Sunday, October 09, 2011

October 10, 1986-99

Aleda Purtee

 HH's Diary 1988-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1986 - [Philippines and Korea trip ends]

Thursday 1987 - [Indiana] Hilly Hundred Bike trip from Bloomington IN [last part].

Wednesday 1990 - [to Kentucky] Left about 3 after Jean's Women's Club meeting at Harners for Lexington.  Met MV and Don at the Mall (Zondervans) then went to Arnolds for supper, cheese cake $2.50.  MV cancelled our reservations at the Quality Inn and we stayed at the College in Wilmore ($30 for the two of us, + $1.80 tax).

Thursday 1991 - [Roberta visiting]

Saturday 1992 - [Far East Trip with Liggetts]  Hong Kong, ferry trip to Macau
Jean, HH, and Liggett group - Macau - Oct. 1992

Sunday 1993 - [New England and Nova Scotia trip ends] Back from Nova Scotia trip of 11 days, with a week before that in New England with three nights with Bob and Pat Ballantyne.  See separate notes [not included].  Enjoyed our two nights at Longfellows Wayside Inn.  [Oldest operating inn in the country, since 1716, in Sudbury MA.]

Monday 1994 - [Hocking Hills, Columbus Day] John and I went for a two mile walk up to the lake before breakfast, then after breakfast we visited all the areas around.  Had lunch in Logan at a new Dutch restaurant.  We had made reservations for dinner at 7 at the Inn.  Really not worth $18 a piece, pork chops with red cabbage, sweet potato patties, salad and fancy dessert.

Thursday 1996 - We went to Hillsboro, as having open house at Highland House for [Ohio] Supreme Court Judge [Evelyn Lundberg] Stratton [b1953 in Thailand to missionary parents, still serving on Ohio Supreme Court in 2011].  Had "long" talk with Cathy Hottle [Catherine Carpenter Hottle, 1916-2011 married in 1947 to Judge Darrell Hottle, 1918-1989], she celebrated her 80th birthday in June, in process of writing a book.  Jean put up posters about UMC Harvest Dinner on 11/2/96.  Ate at Arby's, 4 beef sandwiches for 99¢ each, they kept trying to sell us on fries.  Aleda Purtee passed away, they took off the life support yesterday.  She was a classmate of mine at NV School.  [She was also my second grade teacher.  Anybody else have her?  She was a mean teacher – made good use of her ruler and was also good at pulling ears, and ruined my chances of being an artist when my crayon drawing was portrayed as an example of how not to do it.  Though certainly she must have had some good qualities and I understand was an excellent hoarder.]  Went  ⃞ dancing.

Friday 1997 - Gary Kersey was over to look at house, "wait until April."  [GHU's house up for sale, realtor said it would sell better in the spring.]

Saturday 1998 - [Kentucky] Ate at Ruby Tuesdays, a new restaurant in Somerset.

Sunday 1999 - [NYC with church group to home] Left from Edison Hotel about 8am, at 1pm in Bedford PA at Boss's Buffet, a real value.  Got back to Worthington at 7pm in light rain.  Had a snack stop at Wendy's and were home at 9pm.  Doris [Martin] had carried all the flowers in.

John remembers the hike in 1994 with fond memories, and adds that (re 1996) he had Miss Purtee for third grade and agrees that she was no fun and quite strict.

HH adds re 1996: Reading about Aleda Purtee (my NVHS Classmate) reminded me of that experience as I was the Executor of the Estate and to say she was a hoarder is an understatement. Some of the rooms were so packed (like old cereal boxes, grocery sale bills, etc etc) up to one's height that you could not see out the window.  In fact the house was so full that she had built a garage which was also filling up.

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