Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 22, 1989-99

Leaning to the right

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - [Cross-country bike ride San Diego to Jacksonville continues through May 5]

Sunday 1990 - Mother leans to the right in her wheel chair, virtually on the railing.  So much pain when we move her.

Monday 1991 - [Pittsburgh to Silver Springs MD]  Very nice Continental Breakfast [at the Priory Hotel], choice of 2 juices, melon, strawberries muffins, apple strudel, coffee cake, cereal, etc.  Also USA Today.  Left at 9AM with picnic lunch at Bethesda where I went to this law office to check on Tak-A-Toy* deal.  Then to Econo Lodge in Silver Springs where we had reservations  ($52 less 10%).  Jean called Louise Robinson and met her at O'Donells in Bethesda.  Then we went to her apartment and she really drove us around the town.

Friday 1994 - [England] Got to Exeter -- 183 miles -- and used their luggage cart to get Jean to the room and dining room.  A lady joined us who had been helpful in opening doors, etc.  Exeter is certainly a hard town to drive around.

Saturday 1995 - Spaghetti supper at UMC, sponsored by the Boy Scouts for their trip to Philmont.  Mowed the yard, it needed it.  Evie Johnson, Joann Gruber and G. Hannah left for Fort Myers today.  Joann had had eye surgery earlier this week.

Monday 1996 - Got mailing on our trip on 6/1/96 [ElderHostel in Eastern Europe].  Betty Adams and Linda Pinkerton here to do cleaning, put up screens.  Got mailing from Robert Hinshaw, he and Linda were married 2/96.

Tuesday 1997 - They put down the new black top at church.  $4700, went to both Wilmington and Hillsboro on legal business.  Cleaning out bookcases at Mother's.

Wednesday 1998 - All Zurface checks back in.  Jean went to Samuel Walkers for CMH Volunteer Night.  Andy _____ here from Dragon BBS to get our email back on computer.  Picked first asparagus.  More rain.  Got the CMH Foundation publication of gifts for 1997.

Thursday 1999 - Our first square dancing (workshop) in 1999.  Pastor going to Ichthus gathering in Wilmore KY.

John added in 2010: Glad you sold Wells when you did, Dad. To have waited would not have worked to your benefit.  Ohio Art had a beautiful brick building in Bryan, OH which reminded me of Wells'. They have been in business since 1908.

HH added in 2010: Remember the [England] trip well. Driving in England takes extra luck with manual shift, left hand lanes and one way streets that are not straight.  Louise Robinson is one of your Mother's old time college friends, who worked for National Geographic.

Added in 2011: Tak-a-Toy (1991) was a private label customer of Wells who sold a lot of stuff and eventually ended up bankrupt.

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