Sunday, January 31, 2010

Jan. 31, 1989-99 Snowshoeing

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Tuesday 1989 -My eye examination with Dr. McDonald, prior 5/87.  MV left for Asbury

Wednesday 1990 - Had Hortons up for supper, soup, cake and ice cream.  Then played bridge, first time for me in years.  They stayed until 11:30.

Friday 1992 - Keith Rankin was here at 9 to get check for material at Kiblers [?] but he never came back. 

Sunday 1993 - Ann and Everett Bailey with their extended family [leave] for Holy Land

Tuesday 1995 - [at CO Elderhostel] These days all went together, our ski instruction didn't amount to much.  Snowshoeing was fun and not difficult.  Never really thought about the amount of life under the snow.

Wednesday 1996 - Went to graveside services (10 minutes) for Mugs, cemetary end toward town.  Ate at the Wooden Spoon, buffet was $5.25.  Called Mary [MUH], she is talking of a cataract operation the first part of April.  Wilmington MUNY [Clerk?] has been there 36 years. 

Friday 1997 - Kevin Greer, age 43, sworn in an judge

Saturday, 1998 - Article in NYT about how fast (next to Las Vegas) Austin TX is growing.

Sunday 1999 - Had SS lesson: I Can/Will

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Jan. 30, 1989-99 Lithopolis & Harry Allen

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Monday 1989 - Louise Waldron [?] passed away at 58, she had been at Extended Care for 18 years.  Dreams long dwelt on amount to prayer and Prayers wrought in faith come true by Mabel Wagnalls -- [book titles?  Wagner is of Lithopolis fame, she had the library built in 1925 as a memorial to her parents -- book published called Letters to Lithopolis from O. Henry to Mabel Wagnalls]

Tuesday 1990 - Took cardboard to Wilmington, had supper at Chinese Restaurant, then the Woodwinds program at Murphy Theater.  Sat behind Don and Jeanne Liggett, they are moving to Gig Harbor, WA after 16+ years at Wilmington/College

Thursday 1992 - Ran into Creed Culbreath in the WNJ.  Article in WNJ about our Russian Elder Hostel trip.  BancOhio sells their downtown office building to Jerry Bryant.  Ordered trees [or tires?] for April delivery.

Saturday 1993 - We went to Hillsboro with a stop at the library.  Surprised to see Laura Waln working there.  Had supper at Long John Silver's in Hillsboro then to piano concert at UMC - Valuta [?], Japanese girl was one of the participants.  Mother is good.  Tried to get Print Shop to print but to no avail.  Got the piano light at Heilig-Meyers $39.99.  Saw in WNJ that salary for Municipal [?] Judge is $58,174, Clerk $36,418.

Sunday 1994 - Left about 5PM for Hillsboro with Laura Hughes.  Supper at Avery's Pasta, then to Heartland, Mary Pinkerton there.  Then to play "Love Letters" at the Highland House, a hotel and restaurant until 1964.  Also saw Linn Woods [?].  MV called us that Don had fallen down the steps and was in Corbin Hospital.

Monday 1995 - [at CO Elderhostel]

Thursday 1997 - Ralph Nusbaum is 83 today

Friday 1998 - Harry Allen passed away at 89, married 9/29/28

Saturday 1999 - Jean goes with Georgileah Hannah to program in Cincinnati.  Morgans are going to near Philadelphia for an RV meeting.

Friday, January 29, 2010

1936 & 1944 trips - California and Florida

I don't recall a journal in our fall 1936 trip to CA.  Just stops in Columbia, Mo to see Aunt Luna, then in NM the police helping us get out of "A" [Albuquerque] because of the lack of road signs.  In LA  we stayed in some hotel to visit Aunt Serena and I learned to ride a bike on Wilshire Blvd.  Spent Christmas in LA and ate at Clifton's Cafeteria.  Then eating too many raw dates and the bad results on our way to FL.  We were in LA area for Christmas and then on to Florida.  Dad being in the construction business wanted to see the then new Hoover Dam, plus some bridge in New Orleans.  They had either a Lincoln or a Packard with electric windows -- that was quite a novelty in l936.  The previous winter or so we had stopped at different places around FL and believe it was just having people they knew from Clinton County that wintered in Lake Worth is the reason we ended up in LW.  I think Dad did most all the driving, but uncertain as to the status of MUH [whether she went, or whether she drove?  She would have been 23 in 1936].


[Arizona, presumably December 1936 or January 1937 - Image Unavailable]

[HHU on left and friend ~1937 - Image Unavailable]
In 1944, Bill Horton was in WA state and Mary and I drove out in his 1936 (?) Chevrolet.  The front bumper came off which we fixed with some wire.  The first night out was Madison, WI and a night at Old Faithful, which was pretty well shut down and they were down to unisex rest rooms.


[Photo above of HHU, September 1944 in the Badlands - Image Unavailable]
One of the first things I recall about arriving in Palo Alto, [in the fall of 1944 to attend Stanford] after hitch hiking from the Seattle Area, where Bill Horton was at Ft. Lewis, was the prices -- i.e. that CA salad was 75 cents, while in our area of Ohio that was the price of a whole big meal. You know in Cleveland [attending Western Reserve] I had to eat every meal on my own (there were no dorms) and the going price was 50 cents and by buying a package of ten meals we got 10% off.  As a depression kid a dollar was a big deal.

Christmas season of 1944 I spent with the CA relatives.  One of Aunt Serena's daughter's husband had a small hog farm and we would go to the day old bakery and get a pick-up load of old bread for the hogs.  More positive we did go to the Rose Bowl parade.  Of her five children only Leslie had two children.

That Junior year in Cleveland (1945-46), attending Adelbert College, I lived much closer to the campus (the apt. where your Mother also had a much larger room and then she and Jean Campbell moved into an apt of their own up the street) and about a  block from my cousin Rudledge's home.  He and his wife were both attorneys.  [Dad, I'm sure there are many more details which would interest us regarding the college years.  Keep thinking about what else you can share...]
[Photo below from left, HHU, GHU, MUH, CJU ~1944 between house and garage in New Vienna]
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Jan. 29, 1989-99 Catherine's Birthday

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Sunday 1989 - Minister talked of the 10MM today having unbirthdays.  Rode bike to Wilmington to work Emmaus Walk from 12:30 to 4:30.  The "comments" went on until 7PM.  Catherine turns 40.  SS=47, Church 70  $463.25

Monday 1990 - Catherine sent flowers, delivered to PJW.

Tuesday 1991 - Catherine sent flowers, delivered to Wells.  Bush's State of the Union message.

Wednesday 1992 - Called Morgans at 7:50 (5:50 there).  Wendy first told us we had wrong number, then woke up enough to tell us Catherine & Gerry were out for a walk.  Carrs invited us to go with them to Spillway Lodge, entrees $9.95+.  Working on project with Westboro UMC.

Saturday 1994 - [Lexington back to NV]  Breakfast in the room, then to Sams Club, bought gray pants (Bill Blass w/belt) for $9.95.  Lunch at Cracker Barrel, looked at stoves and refrigerators at Swallens.  Supper at the Midland Restaurant, $3.50 each for adults, plenty for us.  Big news:  Don ordered just water.

Sunday 1995 - [Denver to YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch] Went to Trinity UMC across the street.  Met the Glissmans there, she sings in the choir.  Ate at Le Central, 112 E 8th Ave, then left for the Y [not the Estes Park location] a two hour drive, little snow near the pass but not bad at all.  We're in Room 171 at the Y, a 10 minute walk to the cafeteria.  Nice group of people as usual.  Elder Hostel program on Winter Ecology.  [Course description taped into journal includes "how humans can increase their cold tolerance."]

Thursday 1998 - [Returned from HI] Got into CVG at 6:15 [AM presumably, if they left HI on 1/28], took nap in AM and went to office in PM. Five hour time change.

Friday 1999 - Catherine's 50th Birthday

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jan. 28, 1989-99 to Denver

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Saturday 1989 -[biking back from Newark] Had breakfast at Evergreen's Restaurant near Granville [which evidently has since burned down]  Took 16 to York Road, south to 40, west to 310, south to 204, then west and south to Canal Winchester, then to Lithopolis.  What a nice library the Wagner Memorial is [I'll vouch for that -- we were there in 2007], new addition in 1983.  Had lunch at the grocery store there -- quart of buttermilk, banana and two small pies $1.97 [or $1.47?].  Then down 674 to 188 into Circleville.  Got first info on upcoming Sept. trip to China.

Tuesday 1992 - Salisburys took us to the G.....[or S....?] Meeting at Stacey's Buffet in Wilmington.  $4.75 for lunch ($5.75 dinner).  Program on building churches in New Guinea.

Friday 1994 - [to Lexington] Went to probate court in Dayton re Irma Mae Smith estate, then met Don and MV at Hilton in Lexington.  MV was meeting friends, we ate at the hotel.  In room movies $7.95 [Dad doesn't mention how many they watched, but probably zero.] Room $74.  Joseph Beth bookstore very busy.

Saturday 1995 - [to Denver] What a morning -- we were on the plane for 3 hours before leaving for Denver.  Had reservations at Brown Palace Hotel ($104/night HBA Rate).  Visited the new downtown Tattered Cover bookstore.  Oh yes, we had supper at Baby Doe's Matchless Mine [now reported as closed].

Sunday 1996 - Super Bowl in Tempe, news about Dupont murder.

Tuesday 1997 - Esther Salisbury's birthday.  She and Leon were planning to go to Florida, but his Dr.
 said no.

Wednesday 1998 - [flying home from Hawaii]

Thursday 1999 - Hilda Williams having operation.  Talked to the Goodings, they got pneumonia [?] in  Hawaii and he just got out of hospital.  Rick Steves on TV traveling around Europe.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Jan. 27, 1989-99 57 mile bike ride

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999
 
Friday 1989 - [to Newark by bike] Cooled off on idea of riding bike all the way from NV to Newark - 110 miles - as it was 3 degrees.  Had thought I would leave the car at Deer Creek State Park but decided to drive on to Circleville where I parked in the hospital parking lot and took off on Rt. 188.  On the 6th mile had detour sign up but kept going and was able to carry the bike across a new bridge.  Had lunch in Lancaster at Rae's, soup and salad bar $2.77, then up 158 to Rt. 16.  Lots of traffic there, arrived about 5pm, 57 miles on the road in five hours.  Had supper at a small restaurant ($3.95), the owner joined us and was quite a talker.  John had material to deliver to heart fund workers.  John has new walk on north side of house.  Met his friend Pete, head teller at bank.  WNJ 150th Edition, single issue 35 cents.  John had a paper route for 9 years and then the Enquirer, got interested in Exeter.  Double rates at Deer Creek Lodge are $75 ($84.38 with tax) for weekends and $69.75 weekdays through 3/31/89.

Saturday 1990 - MV, Don and Becky arrived early this AM.  She got her ".....il" [?] yesterday.  We all went to Wilmington, looked at mini-vans at Bill Marine's, then we all ate at Wendy's.  Rita Johnson on Emmaus walk.

Sunday 1991 - Jean had SS lesson, Mother seemed better, even said a few words and had her eyes open.  Ate at Frisch's.

Monday 1992 - Gene Williams seems to be in the dumps about all the government regulations.  Mother is hoarse today.

Monday 1997 - Printed tax software on home computer, really amazing what it does.  Called Mary [MUH] last night.  Mares and Larry are coming down this weekend.  She has some potential retirement homes in mind.

Tuesday 1998 - [Hawaii] Took the 9AM tour of the grounds, looking at the fish ponds, the old Park Cottage and the petroglyphs. At 10:30 we had the buffet then at 1:30 we were the only ones for the hotel's behind the scenes tour. They have two employees for each guest. Nice flower shop. Visited one of the cottages, 2 bedrooms and huge living room for only $4500/night, complete with private pool, etc. Looked at model home for sale, about $600M [$600,000,000? -- wonder how housing prices are holding up there?] plus $1100/month for maintenance. Supper at the Canoe House, very nice and generous servings. I had fried tofu, Jean had hibachi chicken. [They are staying at the Mauna Lani Bay -- this journal entry written on stationary from there and taped into diary.]

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jan. 26, 1989-99 Eating, Cincinnati and elsewhere

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Thursday 1989 - Went to Wilmington, Jean staying over for Emmaus walk.  Worked on SS lesson 1 Cor. 12-13.  Oiled hiking shoes, pair I wore to Philmont

Friday 1990 - to Dayton to look at wheel chair lifts, then supper at Peerless Mill in Miamisburg. [Suffered fire damage in 1993, has since reopened],  Much better experience than before, $34 for two of us.  Gas at 97.9 cents/gallon.  Looked at Hondas.  Bob and Carl's has raised ice cream cone prices to 60 cents from 50 cents.

Saturday 1991 - NY Times daily price now 75 cents, to the hospital then Wendy's for lunch.

Sunday 1992 - Jean had SS lesson on Exodus

Tuesday 1993 - Jean and Ann Bailey went to Star Painting in Lebanon re mix-up on painting job.  Left me in Wilmington, then we met Everett and all had lunch at the Denver House.  Sears closing out BIG catalog.

Friday 1996 - [Cincinnati] Looked up place where Serena lives but no sign of her.  Met Howard and Jane Uible (87 and 84), she has emphysema and they have talked of going to Otterbein Home.  Their one son is with a museum in St. Pete.  Ate at Jeckle's in Hyde Park on Paxton Ave. [listed as closed in 2002, building torn down]

Sunday 1997 - Left here about 8:45 and met MV and Susan at the Arby's [?] on Compton.  They are in Cincy for two day meeting.  Went to Westwood UMC.  Geo [or Sue?] Brown and John Wesley Shea [?] spoke to us.  He was the pastor there 30 years ago.  Went to Grand Finale for their brunch @$10.95.  Went to Cincy PL, new north building just dedicated last week, the original building was in 1955.  Supper at Mariemont Inn for $13.95,  desserts there $3.90 so stopped at Graeter's for ice cream cone ($1.35 single dip).

Monday 1998 - [Hawaii]Went down to the beach, water in ocean was cold, pool was better and whirlpool even more, nice curves for a sort of privacy. Went to breakfast at 10, $22 each for buffet [but it was included?], quite a spread. Enjoyed watching all the birds. Drove down to Hilton Village, a huge place. We took the train ride, then saw the dolphins and people swimming with them. That's $90 a person or two for $150 for a little shorter session. Then to Four Seasons, quite restrained compared with the Hilton.
Drove to Waimea, got more band aids for Jean's toes. Ate at Merriman's Restaurant which has had several reviews in NYT. He also has a restaurant in Whaler Village in Maui [and at Poipu in Kauai also]. They have several hammocks here, we both got in for a swing. Had pan-fried noodles with vegetables and black bean sauce $13.95, Jean had lamb $20.95 for small portion. Beverages here and at hotel are $2.75.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Jan. 25, 1989-99 Cincy, Columbus, Hillsboro & Wilmington

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Wednesday 1989 - Bible Study: Judges and Ruth

Thursday 1990 - Piano lesson again with Virginia Hildebrant

Friday 1991 - Mother ate everything but very quiet.  Went to see "10 Little Indians" in Hillsboro, Bill [Horton] backed out so Jo Williams seemed happy to go.  Judge Cartwright cited for DUI, accident in Court House parking lot.  Vaughn Huffman in intensive care.

Saturday 1992 - We spoke to NV Senior Citizens about USSR trip.  First real snow fell in the afternoon.

Monday 1993 - NYT article on world cruises, $25,935 to $126,900, 100 days.

Thursday 1996 - Went to Cincy, reservations at the Cincinnatian Hotel, 4 Stars, big bath suite with round Roman tub $150.  Ate at Palace Restaurant, entrees $22-$29.  Where was Serena?

Saturday 1997 - Jean went to Columbus with Valetta [?], met her at Wilmington PL and then we went to Sabina to their open house for new school building.  Jean got movie at the PL, "Picnic", should be rated "R" if it isn't.

Sunday 1998 - [Hawaii] Breakfast in our room, mini loaves of bread, juice, papayas and bananas.   Went to Hilo UMC, very friendly.  Saw Akaka Falls State Park, up to Waipi'o Overlook, got ice cream nearby for lunch.  Got here [as yet unknown hotel in Kohala Coast] about 4pm, Room 417 $350 [or $35?] with breakfast.  VERY NICE.  [must be $350!] Walked up the beach to the Orchid [now Fairmont Orchid] and ate at Brown's Beach House, right on ocean terrace with music.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jan. 24, 1989-99 John thinking of leaving Bank, Hortons arrive

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Tuesday 1989 - Ed Johnson, our pastor, along with HQT, AW Hause, Leon S, picked me up in Wilmington to go to Hara Arena in Dayton for the Unquenchable Fire meeting, really to raise some 18 million for church expansion.  Stopped at Kroger's and bought pineapple at reduced price of 99 cents.

Wednesday 1990 - Jean and I went to Sabina and [something about vans.]  Called John who is thinking of leaving the Bank, also Serena who seems to be getting along fine.

Thursday 1991 - Went to Cincy.  Saw G....[?] C....[?] [looks like Gelacti Corril], Jean bought coffe pot at Swallen's, then met Duke [?] at the Conservatory [?] Restaurant.  Then to airport to get Hortons, to Totes to get overshoes.  Sadie started staying with Mother today who seemed much better.  Calling hours for Ina Current. 

Friday 1992 - Met at John Hughes re joint Elderhostel program on 3/18 before the retired teachers.  Surprised to see our neighbor blowing the snow off our sidewalk this AM.  Mother in good spirits.

Friday 1992 - [2nd entry with same date, and if it was 1/24/93 would have been Sunday] GHU complaining of aches and pains.  Had fire in fireplace, cut back the big plant from Zooks in the dining room.  Went to Dayton to file Edna Campbells will and had supper at Damon's in Wilmington, just opened as of Tuesday.  Long wait for food.  Cup of soup $2.25, spinach dip $4.95.

Saturday 1998 - [Hawaii] Into Hilo, Lyman Museum and House, then ice cream at Old Kress building, built in 1933, closed in 1980.  Drove down to end of 130 then up beach road [132] to Pohoiki, narrow and winding, saw Lava Tree State Monument, interesting tree shapes.  Supper in Pahoa at Italian Restaurant with little business.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jan. 23, 1989-99 Hawaii, Goodings

 Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Monday 1989 - Howland closing.  Jean made lentil soup.

Wednesday 1991 - Mother now has oxygen thing for her nose rather than just a mask.  Took Roberta to Columbus airport with detour to Jeffersonville, a nice freeway approach now.  Supper at Cracker Barrel, had Greens and Ham for $2.69. Visit to WCH PL.

Thursday 1992 - Fall International Elder Hostel catalog arrived.

Saturday 1993 - Beautiful sunny day.  We drove out to Auburn Church , then rode bikes on to Hillsboro and had lunch at Rae's, buffet $3.99.  Bought rubber boots at TSC for $13.99, current pair bought at Syn.... [?] Store in Wilmington in 1980.  Got garden seeds for 10 cents/pack.  Jean found two $1 bills along the road.  Got off family letter on our word processor software.

Sunday 1994 - Met Goodings at Das Sch... [?] in Waynesville for lunch.  Made a stop at Wilmington College Library.  Goodings got a '94 Chrysler last fall.  They are going on a 5-day trip to St. Lucia in February.  Bob is talking of retiring before 7/1/94 because of a change in health benefits.

Thursday 1997 - Bible Study, just five of us there.  Esther S dropping out of bills [?] she is having trouble with her legs.  Wendy has new job doing childcare at Bally's Gym.

Friday 1998 - [Hawaii] Left after another nice breakfast, went to Kona Historical Society, then to Refugee place.  Lunched at a bakery in Naalehu on bread samples.  Staying at Volcano Hole $75, drove around the Crater Rim and Chain of Craters Hwy (just like its name), through telescope could see bright lava on the surface.  Had supper at [?] steam-vent take out around the corner.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Jan. 22, 1989-99 Hidden treasures, pureed meat

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Sunday 1989 - Minister gave sermonette on the hidden treasures in every young childs head.  Drove out to Auburn Church then road bike to Rae's in Hillsboro.  Many people have sweat shirts on today about the BIG Bengal game in Miami with the 49ers.

Monday 1990 - Jean and I went to Art Blooms [?] to witness their wills.

Tuesday 1991 - Mother about the same but is eating better, even the pureed meat.  Her roommate, Ann G hardly touches her food.  Bob C called about his mother.  Had strawberry shortcake for dessert.  Dr. B the lung specialist looked at Mother.

Wednesday 1992 - After Jean saw Mrs. Hadley (while I was at Court House), we went to Lebanon to file papers on H.... [?] estate, we got Serena and had lunch at Maisonette for Serena's Birthday.  Stopped at Jungle Jim's grocery in Fairfield on the way back.

Friday 1993 - Jean went with Mary Hale to 6&20 Club in Wilmington

Saturday 1994 - Up in the 20's, a "real heat wave".  Bought a bag of lentils at Strebers for 65 cents, peas are 45 cents/pound.  Dottie Clifton sale in Blanchester, Jean got some sample wallpaper form the so-called outlet store, then we visited the PL, supper at Rod's Capricorn Inn on 730, really a short order place, BIG sandwiches, total bill for two = $6.  Bought a small electric heater at Walmart, ran into Debra Brumley Carey.  Her folks have bought a condo in North Fort Myers.

Sunday 1995 - Bob Hodson spoke again.  We had lunch at Bob Evans, sat with Irene [?] Williams and her daughter Cathy, a senior at WHS, then went to Little Women at theatre.  Hard to keep everyone straight. 

Monday 1996 - Wendy now going to Glendale Community College, thinking of being a psychiatrist.  Woke up real dizzy and upset stomach.

Thursday 1998 - [Hawaii] Drove down to Pier, walked through King Kona Hotel where we stayed before.  Took noon sub ride, down to 100 feet for $69 each.  Saw lots of fish, nice experience.  Visited PL, supper at rib place near B&B.

Friday 1999 - Went to Columbus on legal business, early supper at Engine House #5, $13.49 including soup and dessert from 4-6pm, went to Loft Book Store, then to Comfort Inn at 161 & 71 $49.95.  The Fire House cost $15,000 in 1892 when it was built.  Hilda W found out she has m..... [is malignant?]

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jan. 21, 1989-99 to Hawaii

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Saturday 1989 - Jean went to last pre-Emmaus meeting and I went to the library.  Had lunch at Ponderosa and I rode bike home.  Dug a row of soil in the garden for peas, planted oak tree by Ron Smallys lot.  Got more literature about the Wandering Wheels trip.

Sunday 1990 - [Peoria IL] Went to 8:30 service at 1st UMC, then to brunch at Wildlife Prairie Park for $8.25 each.  Visited Alpha Park Library.  Drove virtually straight home, were not hungry.  Pontiac did fine.  Also Sid King's birthday, 2 of his daughters surprised him. [Roberta, was that the time we went to Ralph's Pizza?]

Tuesday 1992 - Busy day at the office, Mother in good spirits

Thursday 1993 - Clinton's nominee for Attorney General, Zoe Baird, withdrawn after it was found she had hired illegal immigrants.

Sunday 1996 - [California from Phoenix] Went to NW UMC, just south of Henderson on Riverside Dr., where John Hickman [?] is pastor, his 2nd year.  Church is 3 years old.  Ate at Weir....[?] on Fray Ave., great senior selections for $8.95.  [Thought this might be Wienerschnitzel, but $8.95 for hot dogs seems high].  Looked at Concord UMC where Ray [Roy?] King was pastor.  Had a call that Mugs has gone into Heartland.

Tuesday 1997 - Hearing aids came from Price Club, $805 for  two of them.

Wednesday 1998 - [Hawaii!] Up early to fly to Dallas-FW, then change for flight to Honolulu.  Ate part of breakfast we brought with us.  Got 4:30 flight to Kona and drove to B&B, big room for $115, 2 miles south of airport but hard to find.  Got there at 6:30 just dark, 5 hour time change from Ohio.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jan. 20, 1986-99 Serena's Birthday! & Ginny gets teeth

Notes from Dad's Diary 1986-1999

1986 - [while visiting Colfax WA] Went to Quinn's Hot Springs in Plains, Montana with the Morgans

Friday 1989 - George Bush sworn in as President, great TV coverage

Saturday 1990 - [Peoria IL] Serena's 35th Birthday!  Went grocery shopping at Thompsons, also got Serena a microwave.  Had supper at a Japanese Restuarnt (shogun) where they cook the food right in front of you. 

Sunday 1991 - Serena's Birthday, also Ed Johnson and Marty G.  119 at church.  Met Goodings at Der Dutchman in Waynesville.  Mother is sleepy, doesn't object to the oxygen mask.

Monday 1992 - John & Julie left, Mother very alert today.

Wednesday 1993 - MV called this AM, Ginny's first two teeth came in last night. 

Thursday 1994 - Visited Carlos Achor at CMH.  Had supper at the Chinese Restaurant.  Talked to Serena last night re her birthday

Friday 1995 - [to Ohio] Flew home from Phoenix on SW Airlines and stayed overnight near the airport.  John, Julie & Kate met us at the airport and we had supper at Boston Chicken on E. Main St. , had ice cream across the street.  Visited B&N bookstore.  Roberta sent us 15 pkgs of fig newtons

Monday 1997 - Jean had hospital meeting and mix up in meeting Marie Cooper.  Met John, Julie, Kate and Wendy [?] at Jeffersonville Mall.  Kate is getting more talkative.

Tuesday 1998 - [Going somewhere] Called Catherine, Wendy has moved back home.  Jean is going through old Christmas cards.  Up to 55 today.  After UMW meeting drove to Columbus airport, staying at Holiday Inn.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Jan. 19, 1989-99 Going to Peoria

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Thursday 1989 - Called Serena, she mentioned about her new coat.  We were greeters at Square Dancing.  Our caller, Jim, has a hard time going without his cigarette.

Friday 1990 - [to Peoria IL] Supper in Indianapolis, cut across on 38th St from I65 to I465 to I74

Saturday 1991 - Left for Wilmington at 10:30, Roberta fed GHU lunch.  We had lunch at Chinese Rest, then to WPL and back to the hospital for GHU's supper.  Serena arrived and we all went back to NV.  Serena was in Chicago last week.

Sunday 1992 - Lunch in Leesburg, new management.  Mother really antsy [?] today.  Open House at Marty Gillespie's (old Nordyke place).  John & Julie came after having brunch at Palm Ct in Cincy and had seen Serena the evening before.

Tuesday 1993 - Bill Streber [Striker? Sanker?] passed away.  He had been in Extended Care a short time

Thursday 1995 - Betty & Herschel Arnold had us over for supper along with their Indian Friend who rents an apartment from them.  He works for Mead Paper in Chillicothe and is from near Goa.

Friday 1996 - [Phoenix] We walked down to Barnes & Noble where Catherine & Wendy picked us up.  Drove out to Lake Pleasant, lots of room out there, Peoria just annexed that area.  Ate at Applebee's.

Sunday 1997 - We took HQ and Carolyn Thornburg to Waynesville for lunch.  Had exchange minister from Wilmington Nazarene Church.  Linda Pinkerton told us that this is her 2nd marriage, she quit Milton College in her 3rd year.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Jan. 18, 1987-99 Golden Corral & Dial

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

1987 - Golden Corral opened in Wilmington

Wednesday 1989 - DPL heat bill, $65.40, 848 cu.ft.  Went to the open house at East Clinton School Library, checked out several books, one on bikes.

Saturday 1992 - DPL $68.33, 861 cu.ft.  Saw movie "Father of the Bride".  Bob McM (the egg man) born in 1916 was the speaker at our church breakfast meeting.

Monday 1993 - Had expected our computer friend down from Columbus, the couple we met at White Oak B&B, but they canceled out.  Jean invited the Harners in, Orville having trouble with his teeth.  Mother asleep today.

Tuesday 1994 - Down to -15, wind chill at -30.  We did go to Hillsboro on legal business.  John Woodmansee in hospital with heart attack.

Wednesday 1995 - At square dance tonight Alonzo and Margaret Gibbs said they are moving in June (when she retires from teaching) to SC near where their son lives who works for Westinghouse. 

Thursday 1996 - [Phoenix] Ate at the Dial for lunch

Monday 1999 - Mixed up coats with Janice McC, glad we didn't lose her keys.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Jan. 17, 1989-99 Ginny plays, Christian wide-eyed

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Tuesday 1989 - Getting several orders on our FAX machine.  Another beautiful day, had waffles for supper, got 500 business cards for $20.90+tax

Thursday 1991 - Jean went to CMH Guild meeting and I went to Court House then to Columbus to meet Roberta.  Mother seemed a little better, we ate at the hospital.  Big jump in stock market today.  Everett Bailey (69) retired from Krogers today.

Sunday 1993 -After seeing GHU we met Serena and John (Julie was going to a shower) at Mayas [?] in Blue Ash for lunch [This address now listed as Qdoba's Mexican Grill], then to Barnes & Noble and mall - John got a new pair of shoes (Rockport).  Had supper at Trio's across the street, very popular.  Got gas for 98.9/gallon.

Monday 1994 - About 8" snow this AM.  There is a bird in our typing room, must have come down the chimney.

Wednesday 1996 - [Phoenix] We went to Scottsdale Culinary Institute, most meals were $8.95, it is a one year cooking school, great experience.

Saturday 1998 - Shane Rider spoke this AM at UMC Breakfast.  He had been on a mission trip to J...[?] over the Christmas holidays.  Christian is very wide-eyed.  Ginny and I went over to the school playground.  Had fire in fireplace, first of the year.

Sunday 1999 - Pulpit exchange Sunday.  Had lunch at Dee's here in NV,  Jean had roast beef at $5.49 and I had too much pasta.  Fun night in Martinsville but not a fun time coming home -- we offered to bring these 2 gals to NV, then one of them said she had left her glasses in the other car, so we went to the house where she would be stopping and got stuck their yard.  Had to call a wrecker and then the guy called the Sheriff about all the yard damage.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jan. 16, 1989-99 Jean is great wife!

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Monday 1989 - Heard from Joe Hiestand in NZ today, his wife has cancer.  Jean made a big crock of onion soup, she is a great wife in every respect.  Church Trustee meeting, voted to buy new stove for parsonage and for brighter lighs in the church.

Wednesday 1991 - What a day -- Iraq invaded, claims from Strawbaker [?] about "magic wand" use, computer becoming obsolete.  Mother seems better, got call from CMH about her home care.  Jean washed my brown top coat twice as it turned out there was lipstick in a coat pocket.

Sunday 1994 - MV called about Ginny going to the bathroom on her own.  Ed Johnson spoke on 1 Samuel 3  - Are you listening?  We ate at the NV Restaurant, had a $10 gift certificate.  Dinner is $4.95, entree and 2 vegetables.  Wilma went with us to see the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire".  Kroger is having a promotion with Delta, $100 purchase = $100 discount if ticket is over $498 or $50 discount if less. 

Monday 1995 - [Newark] We got along fine babysitting Kate.  Lunch at Cracker Barrel.   Cris and Angela called.  They have decided not to come to Wells. 

Tuesday 1996 - [Phoenix] Drove up to Sedona, visited the chapel in the rocks and the shopping center with Spanish name [Tlaquepaque], had lunch there, not cheap but nice.  Beautiful library, Jean got some cloth books there.

Thursday 1997 - Jean had therapy at CMH and worked at noon at Senior Citizens.  Really cold wind

Friday 1998 - Mary Virginia, Ginny Christian & Mickey [?] arrive.  Empathy for Don Waters grandson

Saturday 1999 - Morning breakfast at church, went to Wilmington PL, had quite a conversation with Rita C

Friday, January 15, 2010

Jan. 15, 1989-99 Kate crawls, Christian walks

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Sunday 1989 - Sharon King (works at bank) sang at church.  Since we were expecting Mary Virginia and Diane for lunch, we had plenty of food, so invited Bill Frankenberg for lunch, he now lives on Welcome Rd.  MC called again about us meeting them in Middleton, but not possible since we had company.  Went on 23 mile bike ride, out NV Road, Hixson Rd, Larrick Rd, Terrell Rd, Bernard Rd.  Average speed 12.5 mph.  Roberta called, possibility she is going to Washington DC 3/18 for 6 day meeting.  SS=46, Church=66.

Monday 1990 - GG must have thought I looked bad, gave me 3 frozen White Castle hamburgers.  Serena gets out of the hospital. 

Tuesday 1991 - Took Mother to CMH.  She has pneumonia, seems to be resting comfortably.  Roberta called about coming in two days.  The Hortons have reservations for 1/24.  Fatal accident at 28 & 134.  Joy E came at 9:30.

Wednesday 1992 - Our first winter storm, not much snow but lots of wind.  Mother in good mood, would hardly recognize her writing.

Saturday 1994 - Another zero day.  Jean went to meeting in Hillsboro on stress by former missionary.  John called and said Kate was crawling all over their house.

Sunday 1995 - [to Newark]  The couple who sang were sure overweight and the way they ate it was understandable.  The new UMC Conference office is going up on the grounds of the Worthington Childrens Home.  Went to Newark, Red Lobster for supper.  In the evening we all went to the Cherry Valley Lodge and helped put out program for the breakfast (that Julie is chairing) they are having for 300 people for this special school.

Thursday 1998 - Carolyn's 23rd year at Wells.

Friday 1999 - MV sent us email that Christian is walking, Ginny has a rash that develops at school.  Jr. Daye had operation for colon cancer.  Hilda Williams in for tests.  Mike Daye having problems with feeling in his hands.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Jan. 14, 1989-99 Serena to Mexico, G'ma poorly, Wendy works

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Saturday 1989 - Planted two evergreens near street, cold rain started about 11:30. Meeting CJ Moore's at Denver House. Cheapest dinner $11.95, rest 13.95 - entree, salad, 2 veg. Then saw McClair Family Band. Embarassed that we found ourselves 2 rows from CJ's ex-wife. She just married Dick Haines, the Moore's have been married four years this June 22. MV did not get home from MI as planned.

Sunday 1990 - Dusty Irish spoke at church. 36 at SS

Monday 1991 - Called Dr. B about Mother, could put her in hospital for tests, IV feeding. Really hard to get anything understandable out of her. A sunny day, TV is full of the Persian Gulf Crisis.

Tuesday 1992 - Went to Wilmington. Allen Gano sworn in as P. Judge, a full court room. Dottie Hayes joined us for supper at the Chinese Restaurant, then she and Jean went to the Emmaus Walk meeting.

Saturday 1995 - Serena goes on tour to Cozumel Mexico from Nashville. She plans to visit the Crowsons coming and going. Orville Harner to celebrates his 80th birthday.

Sunday 1996 - [Phoenix] Went to UMC with Roberta & Sid, Wendy & Tom, then to Luby's

Tuesday 1997 - Jean took Clara Sears, G Hannah, Joan G, and Helen C to Emmaus Walk. Worked on kitchen drain, what a disaster.

Wednesday 1998 - Wendy called, she started a new job on Monday.

Thursday 1999 - Wendy applies for job with the Census. Roberta sent me a new pair of SAS shoes.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Jan. 13, 1989-99 Gene Drake, Dr appts, Uhl's

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999
 
Friday 1989 - Calling hours for Gene Drake at Sabina.  We went to Uhl's ($13), haircut at Greg Fenner's $4, practiced scales on piano.  Gas bill 279 cubic feet, $164.06

Saturday 1990 - Chopped away on stumps in the back yard

Sunday 1991 - After lunch went to Uhl's in Greenfield, then to  Chillicothe to get bias tape for placemats that Jean is making for Catherine.  Came home via Frankfort.

Monday 1992 - Called Morgans, appears that Wendy has moved.  No energy.  [Electricity?]

Wednesday 1993 - Everett Bailey's took Roberta to Columbus for flight to Phoenix.  Jean and Mary Hale spoke at Women's Club about trip to Far East. 

Thursday 1994 - Went to Columbus for CLE program.  5th annual Probate Practice at the Capitol Hyatt.  Bought new telephone and magnetic card board.  Had supper at Chinese Restaurant in WCH then square dancing in Wilmington.  Got literature on Hawaii trip on 2/21-3/2 from Senior Ventures.

Friday 1995 - We drove to Columbus to University Ramada Inn, had room ($59) overlooking Olentangy River for Estate Plan Seminar  put on by Ron Eberhart of Grove City.  About 50 people there.  Evening entertainment was numbing [?], Barney Fife dressed up as a policeman, he also portrayed Scrooge. 

Saturday 1996 - [Phoenix]  We leave for Phoenix for one week.  Went to Hay Jansen [?] program, staying at Royal Suites $480 for week.  Value Rental car for $97/week.

Monday 1997 - Jean had appt with Dr. Campton [?] and I had appt with Dr. He....[?].  Library is still a mess.  Went to Bob Evans and joined Eliz. E. Carey, been 13 years since she quit Buckeye.  Still COLD.

Tuesday 1998 - Went to Lebanon, filed French papers.  Internet program at WPL.  We have been walking around the block in the evening.

Wednesday 1999 - Had appt with Dr. in Centerville on problem with my spots.  Went to Waynesville Library, then lunch at restaurant, very quiet there.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jan. 12, 1989-99 Piano Lesson

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Thursday 1989 - Had first piano lesson with Virginia Hildebrant at 12:45.  Jim Erbaugh back from his knee operation, he is hooked on cigarettes.  Spent $8.25 on gas at 85.9/gallon, 1% milk = $1.49

Friday 1990 - Busy day at office, Dorothy Ellis passed away.

Saturday 1991 - Called Mary [Horton], they think they will be up on 1/24 but no reservations.  Mother having breakfast and still not awake.  Bill's brother Cris is terminal.  Norman Vincent Peale spoke on Schulers program tonight, he is 92.  Mother has so much trouble coughing.  Sue Sears married.

Sunday 1992 - After seeing Mother we went to Columbus to meet John & Julie at Bombay [B...?] Club at East Gate, most entrees $7.95.  Got gas in WCH at 87.9

Tuesday 1993 - Busy day at the office.  Jean went to UMW meeting at Wilma Croghan's.  Roberta is talking about taking a group to China.  Looking at Rev. Stewart tape on the Israel trip, spends a lot of time looking at the same thing.

Friday 1996 - Anderson appraisal in Hillsboro, More snow last night.  Barneys in NYC files for bankruptcy.  Irene Woods son-in-law got a replacement kidney after waiting for 3 years

Sunday 1997 - Had SS lesson Acts 4.  Ate at Frischs in Hillsboro.  Quarantine at H.C.R.

Monday, January 11, 2010

January 11, 1989-1999 GG's Birthday, skiing anyone?

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Wednesday 1989 - Bible Study, book of Joshua "obey God or Else".  Ralph Nusbaum had minor accident in front of NV Senior Center.  Jean went to Women's Club meeting at Prairie View Apts.  Gene Drake passed away at age 79, he was really unique, told me in 1980 he rode his bike more (4700 miles) than his car.

Thursday 1990 - [Phoenix to home] Flew home.  No phone # for [a..x?] (John Frier) in St. Louis.  The Walkers met us, they had come into Columbus themselves today.  Called JBU, Serena got along fine.

Friday 1991 - Called Roberta.  Mother's slipping, Joe's portrait of Dad came.  We ate supper at Chinese Restaurant.

Saturday 1992 - GG turns 50.  Long meeting with the Hadley family in Wilmington, met at 12:30 and I got home at 10:15pm.  Mother sleepy today.

Tuesday 1994 - GG went to Wilmington to renew her Drivers License.  Today's Press Gazette says Judge Davis will retire at the end of January after 40 years of court service, 29 years as Judge.  He will be 70.

Thursday 1996 - Item in Press Gazette about new ski resort in south central Ohio between Peebles and Waverly City, 124 to Beavers Ridge Rd to Woods Rd.  - [Spicy Run Snow Ski Resort].  Harold Schautz has literature about May trip to Holland MI.

Saturday 1997 - Aleda Purtee sale, 0 degree temperature.  I went, a big crowd, GG was #126.

Sunday 1998 - Church Quarterly Conference at 3pm at NV, about 40 people there, we sat on each side then as reports were given we gathered in the middle of  our SS.  Shirley Cadle will start her 5th year this June.  Tonight she has last Quarterly Conference at Westboro.  Concerned about their daughter who wants to marry a Peruvian.  Shockley (?) drives for Airborne.  Had SS lesson on Romans 11:16-33

Monday 1999 - First class postage goes to 33 cents, penny postcard now will be 21 cents, but just 20 cents if you furnish card.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January 10, 1989-1999 Ginny Baptized

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Tuesday 1989 - Jean went to UMW meeting, UMW purchased the last of the new hymnals at $10.50 each.  A nice sunny day.  John called - his friend Mark loves to fly people here and there.

Wednesday 1990 - [Phoenix] Exchanged TWA tickets with MD excuse.  Jean forgets purse & ticket,  no extra expense in going to airport.  Terminal 4 is to open this fall.  Went to R[.....?] Trust Meeting in Mesa, 150 there. 

Friday 1992 - Serena, Everett & Ann Bailey here for supper.  Mother enjoying Strawberry Pie from Frischs.

Sunday 1993 - [KY] Left the van in London KY and went on to Somerset in the car.  Don had the SS lesson about perfection in love.  Had baptism for Ginny - this IS Baptismal Sunday.  Virginia Bowles sang.  11 of us went to lunch at a Chinese Buffet for $56.  "Hit" couple of Cracker Barrel's on the way home.  They have reduced their Christmas stuff by 75% -- was 50% off yesterday.

Monday 1994 - Eye appt in Wilmington, may need a cataract operation in 2 years.  Can still get to 20/40 vision.  Lunch at Arby's, came home via Lees Creek.

Wednesday 1996 - Harners had us out to supper, what a workshop Orville has in his basement, stuff everywhere.  Info in WSJ about Tammy Thornburg's wedding in October.  Prayer meeting at UMC

Saturday 1998 - About got Schedule C '97 tax done.  New church (presently in old lumber yard building on Bernard Rd) going up near Bob McCoy on S.R. 350.  Two new houses on NE corner of 350 and Farmers Road.  Went to Wilmington, got new library card.  Had supper at Arby's.  Talked with Serena on the phone.  Sid has been retired 26 years, believe he is 78. 

Sunday 1999 - Memorial Service for Nancy Newman's mother at Hollowtown Church of Christ, west of Danville in Highland County.  Went on down to Georgetown, library addition in 1989.  Mt. Orab has a new looking library.  Had snack at the Lake Lorelei Restaurant at juct of 68 & 744 - it was OK.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Hawaii "Big Island" 1998

Dad's Diary Entries from January 21-29, 1998 [see Editor's note below]

January 21, Wednesday - [spent previous night near Columbus airport] Up early to fly to Dallas-FW, then change for flight to Honolulu. Ate part of breakfast we brought with us. Got 4:30 flight to Kona and drove to B&B, big room for $115, 2 miles south of airport but hard to find. Got there at 6:30 just dark, 5 hour time change from Ohio.

January 22, Thursday - Drove down to Pier, walked through King Kona Hotel where we stayed before. Took noon sub ride, down to 100 feet for $69 each. Saw lots of fish, nice experience. Visited PL, supper at rib place near B&B.

January 23, Friday - Left after another nice breakfast, went to Kona Historical Society, then to Refuge place [Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park]. Lunched at a bakery in Naalehu on bread samples. Staying at Volcano Hole $75, drove around the Crater Rim and Chain of Craters Hwy (just like its name), through telescope could see bright lava on the surface. Had supper at [?] steam-vent take out around the corner.

January 24, Saturday - Into Hilo, Lyman Museum and [Mission] House, then ice cream at Old Kress building, built in 1933, closed in 1980. Drove down to end of 130 then up beach road [132] to Pohoiki, narrow and winding, saw Lava Tree State Monument, interesting tree shapes. Supper in Pahoa at Italian Restaurant with little business.

January 25, Sunday - Breakfast in our room, mini loaves of bread, juice, papayas and bananas. Went to Hilo UMC, very friendly. Saw Akaka Falls State Park, up to Waipi'o Overlook, got ice cream nearby for lunch. Got here [hotel in Kohala Coast -- confirmed by postcard dated 1/28/98 that they are staying at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel] about 4pm, Room 417 $350 [or $35?] with breakfast. VERY NICE. [must be $350!] Walked up the beach to the Orchid [now Fairmont Orchid] and ate at Brown's Beach House, right on ocean terrace with music.

January 26, Monday - Went down to the beach, water in ocean was cold, pool was better and whirlpool even more, nice curves for a sort of privacy. Went to breakfast at 10, $22 each for buffet [but it was included?], quite a spread. Enjoyed watching all the birds. Drove down to Hilton Village, a huge place. We took the train ride, then saw the dolphins and people swimming with them. That's $90 a person or two for $150 for a little shorter session. Then to Four Seasons, quite restrained compared with the Hilton.
Drove to Waimea, got more band aids for Jean's toes. Ate at Merriman's Restaurant which has had several reviews in NYT. He also has a restaurant in Whaler Village in Maui [and at Poipu in Kauai also]. They have several hammocks here, we both got in for a swing. Had pan-fried noodles with vegetables and black bean sauce $13.95, Jean had lamb $20.95 for small portion. Beverages here and at hotel are $2.75.

January 27, Tuesday - Took the 9AM tour of the grounds, looking at the fish ponds, the old Park Cottage and the petroglyphs. At 10:30 we had the buffet then at 1:30 we were the only ones for the hotel's behind the scenes tour. They have two employees for each guest. Nice flower shop. Visited one of the cottages, 2 bedrooms and huge living room for only $4500/night, complete with private pool, etc. Looked at model home for sale, about $600M [$600,000,000? -- wonder how housing prices are holding up there?] plus $1100/month for maintenance. Supper at the Canoe House, very nice and generous servings. I had fried tofu, Jean had hibachi chicken. [They are staying at the Mauna Lani Bay -- this journal entry written on stationary from there and taped into diary.]

January 29, Thursday - Got into CVG at 6:15 [AM presumably, if they left HI on 1/28], took nap in AM and went to office in PM. Five hour time change.

Editor's Note: I'm taking a hiatus from Grandma's post cards (And my scanner is temporarily disabled due to switching to a new computer. Serena, can I make an appointment for assistance upon your return?) to work on Hawaii trips of the past, at least those between 1989-1999 for which I have the diary entries. In addition to the diary entries above, I have five postcards from this trip, two to us, two to Roberta & Sid, and one to Wendy -- Mother included info about Pepsi's 100th Birthday being celebrated there at the same time and that George Bush, Margaret Thatcher and the Rolling Stones (what a trio) were part of the entertainment. Mother says Kona B&B would be "wonderful place to have our reunion." We will be stopping in Kona.

Other postcards indicate trips to Hawaii as follows:
Unknown Date - (?) Roberta and Grandma, no cards from the trip but one undated and not postmarked from Roberta to Grandma referring to the trip.

1973(?) - Mom & Dad - card is Hawaiian Regent Hotel, but sent from USA 12/73
1979 (Aug) - Mom & Dad - two cards from Kauai, one from Honolulu - I'd blog about this but it is prior to the diary I currently have.

1990 - from "Em" to Mom & Dad
1993 - from Polly & Chester to Mom & Dad
1994 (Feb/March) - Mom & Dad in Maui and Kona - will blog about this one next, 5 cards

1995 - 2 from Joe (and Aunt Mary)to Roberta, Hilo and Maui
1999 - from Joe to Roberta, Honolulu, Volcano NP-Big Island, and Maui
2001 - from Marianne to Aunt Mary -- she was there over 9/11
2003 - from Charles and Jeanne to Roberta and Sid
2004 - from Bob and Pat Ballantyne - Kauai but sent from NH, also one in 2005 sent from NH
2004 - from Judi and Amy to Roberta and Sid
2005 (Dec) - Roberta & Sid on the cruise we will be taking, 3 cards

Jan. 9, 1989-99 Wendy's school issues, MV cooks

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Monday 1989 - Church Board reorganized.  A.W. Hause, chair, Virginia Walker, Secretary.  Jean went o Dayton library meeting.  Got Achor & Hodson estates started.  GG back after two week vacation in Naples, FL.  Serena called re her upcoming operation.

Tuesday 1990 - [Phoenix] Bought four shirts at [Bry-S?] for $20.  Went to Wendy's school, she was in spelling bee.  Badminton was her downfall.  MV fixed catfish.

Wednesday 1991 - Jean spoke on China at Women's Club

Saturday 1993 - [KY]  We bought oak leaf table at shop in New Vienna, $129 with four chairs plus took our small brown love seat down.  Had lunch at Applebee's at the Florence Mall near the Hilton.   Great fruit stand at the next exit to the east.  MV had big dinner.

Sunday 1994 - Rented parsonage to Mitchell and Jane Stratton for $450.  John Hughes passed away after being sick with cancer for a year.  He always seemed to be in good spirits.

Monday 1995 - Catherine called, Wendy wants to drop out of school - what a bad idea - she went to Montreal over the holidays to visit fellow she met overseas.

Thursday 1997 - Had dental appt, cleaning & x-rays $113, neither of us had cavities.  No school today.  PPR meeting at church re Ray [Roy?] becoming full time member. 

Friday 1998 - Called [Aunt] Mary, she is enthusiastic about going to Williamsburg but wants us to make plans.

Saturday 1999 - Got haircut at G's .  Betty Thompson called and said Elizabeth Ellen Carey was canceling next Wednesday's Women's Club.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Jan. 8, 1989-99 Twice to Cookers & Snow

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Sunday 1989 -A.W. Hause had SS lesson, Rev. Johnson told the children the story of looking at a divided banana for signs of good luck vs the virtue of praying.  Met the Goodings at the Golden Lamb, hardly anyone there, had brunch for $8.95 or petite dinner for $11.95+.  Spent $27.  From there we went to Methodist District meeting at Milford Trinity Church.  SS 47, Church 62.  36 to 68 [degrees?]

Monday 1990 - [Phoenix] Roberta and Jean went to San Diego to visit Lois Bruce.  $19 each way.  They had lots of walking, restaurants closed.  MV went to Mesa to see the Garretts.

Tuesday 1991 - Busy day at the office, Mother is swallowing better. 

Wednesday 1992 - John S[unber?] spoke at Lions Club.  Jeanette & Brett Laymon in over her dad's estate. 

Friday 1993 - Went to Columbus, met Serena, John and Julie at Cooker's on E. Main St, near I-270 and had dinner.  $58 for the six of us.  Roberta brought about 70# of grapefruit with her.  H.K. Williams passed away at 88.  I recall him as my Scout Master.

Saturday 1994 - [Columbus] Had continental breakfast at motel [Knights Inn] went to Sam's, then to Target where I got a new razor.  Lunch at Cooker's [no, not two days in a row as a year has gone by since the previous entry] .  Got gas at 89.9 cents.  Stopped at WCH library.  Read WNJ article about Harry Hague at 79.

Sunday 1995 - [second entry dated 1/8/94] - Ate at Midland Senior Citizens lunch for $3.50.  Talked to Walter Nichols, they are leaving for FL on 1/9. 

Monday 1996 - Blizzard has passed.   Randy Thompson cleaned out our driveway with a tractor

Wednesday 1997 - Lions Club, 15 present.  1/2 year dues are $15.  Dick Geringer, ECS Supt had Sam [or Sara?] Saylor speak on Home Ec work and the vocational school.  Sabina students are now in their new building.

Thursday 1998 - Janet [or Jarret?] Hahn and I went to Lynchburg to open Carlos lock box.

Friday 1999 - Had our dental appointments, no cavities for either of us.  Delayed luncheon at Bar Meeting.   Joe Dennis is Pres.  More snow this week,  we have had a 1/2 year supply.  Mark Schelling to retire as bailiff after 27 years.  1995 picture of CC Bar Assoc has 45 people (9 gals), in 1986 were 32 people (4 gals), 1978 = 29 people (2 gals), 1967 = 19 people, 1938 = 19 people.  Last court in old Court House was on 9/27/19 [or 1914?].  Called Ed Jones he is 82 and has lots of teeth problems.

Friday, January 01, 2010

January 1, 1989-99 We eat with fingers, Kate plays cards

HH Diary 1989-1999

Sunday 1989 - Jean teaches SS class on 1st Corinthians about marriage.  Rev. Johnson had altar call and the whole front of the church was filled.  Drove to Union to take Rev. Homer and Mrs. Thompson out to lunch at Golden Corral in Maysville KY ($22).  Drove on to Washington KY, one lady quite talkative at antique shop.  Rev. Thompson retiring in June as he has Parkinsons.  They are retiring to her childhood home near Wellston OH.  On 12/25/88 Sunday School 45, Church 61, $700.10.  Today SS 46, Church 63, $903.56.

Monday 1990 - [Phoenix]  S. [Special? Sunday?] Traveler in NYT to be on 33/14, 5/20 and 10/21/90.  Lunch at Ocean City (Chinese)  MV made lasagna [on 12/31/89 attended Trinity Bible Church.]  Serena leaves from Phoenix to Peoria.  News item on Pig Hip Restaurant in Broadview, IL on old US 66.

Tuesday 1991 - Took Christmas tree down, went to Wilmington, saw movie "Three Men and Little Lady", ate at Wendy's.  Early movie $3.25, big popcorn $3.

Wednesday 1992 - Cris and family come to visit for the day.  Wil loves to "pound" the piano.  Angela has two more years of school.

Friday 1993 - Lunch at Frisch's in Hillsboro.  Fire in fireplace.

Saturday 1994 - John and Julie arrived, boxed up some of the National Geographics down at Wells so they can take some of the bookcases.

Sunday 1995 - After church we went down and got mail.  Ed and Evie leaving for Florida.   [Returned from Phoenix on 12/31/94.  Roberta said Ginny reminds her of Grandma in using potty.

Monday 1996 - Raked up sticks in back yard.  Went to Extended Care.  Polly Gibson is poorly, visited with Harry Allen and talked with Leroy Atkinson.

Wednesday 1997 - [Phoenix] Ate with fingers at Ethiopian Restaurant at SW Corner of 19th Ave. and Dunlap [which later turned into a Mexican restaurant, then Chinese, and now along with a nearby former Luby's has been torn down].  Went to Barnes and Noble where Jean bought a book on Walter Cronkite.

Thursday 1998 - John, Julie and Kate here.  Kate loves to play Old Maid and Authors.  Sunny day but in the teens.  Jean moved the bedroom furniture around.

Friday 1999 - [to Pittsboro NC] Leave for Greensboro NC, Delta escape weekend for $79.  Staying at Fearrington House, near Chapel Hill for two nights.  Room #15, their standard room, which is $165/night.  Had dinner there for $59 a person, too much food.  We were there for two hours.  Tea hour was from 4-5pm, which was very bountiful.  Room had CD player and hot roads for the towels.  Fresh flowers in the room.

Items from Uible photo album