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.