Saturday, January 15, 2011

Jan. 16, 1989-99

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 lights in the church.

Wednesday 1991 - What a day -- Iraq invaded, claims from Strombecker about "magic wand" use, computer becoming obsolete.  Mother seems better, got call from CMH about her home care.  Oh yes a letter from Welfare about Joyce Grooms working.  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" in which a couple splits up and then he gets a job as a nursemaid for the children under the guise of being an older lady.  Kroger is having a promotion with Delta, $100 purchase = $100 discount if ticket is over $498 or $50 discount if less.  It was 10 degrees this am.

Monday 1995 - [Newark to home] We got along fine babysitting Kate.  Lunch at Cracker Barrel.   Cris and Angela called.  They have decided not to come to Wells.  Paved new sidewalk on east side of 73.

Tuesday 1996 - [Phoenix] Drove up to Sedona, visited the chapel in the rocks and the shopping center with Spanish name [Tlaquepaque], had lunch thereat Rene's, 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.  Borrowed $ for Elsie S, oh the bank papers.

Friday 1998 - [MV, Ginny and Christian arrive] Another call to IRS re Zurface.  Mary Virginia, Ginny Christian & Mickey (she is 43 and has one daughter who is in Japan with her husband who is in the service) arrive.  Empathy for Don Waters grandson.  Barry Williams here re our electric deep freezer problems.  Also Nolan TV here.  Another long email from Sid.

Saturday 1999 - Morning breakfast at church, Kim Armentrout didn't show up so Pastor Mike spoke on Habitat.  Went to Wilmington PL, had quite a conversation with Rita Crandin [?], she really takes the books to Prairie View, etc.  She is going to NZ and Australia next month then to the NM school in October.  Ended up getting a Big Don at Donalds for $4.19.  Phil Dirt and the Dozers at the Murphy.

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