Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]
Friday 1989 - Jean worked at Emmaus meeting.
Sunday 1991 - [Fairbanks Alaska with Don and Martha Ann Bernard] Breakfast at 8:45: cantaloupe, watermelon, kiwi, etc., fish, ham, fried potatoes, breads and beverages. Mrs. Underhill went with us to the Friends Meeting, one hour of silence. Then the UofA Museum, the agricultural experiment station which had broccoli larger than my hand. Salmon bake for supper – ribs, halibut, and salmon, all you wanted for $15.95 and we had a $2 off coupon. Went to Copper Creek Resort and saw pictures of the Aurora Borealis.
Tuesday 1992 - This is a typical note that Sadie would write for us [concerning Grandma]: [Note attached: Tues., Harold, Pretty good today. Ate fairly well, all milk and shake for supper. But still not eating like she did. Wed., Very alert, ate good lunch and all grapes by herself and drank by herself too. Tired. Back to bed after lunch. Outside from 10:30 to 12, to church in A.M.]
Wednesday 1993 - [to Vancouver WA] Left for Portland Oregon, the Morgans have been there looking over colleges [primarily Evergreen State in Olympia WA where she later went for one summer]. We go to Ashland OR for Elderhostel on Shakespeare beginning 8/1. Will see Midsummer Night's Dream. Got Alamo Rental Car, Catherine had reservations for us at Nendel's in Vancouver WA.
Thursday 1994 - [to Zanesville] Jean had Dr. appointment in Wilmington then to Columbus. Lunch at Rigsby's, 698 N. High – very nice! We split a sandwich and had plenty. Had appointment with George Carey, re Wells and IRS. Met Jean at the library. Drove to Zanesville, supper at Italian Restaurant on N. Maple (Rt. 60) where we met Bob and Pat Ballantyne and John. (Julie stayed home with Kate as she had ear infection.) Stayed at Super 8 with the Ballantynes, separate rooms.
Friday 1995 - Mary [MUH] fell en route to answering the phone.
Sunday 1996 - [Jasper, Alberta Canada] Drove up to Mt. Edith Cavell [named in 1916 for Edith Cavell, an English nurse executed by the Germans during World War I for having helped allied solders escape from occupied Belgium to the Netherlands, in violation of military law.] One way traffic starts at 10AM, then alternating. Had brunch at Chateau Jasper, great deal for $9. Went on tour walk. First train came here in 1912, road came in 1938.
Wednesday 1999 - Had Day hearing in Wilmington, then to Batavia to file Leach Estate papers, then to Sankers where we had lunch at their house (thought we would eat out). Bill took us on a ride in a '35 Ford (last year to have horn on outside of engine and first year to have two tail lights). Went to White Castle with them, fish sandwich, 75¢ (wouldn't order another one). They had just returned from Santa Barbara where Bill Campbell celebrated his 80th birthday.