Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]
Wednesday 1988 - [New Orleans LA, with Serena]
Thursday 1989 - [Wendy visiting] Talking to Mary about Mother – she sleeps so much.
Friday 1990 - [Ada OH for School of Missions to home] Met Serena at Greenville Public Library, then drove to Red Lobster in Dayton's north side, a BIG crowd, then went to Robards and got her a new refrigerator, washer, and dryer, some $1100.
Saturday 1991 - Jean and MV went to Columbus to get Jean clothes for the wedding. I met them at Bob Evans at I-270 and Hamilton Road, then John bought some shirts at Huntington's on Alumni [?] Dr. in Bexley. We had supper at Chinese Restaurant, The Winds, at 2810 Main St. Mother was very quiet today and small appetite. Hard to get her awake. John brought Sam Britton to drive one of the cars.
Tuesday 1993 - [Ada OH for School of Missions]
Wednesday 1994 - Went up to Roland Gr....i's residence and helped in a small way, divided up all the contents among the six children. Jean called Laura Hughes, she is despondent. Called the Harners, O.D. is still not up to par, he is building frames for pictures of the celebration of the Fairview 125th anniversary. Storm – two of our CPU's went out.
Thursday 1995 - Jean's purse was stolen in Wilmington. Picked apples across the street and Jean made apple sauce. Ray King (our minister) was here for lunch. Still HOT. Article in WSJ about a fancy Mobil [now Shell] gas station in [Stafford VA which was inspired by Wright's Falling Water] Mill Run [House ] 30 miles south of Washington on I-95. Also a "Wright" gas station in Cloquet NM [only gas station designed by Frank Lloyd Wright]. [For more unique gas stations click here.] Also article about the Mac Performa 5200 CD [an Apple computer introduced May 1, 1995, discontinued February 1, 1996].
Saturday 1996 - [Ada OH for School of Missions] Program on John Wesley (Bob Kimi's, near Lancaster) and China with David Sagester, he is still having tours. Dee Dee Heffner was there on behalf of the school in Espanola, NM. [Dee Dee is a "Home Missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church serving at the McCurdy School, which is located in the Espanola Valley region of northern New Mexico. Dee Dee has been a teacher at McCurdy since 1975." Her husband, Dennis, is a minister at UMC there. Both are originally from Ohio.]
Sunday 1997 - [Ada OH for School of Missions to home] We helped with communion. Made a stop at Sam's Club off I-675 in Fairborn, bought two plastic floor mats. Finally got 5500 report and info from ABA. Sat at breakfast table with Marcia and Jim Florky, knew Larry Masters and Chester Green, who are going with them to South Africa on a VIM trip – JW Sch at Pinetown, South Africa.
Monday 1998 - [Helen Kuntzman still visiting?]
Tuesday 1999 - [First full day home after returning from Santa Fe reunion.]