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.