Dad's Diary 1974, 1989-1999 [lightly edited]
Monday 1974 - Emma Woods passed away, born December 21, 1888. She was my Sunday School teacher. [I remember being in her house a few times, her white hair and calling her "Miss Emma". Was that her parents house?] Rev. Rider had the funeral.
Saturday 1989 - Jean to Wilmington UMC at 6:30am to work for Emmaus breakfast. Went for bike ride in PM. John called regarding Mary Virginia's address for sending flowers for her birthday.
Sunday 1990 - [Florida]
Monday 1991 - [Texas] Drove out to the Gulf, up through Port Aransas and to the bird sanctuary [Aransas National Wildlife Refuge], the whooping crane winters there. Had late lunch at Dairy Queen in Goliad. Visited a mission and a church [Mission Espiritu Santo in Goliad State Park] lots of history there. Then drove back to San Antonio, had reservations at Alamo Plaza Hotel (Emily Morgan Hotel), converted from an office building four years ago. We are in Room 1104, great view of the Alamo. $73 rate and we parked on the street. Large room with a suite bath, large sliding doors with a whirlpool tub.
Tuesday 1992 - [Israel] Nathan Hale's 75th birthday.
Thursday 1993 - [Guatemala]
Friday 1994 - [Kauai, Hawaii]
Saturday 1995 - Walkers leave for Naples, Florida. Lions Club Pancake lunch and supper, I worked as cashier from 4-7, time went by pretty fast. Roger Bahr called about greeters, he spoke at the last prayer breakfast -- while we were gone [recent trip to Kentucky] he turned 47. Beautiful day, washed the car. Gerald Bernard is quitting active farming. Flowers are popping through the ground.
Sunday 1996 - Flowers and rhubarb coming through the ground. Read article in Lions [Club] Magazine about friendship hosting by a district in Victoria, Australia.
Tuesday 1997 - [London] Early start in London as we arrived at 6:30 AM. Piccadilly Line [train] goes direct from Heathrow to Russell Square. Had nice snack at coffee shop of Hotel Russell. Saw Museum of London.
Wednesday 1998 - [North Carolina to Ohio] Had breakfast in room with Serena. Jean forgot watch so five miles extra each way. Came up [US Route] 25E to Corbin [KY] and had lunch at Cracker Barrel, beans and greens are $3.99. Got gas for 86.9c. Called Sankers and met them at Mariemont. Ice cream at Graeter's, small cone was $1.50. 408 miles from Asheville to New Vienna.