Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]
Friday 1989 - [Cross-country bike ride San Diego to Jacksonville continues through May 5]
Saturday 1990 - First sign of asparagus in the garden.
Sunday 1991 - Picked large handful of asparagus. Took the bells to Otterbein Home for the annual affair.
Wednesday 1993 - Worked garden for first time. Planted onions and peas. Little pear tree in bloom. Bible study on Romans. Ron Gotherman [see 1996 below] got out of the hospital, gave him 3-4 months.
Thursday 1994 - Jean has appointment with Dr. M, "things look good"
Friday 1995 - Larry Lyons and I went to the 12th District Court of Appeals meeting in Middletown. That Sorg House was sure an old beauty. Bought 2 rose buses and 2 cherry trees at Rhoads Garden Center, each $12.95. Put out flowers in front of parsonage. Jean and I inserted [?] four sheets for Day of Joy -- final count was 316. Jean went with Jo Harner and Esther to Hillsboro for flowers for their Mothers' Club.
Sunday 1996 - Only 64 at church. Had evening service, we all sat in the choir loft. We ate at Midland. Liver and Onions $4.50, less 10% for seniors. Jean had chicken on a bed of rice (lots or rice). Learned how to "cut" and "paste" on the computer. More rain. Roberta called. Lisa Gooding got her something at Mug's sale. * Saw Ron G. the other day, he is doing real well, they plan to move to Florida this fall.
Monday 1997 - [to Asheville] Left about 6AM and had breakfast at McDonalds. Foggy. Met the Zooks for lunch at Piccadilly Cafeteria. He has been retired for 8 years. Her back is better. Daughter at Columbus supposed to graduate this spring. On to Asheville, had a very nice room at the Hampton Inn. Serena seems fine. Ate at the Greenery.
Tuesday 1998 - Spiraea is coming into bloom.
HH added in 2010: On Monday in 1997, the Zooks do have a daughter in Columbus, she had at last report had a medical practice. Guess that kind of work was to much for him, for recall that he soon bought a carmel corn franchise and moved to Johnson City TN. from Toledo Ohio.