Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Feb. 23, 1989-99

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - Had hearing aid test in Wilmington, both OK.  We both have had our eyes checked and Jean got new glasses.  Exam was $30 and the glasses $170.  Met Jean Liggett at the WPL and we ended up going to the Chinese place for supper with them.  Got new bike gloves for $24.95.  Got BIG check on sale of RJR stock.  Put it in 3 month CD at 9.2%, 6 months was 9.4%.  [Those numbers sound great compared to today's paltry CD rates.   Our credit union best rate on 6 month CD's in Feb. 2010 = 0.35%, in Feb. 2011, rate = 0.03%, have to go to 48 months to get above 1% (1.25%).]

Friday 1990 - [Georgia to Florida]  Called Helen Kuntzman, their church, Aldersgate UMC in Seminole Florida, was having a Missionary Night and potluck supper of foods from countries where the missions go.  Enrights were among guest speakers, a nice treat.  Ken Enright was a student pastor at NVUMC in the 1940s and had a great personality.  After that they went into the missionary field in the Congo where he passed away in 2006.  He created a missionary flying service. 

Saturday 1991 - [Texas]  Drove to South Padre Island, lots of traffic on the beach.  Had lunch at Sea Ranch Restaurant, $3.99 special.  Sat with Carol and Don Stout from Worthington.

Sunday 1992 - [Israel]

Tuesday 1993 - [Guatemala]

Wednesday 1994 - [Kauai, Hawaii]

Thursday 1995 - Went square dancing.  Ed and Dorothy Bailey there.  Leadership Clinton meeting.  Joni Streber quitting Ferns and starting work with Morris Beard[?] in Yellow Springs

Sunday 1997 - [South Africa]

Monday 1998 - [Kentucky to North Carolina]  Left Somerset after taking Ginny to school and Christian to babysitter.  Had lunch at Regas Restaurant in Knoxville. [Apparently as reported in late 2010, they are closed but their website lives on.  Their blog says they will be open limited hours in January 2011 for redemption of credit card type gift certificates.]  Still good.  On to Asheville where we had a reservation at Grove Park Inn.  Room 6035, (200 steps from lobby) past the room where George Bush spent a night.  Great view of mountains.  Serena had made reservations for dinner at Richmond Hill, 3 of us was $115, then Jean was sick.  Called the Zooks -- Mary's younger sister in Missouri had passed away so they were going there.

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