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.