Sunday, October 24, 2010

Oct. 24, 1989-99 John and Evelyn Spencer

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - Bob and Pat Ballantyne arrived en route to Laconia NH from Memphis. The four of us rode bikes over to Leesburg for supper, chicken pie was $5.95. They are also going over to Airborne for the tour at 12:30 AM.

Wednesday 1990 - [Roberta visiting] Roberta flew into Dayton and Serena brought her down. Mother doesn't seem to remember being in the hospital this past week.

Saturday 1992 - [Seattle to Far East Trip with Liggitts]

Sunday 1993 - [UMC Laity Weekend at Proctor Center to home] Came down the back roads to Cedarville hiked up the trail to see Williamson Indian Mound [Williamson Mound State Memorial], then to Xenia to P.L., spoke with Lenore _____ as library was closing. She is working on genealogy of her family.

Monday 1994 - [Phoenix AZ] Got rental car at Alamo

Tuesday 1995 - Spent the day at the new Wilmington Playground development, sure not used to pounding nails, solicitation from W. College. Met at Alan McKay's re Cincy project.

Thursday 1996 - Busy day in Wilmington. Leadership Clinton, cut the plate order back to 250 pieces. Walt Emery [Ewing? Erving?] Realty closing. Then "house calls" on Maxine Z. and Flora Daniel. When we got home found the Spencers, John and Evelyn, had called about our meeting at the Golden Lamb so we there about 6PM and came back about 9. They had a Dole sticker on their car. They were married 10/9/1948 and birthday 4/16 and 4/30 (hers) 1920. They have a grandson in Boys Choir in Princeton NJ and had gone to the Cloisters in April, courtesy of their children.

Friday 1997 - [to Columbus] In Columbus at 4pm for Mary Murphy (Phyllis Flint's sister) real estate closing. Had reservations at Signature Inn [now Ramada Inn] at 6767 Schrock Rd. near I-270 and Cleveland Ave for $66 + tax. Room 206. Ate next door at Schmidt's [no longer at that location]. Had ice cream near [Mt. Carmel] St. Anns hospital and walked around the Meyer store. Item in WNJ about G.M. Rice Furniture (since 1909) going out of business.

Saturday 1998 - Beautiful day. Marie Cooper called about 8am, bringing chicken to cook for Bell Choir Dinner. Planted trees and shrubbery. Mowed grass and cleaned up garden. Hit the high spots on shrubbery. We ate at the school (carnival) sat with Paul Eltzroth. He has had cancer for 14 years. Then went to Wilmington to put up signs about our church bazaar at Walmart and Bob and Carls.

Sunday 1999 - Sermon: we come into this world with nothing and that's the way we learn. Fun days at church set up time at 2pm, then 4-7pm. Really went very well. Two people with balloons, coin toss, basket toss, face painting, wagon rides, bean bas toss, free cones, pop and hot dogs. Sid forwarded us a picture on the internet.

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