuesday 1995 - [to NYC] Left Columbus for JFK airport in NYC for the Elderhostel Marine Expeditions  program, receipt attached, $3079 each or $6158 total June 13-27 thru Viking Heritage.  See separate notes.  52 of us in group. 

Thursday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Friday 1997 - Trimmed shrubbery here and at GHU's.

Saturday 1998 - Cut back grass on sidewalk to our front door.  Church is having Chicken BBQ at Fire House. 

Sunday 1999 - Had lesson on Ezekiel 2nd chapter.  Several of our church members to be baptized at Rocky Fork but got separated from them in Hillsboro.  Did drive by GG and Bob's new home purchase, next to Cooper Snyder's place.  Stopped at K-Mart and got cantaloupe at 97¢ each.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 12, 1989-99 Baby mattress for Ginny

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1989 - [Joe, Mares, Robert and Wes visiting] We all went to the Hickory House for supper for an early birthday celebration for Mother.  The Carrs and W's sister joined us. Visited Hiestand grave sites. More rain.

Tuesday 1990 - [Turkey]

Wednesday 1991 - Planted 3 fruit trees in front of the garden, $5/tree, end of the season.  In the WNJ that 25 years ago haircuts were going to $1.75 from $1.50.

Friday 1992 - Jean went with Jeanne Sanker to program at Hyde Park Church on the mission trip to Puerto Rico. I visited Martha Brewer, she is in the Courtyard at the Seasons, a huge ritzy place near Montgomery and Miami Rd.   Bought baby mattress at Van Linens [presumably for baby-to-be Ginny].

Saturday 1993 - Our church had the BBQ at the Fire House, adults $5, children $3.  Served 200 and ran out of chicken. Hours were supposed to be 4-7.  Mother out today, but ate soup well.  Stephens Hardware Store auction today, after 72 years.

Sunday 1994 - Sid Clay spoke at downtown service.  Had big sheet with circles from immersion at birth to Heaven or Hell at the end. We went to Wilmington, lunch at Chinese place near K-Mart. Had the meal before we finished the soup, then the fortune cookie before we finished the meal. $6.50 each with soup and entree.  Left article on Frank Lloyd Wright with Darlene Meyers. Visited Nellie Thornburg in CMH, she had fallen but no broken bones. Got 5 bags of hardwood mulch at Rhoades for $10.

Wednesday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Thursday 1997 - Had Edwards appointment at 9AM then to Xenia for same, then 2PM lock box opening on Hadley. Jean worked for Senior Citizens. Hagemeyer looked at GHU wallpaper possibilities. Elvis Wigit passed away, he worked for Wells from 1971-84. He was always having garage sales.

Friday 1998 - [Washington PA to New Cumberland WV to home]  After breakfast at the motel [Hampton Inn] we headed for New Cumberland, to Court House where Jean's cousin, Mary Jo Kessell, is chief deputy, to library, talked to gal (heavy set) who has been there 13 years.  Went to cemetery, go to the right for Ballantyne lot. In library interesting new item on wall about history of New Cumberland, how the Freemans opened the clay business in 1820 even before New Cumberland was a town, also about the Brown who started the newspaper in 1876.  Had lunch at a little place on US-22 in Piedmont.  Drove back to see Salt Fork Lake Lodge [near Claysville OH].  Supper at Cracker Barrel.

Saturday 1999 - Chicken BBQ at Fire House, they cooked the chicken in Hause's [?] yard, heard they cooked 250 halves, we brought home 12 at $3 each.  I was tired after helping to move tables and chairs, and serving chickens for two hours.  The hours were from 4-7.  Had nice visit with Don Bernards.  Still no rain.

Friday, June 11, 2010

June 11, 1984, 89-99 Serena resigns from Greenville Library

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1984 - Gerry Morgan starts work today at Jones Truck and Implement in Colfax, WA.  [He was hired as parts manager to replace a man who then decided he couldn't afford to retire and kept working.  They kept Gerry on for two years and the guy still didn't retire and out of loyalty to the long term employee, Gerry was laid off in 1986, looked for job in Colfax area for six months then we decided to move to AZ.]

Sunday 1989 - [Joe, Mares, Robert and Wes visiting] Church services downtown, dinner at Senior Citizens, $4.  Multi-county square dance Jamboree in Wilmington.

Monday 1990 - [Turkey]

Tuesday 1991 - Serena called, she has resigned Greenville [library position] and will be starting in Hamilton on 7/11/91.

Thursday 1992 - Bob Sears and Clara en route to Tucson for their new home.  Their van blew up in Fort Worth.  The Hendersons went with them.

Friday 1993 - Article in WSJ today about investing at 3 different ages, at any age keep some in stocks.  Tearing down the old Bob & Carl's for a Bob Evans Restaurant. 

Saturday 1994 - Our church had the Chicken BBQ at the firehouse – 300 half chickens, $5 & $3 [children], serving from 4-7.  We got home about 8:30.  My blood pressure 108/70.  Visited with George and Helen Schilling at dinner.

Sunday 1995 - The "crew" [MV and youth group from Somerset] was up before 7:00 and they gave a good program at church.  Had SS lesson on Esther 2:19-3:15.  We had a buffet lunch here for the group before they left. 

Tuesday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Thursday 1998 - [Williamsburg VA to Washington PA] Left Williamsburg  about 10:00 and reached Lancaster PA about 4:00 where we left MUH with the Kintners.  Drove the turnpike to Washington PA where we [arrived and] had room 109 at the Hampton Inn at 8pm.  Had crackers and peanut butter for supper.  Rt. 68 through MD sure beat the turnpike, not to mention the $6.85 toll.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

June 10, 1989-99 Kate up to 7 pounds

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - [Joe, Mares, Robert and Wes visiting] UMC had chicken Bar-B-Que, donation $4.50/plate.  Joe, Cris, Robert and I went on bike ride past Salisburys. Made ice cream. Had the crew for supper.   Robert really has an appetite.  Both boys need an improvement on table manners – they are nuts on tennis.  Got some rhubarb bulbs from Brockman which I planted in our garden.  Roberta called, [she] had been to a health camp.

Sunday 1990 - [Turkey]

Monday 1991 - [Wendy leaves] Took Wendy to Cincinnati Airport for flight to Daytona Beach [to visit Gerry's sister]. Parking $1 for 30 minutes, up to $7/day. Surprised to run into Bob McEwan at the parking garage. Came back through Mt. Healthy, visited regional library just south of I-275 and then of course, the Hamilton Library. Planned to eat at one of those 2 for 1 places, but closed on Monday so ate at the Best Restaurant in Lebanon, very nice rest rooms.  Got back our bedroom drapes, $96.

Thursday 1993 - [to Newark and back] Left here about 2:30 to go to Newark to John, Julie and Kate's. She is growing, some 7 pounds now. We went to Bob Evans for supper and Kate slept through it all. We rode the tandem bike that Catherine and Roberta had when they were in HS [or younger]. Julie took Kate to the bank where John works for the first time. Just made the 10pm closing at Yummers. GHU is good today, up to 103 pounds. Got first dividend from Park National.

Friday 1994 - Farewell to John and June Hickman at Hillsboro UMC, a very nice new addition. He will be going to Northwest Church in Columbus district. George Brown was prior six years and then John Armintrout, then Spitn...[?] We went with the E. Baileys. Was surprised to see Ruth Ann G Watts and her husband from Rainsboro.

Saturday 1995 - Had Claybaugh sale in Port William then our Chicken BBQ in the PM, lots of chicken left over. Met Bill Auden there, [he's] with Airborne, who recently dedicated the Building #10. MV's group of 11 from Somerset UMC came about 6:30 after being all day at King's Island.

Monday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Tuesday 1997 - Went to Wilmington, had supper at Wendy's, spoke to Donald Davis, he'll be 80 this year, was in school system for 35 years and has been retired for 21 years. Then at 6:30 went to City Building and spent 2½ hours helping get out 14,000+ envelopes to area people.

Wednesday 1998 - [Williamsburg VA]

Thursday 1999 - Another hot day, we went to Wilmington, had supper at Bob Evans. Dale Cahill, Grace Stewart and ? were there also Nancy Lyons, she is going to Branson and then Toronto with Lois Henson. We have been looking for Serena but no sign yet. Kroger has milk $1.49/gal. Annual Conference at Lakeside. Joanne Gruber and Wilma Croghan were delegates. Pastor Mike ordained as Elder – an "8-year journey."

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

June 9, 1984, 89-99 Buzzard's Glory

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1984 - Serena called from Flagstaff about car trouble.  [Possibly this is when Serena and Grandma also came to Colfax WA and Serena took Wendy and Grandma on the memorable trip to Lake Louise.]

Friday 1989 - [Mares, Robert and Wes visiting]  Joe Horton arrived en route from NYC to Santa Fe (he moved there 11/87).  Joe likes to play bingo.  Got bike pictures from Wandering Wheels.

Saturday 1990 - [Turkey]

Sunday 1991 - [Wendy visiting] Mother very alert.  About 4:00 we went to Lake Cowan and went sail boating.  $16 for two hours, then a snack at Taco Bell.  Roberta called, had gotten her friend Beverly to Colorado.

Thursday 1994 - We went to Lebanon for Smith closing, then had lunch at Golden Lamb.  Most lunches $7.50, beverages $1.20.  Worked at the Ball Park with Ollie Medlock [?].  Had hot fudge sundae at Mcdonald's, 89¢.

Friday 1995 - Buzzards Glory Days again. 

Sunday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Tuesday 1998 - [Williamsburg VA] Rooms in The Williamsburg Lodge are $202/night.  After buffet breakfast we took the bus to the Visitors Center, saw the 37 minute movie, visited the [Governor's] Palace and the maze.  Had snack at the Chowning's Tavern, then to the Capitol (really no wait).  Jean and Roberta went shopping.  Sid and MUH to take a nap.

Wednesday 1999 -  Jean and I went down to Wells to get items upstairs for Church yard sale – guess we got carried away as Bob from Processed Plastics came at 10:00 and I was in shorts.  Oh well.  Got e-mail from Don Bernard about a farmer wanting a divorce.  Do you have grounds?  Yes I have 200 acres.  Do you have a case?  No, I have a John Deere.  Jean got the AOL [chat] to working, like a phone chat, only with typing over the internet.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

June 8, 1989-99 Colonial Williamsburg VA reunion

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - Mares, Robert and Wes arrive.

Friday 1990 - [Turkey]

Saturday 1991 - [Wendy visiting] We met John and Julie at Deer Creek for supper, nice get together.  Julie plans to move her things back from Chicago this next Saturday.  Double room, $82 + 12.5% tax.  John gave me a tape – Adolph Coors IV: My Father's Son.  "Life does not shout, it just runs out, sooner than we think."  Strawberries over, cherries here now and raspberries soon.

Wednesday 1994 - [Morehead (after Don's Ordination) to Georgetown KY to home] MV also brought breakfast.  Visited Library in Georgetown, nice new addition, then a short visit with Chester and Polly Greene, he is a runner – 1 mile in 8 minutes.  We had lunch at the restaurant near the Golf Course, nothing extra.  At A&M picked strawberries, 70¢/lb if you pick them, $1 if they pick, so make about $4/hour in picking.  The Greenes are going to Australia next month and to England in November.

Saturday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Sunday 1997 -  Had lunch at Ponderosa in Wilmington, then to CMH to see Elvis Wigit,  really unconscious.  Saw Ed and Jean Kantner [?] at Ponderosa, she had been to Victoria, B.C.

Monday 1998 - [Washington DC to Williamsburg] After breakfast we came down 23rd St. to Arlington Cemetery and the Iwo Jima Memorial.  In Richmond we looked up where Sid used to live and work.  Gas 97.9¢.  Liquid snack at McDonald's.  To Williamsburg at 4pm.  John and Julie were just ahead of us.  Morgans came over.  The Crowsons got here at 6:30; MUH, Joe and Serena about 8pm.   Our supper, here in the lodge was strung out from 6-9pm.  We're in room 4411.

Monday, June 07, 2010

June 7, 1989-99 Serena's new job, Don's Ordination

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - Cris is looking for a job, had thought he had a good job at Clark Equipment.  The Harners and I have program at the Lions club on the Cross-Country Bike Ride.

Thursday 1990 - [Turkey]

Friday 1991 - [Wendy visiting] Serena called, she plans to take the reference job at the Hamilton OH Library and will be head of the Reference Dept. with a staff of four.

Tuesday 1994 - We left at 1PM for a 2½ hour drive to Morehead KY for Don's ordination as an Elder.  We had room at Super 8 Motel.  Hard rain en route.  Hard to keep Ginny still during the service. 

Wednesday 1995 - Picked first peas out of our garden.  Lions Club Program – Ron Salisbury spoke on  where to put the town [?] radiation material, then Dick Sc...ges spoke on the School Board's desire to negotiate with the Lions Club on their property for a potential site for a new school.  Had 14 Lions there.  Orville Harner has problem in other eye.

Friday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Saturday 1997 - Trimmed our shrubbery and also parsonage lot row – that was a job and no help from the Kings.  Did see their son help carry in the groceries.  [Heard from] Mie Young, her husband stayes home and takes care of Hanes (?) who is 7-months old.  His father has cancer.  Form letter, "Let's get acquainted," from our new minister, Michael and Mary Barthel, Chaplin KY (near Bardstown). We woke MV up at 8:30 as she and Ginny had been out all night on a cancer run.

Sunday 1998 - [Washington DC] Went to New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, pew where Lincoln sat is still there, also the same stained glass window above the pew.  The Morgans and Adam came over at 3pm and we left for the Tom Dailey's in McLean VA.  Beautiful home, [family includes] Laura (11) and Tom's wife Leslie [and a] big friendly dog, Winston.  Tom has an exercise room larger than [that in] most hotels and a 4000 bottle wine cellar kept at a constant temperature and humidity.  Bill [aka "Freeman" Dailey] and Mary Pat came over, he is 61, Tom is Roberta's age.  Jim [Tom and Bill's father] died in 1965, Virginia in 1983.  Our room [at the DC Marriott] has a walk in shower, really worked very well.  [Learned later that] Leslie [Clinton] Reynolds [youngest son of Serena Uible Reynolds 1882-1963, sister of CJ] passed away, born in Taft CA on 4/30/1922, retired in 1978.  She [his wife?] wrote to us on 6/16/98.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

June 6, 1989-99 Jenny Wiley Park

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - Picked 4 quarts of strawberries at noon,  plenty there.  We rode out to Harners for supper.  Josephine had 11 pages written out on the bike trip.  Cris and Angela, with Laura (2½) and Wil (3 months)  arrived at 9pm with plenty of child equipment.  Turmoil in China. 

Wednesday 1990 -  [Turkey]

Thursday 1991 - [Wendy visiting]

Saturday 1992 - [Jenny Wiley Park, Prestonsburg KY to home]  We took 1.3 mile hike from the lodge area, took side road back (5 miles) to Jenny Wiley's grave – quite an Indian story.  Picnic lunch at Vesuvius Lake, 10 miles north of Ironton OH, then to see Homer and Roma Thompson (he is 71 and is really showing his age.)  They still haven't got their stuff back from the D...  here in New Vienna.  Supper at Frisch's in Greenfield. 

Sunday 1993 - Had SS lesson, Judges 1-3.  Mother in great shape.  Had Baked Fish and chicken at Long John Silver's for $2.99 less 10%.  Jason Burton graduates form ECHS.  [Would that be Elaine's son?]

Monday 1994 - Many articles about D-Day – 50 years ago.  NY Times was 3¢ an issue then.

Tuesday 1995 - We went to Wilmington, had supper at Taco Bell, $3.05 for the two of us.  Lowe's really tearing things up at the old McKay place.  Saw Dorothy Pope in the hospital, she is having heart problems. 

Thursday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Friday 1997 - [Columbus for OSBA] Had breakfast in the room, food from home.  Jean met Roma Thompson for lunch, went to Bexley Monk.  Roma's idea of eating out is McDonald's.  Her sister is also in the same facility as Homer.  At lunch time I walked to the Capitol and visited Lan Lin [?] office tower.  Got bread at North Market, after 5pm first loaf $2, next loaf $1.  Ate outdoors at Trattoria, just about across the street [from Crowne Plaza]. 

Saturday 1998 - [to Washington DC]  Left New Vienna at 8:15, had picnic lunch at West Virginia welcome station.  Drove to Washington DC (490 miles), met Sid and Roberta at Marriott, 22nd & M Sts.  Had supper at Bread and Chocolate then walked around a few blocks.

Sunday 1999 - [Mary, Ginny and Christian visiting; Cleveland to home] Had there breakfast on the door knob [Baymont Inn], left at 8:45, got to NV at 1PM.  MV left about 2, again well packed.  AC feels good.  Got gas at I-71 and 61 for 102.9¢.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

June 5, 1974,1989-99 – 1163 miles in 21 hours

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1974 - John and Roberta drove from Lake Worth FL to NV from 4AM to 1AM, 1163 miles, turnpike $3.40, food $4.90, gas $33.15.

Monday 1989 - [In Cincinnati after Mie Young's wedding]  They [seminar on Selling Your Business] furnished us lunch in the Fountain Room.  The Library was having their annual book sale.  Met Sankers for supper at Darci's (French and Fast).  Had Pinwhirls [?] on Armenian Bread.  Visited library in Madeira.  Grocery stop in Goshen, melon 27¢/lb, also Kroger's in Blanchester, 1 gallon of 2% milk for 99¢. 

Tuesday 1990 - [Turkey]

Wednesday 1991 - [Wendy visiting]  On Lions Club Committee, John Hughes got program.  George Redfern spoke on problem of underprivileged children.  Also on committee was Ernie Cochran and Dana Dunwith, our next President.  Had chicken and rice, green beans, perfection salad, ice cream and berries.  Total about $60.  GHU's cherries ready to be picked. 

Friday 1992 - [Richmond KY to Prestonsburg KY] Visited the [Madison County] Court House (inscribed rock of Squire Boone), also the Library, then we met Don for lunch at the Mesa (in the Lexington Green complex).  We drove over to Jenny Wiley SRP [State Resort Park], had Room 144, built in 1962, very nice.  Made a brief visit to Natural Bridge SRP.

Saturday 1993 - Met Sankers at Fireside Inn (Restaurant) just west of Allensburg on US 50 for lunch, then to the six houses on Clinton County Historical Tour – two houses on S. South, the Weekes old house, Dr. Von Stein home on Center Rd., Grants house on Curry Rd and the house on McCoy Rd. and Old 73 (3 hole out house) plus the log cabin they moved there.  Then had turkey dinner at home, had the turkey since January, a 20#.

Sunday 1994 - [Indianapolis with John for Promise Keepers to home] After a nice complimentary breakfast at the hotel [Signature Inn] we drove home, got to NV about 12, just as the Hortons had brought Jean home, they were going to Blanchester to eat.  We went to the Otterbein home, really a fund raising program, did a have a great meal of stuffed pork chops and heavy sweets.  Also had a nice tour of the facility.

Monday 1995 - Had our first tomato out of the garden, just a small one and the plant looks lousy.

Wednesday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Thursday 1997 - [Columbus for OSBA] Had breakfast at CWRU [Case Western Reserve] alumni.  Met Jean at R... in near North, then we met again at Columbus Public Library, a good walk for her.  Had some light refreshments there, passed the original Wendy's (1966)  on E. Broad.  Had soup at our hotel. 

Saturday 1999 - [Mary, Ginny and Christian visiting; to Cleveland]  Left here about 1PM, got Ed Jones and on to Baymont Inn at Mayfield Road and I-271 [near Cleveland], then to Bennett Yanowitz's for 6:30, great hosts, Ben and Donna.  He was a brain.  Lots of h'orderves, etc., then a sit down meal in their basement, looks out on a long lawn.  The Dean made a brief appearance.  Left there at 10:45.

Friday, June 04, 2010

June 4, 1989-99 Mie Young's wedding

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - Ate at Ponderosa, a child's plate fell off the salad bar and really messed up [my] suit that has to be cleaned.  Mie Young Kim's wedding at 5:30 at Withrow Nature Preserve, exit 64 I-275.  Visited Martha Brewer, she has been there 3 years and 5 months, still only about half filled.  Overnight at Mariemont Inn, room 244, $47.85 total, small room but adequate, nice bath.  MV stayed with us.  She has lost 40 pounds.  Took the #28 bus downtown to the Geneva Seminar on How to Sell Your Business ($95)

Monday 1990 - [Turkey]

Tuesday 1991 - [Wendy arrives]  We went to Columbus to meet Wendy, had a snack at White Castle, then Odd Lots in WCH, Aldi (they charge 4¢ for a bag) then McDonald's and the Library.  Jean got a card there.  Mother had a spell wanting me.  Bernards called re: an earlier flight to Anchorage at 6AM via Atlanta. 

Thursday 1992 - [to KY]  We went to Richmond KY, met MV and Don at Cracker Barrel, the Deacon ordination service was at 7:30 and reception in Powell Hall.  We had reservations at a Best Western at Exit 90 – $38, Room 211, with continental breakfast.

Friday 1993 - Went to Hillsboro for lock box opening for E.Q. Fawley.  Brought back Elsie Satterfield for will change, GG took her to lunch at Wooden Spoon, then to Wilmington for the Hadley closing [see 6/3/91].

Saturday 1994 - [Indianapolis with John for Promise Keepers] We were at the place [Hoosier Dome] around 8:30 and were there for 14 hours, several inspirational speakers.  Box lunch and box supper, said it would be in Guinness Book of Records to serve 62,000 in 1½ hours.  "Live" is evil turned around.

Sunday 1995 - [KY to home] We went to Somerset UMC then a quick lunch at Wendy's as MV was to sing at a funeral.  They had talked of sending Ginny home with us but changed their minds as Don is to preach next Sunday.  Had supper at Boston Chicken.

Tuesday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Wednesday 1997 - [Columbus for ESOP and OSBA] ESOP meeting at hotel, John was there along with three others from PNB.  Kind of deep stuff.  At 1:00 we "moved" to Crown Plaza on National Blvd, a construction zone.  Room 806 at $99/night with parking at $8 down the street.  Ate nearby at 55 Blvd.

Friday 1999 - [Mary, Ginny and Christian visiting]  We all went to Wilmington, I had bar meeting, the family ate at Ponderosa and got bids on the car repair [dented on 6/2/99].  Put some spray on the poison ivy.  Ginny tried to play tennis.  She is a little short to put things into the recycle bin.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

June 3, 1986,89-99 Promise Keepers, Barr Rubber

 Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1986 - Article in Sandusky paper about Barr Rubber quitting business after 66 years.  [I remember riding along a few times in the big truck to pick up a load, seemed like we left in the middle of the night to arrive there very early in the AM.]

Saturday 1989 - Worked on refrigerator – ice maker does not work.  Went to Jean Davids house auction.  Bill Marino [Marine?] bought it for $90,000.  Looked at refrigerators.   Had lunch at Shelby's.  Put out four pepper plants.

Sunday 1990 - [Turkey]

Monday 1991 -  Herbert Hadley's family called me about handling the estate, he had a tragic death.  First day of Bible School – lots of work – had a "covered" wagon inside plus a real cute cardboard log cabin.

Wednesday 1992 - On Lions Club [committee] with Bob Walker also Ernie C. (who did a week earlier) had thin pieces of chicken, sweet potatoes, green beans, Cottage cheese jello, ice cream and strawberries.  Elaine Harner spoke on mediation.

Friday 1994 - Met John and Gary Mathis (?) at Bob Evans in Springfield at Bob Evans, parked the car at Dave and Rita Johnson's on Oneida Road.  Then we drove to Signature Inn in Indianapolis and then on with another couple from Newark going to the Hoosier Dome for a Promise Keepers "Get Together" – all of 62,000 men

Saturday 1995 - [KY day after Crowsons moved to Somerset] We went on a picnic at Waitsboro, quite a high priced subdivision going up near there.  We returned all the empty boxes to Buddy Coleman (the Senior Minister).  Had supper at Lee's Crossing.  I had the fruit plate.  Jan and _____ Sand [?] joined us for supper.  She had drawn a diagram of where all the furniture would go in the house. 

Monday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Tuesday 1997 - [to Columbus]  Louise Bloom lock box opening.  We left for Columbus, ESOP meeting Wednesday AM at the Westin, then OSBA [Ohio State Bar Assoc.]  Wednesday PM.  Had supper at the Truck Stop Restaurant at I-71 and 35.  Slow service.  Had reservations at the Westin on South High, built in 1886.  [An historic landmark originally known as the Great Southern Hotel with "exquisite architectural detailing such as stained-glass windows and crystal chandeliers."]  Regular rates $175 reduced to $95 because of meeting.  At 9PM we walked over to the mall, everything was closed except Marshall Field which closes at 10pm.

Wednesday 1998 - Finished putting up new windows at our house.  Had call from Roberta wanting our wedding write-up.  Don Geer's daughter spoke on beef.  She had won the State, now to Portland OR for the National.  Buddy Coleman [see 1995] retiring after 39 years.

Thursday 1999 - MV, Ginny and Christian arrived at 7PM fully packed with two bikes, etc.  She has a back [child] seat for Christian.  Don is in Texas preaching.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

June 2, 1989-99 Crowsons move to Somerset

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1989 - Picked 6 quarts of strawberries.  We had made reservations through the school for an Airborne Tour at 12:30AM, actually turned out to be at 1:30.  What a beehive of activity.  The air tran moved out in 1971 and Airborne came in 1980, they have 2200 employees.  Tom Green was our tour guide and also Lisa Zimmerman.  We got home at 4:15AM.  Having trouble with our ice maker.

Saturday 1990 - [Turkey]

Sunday 1991 - After seeing GHU at noon we ate at the Wooden Spoon, buffet $5.95.  Went to WCH Tri-County Square Dance.  Had hard rain in NV.  Rev. Paul Steele retiring from the ministry today from Mt. Healthy UMC. 

Tuesday 1992 - Got two apple trees at half price (were $18.95) and planted right behind our house.  Our strawberries are ripe.  Picture of Hortons in the WNJ re: 50th Wedding Anniversary.  Pr.... m... .... [Indecipherable] Curless, Wilt and Ashley.

Wednesday 1993 -  On Lions Club committee with Don G., had lasagna, plenty of bread, California vegetables, salad and a sort of rhubarb pie with ice cream.  17 members present.  Don Isaacs spoke about their apple business, they have 800 trees.  He has five more years in Dayton before he retires.  Larry Blackburn is the next Lions Club President.

Friday 1995 - [KY] Moving Day.  MV had a truck with two men who came and moved the big stuff.  We did take a couple of loads over in the pick-up and their car.  Had carry-out salad from Wendy's at the new house.  We were all tired that afternoon.  They have ordered pizza for supper.

Sunday 1996 - [ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, returning 6/22]

Monday 1997 - Put out broccoli and two cantaloupe plants.  Administrative Board Meeting.  Annual Conference next week.

Wednesday 1999 - Another Linkhart hearing.  We took Ruth Shoemaker to Jay's Landing for lunch.  Signed up for cell phone.  On Lions Club dinner committee with Dana D. and Wendell Compton.  Had cookout with hamburgers, etc., potato salad, baked beans (oodles of them).  Rick Stanforth spoke on Habitat for Humanity.  Got dent in side of car.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

June 1, 1989-99 Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - Went to Fairborn for Hotlinger Real Estate closing.  JBU got new Schwinn bike in Xenia – $290 with handle bar conversion and better seat.  Ate at Chinese Restaurant in Xenia.  We had Phoenix ____ soup $3.50.  Put up signs about Chicken Bar-B-Que.  Breaking ground for new S.F. Minton office in Wilmington.  New heel plates on my Red Wing shoes, $1.50 ($1 in Wilmington).

Friday 1990 - [Turkey]

Saturday 1991 - Honda has 17,000 miles, unleaded gas 117.9¢/gal.

Tuesday 1993 - [Roberta visiting] Took Roberta to Columbus airport, had supper at Carolyn's in German Village, some unusual dishes.  Mary Horton went with us, so many things she can't eat or doesn't like.  Cup of soup was $3.50.  Also a stop at Bloomington at Ann Mossbarger's, they have 5 children and 10 grandchildren and all their names starts with "J".

Wednesday 1994 -  Dick Garringer spoke on the upcoming school issue – the state will give EC $14 million if we come up with $4 million.  Josephine Harner drove Orville in, he is having eye problems.  She stayed with Jean.  14 present at Lions Club.

Thursday 1995 - [to KY] Had lunch with Serena at Hamilton Hotel after a stop at the Butler County Court House on the Mee Estate.  In  Lexington we went to Toys-R-Us and got a swing set (heavy) for Ginny.  Went to nearby Book Stores to get Lonely Planet book on Iceland.  Went to Bob Evans for supper.  You can get to their [Crowsons] house from there by taking a left on Owen Springs Road and then right on Mimosa to 226.

Saturday 1996 - We left on ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, will return on 6/22.  See separate book.  [Which will be shared at some future date, right Dad?]

Sunday 1997 - More rain.  E.C. graduation day.  Jean had SS lesson, 1st Chapter of Ecclesiastes.  Serena came to church.  Had brunch at Samuel Walker's, used coupon from book, $11.95 for Serena, $8.95 for seniors.  Talked with Mr. Fay there, he works for bank and rings bells.  Went to Extended Care and CMH.  Esther hopes to get out tomorrow.  Bob and Carl's has milk for 88¢/gal with $10 purchase and 6 bagels for 88¢ to celebrate their 88th birthday.

Monday 1998 - [Lenox MA to home] Using the fruit basket in the room [Wheatleigh] for breakfast, we left there about 10, with a stop at the Tanglewood Gardens, then Massachusetts Turnpike (no toll) to Rt. 202, then south to Bradley [Hartford] airport.  Lunch at airport, arrived in Cincinnati at 3:29.  Had supper at Village Inn at Mariemont, entrees with 3 vegetables, $5.25 and up.  Lots of older single people there.  Gal there told us about a little street near by _____ Close where Bob and Mary C.... live.  Ice cream was $1.50.

Tuesday 1999 - Jean had lunch at Bob Evans with Veleeta [?] and several others.  Got new VCR at Walmart $124, 4 head (though really don't know what that means).  Walked out to the cemetery and brought back flower containers.  The Bob Walkers have bought a place at Rocky Fork.

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