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 locations: 860 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.