Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nov. 30, 1968 John to MV

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[postmarked Saturday, November 30, 1968, Perry GA, presumably written on Friday evening 11/29/68]  Hi!  Boy is it hot.  We ate your lunch near Knoxville Tennessee and it was very good.  We are staying in Perry Georgia at the New Perry Hotel.  Tell everybody hi!  I am having a grillion funs.  Your brother, John  
P.S.  Good luck with the P.R. Serena and Roberta

Mary, do you remember what you fixed them for lunch – maybe turkey sandwiches?  Perry GA is on I-75  south of Macon, and according to the New Perry Hotel website it has been "a favorite rest stop for travelers since 1925," 619 miles south of New Vienna.  This would have been Granddad's last trip to Florida.  Would Dad (or one of the Hortons?) have been driving them south and John went with them?  Or was Granddad still driving?  I like John's creative use of language and exaggeration in "a grillion funs."  Also, his concern about Roberta and Serena handling the paper route without him.  Although the New Perry Hotel survives, the Quality Courts Motel and the pictured Japanese Rock Garden lives on only in vintage post cards.   The plaque at the bottom of the garden picture reads: "If you have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden, go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden."

Consider this post a preview of coming attractions as in 2011 I hope to feature more vintage family correspondance.

Nov. 30, 1989-99 Last Chance

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - Big ⃞ dance Christmas party, Harold and Betty Arnold have bought condo near Clearwater, they are going down next week.

Friday 1990 - GHU got plant from Catherine.  New mold for 32oz bubble wand came.

Saturday 1991 - [Phoenix] Visited new P.L. near 32nd St. and Union Hills [This was built as the headquarters of the County Library, later became half library half Charter School, now vacant.  The county library headquarters, administrative only is now at 2700 N. Central.]  Then to see Betty Fife, she is 73, has a nice mobile home but miles from anything.

Monday 1992 - Mother weighs 99#.

Tuesday 1993 - [Ginny visiting] Jean and the Hortons took Joe, Catherine, and Roberta to catch the plane home.  Jean told me that Ginny was pretty noisy coming home.

Wednesday 1994 - Bought 500 shares of Cracker Barrel at $19.

Thursday 1995 - [Naples to Pinellas Park Florida] Left Naples about 10, Ted and Maria there were most helpful.  Lunch at Brandenton, Exit 43.  Called Louise Waters, phone disconnected.  At La Quinta Hotel in Pinellas Park, did stop at Ponce [de Leon] Hotel, still in Bond family, just $8 a night back in the 40s.  [According to this website, the Bonds managed it for years, bought it in 1959 and sold it in 1997.]   Met Helen Kuntzman.  She's been here 12 years, he died after few months here.  Helen is 74 and wants to work another 18 months.  Ate at Luby's Cafeteria.  Their son [Reynolds "Rennie"] died at age 43 on June 11.  [For more about Kuntzmans see July 11 post.]

Saturday 1996 - Mie Young and Greg with their 1-month old baby, they live in Carmel IN.  [visited, wrote, called?]

Sunday 1997 - A wet warm day, stayed at home.  Sermon on Xmas vs Christmas.  Are we looking for a person (Jesus) or a present?  Printed final Christmas letter.  Bible study on speaking in tongues.  John Harmon telling how he had diagnosis for cancer 17 years ago, also Marie Chamberlain getting a divorce after 39 years of marriage.  Article in today's NYT about India.

Monday 1998 - [Phoenix] Back to Last Chance, then to mall at Camelback and Scottsdale Road [Scottsdale Fashion Square], a BIG place.  Had lunch at La Madeleine [all locations now closed] in the Food Court.  Nordstroms has beautiful store.  Supper with the family at Abacus [Chinese] at 35th and Thunderbird.  Roberta had coupon from Fry's.  Roberta made reservations at Glorieta NM (near Santa Fe) for 14 rooms 7/2-7/6/99,  that is all they had left.  Gal suggested their cottage with 28 people and 3 bathrooms.

Tuesday 1999 - Apparently a new passport came for Serena, though we have heard nothing from her.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Nov. 29, 1988-99 Luby's for breakfast

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1988 - Supper at the Precinct in Cincinnati, $43.15 + 18%.

Wednesday 1989 - Went ⃞ dancing.  Janet Davis told the group she was transferring with Walmart to Victorville, CA.  The old deal with McCrory, they will buy if you give it to them.  Started making the 32oz. bottles.  Roberta is so good about calling GHU and sending her cards.

Friday 1991 - [Phoenix]

Sunday 1992 - Mother very sleepy, couldn't get her teeth in, pushed food away.  Bought another turkey at Bob and Carls, for 38¢/# with a $25 order, regular is 69¢.  Met C.J. (60) and Ann Moore (57) at the Denver House, the two of us was $23 with tip, then went to Murphy Theater, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes about a 35-year-old with Marilyn Monroe.

Sunday 1992 - [second entry, same day as above] Bob and Bev Gooding here for lunch, went to pheasant farm and visited the Harners.  We are trying to run Print Shop on the computer.

Monday 1993 - [Ginny visiting] A busy day at the office, also eye operation, may need a cataract operation in 3-4 years.  John, Julie and Kate returned home.   Roberta had dinner with Charlie at Heartland at the Frontier Steak House.

Wednesday 1995 - [Naples Florida] Johnsons came about 9:15, walked to 3rd St., shopping area, especial the mole hole, the hat with long hair.  Then to Registry [now called Naples Grande Beach Resort, The Waldorf Astoria Collection] for lunch buffet for $9.75 (coffee $1.75).  Then to Collier county Museum "Now and Then," he misses his cattle.  They left at 5:15.  We walked over to the beach for sunset at 5:30 and then to 7-11 for breakfast food, milk and muffins.

Friday 1996 - Zurface closing date.  John, Julie and Kate left about 2pm.  Jean and I worked out at Aleda's for about 4 hours, hauled away two pick-up loads of trash.

Saturday 1997 - [Bryant IN to home] We left Bearcreek about noon, on to Ft. Recovery OH, a must stop at the P.L., lady was nice to let us in.  Had lunch at a restaurant near IGA on R. 49 in Greenville, after visit to P.L. there.  Stopped at Book & Co. on Stroop Road. [Kettering]  Oh what a selection of calendars.

Sunday 1998 - [Phoenix] Went to Luby's for breakfast with the Kings, breakfast is new at Luby's.  11am service at Trinity UMC, lots of loud music.  Met Amy and Judy at LePeep [9832 N 7th St. location closed 2009, now called Scramble -- maybe we should try it!] They are in process of buying a house.  Out to Canaan in the Desert, 40th St. south of Shea.  Went to Morgans for supper, very healthful meal.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nov. 28, 1989-99 Friends, relatives, car trouble

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - We went to Wilmington at 4pm -- Fruit stand, Christian Book Store, then Pontiac died in front of NB&T Drive-through. Towed out to AAA garage on Prairie Ave., with AAA credit it was $10. Met Jean at CMH (the test [cholesterol?] was 260), need more oats? Then to library. Wendy's for supper, Super Bar $2.99 ($1 off). Then Kroger's, got Blueberry Pie, marked down.

Thursday 1991 - [Phoenix, Thanksgiving] Thanksgiving Dinner with the Morgans.  Hard to get Wendy off the phone.

Saturday 1992 - Went to Wilmington, ran into Madge Ann Beam in the library, she talked of how she likes Mexico, was in school there.  Lois Henson back from Australia with bad cold.  Ate at Frisch's, much quieter than Bob Evans.  Got winter jacket at Foster-Haines ($50), BVDs, plaid PJs and Buxton billfold.

Sunday 1993 - [Ginny visiting]

Tuesday 1995 - [Naples Florida] Used GG's card at the library, book on FDR and Eleanor.  Had lunch at the Dock at Crayton Cove on 12th Ave. South, then visited the Lippmans, he is 93, married 6/28/1926.  Then to Martha Wallan, she had a lovely high rise apartment.  Visited the Ritz, very quiet.  Had a big salad at the Key Wester [no longer a restaurant at this address], with Piano Music.  [This entry also includes address in Princeton NJ of Luna (Gilbert) Keyser.]

Thursday 1996 - [Thanksgiving] Put up our Christmas tree from across the street, had trouble finding the base.  Jean getting ready for the Mother's Club next Tuesday.  Crowsons left at 4pm as Don had to be at work at 6:45 tomorrow.

Friday 1997 - [Newark] We went with Julie and Kate to the mall (new Sears and Toys-R-Us) to look around, didn't buy anything.  Had lunch at Tim Horton in Westerville, on to Marysville, a stop at the P.L., passed Honda 5 miles west on US 33.  Toured Otterbein, St. Paris right on water.  Had reservations at Bearcreek Farms near Bryant IN, room 218, $79 for overnight, supper, evening snack and breakfast, good value.  It's their 26th year.  Also got 5 bear bricks [?].

Saturday 1998 - [Phoenix] Joe Hiestand is 92. Had lunch at Einstein Bros., a bagel + plan. Flo at Senior Village daughter is District Manager.  Then to Sam's Club, 3# bananas for 99¢.  Also Greenbacks.  Enjoyed reading Winning Every Day by Lou Holtz.  (158.1 [weight?])  Went to Phoenix Symphony with Roberta's complimentary tickets.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Nov. 27, 1989-99 Memorial Service for GHU very touching

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

Monday 1989 - [Temperature] Up to 60° and a real hard rain.

Tuesday 1990 - Up to 70°+, Mother very non-talkative, sometimes she will hold a glass, so hard for her to see.  She sleeps into about 10 in the AM.

Wednesday 1991 - [Phoenix] Bought new pair of SAS shoes.

Saturday 1993 - We went down to see GHU at 11:30 at the funeral home, she looked very nice in her pink polka-dot dress.  Catherine and I walked to the cemetery at 1pm then the Memorial Service at NVUMC at 2.  Don officiated and MV sang, very touching.  The Church and especially GG brought us lots of food and had a meal here at 3pm.  Don and MV left.  Ginny is staying here until MV gets past the busy season.  Cris and Angela also went home.  Larry Kintner is having great difficulty with his Mother who is 71, mental case.

Sunday 1994 - A wet windy Sunday.

Monday 1995 - [Lake Worth to Naples via Fort Myers Florida] Visited Ed and Evie Johnson in Fort Myers, they have a 1929 home with a flat roof with large enclosed pool, giving ½ lot to David. They are on grid off ? Ave. near the golf course stand pipe. We had a snack with them and came down 41, built up most of the way, should have taken I-75.

Wednesday 1996 - Aleda Purtee hearing on admission of lost will to Probate.  GG and Carolyn were the witnesses, things went well so we ate at Samuel Walkers for lunch.  The Crowsons arrived about 7 and John, Julie and Kate about 8pm.  Julie has a game where identical letters are on two different pieces of cloth and you have to guess and match.  Kate does real well.

Thursday 1997 - [Newark, Thanksgiving] Thanksgiving dinner at John and Julie's house.  In AM cleaned windows, eaves, great weather.  Julie had a regular banquet.  In evening John and Julie went to Ashcrafts after they had a big dinner.

Friday 1998 - [Phoenix]  Left with the Morgans for Sedona, a 2 hour drive.  Walked around Oak Creek State Park.  Lunch at the Atrium in Tlaquepaque in Sedona.  Heard that Jack Conklin lives there.  Came back to 57th and Utopia where the new Glendale PL [Foothills branch] is going up.  Catherine showed us all the options under "Portfolio."  Enjoyed reading the book Lindbergh by Scott Berg.  Also An Empire Wilderness by Robert Kaplan.

Saturday 1999 - Crowsons left about 10am as were to meet friends at Ponderosa in Wilmington for brunch.  They travel heavy.  Cleaned up leaves between sidewalk and street.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nov. 26, 1989-99 MV & Don announce engagement

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - MV called us.  Don asked for our blessing about their getting married next Aug. 25, in Wilmore.  He seems to be a nice person.

Monday 1990 - In Wilmington for Bowers appraisal, supper at CMH, then grocery shopping.  Going through Gertrude Clark's things I found news clipping as follows: [Clipping attached: 142,700 PER CENT . . . Investing in Florida land has made many a people rich over the years and the big transaction this week in Hardee County where CF Industries Inc. acquired 19,555 acres for phosphate mining from the Stuart Bros. of Bartow is an example.  The Stuarts were paid $101.5 million for the land, most of it pasture and ranch.  That calculates to about $5,190 per acre.  Later, while searching land records in DeSoto County (the Stuart land area of Hardee at one time was DeSoto), Tribute Heartland staffer Arch Abernethy, discovered that the father of J.K. and W.H. Stuart (the sellers of the land this week), acquired the property in 1906, most of it for the price of $3.50 per acre.  That amounts to an estimated 142,700 per cent increase in investment, or, about 2,000 per cent per year for about 71 years.  [Which would mean this clipping is from ~1977. – Great return on investment for sure!]

Tuesday 1991 - [Phoenix]  Off to Green Valley at 5:45 with the Morgans, who would play golf while we visited with Milt and Kate Foster.   Kate's sister, Sally and her 2nd husband came over for lunch.  New factory mall at Casa Grande [now mostly empty stores].  Catherine got new pair of shoes there.  Late supper at the Chinese Restaurant on 35th Ave.

Thursday 1992 - [Thanksgiving] Thanksgiving, brought GHU over at noon and took her back about 7pm. She enjoyed seeing Ginny, who now weighs about 18#.  Cleaned the curb and cutter at GHU and the yard with the lawnmower.

Friday 1993 - [Newark to home, GHU funeral pending] Left Newark about 10:30.  Julie had fixed us ham sandwiches with veggies which we ate en route home.  Made some purchases at Big Bear in WCH plus a stop at the old fashioned bakery Jim Smith came over about 4:30 and went over the "details."  Roberta brought Catherine down and also the new edition of Particular Places in Ohio.  John and Julie brought Joe for he had had several changes of planes.  Mares had driven from Boston to Lancaster where Larry started from.  Cris and Angela picked up Bill and Mary.  Cris and Angela left their children at home.  Rob didn't get in gear early enough to come.  [My recollection is that Rob claims Aunt Mary didn't tell them that Grandma had died until the night before when she asked if he would take them to the airport.]

Saturday 1994 - Hauled two loads of wood chips over to the Church.  Went to Wilmington in the pick-up to get a book about Sol Wachtler – double life.  Stop at Foster Haines, got a white shirt, Van Heusen "Editions" + two pairs of socks and a necktie, Robert Stock, $6.50 originally $20.

Sunday 1995 - [Lake Worth Florida] Went to SS (about 50 there).  Bob Horsback [?] spoke.  Rob and Cindy (17 and 14 years in teaching) took us to Lucille and Otley's for lunch.  I walked to Gulf Station Hotel.

Tuesday 1996 - Cut our Christmas tree from across the street.   Roberta called, spoke with Joe.  He now has a gallery in Scottsdale.  Got my right eye examined.

Wednesday 1997 - [to Newark] Drove to Newark, to Pond studio for which John had made appointment.  This guy talks so much it is hard to know when he takes picture.  Went to Church that PM with John, Julie and Kate.  Went to Amish bakery near East Main.

Thursday 1998 - [Thanksgiving, Phoenix] Ate at Fiesta Inn in Tempe (same ownership as Cherry Valley Lodge).  Very nice buffet.  At Kings Sid showed us how he gets on the internet to check on the "obits" in Iowa.

Friday 1999 - Crowsons went at 9AM to see the Hannahs, then we all went to Wilmington to see Ruth and I went to the Court House.  Had lunch at Young's Dairy.  Ginny liked to feed the animals.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Nov. 25, 1989-99 Happy Thanksgiving!

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - Cleaned out our ducts to the clothes dryer.  GHU fell in her bathroom and Lifeline called us.  Took some dirt away from her sewer line trench.  Called MV, she has the flu.

Monday 1991 - [Santa Fe NM to Phoenix] Visited Joe's Santa Fe gallery, Jameson, though Joe has quite a time collecting on his paintings.  Lunch at the Shul [?], oh what a HOT meal.  Flew to Phoenix and got an Alamo Rental Car, $89 for the week, then to Westcourt Hotel ($39), #353.  Supper with family at Black Eyed Pea at 35th & Peoria [that location now Eyeglass World].

Wednesday 1992 - John and Julie came. The Crowsons arrived 11/26 at 1:30am.

Thursday 1993 - [Thanksgiving, to Newark] We drove to Newark for a big dinner with John and Julie.  Serena did join us.  We stayed at Mrs. Bogg's house.  MV and Don were the guests of John and Julie and the new Cherry Valley Lodge.

Friday 1994 - Cleaned out the pipe from the dryer, also finished cutting the grass back along the walk.

Saturday 1995 - [Lake Worth Florida] We walked along the west edge of Lake Worth, up to Palm Beach where we had lunch at Charlie Crab [? - can't find a restaurant with that name in PB], gal there modeling clothes.  Later went to the beach, water better than the air.  Mary said Cris and Angela have started their new house.  Mary sure loves football.

Monday 1996 - Had Vision 2000 meeting at church.

Tuesday 1997 - They are patching our street where they put down the new water main.  Working on comparable value for Zurface.

Wednesday 1998 - [Phoenix] Went to Last Chance, 19th St. & Camelback, got red belt and blue shirt.  Met the folks at the Galley Cafe at the School of Culinary Arts at 2233 West Dunlap.  $7.50 each [now $13.50].

Thursday 1999 - [Thanksgiving, Crowsons visiting]  MV had prepared an egg casserole for breakfast, complete with real maple syrup.  Had a great dinner.  John and Julie left about 3:30 as Ashcrafts were having a get together this evening and John works tomorrow.  We walked over to the school playground, what a raw wind.  Email from Catherine that they have reservations for that new [Kartchner] Cavern tour on 1/28 at 10:20am.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Nov. 24, 1989-99 Gladys Hiestand Uible (1892-1993)

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1989 - [Kentucky to home] MV had weight watchers items for our lunch.  I visited the new Lexington Public Library in the AM.  We left about 3pm, had supper at Bob Evans near Eastgate, gas 92.9¢. GHU needs help in going to the bathroom, she hears so well sometimes.  So many people already have up Christmas decorations.

Saturday 1990 - I felt lousy, dizzy and chills.  Jean helped take the bells to the Bank for playing.  The "Business Group" having dinner and dance at school house for $10 a person.

Sunday 1991 - [Santa Fe NM] Joe's choir group sang at the Unitarian Church in Albuquerque, the speaker spoke on whether the test showed we were introvert or extrovert.  Earlier we drove out to where the balloons were landing and were invited to an instruction program.  The fellow was "primed" [?] in an unusual plane.  Had lunch at Maria Teresa's in Old Town.  Joe's gallery there is really off the main tourist circuit.  Ice cream for supper, Haagen-Dazs and Ben and Jerry's (much nicer) though each was $1.75 a dip.  Joe needs some new chairs.

Tuesday 1992 - We went to Wilmington, had 3 appointments there, item in Sunday's NYT on Guatemala.  Ate at Donatos, new pizza place, where Hardees used to be.  Had about finished eating when Wayne Gary Page came over and we talked to him for about an hour, mostly about him and his two sons bike trip in Europe this past summer.

Wednesday 1993 - Heartland called us about 7am about GHU's condition.  Went over there, they had put her on oxygen and her color was better.  I went back about 5pm.  She wasn't breathing as hard, just resting peacefully.  She passed away about 7:15pm.  Sadie had been there all day.

Thursday 1994 - [Thanksgiving] Great Thanksgiving dinner thanks to MV and Julie.  Sunny day.  John and Julie tried a little tennis, cold wind.

Friday 1995 - [Orlando to Lake Worth Florida]  Had lunch in Vero Beach at Ocean Grill, called John Hardt, he retired there in 1983.  Went to Rob and Cindy's for recycled Thanksgiving dinner, beautiful pool.

Sunday 1996 - Adrian Roberts had speaking trouble at start of Sunday School.  MUH buys new suitcases. Rev. Moses, Keith got him, spoke at our evening service.

Monday 1997 - Bob and GG go to Las Vegas for 5 days.

Tuesday 1998 - [Laughlin NV to Phoenix] Good buffet breakfast at hotel, $3.98 each. OJ being made. Pit stop at Lake Havasu, drove around London Bridge and then walked out part way.  Saw a lot of RV parks.  75mph speed limit on I-10.  Close call coming out of Cracker Barrel.  Got to Kings about 5pm.  Met Wendy and Liz at Soup and Salad at Metrocenter.  They are looking at a new apartment.  Went to Fry's and got groceries.

Wednesday 1999 - Crowsons arrived about 5pm, had ham dinner.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Nov. 23, 1989-99 Grandma hangs on another day

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - [to Lexington, KY for Thanksgiving] Mother and Jean and I drove to Lexington to meet MV, Don and Sandy at L&N Seafood Restaurant (Green Roof Mall) [L&N was replaced by Regatta Seafood in 1994, and the mall is now called Lexington Green.]   Buffet $9.95.  MV felt lousy.  She (MV) is house and cat sitting for her music teacher (Virginia Bowles) at 1125 Buttonwood Ct.  What a large house, especially the bathroom suite off the mater bedroom  (he works for Salvation Army).

Friday 1990 - Beautiful day.  Transplanted trees and shrubs + hauled down a lot of brush from Betty Thompson's.

Saturday 1991 - [to Santa Fe NM] Flew to Albuquerque where we rented a car and drove to Santa Fe.  Had reservations at the Picacho Hotel [no longer listed, may have changed names], then had dinner at La Casa Sena.  It's cold there.

Tuesday 1993 - Jean got Jay Ewing to come and help put up the storm windows.  Mother still won't drink much liquid.  Sadie hopes she will hang in there until Roberta arrives.  Put some leaves on the garden.  December issue of National Geographic came.

Wednesday 1994 - Dow Jones Index down 92 points.  John, Julie and Kate arrive.  John had sheet on Concorde flight to London from Columbus, Ohio and back on the Q.E. II at $5000 and UP.  Also talking of Izaak Walton place in Essex MT for a family get together.  Ted Wallen in hospital with kidney stones.

Thursday 1995 - [Orlando Florida, Thanksgiving] Went to the Peabody Hotel at 11am to see the 5 ducks "run" to the fountain.  Then to Church St. Station, 1886 RR station and shop.  We ate at Lili Marlene's [not currently a restaurant with that name in Orlando], we were there 2 hours.  Next door was Brady O'Grady [possibly Rosie O'Grady's which is listed as a former entertainment place at Church Street Station, now closed] where fellow played and sang.  We walked around Lake Eola.  Back to Disney Village, what a crowd.  Had to call lock man to get into our room.

Saturday 1996 - Back from LA and the Australia and New Zealand trip.  Joe Hiestand Family had party at Snow Hill for Joe's 90th birthday.  The plane ticket cost was $1379.

Monday 1998 - [Death Valley to Laughlin NV] Drove to Badwater, walked out on salt, lowest spot in North America.  Sign up on hill "Sea Level."  Some rough road into Shoshone CA.  Pit stop at nice McDonald's in Pahrump NV, lots of building sites there.  Ate lunch at 160 & I-15, got potato soup and sandwich as carry out.  Then Jean went in and we got ice cream, $2 for a waffle cone.  On to Laughlin and have room 5070 at the Hilton for $17/night.  Great view of the river, also nice walk along the river.  Had supper in their diner, prime rib for $7.95, too much to eat and Jean had French Dip.  At least you can get around here without passing too many slots.  Went to movie across the street, saw Pleasantville, weird.  They didn't know what rain was and this gal falls for the artist.

Tuesday 1999 - John, Julie and Kate arrive.  Kate likes to play librarian.  Grant was at Wells again.  Grabills were in re conservation easement.  Also John Hill about the wrecked car, where title signed by P/A.  Jean had spaghetti for supper and some crispy cookies that really turned out brittle.  Dr. Weatherington called and said my blood tests were good with a low PST.  They are starting to move things out of the old NV School.  Kate is a finicky eater.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Nov. 22, 1989-99 Thanksgiving begins

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1990 - [Thanksgiving] A damp AM, did clean the curb and cutters at GHU's.  Did not bring GHU up.  Most of the family left by 3.  MV and Don were going to Macon, GA on 11/23 for a wedding.  Serena bought oysters for dressing and MV had applesauce cake.  John and Julie are still undecided on their plans.

Friday 1991 - [Mo-Ranch, Humble to Austin TX] End of ElderHostel at Mo-Ranch.  We took Earle Foster to Austin where we had reservation at Hilton for $45.  Visited LBJ family farm en route.

Sunday 1992 - Dinner at church, then Serena came to help on the computer.  She makes it look so easy.  They called about GHU about her temperature though she seemed very normal in the evening.  Barnabus group at NV Church of Christ, our Bell Choir sang and also Church Choir.  Waxed the Honda, it turned 67,000 [miles].

Tuesday 1994 - [Ginny visiting] MV and Don arrived.  Ginny is getting some toilet training.  She doesn't like sitting in the booster chair.

Wednesday 1995 - [Orlando Florida] Left for Epcot on the bus at 8am.  WE pretty well covered the place in the next 13 hours.  Had a light lunch in a food court and then had dinner at the Morocco place, $19.95 each with belly dancer, etc.  We rode the boat over and then walked the rest of the way back.  France and Canada have great pictures, felt like our seats were tilted at times and then we zoomed in.  It got cold in the evening.  Jean had a time with her clothes.

Friday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22 ends]

Saturday 1997 - Went to Hillsboro in PM to look at love seats, a long conversation with Mrs. Holthouse [?].  Got 5 for 5 at Arby's which we ate at home.  Cleaned up the rest of the leaves.

Sunday 1998 - [Death Valley] Forgot that my watch is on AZ time so we got to Visitor Center at 8am rather than 9.  Plenty of material to read there.  They have perpetual bulletins (no date) - topic WWGD, What would God do?  Picture of boy with one piece of cake, would God multiply it into many pieces?  Walked around outdoor museum and to the pool.  Talked to fellow (his wife didn't join in) who was in the pool as their home is a Motor Home (a Continental) and they pull a convertible jeep behind.  Went to Furnace Creek Inn for their Buffet, they really had some rare roast beef, $17.95 each.  Went South past Golden Canyon and made Artist's Drive loop.  The sun is behind the mountain at 4pm.  We walked over to the evening program, a "dark experience."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Nov. 21, 1987-99 Death Valley

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1987 - El Tour de Tucson, 109 miles, what a workout with Roberta and too much of the same food, 10 hours and 35 minutes.

Wednesday 1990 - Mother has her bright moments, but so hard to get more than a yes or no from her.  Will hold glass, but not feed herself.  No control on going to bathroom.  MV and Don arrived about 6 and John and Julie at 10pm.  Got new Magnivox Radio, $22.95.

Thursday 1991 - [Mo-Ranch, Humble TX through 11/22]

Sunday 1993 - Mother very uncooperative.  Had lunch at Frisch's, bought toaster oven at Odd Lots.  Visited Frank Young at Hillsboro Nursing Home.  Washed and waxed the car.  We walked out to the cemetery.  John Hughes have a nice stone, family tree, picture of their house and NV School.

Monday 1994 - [Ginny visiting]

Tuesday 1995 - [to Orlando Florida] We leave for Orlando from CVG for 3 nights a the Hilton, then to LW for 3 nights with Mary and then to Naples for the Walkers condo.  There were few of us without children so got sit in Row 11, exit row with lots of leg room.  We are in Room 1005 at the Hilton at $91/night (has fax machine), near Epcot.  Ate at the Plaza, had shrimp special for $6.95, all you want.

Thursday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Saturday 1998 - [Death Valley] Drove 53 miles to Scotty's Castle, for 10am tour.  Fellow [tour guide] acts like it is 1938 (when a gospel group owned it) and they had rooms for rent.  Very interesting.  We had lunch there.  Then to Ubehebe Crater, right by the road.  On the way up took trail to Harmony Borax Works - 165 miles (10 days to rail head).  On way back walked around Sand Dunes near Stovepipe Wells and Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.  Didn't see any of those little fish.  Surprising to see the water flowing.  At 5:30 we were at Furnace Creek Inn for dinner, most entrees were $22 and up.  Onion soup which came in a pastry shell was $7.  Back to visitor center for 7pm show.

Sunday 1999 - Pledge Sunday at Church with pot luck afterward.   Still trying to reach Serena.  Walked out past school and Apple Tree apartments.  Talked to Judy _________,  Faymon Woods adopted daughter, they are going to Atlanta for Thanksgiving.  Read in NYT where Atlanta has more traffic congestion (longer commutes) than any other urban area in the US.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Nov. 20, 1989-99 MV puts up Christmas tree

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

Tuesday 1990 - DP&L breaks ground on new building on east edge of Wilmington.  DP&L 840ccf=$66.66, GHU 470ccf=$40.13.

Wednesday 1991 - [Mo-Ranch, Humble TX through 11/22]

Friday 1992 - Had our physicals at Main Medical, said I could renew the magazine subscription.  Then we took a Wells order to Jim Gooding at Gldr [?] Furniture.  Bought some fruit at Findley [?] Market.  Met Serena at Iron Horse Restaurant in Glendale [Ohio].  Jean got blouse at regular shop.  Walked through Toedtman School of Music.  Then to computer shop where we spent about $3000 on a computer, monitor and laser printer.

Saturday 1993 - Went to Wilmington and got Manger scene at Christian Book Store, $225, then to Murphy Benham to look at stove and refrigerators.  Lunch at D.S. in  Waynesville, roast pork was $6.50.  Visited library there, then to appliance store in Lebanon and a quick stop at PL there.  Drove down to King's Auto mall, nice gal at Saturn.  Big Kroger Super Store there.  At Men's Breakfast this AM Stan Hannah spoke on correlation of golf and faith.

Sunday 1994 - [Ginny visiting] Quarterly conference at Church at 3:30 with PPR committee at 2:45.   Shirley Cadle is new DS.  She is 60, has been at Mt. Airy UMC for 17 years.  Her husband has started flying lessons, as has Stan Hannah.  Evening meeting at church, program on wellness and then a video for ½ hour.  Church has bought a new TV.

Monday 1995 - What a busy day, taking stuff to CMH for Twig Bake Sale, meeting John Z at NB&T for lock box opening and trying to re-write a trust, etc.

Wednesday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Thursday 1997 - Christie hearing in Hillsboro, then in PM to Merrill Lynch for CL program at Kenwood and Cooper, just off R. Reagan in Blue Ash.  Jean went to Kenwood Mall.  Supper at Mariemont at Cowley Inn, near GG but half the price.  Gas 110.9¢.  Salesman at Wells with pizza.

Friday 1998 - [Las Vegas to Death Valley] Walked around North end of hotel, then had breakfast about 10am in the buffet, a great spread for $8.95.  Breakfast is over at 10:30 and they had a smooth transition to lunch at 11am.  We were still there when lunch started.  Went to LVPL, seemed like a lot of homeless men sitting around, wonder how many of them were big time bettors [gamblers].  A three hour drive to Death Valley, we are in Motel Room 710.  Nice visitor center.  Went to PM program and then got items at grocery store for breakfast.

Saturday 1999 - Helped (?) spread stone over plastic in the dug out part of the space under the Habitat house across from tennis courts.  MV told us she has put up their Christmas tree.  Roberta is participating in that ride (bike) around Tucson.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Nov. 19, 1989-99 Drive to Las Vegas from Phoenix

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - 25 years ago I-71 was opened between Cincinnati and Columbus.

Monday 1990 - Zoning hearing by the County Commissioners.  A filling at the dentist.  Electric clothes dryer hooked up at GHU's.

Tuesday 1991 - [Mo-Ranch, Humble TX through 11/22]

Saturday 1994 - [Ginny visiting] Jack Walker of Hillsboro (who used to sell insurance) spoke at UMC Men's Breakfast.  Ginny and I walked to Wells and back, a very nice day, we also visited the playground.  Trimmed the grass back along the walks.  Visited Louise Bloom out at the old Perkins house.  Emergency squad and Lions Club having dinner today.  Wendell Jack Walker telling of problem of mailing package to Spain from Hillsboro PO.

Sunday 1995 - Wilmington retail merchants having Christmas open house.  We did visit Swindlers [nursery, florist].  Ate at Frisch's.  Marian Schantz is 86, she is real proud of her daughter-in-law in her balloon-hot-air hobby.  The Kings brought over pumpkin bread.

Tuesday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Wednesday 1997 - Went to Wilmington, saw Donna Brown.  Zoning dept. has moved across the street to building next to UMC building.  Danny Nixon now working at WPL.  He and Rachel were married this summer.  Saw Donna Cornelius and Donald Mone at Bob Evans.  They were in school together at Belfast.  NV is putting in new fire plugs.

Thursday 1998 - [Phoenix to Las Vegas] Met the Kings at First Watch at 8am.  Wendy was ½ hour late.  Roberta had just gotten in the night before from Germany.  Left about 9:30 and were in Kingman for lunch at McDonalds, where we got a shake and ate muffins and fruit from Roberta.  Gas 92.9¢.  Lots of road construction south of Kingman.  75mph speed limit on I-40.  Had reservations at the new Belaggio Hotel in Las Vegas, room 6006 (has view of the strip), were there at 4pm, 3pm local time.  Beautiful flowers in lobby area and several pools open to guests only.  Still had to walk through slots, etc. to get to elevators.  Took the tram to the Monte Carlo Hotel, then a long walk to the MGM Grand, more walking.  First restaurant was booked but ate next door at the Brown Derby.  Jean got onion soup, I got Cobb salad and a salmon dinner which we shared.  Grapefruit cake for dessert.  Room at Bellagio very nice, separate shower area and big tub, water shows [outside in front of hotel] every half hour.  New Eiffel Tower going up across the street.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nov. 18, 1989-99 Somerset UMC very friendly

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - Had lunch at NV Senior Citizens,  got bushel of apples at Karns in Wilmington for $10.  Cider for $2.50/gallon.  DP&L 22.7 KW/day, $53.00.  GHU 6.1 KW/day, $17.32.

Sunday 1990 - [Kentucky with Serena to home] Went to Somerset UMC, very friendly.  MV does good job of choir directing.  Serena under the weather.  Left about 3pm.  Bob Evans for a snack.  (Wayne and Shirley Jones with daughter who's thinking of EKU next year were there.)  GHU seems pretty good.

Monday 1991 - [Mo-Ranch, Humble TX through 11/22]

Thursday 1993 - Had pre-trial at Municipal Court; met Jean at the WPL.  Last Sunday was issue of Sophisticated Traveler.  Went to Bob Evans for lunch, seems like a poor seating arrangement.  Jean is getting quotes on printing for the District UMC.  Came home via Sabina, saw Evelyn Bernard at Autumn Years, she is quite a talker.

Friday 1994 - [met MV and picked up Ginny for NV stay] After a stop at Aldi's, milk $1.79/gal, Clinton County Court House, then Butler County Court House for K. Mee Estate, then to Talbot's in Cincy, a big sale now on, and then met MV and Ginny at Cracker Barrel at Exit 115.  We brought Ginny home with us, while MV and _______ are going on a retreat at Shakertown for two nights.

Saturday 1995 - [Newark to home] We took down some of the gym stuff at John and Julie's  Then in the PM John and Julie went to a wedding and we left about 4pm, having a snack at Wendy's at Jeffersonville Mall.  Got bagels 6/99¢.

Monday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Tuesday 1997 - Jean had UMW meeting at Hause's.  Free subscription to NYT on internet.  Helped Opal turn off AC units in Church ceiling.

Wednesday 1998 - [to Phoenix] We left for Phoenix from Cincinnati.  Went to Glendale PL, got several books including biography of Charles Lindbergh.  Ate at Mediterranean Restaurant, nice variety.

Thursday 1999 - Found out today that the Meeting of the Wells buyer was in Columbus so drove up there. Grant showed me around, very impressive: 6610 Singleton off Burch Dr.  Got haircut at Greg's, $7.  Catherine called us about problems they are having at Best West [RV].  This Jim (Gerry's former partner) has his wife and son working there.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nov. 17, 1989-99 Wells sold

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1990 - [to Kentucky with Serena] We left at 7am with the van loaded with MV's things, met them at Wilmore and then on to Somerset, they had a U-Haul and a tow for Don's old car.  Plenty of Church members there to help and they brought chili, etc. for lunch.  In the PM we went to Waitsboro Inn.

Sunday 1991 - [Castroville to Humble TX] Drove to Humble, went to UMC and lunch at airport restaurant which is owned by Evelyn and her daughter.  Checked in at Mo-Ranch, [Presbyterian Retreat] beautiful setting, we were in first room right next to office, in Pheasant Run.  The courses most interesting.  Good background for our future trip.  
[Course synopsis attached:  Mo-Ranch -- Hugging the banks of the Guadalupe River in one of the most beautiful settings in the Texas Hill Country, Presbyterian Mo-Ranch is 90 miles northwest of San Antonio. Swim, fish, canoe the spring-fed waters; play tennis and hike the trails of the 434-acre conference center which offers animal and bird watchers a rare opportunity.  The ranch buildings are showplaces–a legacy from the original owner, an oil company president.  Program Charge $280.  
Oddballs of the Bible: Introduce yourself to the ample accounts of unusual characters found in the Bible.  Look at a number of these oddballs, including Gideon, Esther, Hezekiah, Balaam, Samson, Elisha and Paul.
Birth of the Bible: From Manuscripts to Publishers:  Trace the formation and transmission of the biblical traditions from ancient manuscripts and translations to today's Bible.  Learn the complex process by which biblical documents reached their final form.
Geography of New Testament Israel: Learn the geography of Jesus' ministry.  Charts and maps based on recent research make the gospel account of the life of Jesus more understandable and meaningful.] 

Tuesday 1992 - [Roberta leaves] Took Roberta back to Columbus airport.  Supper at Ala Carte on 23, 33 N. High. [Does not appear to be a restaurant at that location now.]  Had hummus, with pita bread and Jean had odd [or cold?] soup.  $24 for the two of us.

Wednesday 1993 - More rain.  Mother lost 3oz. this past week.  Roberta plans to come on Thanksgiving.  We went out to see John Hughes, says he spits up blood.

Friday 1995 - [to Newark] Left about 9am for Newark, had lunch with John, Julie and Kate at the Chinese Restaurant near them (buffet was $5.50).  They have two M.D. appointments in the PM, they are leaning toward going full term, have the name Joseph picked out.  Betty had us down for supper.  Joan is expecting next April.  Mo-Ranch week is now $340.  PNB raised their dividend to 35¢ from 30¢.

Sunday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Wednesday 1999 - What a day, the Wells closing was first scheduled for 1:30, then kept postponing it hour by hour, finally Grant and Glenn arrived at 5:30 and I got home about 9pm.  Luckily the Wells folks had fixed us fruit pizza, cheese ball, ham and cheese sandwiches.  Glenn is now working in Hickory NC.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nov. 16, 1989-99 Gideon Sunday

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - Picked flowers by GHU's railing.  Then later had a skiff of snow.

Friday 1990 - Serena arrived.

Saturday 1991 - [to Castroville TX] Flew to San Antonio, got Alamo Rental Car, drove to Landmark Inn at Castroville, then to ⃞ dance where we met Evelyn and her husband, I had called her the night before.

Monday 1992 - [Roberta visiting] Mother in great shape today, even complained about too much toilet paper.  Roberta got turkey at Bob and Carl's for 38¢/lb.

Tuesday 1993 - Jean went to Dr., a change of medicine to Zocor, then to Hidy Honda and then to Fairfield Commons, the new Mall near Wright State that opened 3 weeks ago.  Had supper at Village Pizza in the Food court, lasagna was $4.29, Stromboli $2.99.  Jean lost her purse, but was found at information booth.  Looked at stoves and refrigerators at Sears.  Also at Nativity scenes.  Gas in Dayton are 97.9¢.  Wendy has been on a trip to London [during her time as exchange student in Scotland].

Thursday 1995 - We went to Wilmington at 8:30, got a dozen donuts at Krispy Kreme for $3.49 as Jean wanted them for the group putting the scroll together.  Had plenty of work at Court House.  The four of us had lunch at the deli at the Murphy Theater.  Got new glasses, old frames and still $159.

Saturday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Sunday 1997 - Gideon Sunday.  Cahill from Mt. Olive spoke.  Then potluck at Martinsville before our Bible study.   Sing and praise group at Sharon UMC on S.R. 380, 1.5 miles N of 73.  Talked to Alma and Leonard Sward [?] there from Villars Chapel.  Teresa May played the bells.  Jean getting ready for meeting tomorrow AM and discovered that I had made copies of the wrong paper.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Nov. 15, 1989-99 Budget, breakfast, former pastor @NVUMC

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - [Chicago to home] Serena left us in Chicago about 7:30.  We rode the Show Bus to and from McCormick Place -- so many samples of dairy products.  Took train to La Grange ($2.55 each, 17 miles) from Union Station, then cab to Dan Wolf Pontiac dealer.  Got away (with new transmission for $460) at 3:30 local time.  Supper stop at Lafayette IN at Cracker Barrel.  Hard rain most of the way, got home at midnight.  New K-Mart open in Hillsboro.

Thursday 1990 - Jean had dental appointment in Wilmington, so we had lunch at General Denver, soup and salad, $3.95, poor service and was charged for 3 people.   Put stuff for MV in van to take Saturday AM to their new home in Somerset.

Sunday 1992 - [Roberta visiting] Mother was "out" today.  We ate at the Steak Place at Rocky Fork, Roberta used entertainment card.  Gideon Sunday at Church.  Bought new toaster and got church key made at K-Mart.

Monday 1993 - Jean had UMC meeting in Butlerville.  Mother about the same.  Spoke with Joe Hiestand.  Picked a 5-gal pail of pears at Mothers.

Tuesday 1994 - We went to Wilmington.  Jean had dry cleaning, library and had picture taken for Leadership Clinton.  Ate at Taco Bell.  Finance Meeting at church.  Budget for year @ $45,000.  Article in WSJ about how popular Baileys [?] in NYC is, 4-star in Mobil Tour Book.

Friday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Saturday 1997 - Bob McMullen spoke at our UMC Breakfast, pancakes and bacon with Ruby Henderson as cook.  Bob is 81, (born on Halloween) and still takes eggs to Cincinnati 3 days/week.  Leadership Clinton banquet at Samuel Walkers, 1 vegetarian choice and 1 chicken ($15, $20), sat across from Bruce Hoskins of New Sabina Industries and Steve Wilson of L.C.N. Bank, they just opened one in Wilmington.  Ken with LCNB sat next to Jean.  The 3 Hayes sisters were recognized as humanitarian of the year.  Little skiff of snow.  [Leadership Clinton Tenth Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner program inserted at this page.  Lists Harold Uible as Secretary of the Board of Directors.]

Sunday 1998 - [Catherine leaves] Left for Columbus about 10am, drove around downtown Columbus before Catherine checked into airport.  Then we went to 94th Aero Squadron for lunch, a brunch buffet at $12.95.  Back to the airport, then went to see Roma and Homer Thompson, pastor here from 1981-84.  She is now renting a S-10 Chevy pickup.  She is quite unhappy with the Manager of the facility.  Her sister is doing poorly.  Went to P.L., quite busy.  Barnabas program at UMC.

Monday 1999 - Busy day at office, Grant Douglas and problems with lot line being over.  Got literature on U.N. trip for next October.  Dirk Satterwaite called about his Dad's death at 94.  We are still having ground hog problems.  No news from Serena.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nov. 14, 1989-99 Roberta on the ball

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - [Chicago] Serena and I spent the AM getting the car to a Pontiac dealer to get the transmission repaired.  In the PM, Jean and I went to art museum, special exhibit on 150 years of photography.  Had supper at Chestnut Street Grill, more our speed [than the fancy place mentioned yesterday with Tom Daileys].

Wednesday 1990 - Mother is getting weaker, had to wake her at 9am, wants to sleep most of the time.  Hard to get her to say more than a couple of words.  Great weather, put more leaves on the garden and transplanted an oak tree and evergreen across the street.

Saturday 1992 - [Roberta visiting] Mother very good today.  Roberta is on the ball in gong to see her.  Serena came and the four of us went to see "Inherit the Wind" about the Darwin evolution trial.  The play was in the Hillsboro Municipal Court.

Sunday 1993 - Gideon speaker at church, turkey dinner afterwards.  Mother drank a little milk and apple juice tonight.  A real wet day.

Tuesday 1995 - Jean went to Dr, quit taking medicine, not doing any good.  Possibly a hole in the bladder?  She had UMW meeting this PM.  I went to Hillsboro to Paine Webber seminar, really a waste of time.  Took Henry Edwards to dentist.  Bev Gooding called about getting together.

Thursday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Friday 1997 - We went to Murphy Theater to hear Mickey Rooney.  He is 77 [born 9/23/20] and 5'3".  The Murphy opened in 1918.  Went to Sabina to close J. Raymond Smith estate.  MUH remembered John when he was in her grade, "a good student."  John called about setting up a time for photo appointment in Newark.  Betty Stephenson having chemotherapy treatments.

Saturday 1998 - [Kentucky to home, Catherine visiting] Ginny and Serena went for another swim.  Got over to Crowsons at 11AM, then went downtown as MV and Jean wanted to go to the craft show while Catherine and I went to P.L.  Catherine showed me books in 332.6 and .7 on investing.  Had lunch at Round Robin then saw Susan and Rudy at Crowsons.  Susan is recuperating.  Left about 2:30 and got to Mariemont Inn at 5:30, just as they were starting to seat people, the Bob Hodsons among them.  Had to sit in the smoking section.  Early bird before 6:00 Monday-Thursday.  Good meal.  Jean and Catherine are sorting glasses from Sweden.  Item in WNJ about Charlie Hart giving up his license to practice law.  Jack Laymon said to have had heart attack.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nov. 13, 1989-99 Christian really crawling

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

Monday 1989 - [Chicago] Went to Dairy [?] Show at McCormick Place.  Lot of new buildings going up.  We forget how bad congestion is in these big cities.  Met Tom and Leslie Dailey and their daughter, Laura (3) at the Drake in Oak Brook ($140 for the five of us, wow), Laura had shrimp cocktail and a so-called strawberry shortcake [was a Wyndham, now appears to be closed].  He is in business on his own.  Realized Pontiac not running well.  Found a place to park car on State and Delaware on two different nights.  Parking at John Hancock is $13.

Friday 1992 - Go to Columbus to meet Roberta, ate in Leesburg.  Marie Frump introduced herself, she was one of the waitresses.  New K-Mart open in WCH.  Big Bear is getting read to open there also.

Saturday 1993 - [Kentucky to home] Visited Book Store at Lexington Green, then to Sam's Club, a very wet AM.  Lunch at Cracker Barrel.  Stopped at Mariemont P.L., then worked a little at the Lions Club supper benefit for the NV Emergency Squad.

Monday 1995 - A light skiff of snow this AM.  Jean went to UMW meeting in Greenfield.  Finally reached Serena, she had been house sitting.  Leon is out of hospital.  Item in paper about  Eleanor Robinson and Ora [?] Sanderson deaths.

Wednesday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Thursday 1997 - General 50¢/hour raise at Wells.  Cleaned out roof eaves and put 6 loads of leaves on garden.  ⃞ dance officers election night, Chad and Wilma Holland retiring.  Larry Ferguson is the new President.

Friday 1998 - [To Kentucky, Catherine visiting] Gene Williams taking extruder part to Akron.  We left for Somerset, arrived at 1PM and had lunch there at Crowsons.  Serena had arrived.  Took Honda to dealer for factory recall (4).  Christian is really crawling around.  Catherine and I went to P.L., had interesting book on Famous Train rides around the world, such as New Delhi, Bergen, Whitehorse to Skagway, Vancouver, Durango, etc. Ate at Mexican Restaurant.  We have room 107 and 207 at Comfort Inn.  Ginny really likes the pool.

Saturday 1999 - [Maumee Bay State Park with John, Julie, Kate and Andrew to home] Enjoyed walking the Board Walk adjacent to the lodge, it is 2 miles long, saw several deer.  November is a bad month for deer accidents.  Had stop in Tiffin at Heidelberg University, then lunch at Peppercorn's in Bucyrus, about a block north of Court House.  Went to P.L. and got a set of 1969 World Books for $20.  Got back to Newark about 5pm, 400 miles on trip, gas was 134.9¢.  Car turned 76,000.  We got first TV guide.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Nov. 12, 1969,89-99 John & Julie's engagement announced

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1969 - Helen Morton passed away at age of 82.

Sunday 1989 - [to Chicago] Left for Chicago at 2pm.  We met Serena at Lake ? and Harlem, the Restaurant had changed names.  The apartment #5206 [at the John Hancock building] is getting dog eared.

Monday 1990 - John called us about his and Julie's engagement, wedding is to be 5/18/91. [This date was later changed.]  He had met Julie in Chicago this past weekend.

Tuesday 1991 - UMW meeting at church.  John Hughes showed pictures from all over North America.  Jean and two others read a skit re the Lord's Prayer (actually from Martha Wallen).  Roberta called that Lois Bruce had passed away.

Thursday 1992 - Jean took four women to Columbus UMW meeting where Esther Salisbury was honored in the Wilmington District.  Two men here from National Latex, ate at NV Restaurant, $3.95 for plate lunch.  Bank had program at Snow Hill, great refreshments.

Friday 1993 - [to Kentucky] Had dental appointments with Dr. McMullen, he took x-rays, no cavities.  Drove on to Lexington.  Ginny was glad to see her parents.  Ate at Red Lobster with Frank and Irene Rains.  They have the BP Station in Williamsburg KY and he had had quite a drinking problem.  Overnight at Red Roof Inn.

Saturday 1994 - [Cincinnati] Went to UMC Publishing House and got paper for Christmas letters.  Then to Talbot's where Jean got red suit with coat, slack and plaid jacket.  Had lunch at Pragells [?] real busy and a good value.  Then to Union Terminal where we had a tour through the building and a show on the Serengeti in Africa.

Sunday 1995 - Barnabas at our church, 152 present with collection of $1150, 10 members from Ray's former church (Concord on Rt. 665 near Grove City), with their new lady minister, she is a nursing home administrator at Utica and Kirksville plus starting driving school.  Jean went to both SS and church.  We ate at Ponderosa, $12 for the two of us.  Bought fuses at both Walmart and Kroger's, the latter about 25% cheaper.

Tuesday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Wednesday 1997 - Went to SW Urology and he gave me these one-a-day pills.

Thursday 1998 - [Catherine visiting] Catherine had lunch with Nancy Henderson and friends at Samuel Walker's.  Saw Patty Walker and Linda Compton.  Went to Lynchburg P.L.  The two young trees in front, the leaves have all turned brown.  Article in WSJ about market swings, how in 1929 DJI fell from 381 on 9/23/29 to 198 on 11/13/29 then to 294 on 4/17/30 to 41 on 7/18/32.

Friday 1999 - [Maumee Bay State Park with John, Julie, Kate and Andrew] Kate loves the pool and Andrew loves the steps.  Went into Toledo and had lunch at Tony Packo's.  They dropped us off at P.L., the original 1940 building is having a large addition.  The Hillcrest Hotel at 16th St. is still vacant.  John and Julie and family went to COSI  in what used to be a shopping area.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nov. 11, 1989-99 Kate does gymnastics

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - Burned old mill building down.  [Was that the corn cannery?]

Sunday 1990 - Mother here for lunch, calling hours in Wilmington for Bill Bowers.

Monday 1991 - John down to see GHU and us.  Julia having ear problems.  Bert told John he needed to "pep up" their answering machine message.

Wednesday 1992 - New Long John Silver restaurant in Hillsboro.

Thursday 1993 - [Ginny visiting]

Friday 1994 - [to Cincinnati] Went to Elder Law program ($145) at Holiday Inn at 42 & I-275 in Cincy.  Had great breakfast bar.  Jean met Jeanne Sanker and Serena for lunch at Embassy Suites.  Then for supper we 3 went to Grande Finale for dinner.  A stop at Computer Place to look at scanners, they're about $1500.  Serena gave us a '95 calendar with family pictures.  We are in room 311, $49.

Saturday 1995 - Sizzle meal at Lions Club.  What a wet, windy day.  We put up the storm windows.

Monday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Wednesday 1998 - [to Newark and back] Left here at 10:30, lunch at Cracker Barrel, then to B&N bookstore on Main St. and "C", at Columbus airport at 2:10 [to pick up Catherine], on to Newark to John and Julie's.  Kate had a gymnastic program at 4pm, a few somersaults, walking on a little raised ladder, walking on a narrow board [balance bar], etc.  John and Julie took us to the library (surprised it was open on Veteran's Day), then to Red Lobster for supper.  Jerry and Betty joined us.  Speciality is cheddar biscuits.  Got home about 11pm.

Thursday 1999 - [to Newark, then Maumee Bay]  Left for Newark, got there about 10am.  Then to attorney's office for review of Wells sale contract, then dropped off tax return at accountant and we were on our way.  Had lunch at place on corner across the street from P.L., a gift from a hometown boy who became Governor of Ohio, [Myron] Herrick.  Then to Oberlin, a stop at a new retirement home, Kendall, very impressive.  On to Maumee Bay Lodge, we are in Room 201, beautiful place, nice indoor pool and 4 racket ball courts, etc. etc.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nov. 10, 1989-99 Happy Birthday, Julie

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1989 - Final session "55-Alive" re safe driving.  Arby's had roast beef/cheddar sandwich for 99¢.  Last Sunday NYT had article on San Antonio.

Saturday 1990 - Church breakfast in Wilmington.  George Brown spoke, "Get back to basics."  Cleaned gutters and put up storm windows.

Sunday 1991 - Went with Bob and Pat Miles [?] to Murphin Ridge Restaurant, saw a # of Amish buggies out.  The Ohio State Patrol stopped the car in front of us.  Back to see GHU, she has gained 12# since Feb, now 102 pounds.  Then to Hillsboro UMC where the Bishop spoke.  Roberta called and said they got along fine on the Grand Canyon hike.  Dean Baker [?] committed suicide, his poor mother Pauline.  Roger Rhoneman spoke at our church, Gideon Sunday.

Tuesday 1992 - Jean had UMW meeting her, Veleeta spoke.  Saw Edwin White at CMH.  CMH is building a BIG office addition.

Wednesday 1993 - [Ginny visiting] Went to Dayton to file Helen Drake's will, problem with the bond.  Went to Bob Evans in Wilmington a 15-minute wait so we came on home for lunch as Jean had Womens Club at Jo Williams at 2pm.

Thursday 1994 - Back to Dayton, filed accounts on Drake and Smith.  Article in WNJ about tearing down the old New Martin Hotel in Wilmington.  Jean went to UMW meeting in Columbus.  Bob and Carls had ad in paper, turkey for 29¢/lb if you buy $50 of other merchandise.

Friday 1995 - JB called us about problems with their baby and this is Julie's birthday.  Cleaned out gutters.

Sunday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Monday 1997 - [Kentucky to home] We all parted ways at the Lexington airport.  Took Toyota tour, well organized, complete with ear [head] phones.  Ate at old restaurant in Georgetown, opened in 1910.  [Probably Fava's, at 159 E. Main St.]  Several antique stores there.  Gas 103.9¢.  Stopped at day old bakery in Cincy.  Jean called Jeanne Sanker from Mariemont Inn.  Greater's one dip for $1.50, one bagel, 50¢.  Supper at Midland Crossroads, new owner has yet to take over.

Tuesday 1998 - Talked with Roberta, she leaves for Germany tomorrow.  Has several signed up for Passion Play trip .  UMW served lunch at Church for family of Lyle Sheffield, only it was an extended family, about 50 instead of the 25 expected.  A very windy day.

Wednesday 1999 - Jean had Women's Club here, Virginia Walker had program, a very slow day at the office.  Had call from Walmart that someone had turned in Jean's billfold there.  We had been to Kroger's so wonder how it got there.  United Parcel Service went with a public stock sale today.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Nov. 9, 1989-99 Biking with Sankers

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - Hagenmeyer elected "Pres" of Clinton County ⃞ [dancing].

Friday 1990 - Took GHU to Dr. Moran, cut her nails.  Went with the NV Senior Citizens to Golden Corral.  Dinner coupon for 10¢ plus cost of salad bar.  Then to Wilmington College for "Pippin" – 140 minutes without intermission.

Saturday 1991 - Met the Sankers and rode bikes from Milford to Loveland and had picnic lunch there by the old RR station.  21.9 miles round trip, temperature in the 40s.  Then went with them over to Lowell & Pam Sanker's house in Montgomery.  Their son Ben is 2½ and does he have the toys – all from the garage sale.

Tuesday 1993 - [Ginny visiting] Debate between Ross Perot and VP Al Gore about NAFTA.   Dr. Kerr's office called about my tests, no cancer but do have an enlargement of a prostate gland, so need blood tests each 6 months.

Wednesday 1994 - Drove to Ashland to meet with people at Hedstroms re their ball requirements for 1995.  On the new car got about 33mpg.  Turned 1000 miles.

Thursday 1995 - Met with James Terrell and opened Eliz. Peterson Estate.  Went ⃞ dancing, lesson class there.  Colin Powell announced that he would seek the Presidency.  Kings go to the Y at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Saturday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Sunday 1997 - [Kentucky] We all went to Trinity UMC, then to Joseph Beth Book Store.  It was a disaster at Cracker Barrel as one of our tables never got served in an hour, after complaining, finally got it as take-out food.  Kate and Ginny enjoyed the pool.

Monday 1998 - Otterbein had luncheon at Samuel Walkers, they are building 60 new houses.  Haven't found Lyle Sheffield's will yet, calling hours for him at the UMC, what a turn out.  Went to Dr, cut back on medicine.  Martinsville [UMC] weekly need of $731.85.  Their attendance of 54.  NV had 89 yesterday.

Tuesday 1999 - What a day with Patty Lynch, Jo Ellen Uhl, Grant Douglass and then to Cape May at 4pm for a tour of Mt. Pleasant.  There were 15 of us.  Board Members and guests, a big facility, though we were not impressed with the meal – small cup of soup, skimpy Greek salad with choice of Beef Stroganoff or Cheezy Chicken and rice and dessert.   Sarah Boehn is the Adm. there.  She was at Wilmington Extended Care for 10+ years, still looks young, though she has 14-year-old son.  The "Chef" there looked like a high school gal but said she had been there 10 years.  Had email from Mares about next July at Shenandoah for four nights starting  7/1/00.  Got two new lamp bowls [bulbs?] at Ace Hardware.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Nov. 8, 1989-99 Good Sundays

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - Meeting at Council room on NV Emergency Squad.

Thursday 1990 - Went to dentist, also ⃞ dancing, our first in several months.  Mother seems to want to sleep more.  GG's brother-in-law Bill Bowers (53) passed away.

Sunday 1992 - Bob Hodson spoke at our church.  He retired as President of 5/3 Bank in Hillsboro on 12/30/91, he was 65.  Mother very alert today.

Monday 1993 - [Ginny visiting] Went to BIC-Sig-Wig meeting at Ponderosa, meal was $4.95, Bud Brown spoke.  Waneta King called up and said she had a good medical report and was ready to go back to work.  Charlotte Hause has been in the hospital.

Tuesday 1994 - Jean had UMW meeting and Charlotte as co-hostess.  Called Cris Horton, Angela has been in the hospital re disc problems.  Big Republican upset in the polls.  The East Clinton issue carried for new building.

Friday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Saturday 1997 - [Kentucky] Part of the group went to Shakertown and part to Waveland, an original 2000 acre trust for the Bryant who married Daniel Boone's sister.  House built in 1847.   Dinner at the Coach House fur Julie's Birthday. Big desserts, $5.50. Early bird special before 6:30.

Sunday 1998 - Put on bulletin board "We're not Dairy Queen, but we have good Sundays."  After a snack we drove to Lebanon to Warren County Museum, $3 each, lots of interesting things.  Reference in card index to the "Uibels" [sic] Had supper at the Golden Lamb, light menu for $9.50 with plenty of carrots.  Jean did eat chicken salad.  Bible study at Martinsville on Noah.  Saw Sam K. and Martha Welles at Golden Lamb.  They moved to Otterbein about 6 months ago.

Monday 1999 - Audrey Terrell passed away at 78, she grew up in Prospect NY.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Nov. 7, 1989-99 Working Outdoors

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - Put peat moss around evergreens at NVUMC.  Jean has Prayer fellowship here with Ann Bailey and Evie Johnson.  GG invited me to speak to Jr. Mothers Club about Cross Country Bike Ride.  The ½ hour went by quickly.

Wednesday 1990 - Got haircut, $4.  Rod Lane, Clinton County Supt. of Schools spoke [at Lions Club], now 600+ school districts in Ohio, in 1914 there were some 12,000.

Saturday 1992 - [Newark to home] Julie fixed us a nice lunch, then we left about 1pm with a stop in Granville for an ice cream cone, then to Sam's Club, where we got some odds and ends.  Supper at Siam Restaurant on Bethel Rd., just west of I-270.

Sunday 1993 - [Ginny visiting] John, Julie and Kate came after spending the night at Murphin Ridge.  Ginny adjusted very well to her cousin.  Barnabas program at Mt. Olive.  I slipped up as far as time to help with the bells.

Monday 1994 - Item in paper about Ronald Reagan in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Tuesday 1995 - From 9am to 9pm at CMH re Leadership Clinton.  New class there for supper.  Bob Crites came from Newark, the two ropes with people blindfolded trying to raise the pot.  Nick Eveland elected Mayor of Wilmington for fourth time.  After 30 years as Mayor of Midland, Mark Schilling lost.

Thursday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Friday 1997 - [to Kentucky] We went to Wilmington, fasting service at District Office, led by Mike, then Jean went to D Chapel for Church Women United.  Then back to NV to work at bank for bazaar returns.  Sue Shaw Davis quitting the Bank after 5 years to babysit for grandchildren.  Leave for Lexington for family get together.  We are at the Holiday Inn North, $79/night.   We were in 344.  Supper at New Orleans House nearby.  A BIG seafood buffet.  No wonder there are so many heavy people.

Saturday 1998 - Great day to work out of doors – edged the front walk, mowed the leaves, cleaned out the cars and garage and the attic and dug up weeds.  PPR meeting at 3:30 re hiring youth minister, Stephanie, a freshman at Asbury.  Helped with the clean up a church.  Made about $1300.

Sunday 1999 - We can be as Moses to the unchurched.  64 people as prospects from festival.  Alta Muncie there with six children.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Nov. 6, 1989-99 Wycliffe Banquet, Church Bazaar

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

Monday 1989 - Went to CMH, four hour program on 55-Alive, safe driving.

Tuesday 1990 - Filed Gertrude Clark's will.  Election Day Dinner, $4.50.  Bob and Carl's had turkey for 19¢/lb if you bought $50 worth of groceries, 39¢ on $10 order and 29¢ on $25.  Watson won County Commissioner race over Hadley.  Voinovich for Governor.

Wednesday 1991 - Mary Barr spoke at Lions Club on New Sabina Industries.  '92 travel folder from Saga  came.

Friday 1992 - [to Newark] John and Julie had invited us to go with them to the Wycliffe banquet at the BW Inn in Newark.  Sat with a couple, the young man had just had a lung transplant.  Also another couple, the McKee's who had lots of enthusiasm.  A blind man spoke.

Saturday 1993 - [Ginny visiting] Wilmington UMC Men's Breakfast, Grayson Atha spoke.  Mother did drink a large glass of orange juice but no food.  Can't get her teeth in.  Serena came.

Sunday 1994 - Barnabas program at NV Church of Christ.  We had the Bell Choir and also our choir with 18 people.  The program ran from 6:30 to 8.

Wednesday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Thursday 1997 - Went to Cincinnati, GE Credit Union on Reading Road for a realty closing on Flora Daniel property.  Had lunch at Montgomery Inn in Montgomery.  Gas 107.9¢

Friday 1998 - Lyle Sheffield was killed in an accident involving a semi hitting a deer which was thrown into Lyle's windshield, just north of Henderson's on Rt. 73 at 11 am.  Wrote sympathy letter to Rosemary Smith re her husband's death.  Jean had church meeting in Martinsville.

Saturday 1999 - Church dinner (800+) and Bazaar today.  $600+, 4-7pm, $6 for adults.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Nov. 5, 1989-99 Ginny into everything

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - Went to Lytle UMC (Ken Colvin [his more current address appears to be Brunswick OH]) near Waynesville for Sunday School, 8 present, then church where JBU [Jean or John?] spoke.  The Colvins had a couple from Houston visiting them.  Also Bob and Bev Gooding came and Lisa, ate at the Hammel House.

Monday 1990 - Weather turned cold.  Jean sprayed our bedroom carpet and moved the furniture around.

Tuesday 1991 - Fairground grandstand issue lost.

Thursday 1992 - Went ⃞ dancing and Jean got new dance dress.  Mother in great spirits today.

Friday 1993 - [Ginny visiting] Jean has cold and Ginny seems to be into everything.  She loves apple sauce, cottage cheese and bananas.  She sure hollers when put to bed and in fact climbed over the top.  We brought the hobby horse up for her to ride on.

Saturday 1994 - Harvest supper at church along with crafts.  Took in about $1500.  Cleaned out grape vines at GHU's.  Men's breakfast at Wilmington UMC.  Kathy Ruff spoke on her trip to Haiti.  John, Julie and Kate here after meeting in Middletown about Promise Keepers.  Planted about 20 trees in our back yard and across the street.

Sunday 1995 - Went to Golden Corral for lunch, still not our favorite, so many dirty dishes and dirty floor, especially at $15 for the two of us.  Called up MUH, she's still not unpacked.  [She left NV on 10/21 to go to Auburn and then Cris was to drive her to Florida.]

Tuesday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Wednesday 1997 - Vince Golden of Hillsboro spoke to our Lions Club on bridges, a firm foundation.  Made house deal with Arthur Gerard.  Gene Williams birthday tomorrow.  GG and Carolyn went to Harold S. for computer software demo.  Putting new 8" water line on our street.  Item in NYT about new edition of Joy of Cooking, $30.  Barnes and Noble had an older edition for $21.

Friday 1999 - Bar meeting, Jean had church meeting in Wilmington.  I went on to Dayton to file Wilson's account.  Jean baking turkey for church dinner tomorrow night.  Mowed front yard.  Took bag of books for library sale.  We walked down to Wells and called the family.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Nov. 4, 1989-99 Election and Lions Club

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - Open House at the new law office for Allen and Judy Gano.  Planted 2 oak trees in our back yard near sewer line.  Cleaned GHU's gutters.

Sunday 1990 - The 3 of us went to Ponderosa to eat. Still good weather.  Finally got a letter off to the family.

Wednesday 1992 - 25 years ago the Blanchester HS building opened east of town, cost $12 per sq.ft.  Serena here with her new car, a Toyota Tercel.  Harry Estel [?] spoke at Lions Club on the Underground RR system through SW Ohio.

Thursday 1993 - [to Kentucky and back with Ginny] Had appointment with Dr. Kerr in Wilmington, a urologist at 9:45, he took some biopsies of the prostrate area.  We left at 1 for Lexington to meet Don at the Dr.'s office near the Red Roof, she got some shots.  What a busy place with 7 doctors.  Left about 5 and oh the traffic.  Had supper at Perkins at East Gate Mall.

Friday 1994 - Jean working at Church, re the supper tomorrow night.  Happened to get flue shot at Health Dept. for $4.  "Dr." Vitgo down to see us.  He has been buying a lot of blue balls for his "back rub" unit.

Saturday 1995 - Men's breakfast at Wilmington UMC.  Emerson Colaw spoke, his 50th year in the ministry.  Talked about turning our disappointments into appointments, i.e. John Wesley when he had to leave the Church of England (he was too enthusiastic) and went to preaching in the open air.  Colaw spoke of his first charge at Rainsboro where they had a pit outhouse and a pump.  Ninth Leadership Clinton banquet at Snow Hill, $20 each, sat next to Bill Austen who suggested Hotel Mexico near East Gate as a good place to eat.  Andy McCreanor retiring President.

Monday 1996 -  [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Tuesday 1997 - We went to Wilmington, Jean went to Dr., got high blood pressure medicine.  Ate at Senior Center in NV, election day lunch, $5.  Elaine Burton told of problems with Jason, spot on his brain, he had surgery.  In the evening we went to Martinsville UMC dinner.  Had a nice visit with Larry and Kay Martin, they have two children, 9th grade and a boy to graduate from college who has applied to pharmacy school.  Dave Stewart came in last for Richland Twp. Trustee.  Bob Cary reelected to EC school board.

Wednesday 1998 - Lions Club, Dana Dunsworth spoke on the internet.  Bob McCoy to have knee operation.  Jean went to Sharon for UMW meeting.  Put some leaves on the garden.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Nov. 3, 1989-99 Grandma refuses to eat

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1990 - We worked across the street, raking and hauling the rocks away.

Sunday 1991 - Our new neighbor in the parsonage really has a clean yard and at leat 40 bags out front to be hauled away.  Still studying Revelations in Bible study.

Tuesday 1992 - In presidential election Bush had 38% of votes with 168 electoral votes, Clinton 43% and 370 electoral votes, and Perot 19% with 0 electoral votes.  [Ted] Strickland beat [Bob] McEwan for US Congress.  [Rose] Vesper elected to Ohio House of Representatives and  Rick Stanforth is new County Commissioner.  Lunch at Senior Citizens for $5.

Wednesday 1993 - Jerry Parker of Candle Light spoke at Lions Club, he has been there 17 years as Production Manager.  Mother has lost 4# this past week, now down to 85#, she refuses to eat.

Sunday 1996 -  [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Tuesday 1998 - Was voter #88 at 1pm, lunch at Senior Center, $5 and in evening went to Martinsville UMC for supper.  Jean went there in the afternoon for a UMW meeting,  [George] Voinovich elected Senator and Bob Taft for Governor.

Wednesday 1999 - Mr. Daniels of Southern State spoke at Lions Club.  Their new building on Rt. 134 is nearing completion.  Made reservations to fly to Phoenix on 1/13/00.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Nov. 2, 1987,89-99 Keep laughing

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1987 - Bought 8 coupons, senior citizen Delta tickets, good for one year, $592.

Friday 1990 - Sankers invited us down to go to their First Friday dinner at Hyde Park UMC.  Program by Jerry Traylor who on crutches "ran" across the US in some 7 months.  Very inspirational, "hardships are all in our mind."  The weather has been great all this week, up in the 70°'s and dry.  Bill Sanker to retire 12/7/90 from GE.

Saturday 1991 - Men's breakfast at Wilmington UMC, Carl Ling spoke, 8 from NV.  Reception on CM Hospital at the Old Rice Furniture Store building, the roast beef sandwich was tough, quite a bash.  Then at the Murphy an evening with Steve Allen, Jr., M.D.  He spoke for 1¼ hours about laughter being the best medicine.  Each of us got three pieces of clothes, used for being silly.  Saw Bill Stephens, they have been at Otterbein for 7 years.  Leon Salisbury had a balloon procedure to open up a blood vessel.

Monday 1992 - [Kentucky to home]  Back from Williamsburg KY.  We made a stop at Corbin to see Col. Sanders original place, had a sample of old motel room (had to go through it to use pay phone and also to women's rest room), was $4 a night in 1955.  Lunch at Chi-Chi, their noon buffet was $4.99.

Thursday 1995 - Picked tomatoes at the parsonage.  Jean having trouble with bladder.

Saturday 1996 -  [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Sunday 1997 - Pot luck at church for Bible Study group, got to Goodings about 4pm, left about 8:30.  They are having Gary Kersey speak to their Historical Society in which they are quite active.  They had a great meal.

Tuesday 1999 - Election Day.  Had lunch at NV Senior Center, $5, sat across from Don and Martha Ann Bernard.  He recently celebrated his 80th birthday.  They are going to FL this Thursday.  Grant Douglas here.  Went to Martinsville for supper, a cold wet day and last week was so beautiful.  EC school issue lost.  Nick Eveland lost to Ranzk [sp?] in Wilmington mayor race, he has been in office for 16 years.  Here in NV, Bently [?] beat Collins 190 to 150 votes and new council members are Waters and Goldsmith.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Nov. 1, 1989-99 Expecting Kate

Dad's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - My PERS check is now $115.13 from $111.96.

Thursday 1990 - Jean had appt. at Main Medical.  Lewis Woods had called us about getting some fill (he is windy).  Had lunch at Chinese place, lunch special is $2.75.  In September (while in China) we used 105 cu ft of water or $2.62.

Sunday 1992 - [Kentucky] Spent day in Somerset at UMC, MV got a 10% raise to $18,500.  John and Julie called about their BIG news for 5/93 [expecting Kate].

Monday 1993 -  Ed Johnson wants to retire next June.  Charlotte Hause is in the hospital.  My retirement [see PERS entry in 1989] raised from $161.24 to $164.41.  Jean's is $253.14/month.

Tuesday 1994 - What a cold damp day, water bill for 366 cu ft was total of $33.11.  In 1990 it was $22.45 for 105 cu ft.  Ending reading was 038147, now 59202.  Trash was $4.75 now $6.50.  Retirement is now $172.08 per month.  Article in WSJ about Men's Clothing – S&K Menswear [bankrupt and closed 2009], Today's Man [bankrupt 1996, out of business 2003] and Men's Warehouse [still operating, listed on NYSE under MW].

Wednesday 1995 - Roy Vance spoke on Children's Services at Lions Club.  Josephine Harner brought supper into Jean.  Halpen auction sale, house brought $56,500.  Jean went to Dr. Kim, had catheter taken out.

Friday 1996 -  [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Saturday 1997 - County UMM (15th Annual) in Wilmington, 9 from our church.  Dibiase (sp?0, Present if Wilmington College since 1995 spoke on integrity.  I had the benediction.  NVUMW dinner in the evening, Marg Kirkpatrick headed up the kitchen.  Made reservations to fly to Phoenix next March to coincide with Mexican train ride.  Bob Carey went on at great length about his father-in-law's illness and the problem of taking the FFA to KC, MO.

Sunday 1998 - Helped with the bells at 1pm, then went to Wilmington.  Diabetes exhibit at the Y, then to see Ruth Shoemaker, trouble with blinds, while showing her the moon.  Bell Choir concert at 7.  Streber's gas is 95.9¢.

Monday 1999 - [Kentucky to home] Drove back from Somerset.  Lunch at First Watch at Harper Station (on 22, just north or rather east of I-275.  Jean went to Mother's Club at Ponderosa in Wilmington with Virginia Walker as hostess.  Problems with Tom Gibson and taking care of Elsie.

Items from Uible photo album