Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Aug. 31, 1989-99 John flies, Serena moves

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - We cut the grass back from the sidewalk.  PM had 4 for 1 split, the 6th since 1966.  Took GHU to the Emergency Room with hemorrhoid problems.

Friday 1990 - John called, he's flying to Chicago to see Julie. 

Saturday 1991 - [Helsinki and Moscow trip]

Monday 1992 - Bill and Diane Wilkinson helped Serena move to 107 Village St. in Hamilton.

Tuesday 1993 - We went out to see John Hughes -- a fast? case of cancer.  Last fall he was in Russia.  Finally got some rain, seems like it has been a hot summer.  Rumor that Strebers Grocery is going to close. 

Wednesday 1994 - [to Columbus] We leave for Columbus.

Saturday 1996 - We washed a couple of windows.  Got pictures from Roberta on the Montana vacation.  Also material on Holden Village on Lake Chelan WA.  Went to Wilmington, looked at kitchen floor covering at Rice's [?], Naylor's had wanted $1700 for the job.  Saw Grace Stewart and Garnett Fisher in the Recovery section of CMH.  We had supper there.  Got card on Joe's art show.  Jean reached Roma Thompson, Homer is now in a nursing home in Columbus.

Sunday 1997 - [Morgans visiting] After lunch of tofu sandwiches we went to Lebanon, saw Glendower, $3 per person, but used our pass.  The Warren County Museum also closed at 4pm.  Visited nice book store.  Catherine got me an interesting book on places to visit in the Midwest, like new but was in the used book section.  In Lebanon putting a new bridge just past the Golden Lamb.  Visited Otterbein Home, then supper at Waynesville.

Monday 1998 - Open House at NV Middle School.  We just happened to wander in. 

Tuesday 1999 - Back to the Dr. again for Jean, said she had blood in her urine.  Got 10 White Castle hamburgers for $4.10.  We came home and 5 of these with lettuce and tomatoes.  National Latex is having trouble paying their bills and they are well above $41,000.  Got card from Mary [presumably MUH] from New Jersey where she is visiting.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Aug. 30, 1989-99 Copious Corn

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1990 - Went to Wilmington P.L., then to ⃞ dance.  Jean Hinsler [?] got "the ring" on Tuesday from Larry.  He is 56 and she is 62.  Got letter from Social Security that my monthly [amount] would be $960.  Had a little shower for Carolyn Rhonemous.

Friday 1991 - [Helsinki and Moscow trip]

Sunday 1992 - Had GHU here for lunch with the Hortons.  Went to see the Sisters Act, a movie about a gal who hid in a convent to escape the bad guy and pepped up the choir.  Bought corn on the way home for $1.50/dozen. 

Monday 1993 - [Roberta leaves] Took Roberta back to Columbus, they no longer have parking meters at the airport.  Had ½ portion (that was enough) of pasta at Cookers on E. Main.  Had a hard time getting onto I-270, construction.  Did get to the play, Tecumseh, on time.  It was a full moon with a pretty outdoor stage, dirt which they wet down and make-believe hills on either side and the "Ohio River" behind the stage.  Tickets $11.  Lots of shooting in the drama. 

Friday 1996 - We went to "the Beach" near King's Island at 6pm, they closed at 7pm.  Lots of long slides, the wave machine was on and off.  Admission was $6.95.  Ate at Perkins, slow service, but large portions.  I had baked potato with beef.  Cliff Cluffs came up and talked with us.  He left Fermo [?] in 1986 and is now in Lebanon. 

Saturday 1997 - [Morgans visiting] We went to Fort Hill, Jean walked to top and then made loop.  Had picnic there, about five other cars there.  Then to Serpent Mound, they have program ther eon Sunday before Labor Day.  Got a year's membership to Ohio places for $40 with a t-shirt.  Then to Rankin House and then to Moyer's at 5pm, four for $40.

Sunday 1998 - 50th Anniversary reception for Tom and Almade [?] Peters at their daughter's house (Mark Tr....) on Clarksville Road just south of I-71, beautiful spot with a long driveway.  At the reception saw a lot of ⃞ dance folks, Logan and Margaret Gills went to Aiken SC three years ago and now all excited about Elderhostel programs.  Nice visit with Ed and Dorothy Bailey, also Bob and Pate Miles -- he is going to CMH for tests.  Article in today's NYT about cooking schools.  Recognized the Fire Department and the Medical Volunteers at Church today, so about 140 there.  Church has closed off the basement window to the west.  John Harner brought us about 30 ears of corn.  Told how difficult it is to work with his Dad.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Aug. 29, 1989-99 Double therapy

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1990 - Bo Streber brought us a melon.  Hortons went with Senior Citizens to Bear Creek for the day.

Thursday 1991 - [to NYC, then Helsinki and Moscow]

Saturday 1992 - Jean had invited the Sankers and Bill's sister, Shirley, came also.  They were interested in our trip to Alaska as they are going there next month.  Serena moved to a new place near the library.  Mother was in great shape today.

Sunday 1993 - [Roberta visiting]

Monday 1994 - Jean had her last therapy on her ankle and her first therapy on her shoulder.  We rode bikes out the Cemetery Road tonight.  Having a few cantaloupe out of the garden.

Tuesday 1995 - Spoke with Kims about our not going to Columbus for their children's graduation.  Jean helped Lana Sue Carey at school, selling books, open house.

Friday 1997 - [Morgans visiting] We went to Spillway Lodge for supper with the Morgans.

Saturday 1998 - We went down to NV Senior Citizens for the program by Hugh Heiland.  Got some nice pictures from the Crowsons of Ginny and Christian.  Had peanut butter and tomato sandwiches for supper.  Got our Sch....[?] interview, stressed how important a belief in religion is and how we need to put the family first.  Interesting time line article on Harding.

Sunday 1999 - Had last 8 chapters of Ezekiel for SS lesson, luckily SS promotion Sunday, so only 30 minutes class time.  In the evening we took the Salisburys to Martisville UMC for program by Robin McMillan.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Aug. 28, 1989-99 Morgans host exchange student

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1989 - Cathy McIntosh starts at GHU's.  She is to be there at 6:30 to get up, then at 1 to go to bed, 3 to get up, 8:30 for bed time and 12 for toilet time. 

Tuesday 1990 - Now Cathy wants to work 6 hours a day during the week.  Went to Cincinnati today, to start Carroll estate.  Parked behind the library.  Ate lunch at Arnold's Bar & Grill.  Gas 126.9¢, Honda turns 3300 miles. 

Wednesday 1991 - Mother quite sleepy, did eat the grapes.  Got six stumps chewed up, $75, less than ½ hour.

Saturday 1993 - [Roberta visiting] Roberta, Serena and John went over to see Grandma.  We went to the Rocky Fork Restaurant for lunch, a family from Chillicothe is running it.  Liver and onions were $4.95 while the buffet was $8.25.  The Hortons drove there on their own.  We went to Fort Hill, nice museum there.  Roberta and I [or J] walked the Fort Trail, a good hour, believe the sign said 4 miles.  Nellie Roush VERY contrary.

Monday 1995 - Vision 2000 meeting but minister did not show up.  GG went to Dr. about her ear problem.  Got Elderhostel acceptance for trip to eastern Europe next June.

Wednesday 1996 - Morgans hosting an exchange student from Switzerland [Petra] this school year.  Went to Dr. H, to have cataract surgery.  Got order of sale on Zurface. 

Thursday 1997 - [Morgans visiting] Went to Wilmington and ate at Walkers.

Friday 1998 - Went to Hillsboro on legal business, then had 11:15 appointment at CMH for an echo cardiogram, there about ½ hour, very painless, they read these waves in your heart, can even hear the beep of the valves.  Got gas for 92.9¢.  Looking at Wells annual report, I'm ready to have an auction.  The personnel are always pointing their finger at someone else.  MO raised their dividend to 44¢ from 40¢.  Market down 350 points.

Saturday 1999 - Jean still sort of pep-less, she did eat a half pizza for lunch.  Breaking ground for new Senior Citizen Building in Wilmington.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Aug. 27, 1989-99 Kate in first video

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - Sunday School picnic promotion Sunday.  MV has recital at Port William Church.  Her singing does bring tears to our eyes.  UMC song fest 1:30-5pm.  Unleaded gas is 91.9¢/gal.

Tuesday 1991 - Went to Wilmington, they are looking for a new librarian.  Got letter from New Zealand, both Joe and Mary Hiestand have passed away.  Got the two pictures from Joe [Horton]. 

Thursday 1992 - Busy day at the office.  Went ⃞ dancing, we have been on 43 raids.  [According to Square Dance Terminology, a raid is "A planned visitation to another club, with enough attending club members present to "steal" the visited club's official banner.  Many areas use a single banner for their club, while other areas have many banners.]

Friday 1993 - [Roberta visiting] John, Julie and Kate came for supper.  They have their first video of Kate.  She puts out a nice smile.  Serena also here, she is looking good.  James Terrell in office, he thinks an emergency.

Saturday 1994 - Took MUH to Cincinnati airport for flight to Albuquerque, where Joe and Roberta will meet her.  God windshield "rubbers" replaced at the Honda dealer in Florence.  We had lunch at Ryans Steak House, just east of the Hilton on Turfway.  Went to Office Max at Eastgate Mall, place just opened this summer and got new Brothers Word Processing machine.  Oh yes, got gas in KY for 96.9¢, 117.9¢ here in Ohio.  New bypass about to open on 28 just east of I-275

Sunday 1995 - Article in NYT about what is doing in Cleveland Ohio, new "Rock" museum to open there.

Tuesday 1996 - Calling hours for Mary Etta Penn

Wednesday 1997 - Morgans arrived, went to GHU's and sort of cleaned house.

Friday 1999 - Jean went back to CMH for a sonogram, ate at Jay's, cup of soup and sandwich $4.95.  Jean had onion soup.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Aug. 26, 1989-99 Play House painted

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - We painted the play house.  Dutch Boy Water Base Paint from K-Mart, 1 gallon $19.95 reduced to $11.95, supposed to be 10 year guarantee.  Bought four marked down muskmelons at Kroger's for 69¢.  Jean and MUH went to UMC for Gruber-Morgan wedding. 

Sunday 1990 - The Gruber-Morgans [mentioned in 1989 entry] are now expecting a baby in December.  Went to Blanchester to eat.  During lunch Mother didn't seem herself, like a light stroke, speech garbled.  Open house for NV Emergency Squad, new 62,000 mile vehicle.

Wednesday 1992 - Worked at Lions Club Booth at Clinton County Implement Sale at Fairgrounds.  Sold about 600 sandwiches at $1 each, sausage more popular than burgers.  GHU was great today. 

Thursday 1993 - [Roberta visiting]

Friday 1994 - [Chicago IL to home?]

Saturday 1995 - [Chautauqua NY to home with Aunt Mary] Went to Farmers Market for breakfast.  Mad a stop at Quail Lakes Motel, quite nice.  Came into Cleveland on I-90 and got off at East 140th St, what a run down section of the city.  On Hessler Road several were out cleaning the gutters.  Ate at the Place on Bellflower [which in 2008 was undergoing a transformation and reopened at L'Albatros, property is owned by Case Western], had black beans and rice.  In Columbus Mary visited the Hortons, 19 were there, while we went to the Little Prof Book Store in Worthington Mall.  Got gas for 99.9¢/gal on US 62 south of Columbus.  Had a snack at Yummers, they have changed hands for the worse.  "C" [Chautauqua, presumably rather than Cleveland or Columbus] was a nice place to visit.  

Monday 1996 - Jean had meeting in Hamilton and met her at Wilmington P.L.  Because of building program couldn't get Consumer Reports issue so after supper at Bob Evans, we went to Blanchester P.L.  Got two dozen ears of corn at $2.50/dozen.  Democratic convention starts.  Replacing AC in GG's office.  Got our driveway and parsonage driveway coated.  (Dave Henderson did it again 7/99)

Wednesday 1998 - Went to see Betty Streber on legal business, then on to Ed Johnsons t take them to Murphin Ridge for lunch.  Ed was born 1/19/25.  Still have this cough and not too much energy.  Rained 1.1" last night.  C.H. [or C.A.?] Flint here to look at trees, $300 to top the two trees in fron t of parsonage.

Thursday 1999 - Jean had MD appointment then went to CMH for some tests, which turned out pretty good.  Crowsons in Nashville today.  Don has interview for position with Upper Room.  The Waco TX deal [Waco/Branch Davidian Siege:  In August, 1999, documents were uncovered which indicated that during the raid on the Branch Davidian compound, the FBI used a limited number of flammable tear gas canisters.] is back on the news.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Aug. 25, 1989-99 Wendy to Scotland

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1989 - Jean had breakfast at the Corner Restaurant with Helen Weekes who is doing an article on the small town restaurants for the WNJ.

Saturday 1990 - Mares got traffic ticket, didn't like the expression "gray hair."

Sunday 1991 - GHU at noon, George Steele was good before his operation four months ago.  We met Serena in Lebanon, walked around and had supper at Kansas City Stockyards.  She is talking of going to USSR next summer to see Koha..... [?].

Tuesday 1992 - Calling hours for George Henderson, brought back memories of picking strawberries there in the 30's.  Had our 2nd espanol lesson with Jim Marshall.  Getting Art Bloom and Joan Sheffields estates started. 

Wednesday 1993 - [Wendy leaves, Roberta arrives] It was a short night, Wendy was up about 4am, plane left at 9:55, we left here about 7:30.  Roberta came in an adjoining gate at 10:10, so went directly to Hillsboro to see GHU.  She now weighs 97.6 pounds.  Wendy left one bag here, so went with two large and heavy bags to Motherwell Scotland.  Got 13# turkey at Kroger's for 49¢/lb. 

Thursday 1994 - [Richmond IN to Chicago IL] Had an on the run lunch at Merrillville IN.  Visited exhibit at Newberry Library, also the fancy Nike STore on N. Michigan Ave.  Stayed at Red Roof at Northbrook and had dinner at Le Francais Restaurant (5-stars) in Wheeling [now closed but couldn't find any details].  Early bird dinner was $35 each.  We were there two hours, three mini chocolate desserts.  Lots of construction work on I-94 on north side. 

Friday 1995 - [Chautauqua NY with Aunt Mary] Had breakfast at the deli in our hotel.  Program on the press and reporting.  Lunch at the UMC, $4 each.  We walked down to the Bell Tower and then took the tour of the grounds at 4pm, $2 each.  For supper we ate at Tally Ho, nice meal.  The USO Band put on the evening program.  We sat in front of Dr. Temaris and De. Selznick from the Cincy area.  We went to Vespers at 9:15 and then social hour at the Presbyterian House across the street.

Sunday 1996 - Went to Corwin and rode bike trail to Oregonia, 6 miles and had supper at the Little River Cafe, $30 for two of us.  Bike path recently opened. 

Monday 1997 - [Coral Gables FL to home?]

Tuesday 1998 - Finally went to Dr. Hamak [?] at Family Practice, Dr. Holton is in charge there.  Got chest x-ray at CMH.  They say I may have heart valve problems.  Staples opened in Wilmington.  500 #10 security envelopes for $7.87.  Dwayne Dexmiller [?] (lives in old Raymond Deck property] was here on some legal business and he offered to help us on the internet, a big help.  Filed Leach will.  Aarticle inWNJ about possible bypass around Wilmington.  The west end would come out near Oglethorpe Road, 8-10 years down the road.  [Where is Oglethorpe Road?  I can't find it on the map.]

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Aug. 24, 1989-99 Mati Hari, Pete Rose, Chautauqua

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - Went to Hillsboro, saw Quill [Orville?] Purtee at Oakland Nursing Home.  Brief visit to the Hillsboro Public Library, open 8 to 5.  Visited Harners on way back from ⃞ dancing, got green beans.  So much publicity about Pete Rose and his resignation.  [from Cincinnati Enquirer Pete Rose timeline:  Aug. 24, 1989: Rose agrees to lifetime ban from baseball following a six-month investigation of his gambling, a deal announced by Giamatti. A five-page document signed by Rose and Giamatti has no formal findings. However, Giamatti says he believes Rose bet on baseball, while on the same day Rose denies it.]  Dow Jones Index hits a record high.

Friday 1990 -  To Murphy Theater to see Greta Garbo in "Mata Hari" [1931 World War I spy movie] and "Ninotchka" [1939].  She was a serious comrade (no smiles) but did warm up.  Pic & Save special on Honeydew for 99¢ each.  Don Isaacs 22nd Anniversary.

Saturday 1991 - Went out to Apple Tree Apartments open house, rent is 30% of your income up to $16,000 maximum.  Cleaned walk at Wells.  Ox Roast at Lions Club.  Planted asparagus seeds.

Tuesday 1993 - [Wendy visiting]

Wednesday 1994 - [to Richmond IN via Columbus]  Went to Columbus to file Probate papers for Elsie Fullerton, and had reservations in Richmond IN at Best Western Motel where they had a combination microwave and ice box.  Had supper at Taste of Town, 1616 E. Main St., fair.  Drove by the Adam Bartel wholesale place, across the street from the abandoned RR Station.

Thursday 1995 - [Chautauqua NY with Aunt Mary] Went to Economics program at Kellogg Hall, charting stock market action.  We had lunch at St. Elmo's.  Afternoon program was too deep for us at the Hall of Philosophy.  Had supper at the place next to the PO.  At the bookstore NYT are $1.25.  Band group in the evening.

Saturday 1996 -  Cleaned out play house and restacked wood pile.  Went to Wilmington.  bob and Carl's had bananas at 19¢/lb.  Had supper at Donatos, veg. sub and Hawaiian pizza.  Still looking at stoves at Lowes and Steinbergs.

Sunday 1997 - [Naples to Coral Gables FL]  Went to church at North Naples UMC on Seagate, plan to move to a new location in 1999.  Emerson Colaw is the Bishop-in-Residence.  Had buffet lunch at the Biltmore in Coral Gables for $39/each, a big spread.

Monday 1998 - Lots of rain.

Tuesday 1999 - Randy Thompson over re Victor Thompson will.  His is having a time re his Mother who is 72.  Can't take care of herself and doesn't want to be in a nursing home.  Doris Martin is having same trouble with her aunt from Florida who is now with Doris.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Aug. 23, 1989-99 Wendy eats shrimp and steak

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - MUH went with us to Hillsboro Episcopal Church where they had a "dress rehearsal" of Taming of the Shrew.  Daniel Lord and two others were the whole cast.

Thursday 1990 - [Roberta leaves] Serena left for breakfast library meeting at Fairborn.  Jean took Roberta to meet the Goodings for lunch, then Roberta flew back to Phoenix.  Raspberries coming on strong.  Mowed the grass and trimmed low limbs on trees in the back.

Friday 1991 - Lots of apples and pears.  Hortons got new refrigerator at GHU's.  $557.29.

Sunday 1992 - Had Deuteronomy 29-30 to teach in SS lesson.  GHU very good today.  Ate at Ponderosa.  The Donald Bernards went with us to Hillsboro to see Steel Magnolias at the Cut and Curl Beauty Shop.  Bernards have been going to Florida for seven years.  Talked with Donna Hardin re her trip to South Africa. 

Monday 1993 - [Wendy visiting] Went to the Court House while Jean and Wendy went up to look at Antioch College.  Had supper at Ponderosa.  Wendy ordered both shrimp and steak.

Tuesday 1994 - [Newark] John had invited us to a seminar at the Newark Country Club at 7:45, sponsored by PNB.  About 20 people present.  John made the introduction.  Paul Ward spoke about estate planning.  Got form at Franklin County Probate Court, 22nd floor, for Elsie Fullerton Estate.  Bought wool slacks at Brooks Bros. outlet mall for $49 (50% off.)

Wednesday 1995 - [to Chautauqua NY with Aunt Mary] MUH left with us for Chautauqua NY at 8:30 and got there about 3:30, 350 miles.  Lots of construction around Erie PA.  We had reservations at Carey Cottage, doubles are $81, very convenient to the Auditorium.  We had Room 208 and Mary at 202.  Had supper at Sadie J's.  Evening program was Diane Bish, organist at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale.  She was terrific.  We had a special gate admission, still $27 per person for admission price.

Friday 1996 - Hard rain, we needed it.  Went to Sankers, MUH went with us.  Had beef stroganoff.  Bill took us for a ride in his '35 Ford Coupe with rumble seat.  Saw two videos on car history, a 59-day trip across the US in 1909 by four gals.  Got home at midnight.

Saturday 1997 - [Naples FL]

Sunday 1998 -  Had SS lesson, 2nd Peter 2:13 to end of chapter.  Met at Shaffers at 1pm for picnic, we were home by 6pm.  They had two gas grills.

Monday 1999 - Got appointment at 1:30 with Dr. Glick.  Said Jean had a urinary tract infection so she got a shot and a new prescription.  We were there for two hours.  At 8pm tonight she seemed to be feeling better.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Aug. 22, 1989-99 Yonkers filming in Wilmington

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - Wore pedometer, 2400+ steps.  Reading Route 66 book, 18' wide and finally all paved in 1928.  At first they had rental tents for the tourists for 50¢/night. 

Wednesday 1990 - [Roberta visiting] Read in the WNJ where in the 1920s there were 25 school districts in Clinton County.  I do recall when there were 13, and now there are four.  [By contrast Maricopa County AZ (which is much bigger but still) has about 240 school districts, perhaps half of which are Charter Schools, and at least 10% are elementary school districts separate from the high schools.  AZ is long overdue for educational reform/consolidation.]  MV and Don came in from Canada via Michigan and brought us peaches and blueberries.  Had turkey for supper.  Hortons left for Indiana to visit Cris.

Thursday 1991 - John, Julie and her parents came down for the afternoon.  Cathy from Washington State called us about calling Elderhostel and getting them to go forward with our Russian trip.

Saturday 1992 - Walked around downtown Wilmington, they are filming part of the movie "Yonkers", a lot of false front store fronts such as a bakery, Chinese laundry and about 20 1940s vintage cars including a street car.  From Xenia we rode our bikes 8.5 miles to Yellow Springs and had a snack at Carol's near the PO where you pay by the ounce for what you put on your plate.  Mother wouldn't eat much today.  Cleaned out ditch in front of Wells.

Sunday 1993 - [Wendy visiting] Met Serena at Der Dutchman in Waynesville, lots of traffic on 73 near Flea Market.   We were a half hour for the two miles.  Then we went to the Ohio R.... [River?] Festival, had tickets for ½ price so $20 for the four of us.  We were there from 3-6.  One show was this fellow swallowing the sword and the 36" balloon - ugh.  The mud show – how could anything be worse.  Had ice cream at 73 & 42 in Waynesville.

Monday 1994 - [to Newark] Jean had therapy appointment in Wilmington, also Dr. appointment about her shoulder tendinitis.  Had reservations at Cherry Valley Lodge, Room 139, facing inside, $85/night + $7 tax.  Ended up eating with John and Julie, then they came out for a swim.

Tuesday 1995 - First day of school.  Have several gdn [?] for school purposes.  Picked a couple gladioli.

Thursday 1996 - Leadership Clinton meeting.  Tobacco stocks are ꜛ and ꜜ.

Friday 1997 - [Naples FL] Spent some time on 3rd Street, especially Mole Hole, all those fountains.  Had lunch on South side of street.  Walked out on the pier.  Nice supper at St. George the Dragon.

Saturday 1998 - We went to Wilmington for Tom Young sale, all these toys, etc.  Had lunch at Sangers [?]. We split an entree and soup.  Virginia S. came in and got pie.  Allan and Mark (he was painting a barn) [or bank? or something else?] were there also.  Stayed at WPL until 4pm.  Stopped at Walmart for new watch band, black.

Sunday 1999 - Shaffer Picnic.  George asked us to bring pop, it looked like everyone brought pop, so there was plenty.  Jean not feeling well so we came home at 3pm, hard to get her to eat anything.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Aug. 21, 1989-99 John undecided

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1989 - We met John at Brown Derby at Eastland at 5pm.  Several dinners for $5.95.  John was to meet International Students in Newark, now he is undecided whether to go with Frontiers or International Teams.  Got Sundaes at McDonalds in Jeffersonville, 85¢ each.  Hard rain the last 10 miles. 

Wednesday 1991 - Don Bernards came in and we visited re our trip to Alaska.  They have a great scrapbook. 

Friday 1992 - Heard through a returned envelope that Dorothy Ann Terrell had passed away on 8/7/92 in Chicago on the street they were holding the body.  Rosemary called from Germany.  Hortons left to visit Mares, etc.  Serena called about her new phone # and address. 

Saturday 1993 - [Lexington to Frankfort KY to home] Motel has continental breakfast.  We went to the Fayette Mall, they have a new upscale addition.  In the Disney store are neckties for $28, nice McAlpin's.  [McAlpin's bought out by Dillard's in 1998.]  Lunch at the Lexington Green, then to the bookstore.  Left there about 2pm visiting the floral clock, the present capitol and the old capitol in Frankfort.  Supper at Bob Evans at I-75 and Buttermilk Pike.  Stopped a new Kroger store off 28.

Sunday 1994 - Rev. Johnson had baptisms at Leesburg Roadside Park, then we went to Greenfield to see Ed Kantnor who is having therapy at the Greenfield Hospital for his knee replacement.  Went to Hillsboro UMC for another ice cream supper, both voluntary offering.   Then the play 3x3x3 at Weaster plant [?] in Hillsboro. 

Wednesday 1996 - MUH went to Lithopolis with the NV Senior Citizens.  Had Bible study here.

Thursday 1997 - [Sanibel Island to Naples FL] Stayed at Hampton Inn in Naples, supper at Palm Restaurant, then visited David Johnson, looked at videos of his Dad preaching here here and greeting people.  They are in a large golf development.

Saturday 1999 - [Columbus to home] Had breakfast at McDonald's, what a line at 9am.  Drove by the Polaris shopping development, new Barnes and Noble.  Visit to Worthington PL, they have a new library in NW part of town.  Had lunch at Clarmont Steak House, their 50th year, a BIG bowl of bean soup.  Drove by Thurber's house on Jefferson Street.  Another time we will try to find that "herb garden."  Talked with the Larry Hind's [?] in Aldi's, their son is moving to the "gold area of California."  Bought bunch of pop for the Shaffer get together tomorrow.  8pm and Jean is in bed, hope she is better tomorrow.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Aug. 20, 1989-99 Jean not up to par

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - Eloise S. taught SS class, what a long 45 minutes.  We went to the Parker House in Hillsboro, buffet $6.75, really good.

Monday 1990 - [Roberta visiting] Melissa Holbrook _______ came up with her dog.  She is talking about starting a restaurant in Cincinnati.

Thursday 1992 - Reading a book about 100 best stocks to buy.  PM was at top of list. 

Friday 1993 - [to KY] We left about 1pm for Lexington to meet the Crowsons.  Brief stop at Sankers, he is going to have Flints come down and "chew" up the tree stump.  Had reservations at Greentree Motel, the hospital rate at $30/night.  Had supper with Harvey and Marguerite ___________ at Pomeroy's [?] on Tates Creek Road, a noisy place, though reasonable.  Got gas for 99.9¢.  Honda turned 62,000

Saturday 1994 - Billy [or Betty?] Walker brought us some corn.  They are talking about moving back to town.  Trimmed shrubbery around the house.  Got Elderhostel catalog supplement.  Jean processed four heads of cabbage.  Heard from John, MV and Roberta about getting the stock.  Went to Highland UMC for Ice Cream Social.  Honda turns 78,000 miles.

Sunday 1995 - SSCC had open house in Hillsboro.  Kent Walker was on the ball team.  Program by the Columbus Zoo.  K-Mart had milk for 99¢ for the first gallon.

Tuesday 1996 - We went to Cincinnati for hearing test.  I need one, but wasn't happy, what with her old business card, waiting until receptionist got there.  We met Serena at Joseph Beth's book store and had lunch at Chesters Road House, entrees were $8.95, iced tea $1.50.  Serena gets her $'s worth.  Spent afternoon at the Book Store, got Michelin California book and LA map.  Had supper at Boston Chicken.  Got home about 8pm. 

Wednesday 1997 - [Lake Worth to Sanibel Island FL] Drove to FL's west coast, had reservations at West Wind Inn on Gulf Drive.  Really great library facility here and on Captiva.

Thursday 1998 - Got 40 hamburger and 20 ostrich burgers at Saeger's for $49.95 for the get together this weekend.  Got some Robitussin DM for my mucus.  Pulled weeds in front of W. C. of C. [Wilmington Chamber of Commerce?] Nice article in WNJ about Hugh Heiland, Director of Theater from 1947-1986 at Wilmington College.  Told how they used to have practice in the gym after the basketball practice and they turned down the heat.

Friday 1999 - [to Columbus] We went to Columbus for CLE program at OSBA builiding, can now fill in the forms with pen.  Had lunch at the first restaurant on West 5th.  Jean not up to par – no pep, no appetite and wants to sleep most of the time.  Had reservations at Radisson North, got through the internet on Price Line for $50.  Room #372.  Supper at Cameron's on 161, just west of 315.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Aug. 19, 1989-99 News of the world

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - Mowed grass, first time in 3 weeks.  Took the Jim Allens (he is 54) and George Shaffers (he is 60, she is 57) to Harry Allens in Cincinnati in our van.  Shower at UMC for Nancy Henderson Hamilton [this was probably a baby shower as her daughter, Lisa, turns 21 this year, they live in Dayton, near Beaver Creek.]

Sunday 1990 - [Roberta visiting] The nine of us went to Wooden Spoon, $5.95 each.  Betty T. called, putting Paul in a nursing home in Hillsboro. 

Monday 1991 - Rita Johnson is 39 today.  PPR meeting, moved to have Rev. Johnson return.  Upset in USSR today, wonder about our trip?  [From Wikipedia: The 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt (August 19–21, 1991), also known as the August Putsch or August Coup was an attempt by a group of members of the Soviet Union's government to take control of the country from Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev.]

Wednesday 1992 - Republican convention on in Houston.  Marilyn Quayle and Barbara Bush both spoke.  [Clinton-Gore won the 1992 election.]  Put dirt around end of pole across the street.

Friday 1994 - Had our drive way coated, $120.  Henry Harend (?) and Mark Tague [?] here, possible Wells interest.  Had big bonfire across the street last night.

Saturday 1995 - [Newark to home]  Left John and Julie's about 1pm.  Made a brief stop at the Wexner Museum in Columbus, then to Mall on US 35 and I-75, got light tan pants at Brooks Bros. then had supper at Highland UMC.  Kim called about graduation from OSU for their two children.  Roberta promoting trip to Australia in October 1996, got packet of material for China trip next month.

Tuesday 1997 - [Lake Worth FL] Breakfast at Lake Worth Beach, always good.  They have formal dinner in evening.  Lorraine Marco B_______ joined us, I recall her from 1936, her husband (2nd marriage) Fred died 10/96.  Talked of her fast walks, thought she was overdressed, finger nail polish, etc.  She and a friend are going to Greek Isles.

Wednesday 1998 - Grant Douglas and Dennis Smalley here re Wells.  Jean seems to have no pep.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Aug. 18, 1989-99 Murphin Ridge opens

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1989 - Jean had appointment at Main Medical.  Got new watch at Wil-Car [?], brown strap for $19.95, Timex Quartz.

Saturday 1990 -  [Roberta visiting] Tim Salisbury spoke at NVUMC Prayer Breakfast on his trip to Leningrad.  Lunch at Murphin Ridge, near Dunkinsville OH in Adams County.  They just opened this summer, have ten rooms, $70 for a single +$5 per extra, includes breakfast.  Quite a nice experience.  Mares, Robert and Wes arrived.  They have new Honda wagon.  Got our China tickets, Elderhostel catalog came.  Betty Terrell called several times.  Talked with Roberta about her nursing helper

Sunday 1991 - Mother seemed fine, she asked about some stock, never got it figured out. 

Wednesday 1993 - [Wendy visiting] GHU now weighs 97 pounds.  She ate 100% of her lunch.  With Wendy we went to North Beach at Rocky Fork for a swim and a picnic.  Seems like it has been years since we went on a picnic.  Then a visit to Bob and Betty Strebers at the place they got in 1988 at 7530 North Shore Road.  They are resurfacing US 50 through Hillsboro. 

Thursday 1994 - Charles Kurtz came from Philadelphia, he works with Larry Kintner, possible sale for Wells.  Ate lunch in NV, their lunch is $4.50

Friday 1995 - [Newark]  We babysat Kate, her parents went to Lancaster and had lunch at Shaw's.  In the evening we to the Chinese Restaurant in the Holiday Inn in Heath.  Visited new Target store.

Sunday 1996 - Had SS lesson, James 5:1-6.  Ate in Wilmington at Samuel Walker's brunch, out of the roof garden, $8.95 for seniors and $11.95 regular.  It wasn't worth it.  Then visited Ruth Shoemaker, Harry Allens, Dorothy Laughlin.  Barnabas program downtown.  Sid Clay spoke on the H.B.C. [?] then they had ice cream and big cookies. 

Monday 1997 - [Miami FL to Lake Worth/Lantana after trip to Peru]  Visited Vizcaya and had lunch there.  Lots of cameo rings.  Drove to Lantana to see Mary.  We had the guest room at $40/night. 

Wedsnesday 1999 - Another Linkhart hearing, now set for trial for 10/10 and 10/19.  Jean, Marie Cooper and Virginia Hildebrant went to volunteer at the hospital.  Marie's son Tom has a restaurant, Four Seasons, on a lake near Chippewa Falls.  Article in today's NYT about the restaurant, Tadich Grill founded in 1849, now 150 years old in San Francisco at 240 California Street.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Aug. 17, 1989-99 Uible family get-together at Woody's

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1990 - [Roberta visiting] Jean has cholesterol tested, now down to 198.  Roberta took Ruth Shoemaker to dinner at the Denver House.  Donna Brown's birthday.  Anne Louise brought us a beautiful watermelon filled with fruit, nails on the end so the fruit could flow over.  The painters, Charlie Lewis, finally came to Mother's House, $10/hour.

Saturday 1991 - Got the rocks across the street leveled out and some dirt to cover them.  Woody and Barbara Uible invited us down to their house in Indian Hills.  They had just finished an addition.  The Hortons went with us and we picked up Jane and Howard Uible.  He is 82 [and died in 2010] and Dick Uible is 78 [he died 2007].  Dick and Verna have six daughters and three sons.  Carol, their oldest is 47 and her husband, John Moeller, live in North Bend, Ohio.  He [John] was celebrating his 50th birthday.  Sally [the third daughter, married to Billy Helms] teaches 2nd grade is Tuscaloosa AL.  Woody and Barbara had put in a new driveway, the three children were out front to greet us.  Cleaned the walk around Wells.  Had phone call from John.

Monday 1992 -  PharMore filed for bankruptcy, just 10 years since they started, now have 300 stores and $3 billion in sales.

Tuesday 1993 - Ed and Evie Johnson invited us down, off Harriet Road on to Sinking Springs Road, a lovely site which they bought 21 years ago.  Their son Brian is building across the road.  Ed will be 69 in January and he wants to quit the pastorate next June.  This is his 6th year.  Met John, Julie, Kate and Wendy at Engine House #8 in Columbus for supper at 6:45.  Their air conditioning was broken down.  About $80 for the five of us.

Wednesday 1994 - Spoke with Tom Sullivan about Ted's rough letter writing.  Our Lions Club worked at the Clinton County Implement Sale.  I was there 11-1.  Probate Court in Wilmington getting new lights.

Thursday 1995 - [to Newark] Drove to Newark.

Saturday 1996 - Got bike helmet for Jean at K-Mart, $21.95.  Arby's had 5 patty melts for $4.

Sunday 1997 - [Lima Peru to Miami FL] Flew to Miami, stayed at Red Roof Inn.

Monday 1998 - Got canceled dental appointment, my right molar had a big cavity.  We went on to Dayton to file Wilder Trust suit.  Had lunch at Peasant Stock.   Visited the big book store but no purchases.  [President] Clinton faces Grand Jury, heavy dose on the TV.  Donna Brown's birthday.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Aug. 16, 1989-99 Dreaded Mayonnaise

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - Pastoral Relations Committee meeting

Thursday 1990 - [Roberta visiting] We met the Goodings at Kim's [?] restaurant near Hara Arena for supper at 6:30.  Serena also came from Greenville.  We were there for 2 hours.  Bob is quite a talker.  They had been to Virginia on vacation.  Visited Salem Mall before hand.

Friday 1991 - Went to Cincinnati for CLE Meeting, Jean spent the day with the Sankers, then we went to Hamilton to meet Serena at the Academy for supper.  Tickets for USSR trip came, there are 17 in the group.

Sunday 1992 - We took Rev. Charles and Edith Jenkins out to lunch at Friendly Village Inn, for four of us it was $28.  The Leesburg UMW had given Jean a gift certificate for $20 for speaking at their church.  The Hortons came up and we watched their anniversary video for 1¾ hours, very interesting.  The Jenkins plan to retire to the Jackson area.

Monday 1993 - 94 South in Wilmington is closing.  Sent in application for UMC Cuba trip in November.

Tuesday 1994 - Been reading John Grisham's book The Client, a great novel about the attorney Reggie and her client, Mark, an 11-year-old who witnessed a suicide. 

Wednesday 1995 - Had Mary Ruth Young hearing at Probate Court.  Took a load of stuff to CMH rummage sale.  Also Lions Club having refreshment stand at the Fair Grounds.  Then Leadership Clinton "open house" from 5:30-7, took fresh fruit.  Had plenty of snacks there.  Still up in the 90°'s in the PM.  Article in WNJ about Damon's breaking ground in Wilmington. 

Saturday 1997 - [Lima Peru] Met Tom and Emily Salisbury at noon, they had car, quite a large compound for Wycliff Translators.  Had a nice meal and visit with them and also a stop at a deluxe ice cream place.

Sunday 1998 - [Mohican State Park to home] Left about noon, went back to Malabar to get a video, to Mansfield where John and Julie are "thinking" about John's taking a job at the PNB there.  We had a picnic in the park in Lexington OH.  In Newark they had torn down the building where the new library will be.  Coming home we ended up at Taco Bell as service was very inefficient at Wendy's/Tim Horton's.  Honda turned 55,000 miles.

Monday 1999 - [Newark to home] Visited John at the bank.  The bank had their annual picnic at Cedar Point yesterday and a breakfast tomorrow at 7am.  They can go informal for a week on their wardrobe.  Finally got to Lithopolis, the restaurant is closed, not much left in town except for the very nice library.   Ate at the Roundtown on North Court St. in Circleville.  The coleslaw was 120% mayo.  Went to the library there, same old building.  They are building a new library in Ashville.  In WCH library got looking up Hiestands who came from Botetourt County in Virginia in 1804.  Librarian is Duane Powells ex-wife.  Ate at Memories [?] a year ago was a former downtown drugstore.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Aug. 15, 1989-99 Andrew naps, Kate sleeps

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - Jean took papaya to Extended Care and I went to the Court House.  Went to Wendy's then shopping.  Kroger's had bananas for 29¢/lb.  Gas 93.9¢

Wednesday 1990 - [Roberta visiting]  Appraisal at Margaret Ross's house and farm, what a MESS.  Serena and staff member going to Canton today to return their bookmobile for a paint job.  Roberta and Jean met Margaret Drake at the Denver House for lunch.

Thursday 1991 - Got new screen and cutter for my electric razor.  Getting roof painted on old Church Building.  [Assume that would be the former Quaker church at 3rd and Church Sts.]

Saturday 1992 - Mother in good spirits.  More rain, wiped window sills at Wells.  Went ⃞ dancing in Hillsboro.  Jean made zucchini bread.

Sunday 1993 - Had lunch at Hamblin House in Waynesville on the porch.  Visited the "Moss" gallery.  She will be coming here the next to last weekend in October.  Took us 10 minutes to get past traffic tie up at the Flea Market area.  Ruth Anna and Ben B... celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, they went on their honeymoon at Indian Lake.  Wendy arrives at John and Julie's today.

Friday 1997 - [Cuzco to Lima Peru] Staying at the Gran Bolivar Hotel, built at the turn of the century, large room and right on the square.  The group went to a floor show which got started about 11pm.

Saturday 1998 - [Mohican State Park] We had breakfast with us ($6.95 in restaurant).  Went to Bromfield's Malabar Farm [Malabar Farm State Park], nice wagon ride for $1, about 45 minutes, then a tour of the house, $3 each, took about 45 minutes, very interesting.  Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married there in 1945.  Had lunch at the Malabar Sun, surprisingly nice.  Had supper at the Lodge.  I had the steamed vegetable plate, way too much food. 

Sunday 1999 - [to Newark] Jean had SS lesson on Ezekiel.  Got to Newark about 1pm.  Waited until 2 when Andrew was ready to get up from his nap.  Went to the new Bob Evans at Cherry Valley.  We checked in to the Cherry Valley Lodge, #242 for $99/night.  Their posted rate is $149.  Newark builders are having open house at their annual Parade of Houses, we visited 3 houses.  After supper went to the motel for a brief swim.  Kate did well in sleeping.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Aug. 14, 1989-99 Emails from Sid

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1990 - Serena met Roberta at Dayton airport, she had beautiful postcard pictures of CWRU area.  We went to Emmaus meeting in Wilmington.  Serena had nice write-up in Greenville paper about her new job.

Friday 1992 - GHU very uncooperative in eating, wants to spit out the food and will take very little swallows of liquid.  Couldn't even get her teeth in.

Monday 1995 - Jean and MUH went to Hillsboro, had lunch with Vivian.  Mary is "talking" of moving into a retirement home in Lancaster PA which she had visited this past week.

Wednesday 1996 - Up until midnight watching the Republican convention in San Diego, some of the states are "quite wordy."  They have added a lane of stone on part of Cemetery Road.  Had a new water heater put in at Mary's [GHU house].  Article in NYT about the Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley CA – "fresh food."

Thursday 1997 - [Machu Picchu to Cuzco Peru] Back to Cuzco on the train, nice hotel between the ⃞ and the Plaza.

Friday 1998 - [to Mohican State Park via Newark OH]  We went to Newark to meet John and Julie and go to Mohican State Park for two nights.  Had supper at Village Inn in Gambier, right next to Kenyon College bookstore, open every day from 7:30am-11pm.  Nice place.  Got to Mohican about 9pm.  We are in room 102, John and Julie 104, and Ashcrafts in 106.  They had trouble with water coming up the drain in their lavatory.  We had a humming noise from the laundry room next door, it was better the 2nd night.  We all went in the indoor pool.

Saturday 1999 - A very light rain.  Email from Alice Nugent, they will not be home in Seattle when we get there next month.  Always an email from Sid, a lot of spam as he calls it.  Not to mention Arnold Appel.  Went to Wilmington, got printer cartridge at Walmart, noticed their balloons from Mexico.  Had summer toys reduced.  Ate at Subway, 2-6" subs.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Aug. 13, 1989-99 Hitting Bottom

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - Sermon on Hebrews 11.  Went to Wooden Spoon for lunch, buffet $5.95, didn't seem as good as usual.  We rode out to Salisburys and got a large bag of garden produce.

Tuesday 1991 - MUH, Jean and I took Roberta and Joe to Columbus airport for 6:30 flight, went out to see Thelma Holmes who gave us a paper re her obituary.  Supper at Bob Evans as Cracker Barrel had a ½ hour wait.  Stopped at new ice cream place in WCH.

Thursday 1992 - GHU seems real good, gained 3#, now weights 94 pounds.  Picked a few raspberries.

Saturday 1994 - Woke up this AM with a dizzy feeling, fine when laying down, but hard to even walk to the bathroom.  Larry and Mares go back to Lancaster PA. 

Sunday 1995 - Had SS lesson on Job 15-30 "Hitting bottom."  Met Serena at Joseph Beth new bookstore at Kemper and Montgomery in greater Cincinnati.  Had lunch at O'Sheas, then met MUH at airport on her return from Harrisburg.  Had supper at Boston Chicken. 

Tuesday 1996 - Leadership Clinton reception.  Roger Ballantyne and Dick and Gretchen Cochran arrive.  Dick had to go to the hospital in Wilmington.  They stopped in Newark and had lunch with John and Julie.  Roberta called about plans for next April in Arizona.

Wednesday 1997 - [Machu Picchu Peru] We walked to the Inca Bridge.  Rode the bus (3 miles) to Aguas Calientes where we had a slow meal at a local restaurant on the ⃞.  The RR is really the main street, lots of vendors, hostels, and restaurants.  Some of the group went swimming, quite a lot of steps to get there.

Thursday 1998 - The Pastor reported the Nusbaums were retiring after 21 years as custodians of our Church.  Plenty of tomatoes out of the garden.  Email from the Crowsons that Cindy, their babysitter for the past 6 years is getting a job and will no longer be babysitting.

Friday 1999 - Went to Wilmington.  Got bread machine.  Mix up in Bernard deeds.  Fred Ernest [Everest?] called, takes too much $ to redesign all the cards, etc.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Aug. 12, 1989-99 Home again (except for Machu Picchu)

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 -  MV has left for a week trip to the Carolina coast.  We rode 10 miles on bike.

Sunday 1990 - Went to Harvest House Restaurant in Hillsboro, plenty of quantity.  Art and Virginia Bernard's 50th Anniversary at the NV Senior Citizens. 

Monday 1991 - Hortons up for supper.  Jean fixed the fish that we had shipped to us from Alaska.  Made home made ice cream.  Joe stayed until midnight, we did buy two paintings from him, the mail boxes and the high valley scene.  Mares called, Wes is doing great in tennis and they are having trouble with Larry's Mother, Zoe.  Chas Lewis and Terry started painting roof on old Church building.   [Assume that would be the former Quaker church at 3rd and Church Sts.]

Wednesday 1992 - Felt tired today [got home last night at midnight from SF].  GHU not wide awake but ate cantaloupe well. 

Thursday 1993 - [First day back in NV after two weeks in Oregon] Busy day at the office.  GHU seems about the same, weight is 94#.

Friday 1994 - Van Guilder [?] auction sale in Blanchester.  Visited Thelma King there in nursing home, she had broken her hip.

Saturday 1995 - We took some of GHU surplus to a garage sale for Pregnancy Crisis Center on 73 west of Wilmington.  Then to the library and Extended Care, then to movie at 5pm ($2.25 each) $5 after 6pm.  Movie was "Babe" about a talking pig who turned into a sheep herder, filmed in New South Wales.  Got milk at Bob And Carls for 69¢ per half gallon.  Talked with Ginny on the phone who asked "What are you doing?"  Mowed the grass for first time since end of June.

Tuesday 1997 - [Cuzco to Machu Picchu Peru] Left for Machu Picchu, stayed at the hotel at the ruins.

Wednesday 1998 - Went to see Betty Streber in regards to B's estate.  Then ate at Rocky Fork Restaurant, had sandwiches, $4.50, small tossed salad was $2.25, lemonade, etc., $1.40.  Then we went to see Evie Johnson.  Ed was at Ohio Northern.  Brian is working at K-Mart pharmacy.  Dan and Rita love Naples.  Ed still had 3 churches – Prospect and two others.  Gas was 97.9¢ in Hillsboro.

Thursday 1999 - Email from Don Crowson, he is one of three candidates for this job in Nashville.  MV has applied for job in Lexington.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Aug. 11, 1989-99 Wedding Bells for John & Julie

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1989 - [home from Hawaii] Changed planes in Chicago.  John H. finished up our sewer hook up, $631.  The facing on our flower bed "fell off."  Parking charges at airport were $27.

Saturday 1990 - Bill Burns is "smoothing" off dirt across the street from us.  Went to Wilmington, exchanged camera, then to WCH, had supper at Terrace Lounge, buffet $8.95.  Jean is looking around for place for October Mother's Club guest night to meet.  Then to Ames (used to be G.C. Murphy) who is having a 50% off going out of business sale.  Bought a brownish Pierre Cardin silk necktie for $3.50, a Pauly and Forbes white shirt for $4.50 and a Botany 500 dress shirt for $6.50.

Sunday 1991 - John joined us in going to Church at 2nd Presbyterian.  Roberta checked on GHU.  We had ordered room service for our group which was better than we had expected.  Three kinds of juice, mixed fresh fruit, bagels and cheese and sweet rolls.  Roberta arrived in Newark at 1:00 with  GHU, MV and Don (who had gotten out of the hospital at 10am).  A very beautiful wedding with reception at the Hotel, then a buffet supper at the Ashcrafts.  Their neighbor, The Bogs [?] are real talkers.  The Walkers drove Mother and Sadie back to Hillsboro.  The Goodings and Sankers both made it, plus the Williams from here and the Walkers.  Amazed at Steve Weiss's memory.  John kissed Mother as he came out for the wedding.

Tuesday 1992 - [San Francisco for ABA to home] Returned from SF via Salt Lake City and Cleveland.  We got home at midnight.  The Walker luggage ended up in Cleveland.

Wednesday 1993 - [McMinnville OR to home] Visit to George Fox University [which Roberta attended ~1970], then to Oregon City where we visited the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.

Thursday 1994 - Serena took Joe to the airport in Cincinnati at 7:15 and then Cris took the Rob Horton family to Indianapolis airport.

Sunday 1996 - Jean going through family history.  This young man spoke at length at Church.

Monday 1997 -  [Cuzco Peru] Took taxi into town, 2 sols (2.6 sols = $1).  Form letter from NV City Council as to whether to keep Chief of Police or create a new position.

Wednesday 1999 - Ted telling me that National Latex credit is getting worse.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Aug. 10, 1983,1989-99 Wedding Rehearsal & Funerals

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1983 - Virginia (Jean's sister) passed away.  [Virginia Ballantyne Dailey born in New Cumberland on August 22, 1914, died at the age of 68 at the Sky View Terrace Nursing Home in Pittsburgh PA.  Funeral was held at the Stephens Funeral Home in Pittsburgh on Saturday, August 13.  Her husband, James F. Dailey, originally from Steubenville, died July 27, 1965 at the age of 55.]

Thursday 1989 - [Hawaii for ABA to airplane to mainland] Went for AM swim, had breakfast in the room (Miramar Hotel, Room 1204, $60), made good use of the refrigerator.  Took #2 bus to 'Iolani Palace for tour at 9:30, $4 each.  Jean got free bus pass, regular fare is 60¢.  Visited the Capitol, had courtesy phone in Lt. Governor's office.  Jean thought she had lost her billfold but found it in the luggage here in NV.  Airport bus is $5, took 20 minutes.  Brought pineapple and papayas back.

Friday 1990 -  The C.J. Moore's invited us out to dinner, went to Deer Creek Lodge.  Jean had Orange Roughy, $12.95.  The Moores were married there in June 1985.  Double room rate is $78, after 11/1 through 3/31 is $68.

Saturday 1991 - Had to get flange on wheel chair fixed.  Met John at 2:30 at Granville Inn for place settings.  Checked in at Best Western Inn, #301 for $53/night.  Rehearsal at 5:30 and reception at 7, very nice buffet meal.  Bill Moore gave a toast.  John and Julie each introduced their friends.

Monday 1992 - [San Francisco for ABA] Went to Bar Meeting, also Wells Fargo museum which was interesting with the old stage coach there.  Jean was about walked out.  Went to WRU [Western Reserve] Law School open house at Pan Pacific Hotel, their 100th year.  Tuition is now $15,000 compared to $300 when I went there [~1947-49].  Had soup at Salmagundi and then cake at David's next door. 

Tuesday 1993 - [Newport to McMinnville OR] Went for a walk on the black beach then breakfast.  Nice visit to aquarium and then supper in Lincoln City at the Dory Cove, a good value.   Then a "long drive" to the Flying M. Ranch with a McMinnville address, but actually some 20 miles from there, mostly on gravel roads, but we did make it.  Quite a big place once we got there.

Wednesday 1994 - Services for Bill at 11:30.  Don and Ed Johnson had the sermon, MV sang two songs and Larry gave a "summary."

Thursday 1995 - Went to Wilmington for court hearing, Jean to District Office to help.  Had lunch with the Bailey's at Bob Evans.  They have a number of $3.99 lunch specials.

Saturday 1996 - Went to Wilmington, got new razor (Braun) at Walmart.  Had supper at Samuel Walker's, just opened.  City chicken $13.95, dried beets on top of salad. 

Sunday 1997 - [Cuzco Peru] Sightseeing – those close cut rocks are always interesting.

Tuesday 1999 - Elsie Satterfield's 92nd birthday.  Tom Gibson and Ann had lots of goodies, two cakes, cream puffs, celery, stuffed mushrooms, meat, cheese punch and coffee.  Carry (only original owner of condo in 1975) is 86.   She had brought lady from Wilmington.  Kyota [?] was there as were Mike and Shirley Puckett.  He teaches Industrial Arts in WCH.  He met her when she put a plastic sheet in a sandwich he ordered at a restaurant where she worked.  Letter from Holden.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Aug. 9, 1989-99 Wendy to Yavapai College

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - [Hawaii for ABA] Took Polynesian Cultural Tour, 10:30am-10pm, we especially liked the Samoa exhibit, $55.

Friday 1991 - MV and Don arrived, he complained of pains, couldn't get MD appointment so went to hospital and was admitted.  Got letter from EPA about bubble discharge.

Sunday 1992 - [San Francisco for ABA] Went to prayer breakfast, $25 each, then to Muir Woods and Sausalito for lunch at The Spinnaker's – very nice.  Bar reception in the evening, lots of cheese.

Monday 1993 - [Gold Beach to Newport OR] Up to Newport where we had reservations at Sylvia's, place full of books.  [Sylvia Beach Hotel: truly a hotel for book lovers]  At Florence we went on sand dune ride.

Tuesday 1994 - Calling hours for Bill from 6-8pm, plenty long.  Afterwards they had supper at the House, Anna Louise brought her usual carved watermelon with lots of fresh fruit and grapes on the outside.  Carolyn had a big relish tray and GG brought fruit and Italian salad, plus lots of sandwiches from the NV Senior Citizens.  Larry [Kintner] and their two sons arrived today along with their dog.  The town repaired our street (College) today, first time I can remember in all the years [almost 40] we have lived here.  Glad to get rid of the junk car.

Wednesday 1995 - Wendy called us about her plans to go to Yavapai College in Prescott, starting in three weeks.  Hope she sticks it out.  [She did make it through one semester and then transferred to Glendale Community College and thankfully did eventually graduate from ASU West.]

Friday 1996 - Article in WNJ about old La Max Movie Theater, now UMC parking lot, last show 1953. [opened ~1930]  New restaurant opening in old J.M. Rice Furniture store.  [According to Clinton County Timeline, Rice Furniture opened in Wilmington in 1909.]

Saturday 1997 - [Amazon Jungle to Iquitos to Cuzco Peru] Back to Iquitos with lunch on the boat.  Had supper at restaurant on the town ⃞.  Evening flight to Lima where we slept (?) for two hours from 1:30-3:30 before leaving for flight to Cuzco where we had a hotel at the edge of town, yet menu prices were in $.

Sunday 1998 - Joan had good sermonette on paper, throw away things and then paper $ and what it would do, like pay the preacher or for the new chairs in the SS room.  Then she gave each of them two $1 bills followed by the collection.  Ate at Golden Corral, $5.49 for the buffet, plenty of food but hardly an uplifting environment.  Drinks were $1.19.  Went to Extended Care and then to see Ruth.  Talked with Cris and Angela about going to Chicago with them.

[Old Chinese Proverb included on this page as follows]
If you would be happy for an hour, take a nap.
If you would be happy for one day, go fishing.
If you would be happy for one week, kill your pig and eat it.
If you would be happy for one month, get married.
If you would be happy for one year, inherit a fortune.
If you would be happy for life, love your work.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Aug. 8, 1981,89-99 John's Bachelor Party, Don & Aunt Mary birthdays

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday, 1981 - [New Orleans for ABA] MV, Mie Young, Jean and I all in New Orleans for ABA meeting.  Ate at Anything Goes at 727 Iberville.  [Closed in the mid 1980s, now the Penthouse Club at that address.]

Tuesday 1989 - [Hawaii for ABA] Took Sociological tour of Honolulu, three hours $15.

Wednesday 1990 - Don C. and MUH birthdays

Thursday 1991 - Went to Ashland to see Nancy Kolp [Nancy Hadaway, Controller and Nancy Patterson, Purchasing Agent listed on their website] of National Latex, had lunch at "A" Country Club, then to Newark to meet John at the Bank, got the Tux, then went to Bill Moore's home for "bachelor party."  Got home about midnight.  Julie just got a job teaching 8th grade English.  GHU seemed very alert about going to the wedding. 

Saturday 1992 - [San Francisco for ABA] Went to Bar Meeting and then we met for supper at Julius' Castle [closed 2008] on Telegraph Hill, quite a walk but very nice, 3-stars in Mobil Tour Book.  We had rack of lamb $40.

Sunday 1993 - [Gold Beach OR] Went on a long jet boat ride, 104 miles, $65.  Had lunch at the Paradise Lodge.  Lots of kids on the way wanted to use those "water guns."  Got better acquainted with Linda and Pete Johnson, Kent WA, who are very outgoing.  At the Tu Tu Tun Lodge we all ate at tables of 8, very easy to get acquainted with people.

Monday 1994 - Crowsons arrived, had birthday party here for MUH and Don.

Thursday 1996 - [Essex, Montana for Family Reunion at Glacier National Park to home] Back from Essex MT after five days there at Izaak Walton Inn, what a place for train buffs, really very nice.

Friday 1997 - [Amazon Camp Peru] Jean stayed here and I went out in a dugout canoe, killed a wild pig.  We went upstream, the big river bends and had to cut limbs to get through.  Saw an electric eel, and carrion over a long boa. 

Saturday 1998 - Smith sale in Sabina with Bob Roach as auctioneer, he is 78 "not retired, just tired."  [Website says call Anna Marie Roach]  He has been married to his second wife for a year.  Item in paper about Microsoft, in 1986 was 37¢/share now $105/share ($10,000 → $2.5 million)

Sunday 1999 - 130 at Church.  Action Singers (1972) group helped.  Judy Henderson Croghan is leader of new Action Singer Group.  Minister spoke on 5 loafs and 2 fishes.  Quite appropriate as there was enough food left over from last night [Action Singers Reunion] that we had dinner today for everyone after Church.  Had a little shower, much needed.  The Wendell Walkers are now on E. Main.  Sharon Henderson Rider talking about how bad Rev. Rider is health wise, he is 69.  Had quite a chat with Howard Wolfrum, he is just helping around the house now.  Ann has lost 10#.  We went to Blue Jacket [Drama performance, closed and filed for bankruptcy in 2007] (near Xenia).  Enjoyed the performance.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Aug. 7, 1989-99 American Bar Association

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1989 - [Hawaii for ABA, Home and Garden Tour, three hour tour of three of the loveliest homes and most elegantly landscaped gardens in Honolulu, $25.]

Tuesday 1990 - [Chicago with GG and Annie for ABA to home]  Breakfast and lunch in our room.  Left Chicago at 3pm, supper at Chi-Chi's in Indianapolis and got to NV 8 hours after leaving Chicago.

Friday 1992 - [to San Francisco for ABA] Leave for SF for the Bar Meeting, flight at 7:10 from Columbus, much cheaper than from Cincinnati.  We are paying $145 for round trip.  Had lunch at the Cliff House, then tour through Golden Gate Park.  Had rooms 602 and 603 at the Alexander Inn (1-star) for $52/night, including continental breakfast.  It was OK. 

Saturday 1993 - [Ashland OR for Elderhostel: Last Call! A Week at the Theater to Gold Beach OR] Had two nights reservations at Tu Tu Tun Lodge (4-stars), a very low key luxury place for $115/night + $10 for breakfast and $30 for supper, way too much food, but a great piece of lamb with cauliflower souffle.

Sunday 1994 - Altar flowers in honor of Jack and Virginia Walker, a surprise to them, their 47th Anniversary.  Cris and Laura made it to church.

Monday 1995 - [Roberta visiting] Took Roberta to Columbus for flight to Phoenix, had supper at Clarmont Restaurant on South High, a nice place that we hadn't been to in years.  [Opened in 1947, possibly still open, website says now in "56th year" which would have been 2003.]  Stopped at Jeffersonville Mall and got 9 packages of bagels at 99¢ each.   Roberta and Jean worked on back bedroom at GHU's. 

Wednesday 1996 - [Essex, Montana for Family Reunion at Glacier National Park until 8/8/96]

Thursday 1997 - [Amazon Camp Peru] Market below was set up by 6am, about 25 came, either by walking or by canoe and all were gone by 7:30.  They don't waste any time.  Staff here of 28 people. 

Saturday 1999 - Action Singers Reunion [name tag attached] at our Church.  About 150 present.  Served Pork, beans, tomatoes, salad, hot dogs, and plenty of sweets.  We were on the committee but the Mahanes and the Thornburgs were the real workers.  Had a big tent and was well organized.  Got new rim on back wheel of bike, tire and tube, $69.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Aug. 6, 1989-99 Uncle Bill takes last breath

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - [Hawaii for ABA, invitation to President's Reception included: entertainment. music, dancing, and encounters with natives from Samoa, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga, Japan, China and the Philippines will be the highlights of the reception to be held on the grounds of the Sheraton Waikiki and the Royal Hawaiian Hotels.] Prayer breakfast ($20) at Hawaii State Capitol.  Took walking tour of downtown Honolulu, then lunch at Marie Callender's.

Monday 1990 - [Chicago with GG and Annie for ABA]  Parked on the street, $5 until 7pm.  Had reservations at the Pump Room, $111 for the four of us.  Very nice and plenty of ice cubes always being added.  We were there two hours.  Oh yes, the Pump Room has the world's smallest Hot Fudge Sundae, $1.49, in four little cups: nuts, ice cream, sauce and whipped cream.

Thursday 1992 - V.P. Quayle in Wilmington, flew in and then had three limos for the group.  GHU is showing new pep.

Friday 1993 - [Ashland OR for Elderhostel: Last Call! A Week at the Theater] We got tickets on the ground for Anthony and Cleopatra, one was in the 2nd row, the other was the top row.  A three hour play with one intermission.

Saturday 1994 - [Vevay IN to home] Picked up Joe at the airport, went to the hospital.  Bill is really out of it.  Did have lunch in coffee shop at 2pm.  We left at 3:30 with MUH, Cindy, Laura (Cris's daughter) with us.  Bill passed away at 7pm with the four children there.  They got home about 10pm.

Sunday 1995 - [to Kentucky and back, Roberta visiting] We left about 7am with Bert and Aunt Mary.  Oh the traffic at Mile 124, van turned over (4 fatalities with sheets over them).  So got to Somerset at end of Church.  Went to Crowsons for soup and salad, then the recital was at 3pm.  Had to go back to Crowsons as Roberta left her billfold there.  Then about Mile 145 more heavy traffic (another accident) so got over to US-25 at Corinth and got Mary to the airport for flight to Harrisburg with 10 minutes to spare.  Snack at White Castle, $4.96 for the three of us. 

Tuesday 1996 - [Essex, Montana for Family Reunion at Glacier National Park until 8/8/96]  Another big breakfast.  Serena talking of Cuckoo Clock we had – we have no memory.  [I remember that clock!  Seems like it was in the Recreation Room for awhile and then the dining room or vice-versa.]  White water rafting [water was extremely cold]. 

Wednesday 1997 - [Amazon Camp Peru] Hiked through woods to a big kapok tree where the guide used a sling shot to put rope over a limb some 80' up, then a little rope to put your foot in.  After supper had "Hayman" [Shaman?] who mixed up wild brew with fire water and scraping off some root and he blew cigarette smoke into it.  Then he went around to each person and waved it around this dried plant leaf on to which he blew smoke.  The dance after that was a good mixer.

Thursday 1998 - Busy day at the office. McKibbin lock box opening.

Friday 1999 - Doris Martin down with her Aunt's problems.  Called up several people on Free Friday.  Helen Kuntzman has been having her medical problems, MUH said she fell asleep watching TV and then was so stiff when she got up she could hardly walk.  She's now using a cane.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Aug. 5, 1989-99 Uncle Bill worse, family gathers

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - [Hawaii] Lucille [Reynolds, cousin] and Ito (he will be 80 next month) came down and we had lunch at the Jolly Roger, then visited art gallery in the Hyatt.

Sunday 1990 - [Chicago with GG and Annie for ABA]  Jean and I went to the Prayer Breakfast ($20 each), Sarah Brady [wife of James Brady, White House Press Secretary under Reagan who was disabled during the Reagan assassination attempt in 1981] spoke.  Met the gals at 5pm and visited their first cousin near Loyola, their daughter is trying to get into medical school.  ABA reception, nothing unusual.  Did see KK from New Delhi there. 

Thursday 1993 - [Ashland OR for Elderhostel: Last Call! A Week at the Theater] Lips Together, Teeth Apart.

Friday 1994 - [Batesville to Metamora to Vevay IN] Catherine and Serena went to Cincinnati to see Bill.   We left for Metamora, took the canoe boat ride over the viaduct.  Lots of shops there.  Then to Madison where we visited the Lanier Mansion.  The tour guide was _________ Mussey [Murray?], Conrad's daughter who used to live in Blanchester and is now a sophomore at Hanover College.  Her Dad runs Tropical Sun [?] in Kenwood Towne Center, next to Walden Books.  She wants to work in a museum.  Had reservations at Ogle Haus Inn in Vevay, Room 203, very nice place on the river.  We ate at the Key West Shrimp place in Madison.  Serena called us at the motel and said that Bill was worse and asked that we meet Joe at the airport tomorrow at 11:30.

Saturday 1995 - [Roberta visiting]

Monday 1996 - [Essex, Montana for Family Reunion at Glacier National Park until 8/8/96] All day trip "Highway to the Sun" in the red jammers.  Lunch at McDonald Lodge.

Tuesday 1997 - Separate water for showering (one temperature) and for drinking.

Wednesday 1998 - [Stratford Ontario to home] Left Stratford about 10am, had "lunch" at Tim Horton's at Rest Stop east of Windsor.  Got to Pine Club in Dayton at 5pm, really too much food and brought home some.  Plenty of bread.  About 400 miles.  Sent in Elderhostel application for Portugal [April 1999].

Thursday 1999 - Dennis Smalley from Lancaster to drill holes in ground around well for environmental survey.  Two men from Humboldt Ohio were here to look at Wells.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Aug. 4, 1987-99 Welcome Andrew!

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1989 - [Honolulu Hawaii for ABA]

Saturday 1990 - [Merrillville Indiana to Chicago with GG and Annie for ABA]  Left GG and Annie at the Museum of Science and Industry, they came to the Hyatt later on the bus.  We got the key to the John Hancock building and visited the Palmer House, our first experience with the Hilton Senior Citizen deal, $60, Room 16-207, two double beds and 2 bathrooms.  Had supper at Convito Italiano at 11 E. Chestnut [only restaurant with that name now is in Chicago suburb of Wilmette] and lunch at Ed Debevic's, oh the signs in there. 

Sunday 1991 - Ed Johnson spoke on "pride in work", the reason for working.  Had Mother here for lunch and she sort of fed herself.  

Wednesday 1993 - [Ashland OR for Elderhostel: Last Call! A Week at the Theater] Midsummer's Night Dream.

Thursday 1994 - [home to Batesville IN] After Jean's therapy we drove to Batesville IN after first seeing Serena in Hamilton and seeing Western Retirement area.  Had lunch at Jake's in Fairfield.  Staying at the Sherman House where the Morgans are also for their RV business get together.  Had supper at the hotel. 

Friday 1995 - Went to Columbus to meet John, Julie and Kate who had gotten Roberta at the airport.  Met at Schiller Park in German Village.  School built in 1874.  Very nice playground and pretty flowers.   I-71 is one lane for 10 miles, very slow.  Finally had a nice rain.  Planted lettuce in AM.

Sunday 1996 - [Essex, Montana for Family Reunion at Glacier National Park until 8/8/96]  Left at 9:15 for Two Medicine trails, divided into three groups: 1) the hikers, 2) the middle group, and 3) easy hike.

Monday 1997 - [Amazon Camp Peru] Meals at 8, 1, and 7.  Got 2 shirts, $12 and $18.  At 6am there was a boat ride and then at 9:30 went for boat ride and hike to a lake where we saw the big birds.  The guide carries a machete and makes plenty of walking sticks.  Amazing how low the river is, [rainy season is November through May] lots of big sticks along the bank.  At 8:30pm we took an hour boat ride, very comfortable then, saw owls and caught a 3' alligator. 

Tuesday 1998 - [Toronto Ontario Canada for American Bar Association to Stratford Ontario] Hard to check out of Guild Hall, no record of our supper charges.  Went to Ontario Science Museum, lots of hands-on exhibits, such as making paper.  Had lunch there.  Left at 3 for Stratford, missed the Rt. 8 turnoff, did have very nice room #194 at the Festival Inn.  Had quick supper then to the Avon Theater $62/each, had trouble staying awake.  Full house for "Much Ado About Nothing."

Wednesday 1999 - Betty Ashcraft called at 3pm said John, Julie, Kate and Andrew were en route from Atlanta, so we rushed to be at the airport in Columbus at 4:30.  Quite a group to greet them.  Andrew was a year old on July 18.  We were there about an hour and then went to see the Thompsons.  He seems about the same, lots of shaking.  She is on her second year of leasing the pick-up truck.  Stopped for supper at Cracker Barrel.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Aug. 3, 1989-99 Amazon adventure begins

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - [Kauai to Honolulu, Hawaii for ABA] Visited library in Lihue, open from 8am to 4:30.  Had noon flight, long wait and walk to get bus ($5) to downtown.

Friday 1990 - [home to Merrillville Indiana en route to Chicago with GG and Annie for ABA]  Left at 2pm, supper at Olive Garden in Indianapolis.  Really a fast exit at US-30 for Red Roof Inn.

Saturday 1991 - First big rain in over three weeks.  Article in National Geographic about 75th anniversary for the National Park Service. 

Monday 1992 - Bill and Diane Wilkerson helped Serena move into Hamilton, 107 Village Street, four blocks from the library.

Tuesday 1993 - [Ashland OR for Elderhostel: Last Call! A Week at the Theater] A Flea in Her Ear [performance] was so funny -- about the revolving bed room. 

Thursday 1995 - Writing the salesmen about my inaction at Wells.  Picked up cans along Careytown Road.  Ed Brown here to get signature on his petition for Mayor, complained about truck repair across the street.

Saturday 1996 - [Waterton National Park, Alberta Canada to Essex, Montana] Family Reunion at Glacier National Park until 8/8/96.  We're in Room #6.  Lunch at big hotel at East Glacier [Glacier Park Lodge].

Sunday 1997 - [Iquitos to Amazon Camp Peru] We are in back room, Ambassador Hotel, a 3*.  Breakfast was a big juice, ham, eggs and toast.  Motorcycle cab to the dock where we got on a long narrow boat for 7+ hour ride.  Our luggage was down the middle.  Got to Amazonico [?] Lodge about 5:30, [must use] either flashlight or lantern.  We are 129 steps to __________ [the river? the outhouse? the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve?]

Monday 1998 - [Toronto Ontario Canada for American Bar Association] Went to CWRU [Case Western Reserve University] breakfast, 10 of us there.  Tuition for class of 2000 is $20,500.  Legal holiday in Toronto.  Staying in Room 424 of Guild Hall, rather dog-eared though nice room and beautiful grounds.  [Closed in 2001, partially destroyed by fire in 2008, hotel towers approved for demolition in 2009.]

Monday, August 02, 2010

Aug. 2, 1987-99 Serena to Iowa

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - [catching up on news after returning home]  Article in WSJ that the US Interstate Highway System started in 1956.  In 1919 it took the Army 58 days to cross the US.  42,000 miles have been built at a cost of $95 billion.  790 miles left to build.  [Eisenhower was a young Army officer in the 1919 Army Convoy along the then uncompleted Lincoln Highway, where the pavement ended in Illinois and bridges collapsed under the weight of the convoy.  They averaged 58 miles/day.  The official name of the interstate is the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways because of his championing of the road system.]

Wednesday 1989 - [Kauai, Hawaii] After breakfast on our porch [Plantation Hale] we drove to the Lihue Port Area, walked around the Westin – what a show place.  Jean found a cop of today's Honolulu Advertiser, article about a 35-year-old gal how had killer her husband (a state legislator), who had filed for divorce, then went to the police station and confessed, then went to restroom and shot herself.   Then drove to Waimea and up the Canyon Road all the way to the Kalalau Lookout, gret view and easy parking.  Finally had lunch at the Golf Club House near Poipu Beach.  Neither Sheraton or Stouffer were anything extra.  Went to museum in Lahue, used to be library.  The library closes at 4:30, opens at 8am.  Had supper at the Country Kitchen across the street from Kapaa Public Library.  Drove 213 miles, took 7 gallons of gas which cost $1.65/gallon.
Kalalau Lookout

Friday 1991 - [Anchorage Alaska to home with Don and Martha Ann Bernard] Left Anchorage at 2am via Delta with a change in Seattle and arrived in Cincinnati at 2pm, 8 hours later.  Bought another 8 Delta tickets for $792.

Monday 1993 - [Ashland OR for Elderhostel: Last Call! A Week at the Theater] Really surprised that Paul Jerry, who is one of our instructors, lived in NV in the 1950s.

Friday 1996 - [Calgary to Waterton National Park, Alberta Canada] Reached Head-Smashed-In [Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre], 5 floors of exhibits.  Took "shortcut" to Waterton Lakes National Park, lots of gravel.  Great view from Prince of Wales Hotel [not to be confused with the Prince of Wales Hotel at Niagara-on-the-Lake where they stayed 7/31/98] and oh the wind.  Had rooms at Bayshore Inn, #203D.

Saturday 1997 - [to Florida and on to Iquitos Peru]  Leave CVG [Cincinnati] for Miami to join Bob Hinkins [?] group for flight to Iquitos.  Martha Freeland in office with granddaughter for dissolution, her second and she will be 20 in November, what a problem.  Also Randy Whalen matter.

Sunday 1998 - [Toronto Ontario Canada for American Bar Association] Prayer breakfast with Elizabeth Dole speaking, $30 each.  Ken Starr, the Independent Counsel was there and was very cooperative for picture taking.  Went to R.O.M. [Royal Ontario Museum] in the pm.  Fish House for supper, Jean had a real coughing spell.

Monday 1999 - Mowed across the street, first time since June.  Serena called, she has rented an apartment in Des Moines on 17th St.  Talked with Roberta, no Iowa bike ride next year.  Item in WSJ about how new airplane seats are just 17" wide.  We are now 15 and 16 on wait list for trip to England next March.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

August 1, 1987-99 Alaska and Hawaii

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - [Kauai, Hawaii] Didn't sleep too well, we have room 12, in building F, nice living room with porch, 2 beds in separate room, bath and kitchen.  Went for walk along water up to the Sheraton, buffet  was $9.95, near us is Porky where buffet is $3.95 and looked about the same.  Went for a swim and headed north about 10am, visiting the Kilauea Lighthouse (built 1913) and church built of volcanic stone.  Drove around the big development at Princeville.  Had lunch at Charo's near Haena Beach Park.  Lots of beautiful green scenery, reminded me of pictures I have seen of the hills near Guilin China.  Had ice cream at Lappert's, small cone is $1.75, nice library in Kapaa but no sign outside.  Traffic is virtually a constant stream.  Drove up to Opaekaa Falls and visited the market area.  Had supper in our room, had bought a very good pineapple at 39¢/lb.

Wednesday 1990 - We walked down to Ralph's and got ice cream cones, 45¢ for the small size.  Visited Ray Rayl on the way home.  They built the house in 1982, came here because they thought NV was a friendly place.  Got water bill, 417 cubic feet, base rate is $3.67 + usage $10.42, sewer $10 + $5.62, total $33.01.

Thursday 1991 - [Denali National Park to Anchorage Alaska with Don and Martha Ann Bernard] Left the Crow's Nest and Don and Jean took the 50 minute helicopter ride.  Breakfast at McKinley Cabins about 14 miles south, had a big bowl of hot cereal.  Jean got bag at Wasilla Library, we went to Carr's and got some fruit in the PM, also the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla.  Visited Eklutna Historical Park which included a Russian Church.  Went to the Loussac Library [in Anchorage], they closed at 4.  Ended up eating at Phyllis's [Cafe and Salmon Bake] as other places had a 45 minute wait.

Saturday 1992 - Crowsons got a slow start, were going to see Ruth S. and then to Middletown to see frineds.  Catherine called at 8:15, 5:15 her time.  Had our first red tomato out of the garden.  John and Julie played tennis here in NV.

Sunday 1993 - [Jacksonville to Ashland OR for Elderhostel: Last Call! A Week at the Theater] Breakfast came with our room.  Supper to be at one of the best restaurants in Oregon.  Took a tour of the [Southern Oregon University] facility in the afternoon.

Tuesday 1995 - Wrote final checks on GHU estate.  Then RS Clearance is supposed to be coming.  Jean went to Dr. Moore here in NV, then to CMH for x-ray, she has some congestion in her chest.  First rain in about a month.  Gene and Hilda left for Amsterdam.

Thursday 1996 - [Calgary, Alberta Canada] To Olympic Park, simulated a bob sled ride.  Ate at the Tea Room.

Friday 1997 - Martha Freeland in office with granddaughter for dissolution, her second and she will be 20 in November, what a problem.  Also Randy Whalen matter.

Saturday 1998 - [Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto Ontario Canada]

Sunday 1999 - Had SS lesson on Ezekiel 25.

Items from Uible photo album