Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sept. 30, 1986,89-99 Jet Lag

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1986 - [Philippines and Korea trip through 10/10/86]

Saturday 1989 - At 1AM the phone rang, it was MUH at GHU's, she and Kathy could not get GHU awake, so had called life squad. Decided to take her to CMH, after a bunch of tests decided she was fine, by this time she was fully awake and we brought her home at 4AM. Oh yes, the Hortons and the Bill Zurfaces had been guests of Bob and GG Walker last evening.

Sunday 1990 - [end of Japan and China through 9/30]

Wednesday 1992 - [End of note from Grandma's caregiver included: Helen Carr here, asked about Mary and Bill. She's not very good, walking with cane.]

Thursday 1993 - [New England and Nova Scotia trip through 10/10/93]

Friday 1994 - [Wilmington DE to Lancaster PA] Walked around the lobby of the DuPont Hotel, a 4-star place, P.L. across the street. When it opened 80 years ago rates were $1-$1.50 a night. Then to Winterthur Museum and Gardens, quite an exhibit.  Back to Lancaster for dinner at Mares.

Saturday 1995 - [Second day home after China trip.]  A lazy day, had breakfast at 10am, called MUH, she had slept in until 3pm on her first day back from China.  Supper at 4pm.

Tuesday 1997 - [Freedom Years Riverboat tour]

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sept. 29, 1989-99 Grandma likes pie

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1986 - [Philippines and Korea trip through 10/10/86]

Saturday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Tuesday 1992 - Mother fine today. Working on an interview [?] test for EWT. Jean called Sankers, their 2 week Alaska trip ended after 5 days, too cold and snowy. [Note from Grandma's caregiver included: Ate (75%) good, sleepy in a.m. but very alert at lunch. Very alert in p.m. Ate HUGE supper, ham loaf, green beans, sweet potato pie, tomato, etc.  Good shape.  Said she liked other pie better though but ate all of pie.  Awake at 7 or so when I left.  Said she wanted to stay up.]

Wednesday 1993 - [New England and Nova Scotia trip through 10/10/93]

Thursday 1994 - [Lancaster PA to Wilmington DE] Drove to Longwood Gardens, $10 each.  We ended up spending the day with supper at Longwood Inn.  Went back at 7:30 to see the water, lights and music show.  Bought two big pots of mums for $6 each which we put out on our front walk next to the porch.  Afterwards we visited the M... Wallace, we went to Costa Rica with them.  Stayed at the Red Roof Inn in Wilmington area.

Friday 1995 - Slowly getting back on schedule [after China trip].  Very sleepy after supper.  Got literature on 6/1/96 trip to Eastern Europe.  Gene Williams went into the hospital.  Can't keep food down.

Sunday 1996 - [Charlotte NC to home] Breakfast with the room and was on the road at 7:30, stops at VA welcome station and WV welcome station.  They have all these crafts for sale there, a very modern place built in 1992.  Had lunch at Huntington Mall at Morrisons, a very busy place.  They have the works – salad, 2 vegetables, entree, bread and sweet from $5.29 to $5.89.  Les Purtee called and said how bad Aleda Purtee is.

Monday 1997 - [Freedom Years Riverboat tour] Left from Columbus to Pittsburgh to Nashville and by bus to Chattanooga with Park National Bank Freedom years.  Went to the aquarium in Chattanooga, very interesting and then sailed on MS Queen at 7pm.  We're in cabin 257.  Early seating for dinner is at 5:30 (other seating at 8pm).  Other 2 meals you can eat in saloon and seat yourself or in dining room and they you at a table.  We ate with the John and Vi Park and Frank and Eleanor Kobe (9/14/16).  For our class of cabin it was $3554 for the 7 nights, wow.

Tuesday 1998 - Item in WNJ about Tom Brumley death at 71 of cancer.  Went to see Betty Streber.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sept. 28, 1964,86,89-99 Grandma breaks hip

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1964 - GHU fell and broke femur neck bone in right hip.

Sunday 1986 - [Philippines and Korea trip through 10/10/86]

Thursday 1989 - Farewell party for Bob Mongold, he turned 65.  He has had 64 months with perfect attendance.  Got him a weed-eater for a gift.  The fresh fruit went over well.

Friday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Saturday 1991 - We went to the Festival of Sharing at the Clark County Fairgrounds.  Talked to Helen Kline, near 60, a student minister at New Marshfield, near Athens, hopes to graduate next June.  Stopped in Xenia to get cards and also at Wilberforce.  John Harner called, was going to bring in a load of manure, so took him home and then on to Don and Martha Ann Bernards for supper.  The John Hughes were also there.  WE got home at 11:45.  Called Joe Horton earlier about visiting him.

Monday 1992 - [Note from Grandma's caregiver included:  Harold:  Ms U sleepy but eating well.  She weighed 95# last Monday, up 4#.  Ate good bit o fsupper, grapes, cheese, etc.  Got a few laughs out of her before I left.]

Tuesday 1993 - [New England and Nova Scotia trip through 10/10/93]

Wednesday 1994 - [to Lancaster PA] We left for Lancaster PA, had lunch in Cambridge OH.  Toll on turnpike was $6.85.

Thursday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. ends, Cincinnati to home] Jean had meeting in Cincinnati.

Saturday 1996 - [Charleston SC to Charlotte NC] Went to Mt. Pleasant and went on several tours of the [USS] Yorktown aircraft carrier, some 800 feet long.  There were six different tours.  We had the navy lunch there, $4.99.  Left much to be desired.  Left there about 2pm and got to Charlotte about 6:30, stopped at Visitor Center and made reservations for Comfort Inn at Exit 5, went round about way to Stadium where Billy Graham was speaking.  What a crowd, we did find seats – apart – but after 20 minutes of sitting in the rain and only loud rap music we left.  Long walk back to 4th and Cedar where we had parked.  Had a snack at Chiles near the hotel.

Monday 1998 - We had ultrasound tests, all OK.

Tuesday 1999 - Grant Douglas down again.  Got email from Crowsons, their computer is now working.  Doris was over and got some broccoli.  Heard that Almeada Peters has bone cancer and is very uncomfortable.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sept. 27, 1986,89-99 Nusbaums

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1986 - [Philippines and Korea trip through 10/10/86]

Thursday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Monday 1993 - [New England and Nova Scotia trip through 10/10/93]

Wednesday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. ends] Flew from SF to CVG [Cincinnati airport], luggage missed plane connections and we got to the Beechmont Red Roof at 1am. Parking for the 14 days was $45.

Friday 1996 - [Charleston SC] Went to the Visitors Center, what a crowd. Ran into the group of UMW from Wisconsin, took the 2 hour tour, all around the town and the Citadel. Got reservations at the Mills House, $69/night, Room 719. Enjoyed walking around town, up to the market area, Church Street, King Street as well as Meeting Street. Ate at Poogan's Porch, just across Queen street from our hotel. [Note] NYC Book Fair 9/27-29 on 5th Ave. & 53rd, 1 block East and West.

Saturday 1997 - Had Daniel [?] sale, house brought $73,000 with two acres. Jean went to Springfield to Fall Festival with Betty Stevenson.

Sunday 1998 - Surprise potluck for the Nusbaums to honor their 20 years of custodial service to NVUMC. A number of their relatives were there, but not their son. We called John and Julie. Plan to meet next Saturday in Columbus at Joseph Banks clothes. They are quite impressed with the adoption agency in Nashville. Dr. Hause not up to par as to walking either. Georgileah had sermonette on pumpkins. Started series on Hebrews 11th chapter at Church. Has message from Blaine Ballantyne so Jean called him. He had been to NC and the people who bought the Ballantyne house were interested in old pictures of how the house did look.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sept. 26, 1989-99 Festival of Sharing

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1986 - [Philippines and Korea trip through 10/10/86]

Tuesday 1989 - [Portland ME to home] Breakfast in the room then drove to downtown Portland, to the Port Exchange area. Had a muffin at the "Cookie Lady," Debbie, we had met them at the B&B near Laconia. She suggested the Seaman Club for lunch, high priced but good. There was a loud tour group that came in. Store nearby selling ecology items. Bought some t-shirts and also [visited a] nice children's bookstore. Left Portland at 2:15, drove 807 miles in the week, $129. Back in Cincy at 6pm. The Walkers met us. Supper at Bob Evans.

Wednesday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Saturday 1992 - Went to Festival of Sharing after our Spanish lesson. Back through Dayton to see Don Walters, MUH. Stop at La Fin... Grocery. Stewart has political signs up on 68N.

Sunday 1993 - [New England and Nova Scotia trip through 10/10/93]

Tuesday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Thursday 1996 -[Sea Island GA to Charleston SC] Had breakfast in the dining room, they have just oatmeal, supposed to be better for you. Jean had problems about 11am, upset stomach, etc. food was then repulsive. We had ordered a picnic basket, very nice but I really wasn't hungry either. Got to Kiawah Island about 4:30 Met Mary Ellen at Realty office. They have a huge 5BR, 3-story house as does Tom Dailey. Maureen is going to build there too. Got to Charleston about 8PM, Maison Du Pre' had our reservations mixed up, so will just stay one night.  WE have 1BR and sitting room with 1½ baths for $144 + $17.28 tax.  Tom W. [Mary Ellen's husband] said Sarah Dailey is getting married for the fourth time and also Maureen is getting married.

Saturday 1998 - To Festival of Sharing, building a bypass on 35 for 72.  We got there.  Had long visit with Polly Greene.  Program at 1:30 with Dee Dee Heffner speaking. [Dee Dee attended School of Missions in 1996, see 7/13/96 for details.]    She and her husband have been in NM for 25 years at the school.  Long service.  To mall off 68 and 41.  Got birthday cards then to ox roast at Wilmington put on by Kiwanis.  Don Bernard said how bad Jim Smith was with cancer.  They had 3 lines, sweets, small container of slaw and beans and the pork sandwich for $6.  We had a peanut butter sandwich when we got home.  Peg and Arnold Hills son got married.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sept. 25, 1986,89-99 Auction sales

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

Thursday 1986 - [Philippines and Korea trip through 10/10/86]

Monday 1989 - [Laconia NH to Portland ME] After a breakfast of French Toast and a lot of talk we visited the Laconia Library, built 1903, with funds given by Napoleon Bonaparte Gale [a local banker who left the bulk of his estate to the city for parks and a library], quite a structure.  Then to Sanford, another library visit. [This is the library where I worked from 1973-1976, which has greatly deteriorated in the past 35 years and I find it depressing to return.]  Lunch in Kittery at Valles, a real bargain at $4.95.  Then Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, $6, quite interesting.  Visit to Maine Mall [THE place to shop in southern Maine.]  Filene's basement was a joke as far as bargains.  Stayed at Swiss Chalet off I-295.

Tuesday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Friday 1992 - Gwen Hughes auction sale, house brought $38,500.  Mother sleepy today.  New UMC Bishop in Wilmington.

Saturday 1993 - [New England and Nova Scotia trip through 10/10/93]

Sunday 1994 - John Hughes open house for auction sale this next Saturday (10/1) then over to open house at Everett Baileys, then to new development, Sycamore Glen, two miles north of Wilmington, then to Extended Care.  Mary Lou Iles there.  To CMH to see Marie Cooper.  Went to theater to see Forrest Gump, been on for 11 weeks.  A life story about a guy who has low IQ, a hero in the war, but whose girl friend was hot and cold who came home as a "mother" and then died from AIDS (?).

Monday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Wednesday 1996 - [Sea Island GA] We went for a beach walk, too fast for us.  Then had buffet breakfast at the beach house.  We played some shuffle board and croquet.  Went to supper at the Golf Club at 6:30, we were alone but by 8:30 it was full.  They figure the dinner at $42 each, breakfast at $13 and lunch $17.

Thursday 1997 - Had [digestive issues] perhaps too many figs.

Friday 1998 - Used the Friday free phone calls.  Ted had several calls with Ruth Pavelek [?] re bubbles with Fabric Center.  Always want a lower price.

Saturday 1999 - Jean had UMW meeting in Milford.  She took Pauline Green with her.  Met GG and Annie at El Dorado, fancy new Mexican restaurant in Wilmington, most entrees $6.50, beverages $1.50.  We had tickets for Debbie Reynolds at the Murphy Theater.  Big crowd.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sept. 24, 1986,1989-99 Cloisters

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1979 - Mary Fenwick passed away at age of 75. She retired in 1966 [beginning in NV in 1945] after 30 years of teaching.

Wednesday 1986 - [Beginning of a trip to the Philippines and Korea] Flew to Seattle, visited Morgans in Colfax, flew to Taipei, Hong Kong, then to Manilla, bought fancy shirt there, oh the rain, then to Seoul (went to the big church) then back to Cincy via Memphis on 10/13.

Sunday 1989 - [Laconia NH] UMC at Laconia, like theater in the round. Went to H's [Harriet Ballantyne, Jean's sister-in-law], not on the door, she is in the hospital with a broken hip. Called Bob and went to their house out 106, next road to left past top of hill, 7th house on the left. Bob and Pat were married in '74, he drives a semi, she works in bank. Have a nice VW camper van. Met Roger and Betty at the hospital. They were married in '85. Drove out to Moultonborough to a country store. Noticed in town minutes of 1901 where teachers got $24/month (4-5 months/year), and in 1916 up to $40/month. Had German meal at William Tell Restaurant.

Monday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Friday 1993 - [New England and Nova Scotia trip through 10/10/93]

Saturday 1994 - Went to Hidy Honda at 10:30 to get the 95EX model, list price $22,100 with sun roof, two air bags and AL Brakes. Then on to Festival of Sharing, bought a couple of napkin holders. Back to Yellow Springs, ice cream at Youngs, 1 dip $1.10, 2-$1.75, 3-$2.40. They have flavor of the week. Went to Yellow Springs P.L. and then supper at Carols in Y.S. Got gas for 105.9¢.

Sunday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Tuesday 1996 - [Hilton Head Island SC to Sea Island GA] Visited Church Museum, had picnic lunch on a nearby beach. Got to the Cloisters about 2pm and had room 324. Their cheapest category, a very nice room at $296 per day with 3 meals and 15% for tips. Had dinner in their dining room, 6 courses – appetizer, soup, salad, entree, sweets and beverage – too much food, though great service. It was a two hour experience, coat and tie required.

Friday 1999 - Busy day at the office, a 38 page contract from Grant Douglas.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sept. 23, 1989-99 Wendy's Birthday

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1977 - [Wendy born]

Saturday 1989 - [Southwest Harbor Maine to Laconia NH] Had breakfast "on the porch," juice and doughnut.  Jean called about her sweater.  Tried to locate MCS's house in S. [Skowhegan?] but no luck.  Rush stop at Rumford P.L.  Lunch at Welsh's in Gorham, NH.  Drove to North Conway, more factory outlet shops.  Leslie Fay and further down, LL Bean, got tan chamois shirt and travel hanging bag.  Still misty, so came direct way to Laconia.  Had supper at Oriental Gardens, $9 for the two of us.  Now at Tall Pines B&B, room #2 $55.

Sunday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Wednesday 1992 - Hortons got back from NM about 10 last night, then called us after midnight as Mary could not get up the stairs.  Took her to Main Medical, she has trouble keeping her balance.

Thursday 1993 - [New England and Nova Scotia trip through 10/10/93]

Friday 1994 - MUH was up for supper, she is still trying to get out the thank you notes.  Still trying to work out Streber problems.  They are digging the hole for the gas tank now.

Saturday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Monday 1996 - [Hilton Head Island SC] Went to HH P.L. to look up Ginny's skin problem as we called them this AM.  Hard to find the library as all signs are discreet.  Stayed at Epworth by the Sea, a Methodist retreat.  Very pretty setting on the river.  Ate supper in their cafeteria.  An Elderhostel program was in progress.

Tuesday 1997 - Had dental appointments.  Jean OK, I had one cavity.  Went to WPL, then Wendy's for supper.  $4+ with coupon.  Milk at Aldi's $1.19/gallon.  Sad about Grant Boris death on the highway at 46, I believe.   Ran into Jim Nimz [?] at the County Map office, he left Clinton County in 1986.  He and Bobby separated.  He is now in Tiffin, OH.  Last month or so Rachel and Davy Nixon got married.  She now works in Dayton.

Wednesday 1998 - Dow Jones up 200+, what a roller coaster.  Bob and GG with Annie and Ron left for Branson with Harold's tour group.  Working on complaint to sell Leach real estate.  Wendy's 21st Birthday, her folks in Minnesota at an RV meeting.  Down in the 40s this AM.

Thursday 1999 - [Seattle WA to home] Easy to get to airport, but a long line to check in at counter.  We were on Conair [?] from CVG [Cincinnati] to Columbus, elevation of 9000 feet, could see Airborne, etc.  Had snack at Wendy's at exit 59, open 10-10.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sept. 22, 1989-99 New Honda

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1989 - [Southwest Harbor Maine] Nice library in SW Harbor, had soup and muffins for lunch nearby, also a Children's bookstore.  Drove around part of island, saw ferry off to Swan Island, very foggy. Saw lighthouse.  Had supper near SW Post Office, Clark Point.  The B&B moved us to a new room, had forgotten that.

Saturday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Sunday 1991 - Picked up our NZ friends at Joe Hiestand's at 10am, then we had lunch and drove them to the Columbus airport with several stops in WCH as he wanted to get pictures of some of the Dowds there.  [Linda Hiestand Dowds is the daughter of the NZ Joe Hiestand]  We made it with 10 minutes to spare.  They were going on to Zurich to visit her aunt [who died at age 101 last year].  We went on to see Thelma Holmes, visited the Harley [or Hardy?] House in Westerville and really had a personal tour.  Supper at McDonalds.

Wednesday 1993 - [New England and Nova Scotia trip through 10/10/93]

Thursday 1994 - Jean had her last therapy session today while I took some pills at CMH for a thyroid test tomorrow.  Went on to Dayton to Court House, got along weal well there.  Then to White Allen Honda and then over to Hidy Honda where we bought an off white color EX model.  Made a stop at Becky Teboe's, legal estate matter, then to Arby's where we got 5 for $5 (regular $1.29 each).  Kroger having milk at $1.69 and bananas at 25¢/lb.  Then went ⃞ dancing, boy are we rusty.  Tom McMillin passed away at 67.

Friday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Sunday 1996 - [Spartansburg to Hilton Head Island SC] Had lunch in Beaufort SC, pretty park along the street.  On to Hilton Head where we stayed at Fairfield Inn.  A lot of the island closed off to visitors and just open to residents.  Area is divided into different plantations.  Had supper at Diner near hotel.

Monday 1997 - Jean had retreat at Ann Bailey's.  Went out to Flora Daniels house, what a mess.  Went to Wilmington with Joan Gruber, she has been busy wall papering.  Went to program at WC on Wills of Women in SC from 1660-1700.

Wednesday 1999 - [Holden Village to Seattle WA] Left Holden Village at 10:40, got fast boat ($38 round trip, slow boat is $19).  Made a stop in Leavenworth where the architecture is like a Swiss village.  Plenty of rest rooms.  Had supper at Cle Elum, back to Seattle about 8pm at the Comfort Inn where we upgraded to a suite at same price as we paid for the single room.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sept. 21, 1989-99 Acadia National Park

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - [Bangor to Southwest Harbor Maine] Visitors Center at Acadia National Park, picnic lunch on Cadillac Mountain, a great day, drove loop road, one hour carriage ride, supper at NE Harbor at the Main Sail, 1½ # lobster, $15.95 with soup and salad bar.  Staying in Southwest Harbor at Moorings Inn Waterfront, $50.  Jean went wading at Sand Beach, 50', had stalls to rinse off feet.

Friday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Saturday 1991 - Rev. Marshall spoke at Men's Breakfast re wanting more.  Jean went to Goshen for UMW meeting.  We went to Murphin Ridge with the Hortons and the couple form NZ for supper, then to Hillsboro for the play, it was a full evening.  Got new Kodak camera.

Monday 1992 - Jean went to Twig meeting and realized an hour before that she had the program, did use a book resource.   Bill called form Santa Fe re Mary who was having problems walking straight.

Wednesday 1994 - [Roberta leaves] Took Roberta to Columbus, went to Court House, then the downtown mall where Jean got the Estee Lauder products for Mrs. Schartz [?] at Extended Care.  Can go to the airport from 4th Street on the Expressway.  Checked Roberta's baggage, then ate at the "Dock" on the road into the airport.  Bill for three of us was $19.  Roberta left at 6:35 on Continental.  We stopped at the PL as Jean wanted to check on a book about Tabor [?].  MUH went to Cincy (Kenwood Mall) with Vivian Hiestand and another friend.  She got a dress for the wedding [Robert and Jody Kintner's probably].

Thursday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Saturday 1996 - [KY to Spartansburg SC] Had lunch at Ford's Crossing, getting read to close down so everything was ½ price. We had supper nine miles south of Asheville at a cafeteria and stayed at a Comfort Inn near Spartansburg SC.

Sunday 1997 -  Went to CMH for monthly meeting, program on therapy, then to Herschel and Betty Arnold's reception for their 40th Anniversary (also same date for Bruce and Abby) at City Building, lots of ⃞ dance people there.  Then Martinsville at 6pm for Bible Study and Talent Night.  Janice McCoppin just back from Australia and NZ trip.  Elsie Fields had skit on opening a plastic bag.  The Harmons had skit on Longhorn cattle and a lasso.

Monday 1998 - Went to Hillsboro in pm, Jean went to Health Food Store, had "long" visit with Judge McMullen, he is windy.  Visited Hillsboro PL.   Laura W. has been there 5 years.  She is quite a talker also.

Tuesday 1999 - [Holden Village WA]

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wilmington College Delta Omega Theta Sorority

Found this in Wilmington College Alumni Magazine of June 1957 (while looking up Virginia Hildlebrant) and many of the names seem familiar as New Vienna / Clinton County locals.  The ones I actually know were from New Vienna, are bolded in the last paragraph.  I added graduation dates for those who were listed elsewhere in the magazine.  Among the 1957 graduates were Paul William Terrell, whose Mother Elizabeth Wical Terrell graduated in 1936.

In other exciting WC news of 1957, Jane Fenwick, a junior from New Vienna was crowned as the 1957 May Queen.  Harry S. Rowe '15 who was survived by his widow, Elba McKay Rowe is listed as among the recently deceased.   Faith Austin Terrell '12, gave the baccalaureate sermon. She is the mother of James Terrell, x-'44, Margaret Terrell Culbertson, x-'45, Nancy Terrell Brewster, '47, and Elizabeth Terrell Wolff, '50, served as a member of the board of trustees since 1932, as secretary of the board since 1940. She was one of the first deans of women at the College and also taught history and education at the College at one time.  Charlotte Pugsley Hause '42 is listed in the "news" section but without any news.

Any idea of what "x-" as in x-'36 might refer to after an alumni's name as opposed to just '36?  My best guess is that they either graduated at a different time of year, went on to take more classes, or were part of that class but then didn't graduate.

Although I could find very little about a national Delta Omega Theta organization (their website is "under construction"), I did find a MySpace page for the Wilmington College Group (last updated 2009) which says they now have 1,094 members and are the oldest sorority at WC.

1957 Wilmington College Alumni Magazine from pages 15, 26, and 27:
More than two hundred members of Delta Omega Theta Sorority were on hand for the dinner, May 31, which marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of that organization. And it was, in the words of the Wilmington News-Journal, "one of the most delightful and beautiful events in Wilmington's long history of gala affairs."

"Delts" from far and near began gathering at 4:30 P. M. at Snow Hill Country Club and among those present were three of the six charter members. It was on the evening of Nov. 15, 1907, that six girls gathered at the home of Hazel Hayes Metzger, one of the charter members, to begin the organization that now possesses a membership of 617 members. Other charter members were: Delia Hadley Hiatt, Joy Vance Greene, Mary Moon Lewis, the late Ruby Fisher Evans, and the late Mary West Thorne. On hand for the event were charter members Hazel Metzger, Delia Hiatt, and Joy Greene. Also present was Isabel Watkinson Smith, of Tulsa, Okla., who with the late Anna Hummel became the first "Delta" pledges.

The program which followed dinner began with a welcoming speech by the 1956-1957 Delt alumnae chapter president, Mildred Davis Flint x-'31. During the program a memorial service was conducted in tribute to 26 members who have passed away, a talk "Viewpoint of the First Pledge" was given by Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Greene spoke on behalf of the charter members, and the charter members were each presented with a golden link bracelet with golden disc, engraved with the owner's name, the Greek letters of the sorority and the years "1907-1957."

The program also included group singing, a humorous fashion show, beginning with the styles of the 1900's, and the welcome into the chapter of the June graduates. Officers of the chapter during the past year were: Mrs. Flint, president; Hilda Brown Brandehoff '35, vice-president; Joan Reynolds Lambcke, secretary; Emily Hiatt Cornett, corresponding secretary; and Jean Linton Heiland '39, treasurer.

Officers elected for 1957-58 were Mrs. Brandehoff, president; June Leppert Harcum, vice-president; Marjean Noftsger Fischer, secretary; Mary Bell Miars Bernard, corresponding secretary; and Virginia Sims Sutton, treasurer.

From Wilmington:
Ruth Oren Andrew, Marilyn Head Atsalis, Anna Jean Hiatt Baker, Cleo Clark Bales, Elizabeth "Wallace Barns, Gwendolyn Frame Bath, Stella Savage Bath, Betty Simmons Beam, Eleanor Wall Beam, Marie Stella Bennett, Tregenna Terrell Bond x-'23, Sara Diboll Bonecutter, Damaris McMillan Boring, Hilda Brown Brandehoff, Norma Robinson Buckingham, Elsie Fisher Buckley, Virginia Perry Buckley, Mary Wood Bumgarner, Rosemary Bernard Carey, Frankie Starbuck Champlin, Marilyn Rhodes Clickner, Emily Hiatt Cornett, Marie Myers Cowman, Mary Elizabeth Hoskins Creamer '36, Helen Hodson Davis, Kathryn Davis Dean, Edwyna Stanforth Ellis, Mary Kelly Farquhar, Virginia Hartman Farquhar, Helen Skimming Feike '24, Marjean Noftsger Fischer, Mildred Davis Flint, Janet Wilson French, Jean Benham French,

Betty Miller Foland, Nancy Gebhart, Marilyn Achor, Betty Brown Hague, Kathryn Moore Hale, Jo Hansford, June Leppert Harcum, Gretchen Hardin, Mary Jane Peterson Harcum, Katherine Pemberton Hare, Helen Dymond Harlan '21, Barbara Brandon Hazard, Jean Linton Heiland, Delia Hadley Hiatt, Mabel Hadley Ireland, Esther Sehuer Janes, Shirley Conner Lakatos, Joan Reynolds Lambcke, Grace Learning, Louise Truitt Linton, Anna Lou Easter Lumpkin, Betty Speer Mason, Helen McCoy, Kathryn Hunt McNemar '39, Katherine Fisher McCoy, Hazel Hayes Metzger, Sylvia Sanders Miars, Beverly Mart Mahalik, Kathleen Morris Minton.

Betty Knight Murphy, Nina Hendrick Nichols, Helen Starbuck Os-born, Mildred Pennington, Janet Jones Perkins 'x-57, Barabara Knick Plummer, Elizabeth Steele Plymire, Mildred Morris Purdom, Kathryn Bright Pyle x-'24, Ellen Peelle Robinson, Mildred Pyle Sapp, Elizabeth Sharkey '28, Harriet Lawhead Shrieves, Ruth ProbascoDoan Starbuck, Jane Sharkey Stephens, Rosella Hutchens Stratton, Virginia Sims Sutton, Louisa Metzger Swaim, Helen Taylor, Rose E. Taylor '44, Anna Louise Eveland Telfair '32, Ann Ireton Tucker, Betty Miller Turner '35, Mary Ann Turner, Beatrice Walker Warren '48, Betty Johns West, Charlotte Daugherty Wilson, Geraldine Spare Fawley, and Nancy Bezona Yaple.

From out-of-state:
Effie Peelle Williams, Esther Weltz Patterson, Elma Roberts Robinson, Isabel Watkinson Smith, Christine Palisi, Althea Hadley Moses, Carol Moses, Eleanor Linton Morgan '15, Sally Brown Jones, Esther L. Farquhar '12, Mary Frances Bashore Miller, Sue Miller, Gladys Grigg Hale, Edith Greene Lukens, Ruth Benedict Hare '21, Betty Becker Hiner, Rose Sliker Linton '15, Louise Sprague McClure '29, and Lorena Bales Elliott.

From Ohio other than Wilmington:
Mary Terrell Sanders, Helen Ruff Mack '28, Mary K. Lytle, Henrietta Collett Miller x-'33, Freda Custis Carlson x-'35, Janie Boring Dunlap, Mary Ellen Hazard Galvin, Kathleen Haines, Louise Johnson White, Hazel Burns, Agnes Chisholm, Lois Cutter Doll, Mary Coate Forrance, Mariellen Wilson Lusk, Mary Helen Gausche Remler, Mary Ann Bishop Ritchie, Constance Wittee, Marilyn Vorse Yaple, Cindorella Miller Abel, Alice Eyre Adams, Marcella Blue Amos, Jo Ann DeHaven Hiatt, Dorothy Hunt, Anna Louise Cook Hutchins, Lois McKay Irvin, Gretchen Tyler Johnson, Olive White, Mary Bales Bowersox, Rosalyn Haines Fisher, Helen Haworth Carroll, Jewell Roark, Marian McVey Miller, Martha Haines Cozadd '23.

Martha Kennon Torsell, Kathleen Snyder Weimer, Ruth Carter Traucht, Dorothy Haines Linkhart, Martha Allen Sollars, Dorothy West Tullis, Carolyn Vallery, Shirley Young Tucker, Harriett Rulon Faller, Evelyn Kersey Swartzel, Vera Price Gatch, Edith Halbisch, Odessa Woods Coleman, Phyllis Colliflower, Elizabeth McAllister Burns, Mary Garland Daniel, Frances Byus Wilson, Mary Weltz Doll, Betty Denehy, Sue Eidmiller, Louise Beaver Metcalf, Sarah Walker Alkire, Betty Jane Babb, Hester Zeigler Hobble, Ruth Sheridan Schnell, Joy Baker, Lorie Duvall Briggs, Charlotte Spilker Hern, Bess Hunter Moorehead, Carlene Phillips, Lillian Sliker Carr '17, Joy Vance Greene, Dawn Baldwin Kersey, Frances Loer Spencer.

Fosteen Spencer, Mary Whitehead Booco, Noretta Ray, Mary Shidaker Coate, Mary Lou Moore Cole, Mary Schotts Probasco, Ruth Woods Ream '28, Sylvia Hartsock Macduff, Patricia Behm Stamm, Wanda Lane Ames, Mary Elizabeth Farr Stanfield, Jean Ann Barrett, Rosemary Becker Carter, Norma Manifold Hobble, Kathleen Matson Walker, Mary Louise Collins Ertel, Wahneta Fisher Hamilton, Dorothy Steele Brackney, Ruth Morris Tuttle, Dorothy Champlin Moon, Betty Bell Beam, Martha Ann Hodson Bernard, Rachel Mary Lukens Bernard, Louise Haworth Bloom, Mary Ruth Boyd Custis, Joyce Hildebrant, Virginia Eaton Hildebrant, Betty Wical Terrell x-'36, Faith Austin Terrell '12, Dolly Marvin Chance, Betty Farquhar Hannah, Ruthanna Larkin Senne, Beverly Villars Williams, Mary Bell Miars Bernard, Louise Head and Helen Head Ford.

Sept. 20, 1989-99 Kate rolls over

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - [Portland to Bangor ME] Drove to Freeport, LL Bean and loads of factory stores, no bargains.  Lunch at New Meadow Inn in Bath.  Visited Hole in the Wall art studio and library in Camden.  In Bangor at 5pm but hard time to find SC [hotel?], supper at Pilots, visited library and went grocery shopping.

Thursday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Friday 1991 - Took Lawrence and Linda Hiestand to Frischs for lunch, then to Dale Hodsons [?] to see their old cars, one is a 1909 Ford.

Monday 1993 - John called, Kate can roll over now.

Tuesday 1994 - [Roberta visiting] Wanda Armstrong brought over political signs to put up.

Friday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Friday 1996 - [to KY] We had the car loaded with clothes for MV when she called and said "not to come."  Since we had planned to go on beyond, we left and got to Somerset about 6pm.  Ate at Bob Evans.

Saturday 1997 - Jean went to Annual Day at Georgetown.  Cleaned up at GHU's, planted three trees across the street.  Went ⃞ dancing in Hillsboro.  The Coffees told us about Bud Sweeny passing away with cancer at 69.  Her sister Marguerite is 80.  Mike Daye (he's been teaching chemistry and physics for 8 years) spoke at our UMC men's group breakfast.  This past summer, Mike, his wife, 2 children and Glenn and Dorothy went out west visiting 17 national parks.

Sunday 1998 - Went to CMH for lunch and the program on cholesterol.  Jean had her's checked, was 197, trig-266, HDL-54, LDL-90, VLDL-53 and Chol/HDL ration 3.7 (<4.5).  Then to Fort Ancient Museum, admission $5 (our season membership took care of that).  Lots of history there.  We were there for about two hours.  Rain finally came.  Went to Rod's for supper, fish dinner was $4.40 and I had Rod burger.  New church on S.R. 350 now open.

Monday 1999 - [Holden Village WA]

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sept. 19, 1968,1989-99 Kate takes piano lessons

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1988 - Joe Eaton passed away at age of 50.  [Husband of Jean, father of Judy and Eddy, was he Virginia Hildebrant's brother?]

Tuesday 1989 - [to Portland ME] Carolyn Rhonemous [now Storer] took us to Cincy airport and will meet Hortons.  Flew to Portland and had Thrifty Car Rental.  Stayed at Swiss Chalet for $39.70.

Wednesday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Thursday 1991 - [Cincinnati airport to home] Hortons picked us up.

Saturday 1992 - Harold Hottle spoke at Methodist Men's Breakfast on church history.  We were with GHU at noon, then drove to Manchester, just west for a nice lunch at Moyers on the veranda.  Lunch $4.95 and up with dinner about twice [that].  Very nice.  Walked around Ripley, up to Rankin House and up Free Soil Road to Georgetown, to Hillsboro and saw the play "Our Town" at Southern State.

Sunday 1993 - Went to Butlerville UMC as E. and A. Bailey were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  They are leaving tomorrow for a week at a place just east of Beaufort, SC.  We were too late to eat (2pm) at King's Island Inn so ate at Bill Knapps.  Then to Cape Cod [?] dedication.  Talked to Mary Kay McMillin there.  The Wilmington library having their 90th anniversary, talking of adding an addition.

Monday 1994 - [KY to home, Roberta visiting, Serena and John Uible family also there]  Another big breakfast at Annie's.  We left about 9:30, brief stop at Renfro Valley, their performances are $9.  Stopped at a fruit stand on Rt. 18, just east of I-75.  Had lunch at Rafferty's on the west side of I-75 at Turfway Road [Florence].  Mary liked it for she got a Kiddie Plate of toasted cheese sandwich and mini milkshake.  Jean had twig meeting tonight, used the fresh fruit.

Tuesday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Thursday 1996 - Jean had all day UMW meeting in Hamilton.

Friday 1997 - Glenn Daye is 70.

Saturday 1998 - Breakfast at church, about 20 present.  Jean went with Ann Bailey to meeting in West Chester.  I worked on computer, getting mail merge to work.  John called this pm, they are going to Nashville next Wednesday to talk with an adoption agency.  Kate seems to enjoy her piano lessons.

Sunday 1999 - [Holden Village WA]

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sept. 18, 1989-99 MV gives concert

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

Tuesday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Wednesday 1991 - [USSR to Cincinnati Airport]  Back from USSR, see other notes [which aren't included], overnight at the Commonwealth Hilton for $68.

Friday 1992 - Plenty of pears to eat off the parsonage tree.

Saturday 1993 - Mother just doesn't want to eat or drink.  Bud Connell spoke at Men's Breakfast, had analogies with turkey hunting.  Jean had all day meeting at Mt. Orab.  We went ⃞ dancing at Hillsboro.  Caller was from Dresden, Ohio.  Got some nice fresh peaches from a truck in front of the Hillsboro Bo and Carl's.

Sunday 1994 - [KY, Roberta visiting, Serena and John Uible family also there] We all went to Don's church, right next to the parsonage.  Then had lunch at Fords Crossing.  In the afternoon we walked from Annie's house down to the lake.  At 7pm MV gave this concert accompanied by Ms Sears.  Large crowd.  Don gives Ginny coke to drink.

Monday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Wednesday 1996 - 45th anniversary of Clinton Memorial Hospital, they just opened the Progressive Care Unit.  In 1951 just Elsie Deline [?] and two clerical [employees].  Met Mary Ellen at Extended Care for her Mother to sign papers.  Jean has bad cold.  Bible Study on 1st Corinthians.  Item in WNJ about the Main Street School in Wilmington, built in 1869 and used for 110 years.

Thursday 1997 - Surprised to get several e-mail letters, including one from Serena.

Friday 1998 - Item in WNJ about Jean's talk on Scandinavia.  Went to Dr., now down to three pills a day from seven.  Go back in couple of months.  Used the "free phone."  The couple in B'ham [which couple? in Birmingham?] will celebrate 50 yeas on 10/10/98.  They were 28 when married.  His aunt will be 100 on 11/1 in Rochester NY.  Called Calvin Smith, he has had a pacemaker since 1988 and now has trouble sleeping.  Has no energy, had finger problems so doesn't play the piano.  Spends much of time in reading.  Item in WNJ about peace talks [Israeli-Palestinian] to be in October.  Robert Hinshaw is one of the participants.

Saturday 1999 - [Holden Village WA]

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sept. 17, 1989-99 Ginny feeds the ducks

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - John and Jean went to Butlerville UMC where Everett Bailey is pastor, John spoke on this summer experience.  I took GHU and Helen Drake to Westboro UMC for their 135th anniversary.  Our own charge conference was at 3:30 and evening service at 7:30.  Rev. Huthchinson [sp?] is the DS, his second year here.

Monday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Friday 1991 - [USSR trip through 9/18/91]

Thursday 1992 - Bonnie Walters (53) killed in auto crash on SR-73 and Leeka Rd.

Friday 1993 - Took three skids of stuff out of upstairs at Wells.  Had time cards back to 1945.

Saturday 1994 - [To KY, Roberta visiting] Mildred Parr sale today.  We left for Burnside with MUH and Roberta to see the Crowsons.  Had lunch at Shoney's in Lexington as Cracker Barrel had 20 minute wait.  The Crowsons live about a block from the lake.  Ginny loves to throw crackers, etc. for the ducks.  A number of big houseboats for sale.  One of them invited us in for a tour, must have thought we were :hot prospects."  MV had us for dinner.  Serena (who also drove down), John, Julie and Kate [who had been in Louisville on trust business] and the four of us.  MV had reserved two, turned out to be three rooms for the four of us at Annie's [?] at $50 a double per night.  She had known Julie, as they had both been teachers at Princeton [?].

Friday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Wednesday 1997 - We went via Wilmington then Lebanon (Finch estate), had lunch at the Golden Lamb, we weren't over impressed, most entrees $7.80, many with brussel sprouts.  Then on to Columbus for start of Murphy Estate (Bill Flint's sister-in-law), ran into Trish White in Court House, she has had this job for 12 years with English friend [?].  Had supper in WCH at Chinese restaurant for $6.50.  Brought home enough food for another meal.  Calling hours for Polly Gibson.  She was 89.

Thursday 1998 - Went to see Betty Streber, bought her a two-year CD.  Betty Young, winding up Tom's estate.  She has her work cut out for her.  Betty was telling me how bad Connie Streber is.  Picked cantaloupe out of garden.

Friday 1999 - [Holden Village WA]

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sept. 16, 1989-99 Extra-cheap lunch

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1988 - [Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip ends]

Sunday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Friday 1991 - [USSR trip through 9/18/91]

Friday 1994 - [Roberta arrives] Bob Mongold caught his fingers in the large die cast machines. We went to Columbus to meet Roberta. Spent all of $2.28 at White Castle for lunch. I-670 is finished to the west of I-71 now. Had supper at the ice cream place in WCH and then went over to see Mugs. She is not interested in genealogy.

Saturday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Wednesday 1998 - Harold S. here to defragment our C-drive [hard drive]. Have new printer with new computer.

Thursday 1999 - [Holden Village WA]

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sept. 15, 1989-99 MV to Lake Junaluksa

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1988 - [Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip through 9/16]

Saturday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Sunday 1991 - [USSR trip through 9/18/91]

Tuesday 1992 - [Roberta leaves] Took Roberta back to Columbus, ate at Cracker Barrel and made a stop at WCH Library. New K-Mart about to open as well as Big Bear. NV is repaving 2nd and Church Streets.

Wednesday 1993 - Hortons and Joe here for lunch. Joe leaving this PM. He was in Cincinnati last night and he thinks the David Uibles will buy a large ($1500) painting. Joe is having trouble with his gums.

Thursday 1994 - John, Julie, and Kate arrived for overnight. John was to meet with Trust Customer in Louisville on 9/17.

Friday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Sunday 1996 - The DS, Shirley Cadle was in church, her father lives in Lewisburg WV. Mary [MUH] went with us to Wilmington, had lunch at CMH, program was on arthritis. Diane Von Stern spoke. Then to see Aleda Purtee in hospital, she had a stroke last April and is rather confused. Planted four hills of peonies at the cemetery lot.

Monday 1997 - Painted the trim spots where the roof gutter had leaked. Harold S. here to get our e-mail going. MV has gone with a group to Lake Junaluska NC.

Tuesday 1998 - [Rockbridge OH, near Logan to home] 77 miles home via 180, 35, 138 and 28. Got home about 11:30, got cleaned up and went to Sally Ann Achor closing in Lynchburg, then to Wilmington to get Leech appt. We had so much breakfast at Glenlaurel that we didn't feel the need for lunch. Jean had UMW at Hilda Williams. A big write up in the NYT about George Wallace [governor of Alabama and four time candidate for President who died on 9/13/98].

Wednesday 1999 - [Chelan to Holden Village WA] Got on boat at Field's Point, parking $20 for the week.   Then a 40 minute boat ride up to Holden Village [a Lutheran renewal center where the guests can also volunteer], a distance of 12 miles.  Meal time is 7:30-8:30, noon, and 5pm.  At the evening service at 7:30 they announce the names of the arrivals and also those who will depart the next day, 30 minutes long.  Super ice cream cones at 75¢ a dip or $1 for 2 dips.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sept. 14, 1989-99 Multiple chocolate choices

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1988 - [Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip through 9/16]

Thursday 1989 - Went to Wilmington, got glass for Wells door. Had lunch at Arby's, 2nd roast beef sandwich for 25¢ (their 25th year), 1st one at $1.69. A very heavy rain.

Friday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Saturday 1991 - [USSR trip through 9/18/91]

Monday 1992 - [Roberta visiting] Jerry Schroeder, our rep in Memphis passed away.

Monday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Saturday 1996 - Duke and Tom Sullivan are splitting up. Got haircut at Greg's, first haircut since 7/2, $6. Met with three of Lucille Hadleys daughters in PM. Went to Hillsboro, Great Scot having remodeling open house.

Sunday 1997 - [KY to home] Somerset UMC Men met at 8am. Don spoke on his Building Block ministry. Had lunch at Casa Grande, Susan and her two daughters joined us. Don still talking about Alaska trip. Lady asked him when he was going, "I'm not sure." After leaving Somerset first stop was at McDonald's after I-275, gas 116.9¢. Went to parsonage at 6pm, first of 13 weeks, nice turn out.

Monday 1998 - [Rockbridge OH, near Logan] A big breakfast, three kinds of hot chocolate. We visited Conkle's Hollow, Old Man's Cave, Cedar Cave, etc., and the lodge at the Hocking Hills Park. Lunch buffet was $5.95. Went into Logan, very nice library, then to Sue Smith Roberts [daughter/sister of undertaker who also married an undertaker, she was in my class], they have two children in college. [Her husband died a few years ago, she is a nurse and is a good friend of Catholyn "Giz" Smith Salisbury.]

Tuesday 1999 - [Seattle to Chelan -- Credit card statement shows charges at: Hill House Bed and Breakfast $146 (arrival date of 9/13), Citgo 7-Eleven, $7.71, and Mt. Rainier Guest Services, $14.30] Had lunch at Paradise Inn at Mt. Rainer, a busy place, on to Holden Bed & Breakfast [in Chelan WA], got there just at dark, very nice, especially when the rate was just $50. Stopped at the grocery in Entiat and got some things for supper.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sept. 13, 1989-99 Grandma considers nursing home

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1988 - [Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip through 9/16]

Wednesday 1989 - GHU talks of going into nursing home, yet she is wondering what she will wear to MV's big event on 10/8.

Thursday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Friday 1991 - [USSR trip through 9/18/91]

Sunday 1992 - [Roberta and Serena visiting] 4th Quarterly Conference. Ed Johnson said he would stay if wanted. Had sandwiches, salad and dessert with DS as speaker, be an outreach church.

Monday 1993 - Wade Roby [?] telling me about his job (or rather lack of), he is 59 and finding that he is over qualified or too old.

Wednesday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Friday 1996 - Went to Xenia, opened Olvis [?] estate, library there having a big book sale, then to Dayton to file papers on Campbell and Drake estates. Went to library but closed for training day. Went to Wilkins [?] bookstore and bought Mobil Mid-Atlantic book, $14.95. Had supper at the Pine Club on Brown St, their 50th year. Had great prime rib for $18.95. Jean had scallops. Brought home a potato and waitress gave us some brown bread. Had small ice cream cone at Ben & Jerry's for $1.65. Gillette and Duracell are merging. Dow Jones closes above 5800. Road between Xenia and Dayton being rebuilt.

Saturday 1997 - [KY] Somerset Library having booksale, hard backs 50¢, paper 10¢.  [This sentence is actually listed under 1996.]  Had picnic at Stearns with food we bought at Arby's.  Drove to Blue Heron Coal Mine.  They had jacks in one of the displays.  Had supper at Bob Evans.  Was going to go to   Natural Arch but sign said closed.

Sunday 1998 - [to Rockbridge OH, near Logan] Had a light lunch here, then drove to Chillicothe, all the restaurants listed, i.e. Harvester and NY,NY were closed.  Ate at Valentines, a "real family restaurant", a few pesky flies.  Visited Adena.  Worthington had come from Charlestown VA (now WV) near Harpers Ferry.  The children gave us this gift certificate at Glenlaurel, opened 12/11/94.  We have a large room on first floor in carriage house, $150, very comfy but they could have used more light.  Nice sun porch.  We couldn't figure out how to use the CD player.

Monday 1999 - [Seattle -- Credit card statement shows charges at: Gravity Restaurant (closed prior to 12/05), LA Seafood Restaurant, and Pacific Plaza Hotel with arrival date of 9/11/99, 3 nights $240]

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sept. 12, 1988-99 Bargain clothes

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1988 - [Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip through 9/16]

Tuesday 1989 - We went to Hillsboro on legal business. Langstons was having a going out of business sale. Bought 5 shirts, two Beau Brummel at $8 each and 3 Savanti shirts. Also Cowden slacks, Dakota slacks and a pair of Levis. Made reservations to fly to Portland ME on 9/19. Mowed the grass and dug some carrots.

Wednesday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Thursday 1991 - [USSR trip through 9/18/91]

Saturday 1992 - [Roberta and Serena visiting] 156# on scales. Helen Drake celebrated her 90th birthday at NV Senior Citizens, brought GHU over. Serena here, she is having trouble with her Mustang which needs rings?? Bob, Bev, and Lisa Gooding here until after 11pm, they had been to Hartford.

Sunday 1993 - Joe and Mary came up for ice cream and cake. (Bill stayed home to watch tennis.) Played Uno and also looked at some old pictures. GHU better today. She keeps having urinary tract infections and then her temperature goes up.

Tuesday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Thursday 1996 - Typed a letter to Roberta on the computer, did learn how to reduce the size of the print after it is typed. We rode our bikes out NV Road. Finally got form back from Dan Wilder.

Friday 1997 - [Cincinnati to KY] Walked around Asbury campus, quite spruced up. Had supper at Sugar Shack, it was OK, but what slow service. The Crowsons have a for sale sign up on their house. They are talking of buying a lot to build on.

Saturday 1998 - Went to Staples and got 6 desk blotters for conference room. To the library, spoke with Ann Hunt, she is a distant relative of Les Reynolds. To Extended Care, they have a lot of vacancies. To the Corn Festival, $2 each. Lots of old tractors, big quilt show. Didn't know that Becky Johnson is in that. We had a lamb sandwich and some ice cream. Lots of people there. To the Murphy, Rosemary Clooney performance. She is from Augusta KY and is 70. [She died 6/29/02 of lung cancer.] The Murphy is celebrating their 80th year.  Had great seats, E7,9 near the door, the fresh air felt good.

Sunday 1999 - [Seattle -- Credit card statement shows charges at: Red Robin, Seattle Aquarium, Anthony's at Point Defiance, Nordstrom's and Sheraton Hotels.]

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Vienna Ohio History

This information is Google's cache of It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on Jun 17, 2010 11:01:39 GMT. Currently (9/11/10) this site says PAGE NOT FOUND

[Thought I'd post this since it doesn't seem to be easily available (or at least searchable) on the  New Vienna website anymore.  Possibly the information is being updated?]

According to Gretchen Huffman, native of New Vienna:
New Vienna is one of the earliest communities in Clinton County. It began as an agricultural community and quickly grew. While the surrounding area supported many large and productive farms, the village attracted its share of industrious, enterprising people. At one time there were several doctors, dentists, lawyers, mercantile stores and other businesses. There were lumber yards, saw mills, a flour mill, a tile and brick company and more. Many churches were established and life was good in the village ofNew Vienna.

With the influx of industry in the surrounding areas, New Vienna now serves mostly as a bedroom community for Wilmington, the County Seat of Clinton County, and for Hillsboro, county seat of Highland County. Many of its residents are employed at the area’s largest employer, ABX, located at the former air base near Wilmington. Recently, DHL, owners of the ground operations at the airpark, announced an expansion of their operations in Wilmington, creating upwards of 900 new jobs.  [Obviously this is dated information, as on 12/19/2008 USA Today reported that 7,500 employees were being laid off by ABX/DHL.]

The old tree-lined streets in New Vienna still showcase beautiful old homes, most in good repair, which hearken back to a peaceful earlier time. Children can play safely in the yards and on the streets where horses and buggies used to travel, and ice cream socials were held on summer evenings. The building still stands where movies used to be shown on the outside wall, to families who had come with their lawn chairs for an evening of socializing and entertainment. One of the biggest days of the year was Memorial Day, when the high school band would march and children would carry bouquets of fresh flowers to the cemetery, where they were placed on the graves of veterans. That tradition continues today with a parade and service at the cemetery. Much of the town’s social life centered around the school where all twelve grades attended. The whole community flocked to graduations, school plays and especially, to basketball games. For some years, we had a newspaper, published by the Leesburg Citizen, but we hardly needed one; news traveled fast in those days, and most of it was good news. We all knew if someone was seriously ill or needed help, and help came. The meaning of neighborliness may have been invented by those straightforward, honest, hard-working people who called New Viennahome. In that regard, not much has changed.

Saturday nights in my childhood, especially in the summer, were exciting. When the 7:00 movie at the Avon Theater dispersed, the sidewalks were filled with friendly folks who often stopped in at Pete’s or the KenConnie Inn for a dish of ice cream and to visit with friends and neighbors. We all knew each other, and more importantly, we all cared about each other.

Travel back in time with me to early Clinton County, a picture I have gleaned from earlier records of this idyllic little village in the bounteous state of Ohio:

[Pictures unavailable]

By the time Clinton County was organized in 1810, Green Township was already two or three years into their record-keeping, hence these notations from History of Clinton County Ohio - Its People, Industries and Institutions: (1) October 28, 1809, William Noble’s ear mark of his hogs, sheep and cattle is a crop and under-slit in the right ear and a hole in the left.”

It is also a matter of record that the early citizens of this township paid tax as citizens of Green Township, Highland County. Two of the tax receipts are given as evidence of the fact: “Tax receipt, October 6, 1807. Received of Micajah Nordyke $2.65 of land and county tax for the year. Received by B.W. Johnson.” “November 9, 1809. received Micajah Nordyke his state and county tax: state tax $2.25, county tax 45 cents; 300 acres of land, No. 4,397.” Therefore, we can safely draw the conclusion that this township was formed as early as 1809.

Green Township lies in the southeast part of Clinton County. It is bounded on the southeast by Highland County; on the west by Clark, Washington and Union Townships; on the north by Union and Wayne Townships and on the northeast by Wayne Township. This township contains about forty-three square miles of land, or twenty-seven thousand five hundred and twenty acres.

The white man evidently made his first appearance in this township about the year 1800. The first settlers to take out land with the intention of making this their permanent home were Joseph Anthony, who came here from Virginia; Abner Van Meter and Samuel Clevenger and Morgan Van Meter, who was a native of Morgantown, Virginia, and who settled in the vicinity of Snow Hill in the year 1800. Van Meter purchased two hundred acres of land, on which he erected a double log house - the first log cabin erected in the township.

It is thought by older inhabitants that the first settlement was made a little southwest of the center of the township on the East fork of the Little Miami river. Micajah Nordyke was among the first settlers. He came here from North Carolina in 1804. He and a brother purchased land for two dollars and fifty cents an acre of Col. A. Buford, who then owned a large tract of this region. This small settlement attracted others, such as Stephen Hussey in 1806-07, who purchased land which is now a portion of the town of New Vienna. Other early settlers were Joseph Anthony, William Noble, Sr., Aaron Cox and Eliha Noble. Charles Harris built the “Snow Hill house”, and opened a tavern there, probably the first opened in the county. Mr. Harris’s brother-in-law, Samuel Wasson, built a house about the same time and near the Snow Hill house and commenced to entertain travelers. By 1820 the population had increased until practically all of the lands were occupied.

Sept. 11, 1988-99 Flies in the soup

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

Sunday 1988 - [Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip through 9/16]

Tuesday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Wednesday 1991 - [USSR trip through 9/18/91]

Friday 1992 - [to Columbus/Newark, Roberta arrives] Had Probate Meeting at Holiday Inn in Worthington, HI is 7 years old, cost $125. John was there. Julie met Roberta at the airport and Jean met us and drove to Vanco Restaurant, a Greek place. [Can't find any Greek restaurants listed on Broad Street or beginning with "V", there is a Yannis Greek Restaurant on Cleveland Ave.] Reasonable enough but Julie had a fly in her second bite. [That's an appetite killer, maybe that's why they're no longer in business.] John and Julie had been to the Inn at Honey Run near Millersburg. We watched the video from the 50th anniversary without sound.

Saturday 1993 - [Newark to home] Left Newark about 9am after getting gas at 87.9¢. At Worthington at 10 about meeting on Cuba trip, saw slides of previous trip. Had lunch at Worthington Inn, an upscale place, then ice cream at Graeters across the street, 1 dip $1.25. Visited the Worthington library, saw the Wexler Art Museum from the article and the new Columbus convention center. Made a stop at both of the new outlet centers on I-71. Bought some pine shoe trees. To Hillsboro to see Mother, she ate all the ice cream in the cup.

Sunday 1994 - Had a brief PPR meeting at church, all seem to want Ed to come back for another year. We ate at Frontier Steakhouse at North Beach, a few in the water. Went to Heartland to see Henry Edwards. Auto Zone store on N. High now open.

Monday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Wednesday 1996 - Jean had Women's Club meeting at Moyer's near Manchester.

Thursday 1997 - [to Cincinnati] Jean had Dr. appointment at 10am in Cincinnati. We walked around downtown, library having book sale on Friday and Saturday and has enlarged gift shop. Had lunch at Sycamore Diner. Had reservations at Hampton Inn South for $59.95. Ate supper at Max and Erma's, 15% off coupon. Joseph Beth in enlarged area. We stayed until they dimmed the lights at 10pm.

Friday 1998 - Starr report on Clinton released, that has about taken over the news.  Grace Fite brought us some grapes. Noticed 'rough" spot on my seat. Went down to Wells and made some "free" phone calls. The Zooks have a daughter in Columbus OH, Kingsport TN, and Taos NM. Called MUH, she had been out on a one day boat cruise, she lost $10 on the boat. She does not enjoy "boating."

Saturday 1999 - [Seattle]

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sept. 10, 1988-99 Kate: 13lbs. and 25"

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1988 - [Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip through 9/16]

Monday 1990 - [Japan and China through 9/30]

Tuesday 1991 - [USSR trip through 9/18/91]

Thursday 1992 - Bob Bean, Allen McKay were in office, also Sheffield lock box opening in AM in Hillsboro and Freeland appraisal in the afternoon. We ate at the Chinese Restaurant near K-Mart, $16 with tip. There are two vacant stores in that mall. Bought new ridged pipe wrench at M-Berham's [?] for $20. Wade had a cartload of pears [or peas] out front for the taking. H.G. Murphy, Tisdale TX passed away, spoke with Dingle [or Dimple?].

Friday 1993 - [Newark] Met Clark Morrow (a lawyer for 60 years) [E. Clark Morrow, graduated from Denison in 1930, law degree from Case Western, was an economics professor from 1935-1968 and a lawyer in Newark, he died 1/20/2007 at the age of ~98] in Granville and two other lawyers and drove to Aladdin [Shrine] Temple for the Advanced Probate Meeting. Mark M. only other one there from Clinton County. Jean stayed in Newark. Kate had her shots, now weighs 13lbs. and is 25" long. Read in paper where Roses with 217 stores filed for bankruptcy.

Sunday 1995 - [China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Tuesday 1996 - Ray King showed pictures of England, too many for the UMW meeting.  Mowed grass, first time since 8/10/96.  John Montgomery was down, they have a bike path in Bowling Green now.  Put up Rubbermaid clothes holder in other bathroom.

Friday 1999 - [Tacoma] Drove over to Gig Harbor to see the Liggetts.  Had lunch at their house, think it has been 9 years here for them.  Dinner at Tides Tavern, right on the water.  Impressive High School near the Chinaberry B&B where we are staying in Tacoma.  [1999 credit card statement included on this page.]

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Sept. 9, 1988-99 Cherry Valley Lodge opens

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1988 -  [Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip through 9/16]

Saturday 1989 - [Columbus to home]  Had originally planned to go to China today but Elderhostel cancelled the trip.  Visited Worthington P.L., then to see Thelma Holmes at Westerville.  Had lunch at I-270 and 23.  Bought some things at Drug Emporium, had three Wells things through Tak-A-Toy.  Visited new Columbus P.L. (opened last month) and had supper at Bob Evans at Exit 100.

Sunday 1990 - [to Japan and China through 9/30] Left for Tokyo and Beijing on Elderhostel via Japan Airlines, plane fare $1349, whole 3 weeks was $2500.

Monday 1991 - [USSR trip through 9/18/91]

Thursday 1993 - [to Newark] After a Jeff Streber court hearing in Wilmington we drove to Newark to John and Julie's house.  They had made reservations at the new Cherry Valley Lodge for dinner, it was a great deal, as all meals during the break-in period were half price.  Beautiful interior court yard.

Friday 1994 - Probate meeting (#6) at the Ohio Center.  I went with Jim Miller who drove and Jim Williams also went.  Judy Gano came back with us.

Saturday 1995 - [Leave for China trip with Roberta, etc. through 9/27/95]

Monday 1996 - Jean writing up biographies of new UMW District group.  Ran into Roger Achor [?] at the Court House, with his two uncles from Florida, both attorneys.  One is 76.  Had Pastoral Relations meeting at church.  Matter of why the preacher's wife doesn't come was brought up.  Bought tape recorder at Walmart.

Tuesday 1997 - Ruth Houck [?] and I interviewed 3 different applicants for the next Leadership Clinton class.

Wednesday 1998 - McFadden closing today.  [Kenneth] Starr delivers his report on Clinton to Congress.  [Lewinsky scandal]  Jean had program at Marjorie Kirpatrick's on Sweden.  She fixed dinner for them.  Ed Brown, NV Mayor since '93 resigned, also the Chief of Police.  Barry Williams here briefly.  Dow Jones was up yesterday 350+ points, today down 150.  Catherine called this AM.  Getting ready for new pavement on 73.

Thursday 1999 - [to Seattle] Drove to Columbus for flight to Seattle, $160 round trip.  Had reservations at the Comfort Inn near Sea-Tac.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Sept. 8, 1988-99 Hortons off schedule

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1988 -  [Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip through 9/16]

Friday 1989 - [to Columbus] O.B.A. program on Estate Planning at Capitol Hyatt, overnight at Hilton North, Room 396, $39 includes continental breakfast for $2.75 each.  Had supper at Umberto's in mall next door.  Took city bus to hotel,  75¢.

Sunday 1991 - [USSR trip through 9/18/91]

Tuesday 1992 -  [Kentucky to home?]

Wednesday 1993 - The Hortons went to Newark to get Joe, were scheduled to be there at 10:30 and they arrived at 1pm.  Joe has all these snapshots of his paintings, he has gone to a more expensive frame for his pictures.

Thursday 1994 - K-Mart announced the closing of its Wilmington store (along with 109 other stores), opened 18 years ago.

Friday 1995 - Jean talked to 6&20 club at Kathleen Blake's on Leadville, Colorado.  Pearl Halpin passed away.  Harold Cooper called me at 7:15 as he is to be the executor.

Monday 1997 -  MV called us and told us that Julie had lost the baby that was due next March.  We took the Bartells to ⃞ dance first lesson class.

Tuesday 1998 - Hollister-Strickland debate at Wilmington College.  [Ted Strickland and Nancy Hollister were both candidates for Ohio's 6th Congressional District, Strickland won his second term and served as Congressman until 2007 when he became Governor.  Hollister was Lt. Governor at the time, she served as Governor for the first 11 days of 1999 and later served in the Ohio House of Representatives from the 96th District.]  We sat next to Nathan Hale.  Article in the WSJ that Safeway might buy Kroger's. [That never happened, instead Kroger has bought out a few other grocery chains and in early 2010 was ranked as "America’s largest grocery store chain (by sales) and ranks #1 or #2 in 38 of its 44 major markets. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kroger [[KR]] posted record fiscal 2009 sales of $76.7 billion."]

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Sept. 7, 1989-99 Ginny's 10-week birthday

Wednesday 1988 - [Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip through 9/16]

Thursday 1989 - Took Hortons to Cincinnati airport.  Had lunch at Chester's Roadhouse [torn down to make way for a car dealership according to this blog] in Hamilton.  Good, soup and salad $4.95.  Made purchases at King's Island Paper Place at Outlet Mall for MV's 10/8/89 "party."  Visited Young Ho Kim and J. Sweeney at Florence Mall area.

Saturday 1991 - [USSR trip through 9/18/91]

Monday 1992 - [Labor Day, Kentucky] We went to Stearns and took the train to Blue Heron, 6 miles, very interesting exhibit on coal mining life in the area.  Fare was $7.95 each.  Then an early supper at Du Pont Lodge at Cumberland Falls State Park.  MV had neighbor over for Ginny's 10-week birthday.

Tuesday 1993 - Jean and I worked at the Leadership Clinton booth at the Corn Festival, not much activity. Had a walking tour from the WUMC.  The NVBSA were selling cinnamon rolls.

Saturday 1996 - [Columbus to home] Had buffet breakfast at the hotel [Holiday Inn], 20% off card.  Waitress was quite a talker, about buying these figure [?] pictures and then charging people admission and also hep on style of baskets, etc.  Went by barber college, but it was $5.  Made a stop at both outlet malls, I-71 is now open on both sides.  We worked at Corn Festival, cobbler was very popular.  At the Rubbermaid outlet got two blue kitchen waste baskets at $2.39 each.  Betty Stevenson called, she will take the District UMC job.  Jean is happy.

Sunday 1997 - Went to Murphin Ridge, new owners, Jerry and Sheri McKinny of Dayton.  The Crossets [?] have an apartment across from the Mariemont Inn.  He gave us some extra muffins.  Gallon of milk 97¢ at K-Mart.

Monday 1998 - [Labor Day] John, Julie and Kate left about 11am after we had taken the few things out of the attic.  Seemed to be more ants or ? around the chimney which I sprayed.  Cleaned up the loose tile in the basement. Jean had Mothers Club meeting at Martha Ann Bernards.  Esther had the program and then she introduced her nephew who also spoke on his mission trip to Russia.  Jean got home about 5:45.  Watched a show about Lewis and Clark on TV.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sept. 6, 1988-99 Labor Day - Don't work too hard

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1988 - [Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip through 9/16]

Wednesday 1989 - Van Grougen [?] closing 5/3 in Cincinnati.  Jim Smith spoke at Lions Club on funeral planning.  Got letter from MV re her 10/8 [or 1&18?] weekend.

Friday 1991 - [USSR trip through 9/18/91]

Sunday 1992 -  [Kentucky] We went out to Pleasant View for Church and SS, their $25,000 addition is under roof.  Then we rode with Don up to London to meet MV for lunch at Ramada, then Don came back and we went to Levi Jackson State Park, nice museum area and a great collection of grist [mill] wheels.

Monday 1993 - [Labor Day]

Tuesday 1994 - [Auburn IN to home] Had a very nice lunch in Sidney at the Fairington Restaurant.  Pretty wooded view.

Wednesday 1995 - Jean working hard on Leadville program for 6&20 Club on 9/8, the word processor keeps acting up.  Ten at Lions Club meeting, Orville didn't realize until this AM that he was the Chairman. Start of Bible Study meetings at Church.  Ellen O. [?] over about the will of N. Brock who died 9/5.

Friday 1996 - [to Columbus] We went to Columbus for Advanced Probate meeting at Ohio Center.  John and John Guard [?] were also there, about 500 present.  Jean went to the PL and looked up about Henderson Island in the Pitcairn Islands.  John let me off at the Holiday Inn on Stelzer Road, Room 244, $62.  Took coat back to Huntington that I bought 1/92, wouldn't do anything about it.  Had supper at Rigsby's, their 10th year in Near North.  Very nice, attractive vegetable plate.  Then we saw the Thompsons.  He has been in nursing home since January, he was 70 1/12/96.   Her birthday is 12/23, their anniversary is 6/1.  He really shakes. Roma seems fine.

Saturday 1997 - Had new mower here for demo - no steering wheel, just a stick, 42" cut with 15hp.  Worked at booth (Leadership Clinton) at corn festival, lots of people.  Sold two coverlets in our 2 ½ hours. Got peck of apples for $5.50.  Called MUH, she's still having trouble with her teeth and eyes.  She is going to Indiana on 9/13 for 16 days.

Sunday 1998 - Had good preacher.  Have Jeremiah and Lamentations this quarter.  Went to Samuel Walker's for lunch, no one there to fix hot things though you can order corn cakes.  Only the WMS family group so plenty of space.  Visited Ruth Shoemaker, we all had trouble staying awake.

Monday 1999 - [Labor Day, Somerset KY to home] Helped MV coat their driveway.  Don fixed lunch for us.  Left about 2pm and came up US-27 then 68 en route was Blue Lick Battlefields State Park, site of last battle of the Revolutionary War in 1782.  Lodge there just opened this summer, 16 rooms now, but are adding 16 more.  We had a snack there, 200 miles from Crowsons to NV.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Sept. 5, 1989-99 Kate likes kittens

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1988 - [Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip through 9/16]

Tuesday 1989 - Sent in Elderhostel application for Turkey.  Jean found missing diamond [reported lost on Sunday 9/3.] 

Wednesday 1990 - Lions Club program, District Governor spoke, also Sgt. Faris from Sheriff's Dept. spoke on 911#. 

Thursday 1991 - [USSR trip through 9/18/91]

Saturday 1992 - [to Kentucky]

Sunday 1993 - Rev. Johnson spoke about some of us are like marbles, we just bounce off each other, while others are like grapes, we are loving and the juices all become one.  Laura Hughes loaned us a book, a biography of her family which included 7 children who lived in Carrey KY until 1920 when they moved by train to the intersection of 132 and 50 (4901 Benton Road, Batavia OH).  They walked out there from Batavia [about 3 miles].  We had lunch at Frischs in Hillsboro.

Monday 1994 - [Ephraim WI to Auburn IN, Labor Day] Left Ephraim at 7:30, before breakfast which we had in Green Bay at Perkins.  Lunch at Cracker Barrel near Merrillville IN.  Went across US 30 in Indiana, a big mall just east of I-65.  Visited Jim and Margaret Marshall in Milford IN.  In Room 111 at Auburn Inn, $55, milk and cookie in the evening and very nice continental breakfast in the AM.  Visited Cris and Angela and family.

Friday 1997 - Sankers invited us down as guests of their monthly Friday night dinner at Hyde Park Church, about 200 there, Russ Clark, now DS of the Newark District spoke.  He was associate pastor at Hyde Park when Colaw was there.  He started at Marshall as a 4-pt charge.  The Crowsons are talking of a 10-day cruise in the Caribbean in 10/98.  Our other headlight on the Honda went out.  Bruce Sanker wants to move closer to Bowling Green KY as he is now 90+ miles one way.

Saturday 1998 - Harold S. came to install new computer for legal office.  John, Julie and Kate arrived about 5pm.  Kate likes the kittens next door.  Visited the playground and the new school.  Got first literature on trip to Portugal.

Sunday 1999 - [Somerset KY] Went to 9:45 SS.  Paul _______ told how his wife Eleanor has leg problems and she has to keep weight off her leg.  Met Rudy and Susan at Ruby Tuesdays for supper.  Oh yes, for lunch we went to Arby's as the Crowsons had to be back at Church at 2pm.  Don is pastoring two churches, alternates Sunday AM and PM services.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Sept. 4, 1989-99 New Vienna Lions Club

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

Sunday 1988 - [Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip through 9/16]

Monday 1989 - [Labor Day] Trimmed shrubbery around house, planted grass seed at Mothers, cleaned grass out in front of Wells.  Went to Hillsboro, supper at Rax.  Administrative Board Meeting.  GHU is still using her Mother's purse, she [her mother] died in 1928 (?).

Wednesday 1991 - Took Wade R. to Lions Club, program on hospice.  Peggy Peelle retired as County Treasurer after 26½ years, her niece is the next Treasurer.  Ken Hughes borrowed van to take his Dad to Hospice in Dayton. 

Friday 1992 - Had our pictures taken at AAA in Hillsboro, $5 each.  Doris Jean _______ retired from Highland County Probate Court after 47 years there.

Saturday 1993 - Ate at new Chinese Restaurant in Hillsboro, good meal but they needed more help.  Got gas for 101.9¢.  Bill Horton having trouble with his back.

Sunday 1994 - [Ephraim WI] Breakfast at the Inn included juice,  granola, and a BIG serving of baked egg dish with cornbread and what seemed like a quantity of parsley.  Went to UMC in Egg Harbor.  Drove over to Bailey Harbor and walked around at a fruit farm near Ellison Bay.  They had lots of samples of crackers and "spreads."   Had dinner reservations at the White Gull Inn [in Fish Creek WI] for the Fish Boil.  They have 3 seatings, 5:45, 7, and 8:15.  $13.75 each [now $18.95], two pieces of fish, 3 potatoes, cole slaw, and cherry pie a la mode.

Monday 1995 - [Labor Day, Murphin Ridge to home] Had breakfast at 8:15, juice, melon, crumpets and light pancakes.  Kate calls them waffles and really like them.  John leaves for a week in Mexico the first of October on a mission trip.  Had lunch at Long John Silvers in Hillsboro.  Baked fish sandwich, $1.79.  Jean had Mothers Club program at Mary McMillins.  She is going to take the trip to Iceland. 

Wednesday 1996 - Oh the problems with Sheffield deed.  Got 45-year pin at Lions Club.  Dana Dunswith spoke on the Internet, 16 present.  Had Bible Study here, Ray King, Keith Rankin, the Nusbaums, Georgileah and Jay Ewing.

Thursday 1997 - We went out to Donald Bernards.  He had a knee operation in 1990, when we visited them in FL and another knee operation recently.  They showed us picture cards that we sent them over the years and guessed where the pictures were from.   [Article attached from WNJ 9/4/97 but I think was referring to something that happened xx years ago:  The New Vienna Lions club observed its 25th anniversaryMembers throughout that duration were R.W. Fenwick, Dr. L.H. Fullerton, R.W. Mongold and Russell Faris.  Fullerton was treasurer all 25 years.   My guess is that the Lions Club in NV started in 1947, Dad got his 45-year pin in 1996, so he joined in 1950 or 1951 and thus is not listed as a member during the entire first 25 years.  What about Granddad?]

Friday 1998 - Went to Dr. Engle again, an hour wait.  He wants me to have this heart catheterization [or cauterization] at UC soon.  I have conflicting signs of trouble.  Cris called, all excited about starting his own business.  He has rented at 5,000 square foot building and his first customer is his present employer.

Saturday 1999 - [to Somerset KY] Ed Jones will be be 83 on 9/12.  Left for Somerset about 9am, traffic back up on I-75 north of Georgetown, so we got on US 25 to Georgetown and then OK.  Had picnic supper at Pam Cates, what a hilly yard and what a crowd.  Two couples there from Thomasville GA whose grandson was to get the Scout award.  The scouts parents now live in Augusta GA.  Got the tires rotated on the car, then found we had no reservation at the Hampton Inn but did get in at the Comfort – a handicapped room with a sit down shower seat.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Sept. 3, 1988-99 New NV School

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1988 - Left on Elderhostel Netherlands 2-week bike trip, cost $1710.

Sunday 1989 - New Methodist Church Hymnals.  John spoke at Church on his experiences in Eastern Europe.  Jean lost the diamond out of her ring.

Monday 1990 - [Labor Day]  We stayed home and labored, planted grass at church, worked both gardens over, Jean mowed grass and I dug up old rose bush near light pole across the street.

Tuesday 1991 - [Helsinki and Moscow trip ends]

Saturday 1994 - [Ephraim WI]

Sunday 1995 - [to Murphin Ridge] After Church we went with John, Julie and Kate to Murphin Ridge.  Had lunch reservations at 2:30 and later we tried horseshoes, croquet, tennis, swimming (water was cold), shuffleboard, and hiking.  About 8pm we had a snack which we had brought from home.  We had #4 and John and Julie had #1.  $89 each + $5.54 tax.

Wednesday 1997 - Lions Club program at new NV school, K-5th grade.  Ladies were invited.  Dick Geringer starting 14th year.  Hauses have lived downtown for 2 [or 21?] years. 

Thursday 1998 - [possibly this was in 1997] Went to Wilmington for tests, ultrasound of my abdominal area, ½ hour, that is as painless as it comes.  Also EKG and blood tests.  Really am feeling better.  Betty Young was in the office with her problems.  Finally getting Wells final figures.  Earl Cranston in office, go to JR Motel in Branson.

Friday 1999 - Bar meeting, Jerry Bryant talking about trip to Alaska.  John Miller after 6 years in Wilmington going to Chicago.  Wallie Schutt said his wife has been quite ill.  We had dental appointments, no cavities.  Jean had tests at CMH at 3pm.  Got announcement about Elaine Burton getting married.  Article in WNJ about Wilmington Presbyterian to break ground for new church near Holmes School.  Roof is on at new 7th Day Adventist Church on Rt. 73 toward NV from Wilmington.  Program on Sagamore Hill, T. Roosevelt's home.  The Rob Hortons are now on the Internet.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Sept. 2, 1989-99 Julie walks

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - John Zeller and Shelly Straight's wedding.  Also calling hours for Clark Walker, age 76.  Jerome was 75 a week ago.  Eva gave us peas.  Dug our first carrots.  Hortons leave for Steubenville.

Sunday 1990 - We went to Leesburg for lunch.   Mother had oysters at $6.95. 

Monday 1991 - [Helsinki and Moscow trip]

Wednesday 1992 - Trailer park just north of NV is having streets laid out.

Thursday 1993 - Now have 3 units in the [above mentioned] mobile home park.  A real rain, over 3".

Friday 1994 - [Kohler to Ephraim WI] Visited the Kohler Design Center then to Sheboygan Clinic where Jean got some lotions and pills for her poison ivy.  Had lunch at Captain's Table in Algoma.  Reservations at Ephraim Inn, room in front for $112/night.  (Rooms range from $79 to $135, [now listed at $135-$200])  For supper we had a snack at Wilson's Ice Cream store, right next door. 

Saturday 1995 - [Lexington KY to home] Had continental breakfast at the hotel [Best Western], part of the package.  New Holiday Inn express going up next door.  Then we went to the Lexington Children's Museum, we all enjoyed that, then had lunch at Dudley ⃞, nice outdoor dining in an old school.  We got home about 4pm and saw John, Julie and Kate at Cluxton's.  Mary [MUH] was upset she can't find her Delta vouchers.  Joe had art show and was real happy.

Monday 1996 - [Serena, John, Julie, and Kate visiting] Labor Day.  We had breakfast and lunch in the patio.  Julie is trying to walk a ½ hour each AM.  Jean had Mother's Club at Martha Bernard's, at 2pm and John, Julie, Kate and Serena left about 1:45.  Then painted the playhouse with paint you wash out.  Walked out Cemetery Road and met the Wolframs.  They are still going to Canada, Grant Lake in Eastern Ontario.

Tuesday 1997 - [Morgans leave] Morgans left.  Got details from Park National on steamboat schedule.  Crowsons return from their Alaska cruise.  It was a surprise for Don.  Dow Jones up some 250 points.  Negative article about McDonald's in the paper. 

Wednesday 1998 - On Lion's Club committee with Rusty Parsons and Dick Garinger, about $9 a piece, 18 present, served lasagna, mixed vegetable salad, angel food cake with ice cream.  Busy day at the office. 

Thursday 1999 - Jean had appointment with Dr. Aschi, it could be a # of things.  Saw Janet Harper there with a boy friend (?).  She seemed happy.  Picked two quarts of yellow tomatoes.  Another article in WNJ about NV Council meeting.  Tim D...[?] (NV City Manager) was in office to apologize for what he said was mis-quote in the paper.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Sept. 1, 1989-99 UK socks for Roberta

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1990 - Jean and I cleaned up around Wells, burning limbs across the street.  We took Edwin and Phyllis White to Carolyn and Mike Smith's wedding at Dodsonville UMC [south of Lynchburg].  We almost beat Carolyn there.  C.R.'s son was really informal.  Bruce Beam and ________ Arnold married today, reception on the train from Midland to Greenfield and return.  Hortons left for annual reunion.

Sunday 1991 - [Helsinki and Moscow trip]

Tuesday 1992 - Big article in 8/31 NYT about the NEW MALL in Bloomington MN, about 400 stores [and 4.2 million square feet].  Compared it with the Southdale Mall [four miles away] in Edina MN that opened in 1956.  [Southdale is the US' oldest fully-enclosed, climate controlled mall with 800,000 square feet and is still open although owned by Simon Malls, a company that specializes in "distressed" shopping centers.  Simon owned Metrocenter in Phoenix but sold it in 2004.  I think Metrocenter is now beyond stressed and closer to dead.  Since Trader Joe's closed we go there only for the library.]

Wednesday 1993 - Lions Club, 18 there.  Jim C. of the CM Hospital Foundation spoke, the new office wing is about to open.  Also the District Governor was there.  Problem with C. Smith at the plant.  IRS gal is there for the 2nd day.  New 6 year real estate tax valuations are out. 

Thursday 1994 - [Columbus to Wisconsin] Had reservations at the Kohler [American] Club in Kohler, WI, $185/night, a 4-star place [now 5-diamond], a big parking garage underground, a whirlpool in bathtub.   Had supper at Lesu's [?] near the sports area.  They have a shuttle service that goes to the different areas.  En route to Kohler [near Sheboygan] we saw the Discovery Center in part of the MPL [Milwaukee presumably], very interesting, they plan to be in a new building in another year.

Friday 1995 - [to Lexington KY] After the Wagonseller/McKay closing in Wilmington we ate at Boston Chicken en route to Lexington to meet the Crowsons.  We went to the UK and got Roberta some UK socks, then had supper at the Coach House, very nice.  We had reservations at the Best Western at exit 110, rooms 104 and 106 for $44/each.  We used the pool this evening.

Sunday 1996 - John, Julie and Kate arrive.  MUH is wrapped up in the tennis on TV.  Started Proverbs in SS.  Serena came about 3pm. 

Monday 1997 - [Morgans visiting] Labor Day.  Cleaned up old apple tree and took limbs to parsonage.  Went to Fallsville, very little water coming over edge.  Talking about need of mission statement for our church.

Tuesday 1998 - Open House at NV Elementary.

Wednesday 1999 - Lions Club Program.  D.G. [District Governor] from Jamestown spoke, they have 12 women in their club.  Leon Salisbury sure has trouble getting around.  The DG has 47 clubs to cover and New Vienna was the first club he had visited.

Items from Uible photo album