Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]
Thursday 1989 - [Phoenix] Supper with Morgans. We got 14 cards today.
Friday 1990 - Picked broccoli in the garden. Can struggle through Pomp and Circumstance on the piano. The WSJ recently went to 75¢ for a single copy.
Monday 1992 - Met John and Julie at this restaurant [Christopher's American Fine Dining, receipt included below] in Columbus, 32nd floor of the Riffe Office Tower [Vern Riffe State Office Tower -- Click here for list of tallest buildings in Columbus, Ohio. Apparently there is currently no restaurant at this location, appears to be mostly government occupied.] We were at CPL for two hours before dinner, then 2½ at the restaurant, very nice and they had an entertainment card. John and Julie are now going to this new Baptist Church near Granville.
Tuesday 1993 - [Knoxville TN to Asheville via Lake Junaluska] Nice continental breakfast at the Hotel [Knoxville Hilton], though very little business. Good bowl of fresh fruit. Had buffet lunch at Hotel at Lake Junaluska, NC, very nice facility. Visited the historical museum [possibly the World Methodist Museum or the Canton Area Historical Museum] there. Slow going into Asheville where we had reservations at the Hilton Hotel. What a narrow road up to the hotel. Glare of ice on highway coming into Asheville.
Wednesday 1994 - [to Phoenix] We left for Phoenix and had rental car and reservations at Royal Suites for $41/night, from 1/1 to 5/1 it is $69/night. We are in room 133. Delta has sure cut back on meal service, really a snack now.
Saturday 1996 - [to Newark and back] Left at 9AM for Newark, ate at little restaurant in Hanover, visited new Industrial Museum in Newark, interesting to see glass balls made with designs inside. The family got us a toaster (wide mouth) and a portable phone. Gave Jean a sweatshirt and pants for her birthday. Got home about 10:30 after a snack at Wendy's before we left. Ed Jones wrote that his wife, June, passed away.
Sunday 1997 - [Kentucky] We drove to Lexington and all were surprised that Christian would be discharged today. We were dreading the experience of Ginny leaving her parents, she can become quite tearful.
Monday 1998 - In the 50s and lots of rain. Jean had Hospital Twig Meeting here.
Tuesday 1999 - [Huntsville to Gulf Shores AL with Ginny] Toured the Space Center [U.S. Space and Rocket Center], way over our heads, had lunch there. A drizzle of rain until we got south of Birmingham. Had supper at Lamberts in Foley AL, about 10 miles north of Gulf Shores. The home of "Throw Bread" [referred to on their website as the only home of "Throwed Rolls"]. Gulf Shores State Park had plenty of room, right on the beach. Now wonder the rates are low, about $40.
Receipt from Christopher's American Fine Dining 12/21/92:
1 Spring Rolls 3.95
1 Daily Soup 2.50
2 House [Salad] 5.00
2 Free Range 29.90
2 Lo-Mein 21.90
1 De-Caf Coffee 1.00
1 Crepe 3.25
1 Mousse 3.25
Amount Due 74.82