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.