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.