Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June 1, 1989-99

Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - Went to Fairborn for Hotlinger [?] Real Estate closing.  JBU got new Schwinn bike in Xenia – $290 with handle bar conversion and better seat.  Ate at Chinese Restaurant in Xenia.  We had Phoenix ____ soup $3.50.  Put up signs about Chicken Bar-B-Que.  Breaking ground for new S.F. Minton office in Wilmington.  New heel plates on my Red Wing shoes, $1.50 ($1 in Wilmington).

Friday 1990 - [Turkey]

Saturday 1991 - Honda has 17,000 miles, unleaded gas 117.9¢/gal.

Tuesday 1993 - [Roberta visiting] Took Roberta to Columbus airport, had supper at Carolyn's in German Village, some unusual dishes.  Mary Horton went with us, so many things she can't eat or doesn't like.  Cup of soup was $3.50.  Also a stop at Bloomington at Ann Mossbarger's, they have 5 children and 10 grandchildren and all their names starts with "J".

Wednesday 1994 -  Dick Gieringer spoke on the upcoming school issue – the state will give EC $14 million if we come up with $4 million.  Josephine Harner drove Orville in, he is having eye problems.  She stayed with Jean.  14 present at Lions Club.

Thursday 1995 - [to KY] Had lunch with Serena at Hamilton Hotel after a stop at the Butler County Court House on the Mee Estate.  In Lexington we went to Toys-R-Us and got a swing set (heavy) for Ginny.  Went to nearby Book Stores to get Lonely Planet book on Iceland.  Went to Bob Evans for supper.  You can get to their [Crowsons] house from there by taking a left on Owens Ferry Road and then right on Mimosa to 226.

Saturday 1996 - We left on ElderHostel program to Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary, will return on 6/22.  See separate book.  [Which will be shared at some future date, right Dad?]

Sunday 1997 - More rain.  E.C. graduation day.  Jean had SS lesson, 1st Chapter of Ecclesiastes.  Serena came to church.  Had brunch at Samuel Walker's, used coupon from book, $11.95 for Serena, $8.95 for seniors.  Talked with Mr. Fay there, he works for bank and rings bells.  Went to Extended Care and CMH.  Esther hopes to get out tomorrow.  Bob and Carl's has milk for 88¢/gal with $10 purchase and 6 bagels for 88¢ to celebrate their 88th birthday.

Monday 1998 - [Lenox MA to home] Using the fruit basket in the room [Wheatleigh] for breakfast, we left there about 10, with a stop at the Tanglewood Gardens, then Massachusetts Turnpike (no toll) to Rt. 202, then south to Bradley [Hartford] airport.  Lunch at airport, arrived in Cincinnati at 3:29.  Had supper at Village Inn at Mariemont, entrees with 3 vegetables, $5.25 and up.  Lots of older single people there.  Gal there told us about a little street near by _____ Close where Bob and Mary Crosset live.  Ice cream was $1.50.

Tuesday 1999 - Jean had lunch at Bob Evans with Valetta [last name?] and several others.  Got new VCR at Walmart $124, 4 head, though really don't know what that means.  Walked out to the cemetery and brought back flower containers.  The Bob Walkers have bought a place at Rocky Fork.

Monday, May 30, 2011

May 31, 1989-99

Adoption from Black Sea area

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - Picked 3 quarts of strawberries.

Thursday 1990 - [Turkey]

Friday 1991 - We both went to the dentist, only needed teeth cleaned ($48 each), started with McMullen in fall of 1981.  Faris brought us a mower loaner.  Went out to Rhinehart and got love seat couch reupholstered.  Picked 3 quarts of berries.  Tomatoes are starting to turn red.  There are so many rabbits in our yard – saw 4 little ones with their mother. 

Sunday 1992 - Barnabas program at NVUMC, umpteen singing groups, started at 6:30 and we got home at 10:20, had lots of refreshments.  The Harners had invited us out for lunch, what a feast, even "filo" dough with ? inside.  Orville had made a contraption to keep your boots dry, what a pain.  The Donald Bernards were also there.  Josephine has lots of scrap books.  We went directly to Hillsboro at 4:30 and then to the Church.

Monday 1993 - [Roberta visiting, Memorial Day] A cool damp day, so Memorial services at the school.  Roberta and I went to see GHU at breakfast, then Roberta and MUH went over in the afternoon and visited with Mugs and Vivian.  Mother very wide awake.  Made reservations at Rocky Mountain "Y" for next July 1994 for 8 rooms.  Trimmed shrubbery, front and back.  Hortons here for supper, then played Uno.  Bill blames Mary's health for not wanting to go anyplace.  They liked the homemade bread. 

Tuesday 1994 - Mildred P. [last name?] appraisal in Leesburg. 

Wednesday 1995 - Catherine called.  Wendy has quit her job with the Indian Mission [which involved fund raising], she and her cousin [Gina who now lives in VT and has two children, at that time Gina was living with us and working at Best West RV] are taking the bus from Phoenix to Maine and then driving back.  They leave Phoenix at 4AM.

Saturday 1997 - More rain.  Serena got here about 4:30pm after she spent night in Somerset with a flat tire en route.  Went down to Mother's and got a few things for her.  She enjoys looking at those 1909-1912 postcards.

Sunday 1998 - [Bennington VT to Lenox MA] Had nice continental breakfast [at Four Chimneys], went up in tower [Bennington Battle Monument] $1.50 each, then to Old First Church for service, all seats in small rectangle on three sides and the door on the fourth side.  Visited Bennington Museum, lots of Grandma Moses stuff there, Jean bought some books.  Lunch at Friendly's Ice Cream.  Had reservations at the Wheatleigh in Lenox and we were in Room B.  Bathroom in need of renovation but nice large room.  Supper was an overkill at $68 each + 18% tip. 

Monday 1999 - [John, Julie and Kate visiting]  Memorial Day.  Kate rode her bike out to the cemetery.  Flo Brumley was there.  Talked with Bruce Kinzer, he has a blood clot in his leg.  Brought up bookcase from Wells.  John and Julie pointed out place on Black Sea where they hope to adopt a boy.  Serena called, plans to be here week from Friday.  John, Julie, and Kate plan to go camping at Caesar Creek.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

May 30, 1989-99

Kate rides unassisted

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - Picked first strawberries – 2 quarts.  Rototilled garden for first time.  Kroger's having cantaloupe for 29¢/lb.  Jean got our flag back from school.  We purchased it in 1961.

Wednesday 1990 - [Turkey]  [But on the home front...] Pick & Save Discount Grocery opened in Wilmington.  East Clinton was formed 25 years ago.  [However consolidation began in 1963 when NV combined with Lees Creek and Reesville to form Simon Kenton HS 63-64, name changed to New Kenton for 64-65, then consolidated with Sabina in 1965 to form East Clinton.]

Thursday 1991 - Worked at Ball Park, they sell water for 3¢/cup. 

Sunday 1993 - [Roberta visiting] Potluck at church for graduating seniors (3) – Kevin Carey, Sarah Hill and Trisha Truitt, good turn out.  Minister's sermon: Is there any wind?  Acts 1:1-21.  They have a new 28' Motor Home.  Serena and Roberta went to Lebanon to meet Lisa, then we drove down later to get Roberta.  Had house advertisement in Realtor's window at $330,000.

Monday 1994 - [John, Julie and Kate visiting, Memorial Day]  Parade at 9:30.  We all went out except for Bill.  John, Julie and Kate left about 1:30.  We had Ann Bailey's lasagna left over from last November.  After they left, Jean drove for the first time in six weeks [since her cracked ankle in England in April.]  Went out to see the Harners, he is having trouble with his eyes.  Honda turned 75,000, washed and waxed the dirty spots on the car.  Roger Dalton – right track in the wrong place.

Tuesday 1995 - Jean and I made the cemetery loop and picked up the trash.  Harold Schautz was over and worked with GG on learning the new computer.  Bulbs at Jeani Florist are 25% off, put out 1 dahlia and a box of gladiolas, also 6 pepper plants.

Friday 1997 - Opened Henry Edwards lock box, unchanged in the 3 years since his wife passed away.

Saturday 1998 - [Williamstown MA to Bennington VT]  Visited Clark Art Museum, a beautiful piano there.  Lunch at Chef's Hat on Rt 7 North, good value.  On to Manchester, visited Robert Todd Lincoln's [son of Abraham] home and drove to top of Mt. Equinox.  Had a snack at McDonald's and reservations at 4 Chimneys in Bennington VT.  Walked to cemetery and visited Robert Frost's [March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963] grave.  A Ballantyne in an adjacent plot. 

Sunday 1999 - John, Julie and Kate arrive.  Kate can ride bike without training wheels.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 29, 1989=99

Class of '43

Notes from HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1989 - [John and MV visiting, Memorial Day]  We all walked out to the cemetery at 9:30.  Ed Johnson spoke.  MV and her friend Sandy left at 7:30 as MV was to be at work at 11am.  Had hot dogs for lunch and John left about noon.  Made yogurt ice cream.  Oh yes, couldn't find our flag.  Jean recalled loaning it to a teacher at school.

Tuesday 1990 - [Turkey]

Wednesday 1991 - Tomatoes turning red, broccoli forming.

Saturday 1993 - [Roberta visiting] We met Roberta at Heartland, then a 44 mile drive via 136 to Moyers [near Manchester].  We were there at 2:30 and the outside was well filled.  It was $19 for the 3 of us, tax included.  Came back via Ripley, 53 miles that way.  Went in US Shoe outlet store in Ripley.  Got back to NV just as Cris and Angela were arriving.  Fast afternoon as we were to be at school at 5:30 as the social hour [for NVHS Alumni] was from 6-7pm.  Of the 18 in our class [1943], 5 are deceased and 5 were there – Virginia [Wayland] Rulon, Aleda Purtee, Bruce Kinzer, Darold Whitmer, and myself.  We left during the dance and visited with Cris, Angela, Laura and Wil.  They are en route to NC to try and sell these lots, subdivided into 12 lots.  Wilbur Cline [related to Randy or Eileen?] and his quartet had the program tonight. 

Sunday 1994 - [John, Julie and Kate visiting]  Cris and Angela, Laura (7) and Wil (5) were here.  He is especially active.  Jean had a super dinner for us. 

Monday 1995 - Memorial Day, Sid Clay spoke, said he used to be a drill sergeant.  MUH was here for lunch and left after ice cream for supper.  Jean and Joan Gruber went to Emmaus walk in Hillsboro on the 5th Monday. 

Wednesday 1996 - Went to the dentist - McMullen, for a filling - been going there since '81 when Dr. Hause retired.  Bible study at Hannah's.  Keith Rankin telling us how his first job out of HS was as an orderly at Christ Hospital.  Jean went to Hillsboro for Anderson Estate Tax.

Thursday 1997 - Leadership Clinton meeting, more rain.  Had lunch with the Baileys at the Chinese restaurant.

Friday 1998 - [Flew to Hartford, on to Williamstown MA]  Had Delta Weekend Escape tickets to Hartford.  Visit to Northampton [where] Public Library and Calvin Coolidge Library/Museum [share a] duplex, Also Deerfield, then on to Williamstown where we had a nice room at the Orchards Hotel.  Very few there for dinner.  Had detour en route because Rt. 2 was closed from fallen trees on the highway.

Saturday 1999 - Cleaned up at Wells, then trimmed shrubbery around the front of the house.  I was tired.  Alumni Banquet.  Marjory Kilpatrick* [maiden name Gray '40?, Hachathorn '44? or possibly Thompson '35?] was President.  We bought 10 of the small saucers – liquidating the school's china.  The Rankin family (7 altogether) sang.  We sat next to Don and Helen  [Roberts] Dean, Class of '29.  Bob Bernard ['34] and his new wife were next to them.  He went into great detail about his career.  Paul Eddy Rulon is sure slowing down.  Don T... seems to have new life, told of taking ballroom dancing in Florida and meeting the gals.  Sat across from Marie [Linkhart] T... ('61) and her son Dan, who received the scholarship.

*MV added in 2010: Marjory Kilpatrick and her husband Lewis, also same ones who owned the Leesburg restaurant that GHU loved so well---don't remember a name, we just always called it "Leesburg."

Friday, May 27, 2011

May 28, 1989-99

John falls off bike

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - John came down about 5pm, we went on bike ride through Careytown (he fell off in crossing NV RR tracks).  MV also here, on way back to Asbury from singing at a wedding in Canada.  Took flowers to cemetery.  GG brought us cantaloupe and melon.

Monday 1990 - [Memorial Day]  Our peonies at cemetery are in bloom.  John is taking us to Columbus for plane trip to Turkey.

Tuesday 1991 - Heartland raising semi-private room rate from $77 to $85 per day.  Cleaned out part of fence row at GHU's, oh the poison ivy.

Friday 1993 - [Roberta visiting] Roberta said Grandma was great today.  We were on the Alumni Committee so worked over there.

Saturday 1994 - We went to Wilmington and Jean got a pair of size 9 and pair of size 6 shoes at Walmart to fit her swollen foot and her regular left foot.  [Cracked ankle on 4/16/94.]  NVHS Alumni Banquet, 3 hour program.  Paul Rulon was wordy again.  John, Julie, and Kate came.  Kate is quite a walker.

Sunday 1995 - More rain, Mary beat me to choir practice, went to Walmart.  Sign up for the new Duke gas station at east end of Wilmington.  Mary Bard has been at Extended Cared since 4/3/95.  Had our first head lettuce out of the garden.

Tuesday 1996 - Down to 54° this AM.  Jean had poor luck running Print Shop on computer for a graduation card.

Wednesday 1997 - Town meeting re: Keith Collins.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 27, 1989-99

Memorial Rain

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 -  New Vienna High School Alumni – $7.50 each,  Annie Johnson Levo, a 1914 grad was there.  We went with Mother and the Hortons.  Paul Rulon spoke for the Class of 1939, oh he was windy.  Enjoyed talking with Doris Eaton Jones (her 50th year also), their daughter is Sallie Wendt whose husband is Bob Wendt of Channel 10 (NBC) in Phoenix.  She is with 1st Interstate.  Bought weed eater from Tom Young with blower attachment, total $200.

Sunday 1990 - Graduation Day at church, 5 graduates.  Minister spoke on power of prayer.  Went to Wooden Spoon for lunch buffet $5.95.  John came.  He is thinking of joining "frontiers", a group to convert Muslims.  Cris called Hortons, he is hep on new job in Auburn IN, have bought a 5-room house next to the library.

Monday 1991 - [Memorial Day]  The parade didn't materialize, a rainy day.  We ate at Frisch's in Hillsboro – liver and onions with soup and salad bar is $4.75.  Did pick 6 quarts of strawberries.  Trying to compose a letter re: Paul Steele, our pastor from 1951-1954, who is retiring this year.

Wednesday 1992 - Trimmed spiraea.   Julie is recovering.  Got fancy invitation from Cris re: Bill and Mary's 50th Anniversary.  Mother in good spirits.

Thursday 1993 - Went to Columbus to meet Roberta, then on to John and Julie's and got home about 11pm.  Kate was mostly asleep.

Saturday 1995 - Put out 5 trees across the street.  Yard looks nice.  Had meat from the Crock Pot.  Went to NVHS Alumni with MUH, we sat with the class of 1940.  Jean Minzler Eaton Baugh '39 (Bill is not well) and Ralph Elliott ('39).  Lyle Sheffield '53 [he died 1998 in highway accident involving a deer] was President, lots of trivia.  186 present.  Invited us to take home the surplus food.  Fred Matthews was the oldest present, class of 1920.

Monday 1996 - Memorial Day, lots of rain, took MUH to CLC for flight to Albuquerque.   Had lunch at Grand Cafe at the Commonwealth Hilton [in Florence KY], out of soup, got salad with dressing.  Jean saw Miriam Schwatz [?] at Christ Hospital, then visited a "Taste of Cincinnati" on Central Parkway.

Thursday 1999 - Closing on Evelyn Bernard's Sabina property, built in 1912.  Trimmed shrubbery in back yard.  GTE repaired our phone.  Clara Sears here again.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May 26, 1989-99

Sophisticated Traveler

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1989 -  Jean went to the dentist.  We had supper at Ponderosa, a dinner for the 6th grade teacher.  Kroger's had cantaloupe for 39¢/lb.

Saturday 1990 - NV Alumni event, $20/couple.  Gretchen Huffman, President.  We also went to to NV Senior Citizens for lunch.  Harners had program with collection of people's most embarrassing moment -- ours was Catherine's using the bathroom [display] at Snyder's Hardware. 

Sunday 1991 - Senior Recognition day at church – Doug Carey, Markus [Marsha?] Smallridge and Hazel Gruber.  Jim Marshall has been our pastor for past 3 Sundays.  Serena called us from Houston.  Also John called, they are "thinking" of a [wedding] date.  Roberta called, they traded in the Lincoln and have a Mercury Taurus.

Wednesday 1993 - Trimmed shrubbery in front of house, especially the tall evergreen to below the gutters.  Checked Sophisticated Traveler out from the library.  Hard to get GHU awake, though she does well on strawberries and candy. 

Friday 1995 - Took flowers out to cemetery.  Trimmed shrubbery near GHU's garage, mowed the grass.  Taste of Cincinnati on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  Complained to the Police about the red pick-up in front of her house for 3 weeks, which is being repaired.  They did move it. 

Wednesday 1999 - Put new surge protector on the computer line.  Went to Wilmington, had supper at Wendy's, $4.44 for the two of us – 3 sandwiches, chili and a frosty.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May 25, 1989-99

Aunt Mary NVHS Class of '31

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1987 - Had letter from Ed Jones, he is 70 and blamed his nerve problems on not meeting us in Columbus for the Ohio Bar meeting.

Thursday 1989 - Went square dancing, $5/couple.  Buz Lukens trial dragging on.  Jean got silver bracelets from Kate Foster in Green Valley AZ.  We called John.  MV called us, she is going to a wedding near Toronto Canada this weekend.

Saturday 1991 - Saw GHU at breakfast time, spoke at NV Senior Citizens at noon on our trip to China.  In the PM worked the garden over and put some mulch around the trees.  NVHS 110th Alumni meeting, 176 present, $25/couple.   Virginia Wayland Rulon, Virginia Ludwick (not in our graduating class but attended school with us then moved away), [17 graduates in 1943] Bruce Kinzer and I there from my class.  MUH's class of 1931 was the honored class [which had 19 graduates, Aunt Mary is only surviving member of that class]. 

Monday 1992 - [Memorial Day, Kentucky with Serena to home]  Couldn't get any of the family to eat any of our breakfast.  Jean and I did use their indoor pool, it was too cool to use the outdoor pool.  Had lunch at Daryl's then Jean went with MV and Don to look at baby furniture and Serena and I went to the BIG bookstore at Lexington Green.  Heavy traffic on I-75, so we came part way on 25. 

Thursday 1995 - Jean and MUH went to program at CMH.  Josephine told Jean how poor Orville feels.  Cleaned out asparagus patch.  Leadership Clinton meeting at noon, lots of paper.

Saturday 1996 - Finally got weed eater to work, it's great.  NV Alumni event, $25/couple.  Willard McKenzie went on at great length, he was in the class of '31.  Marty Gillespie, the President had a group of Alumni in a choir.  Bruce Kinzer, Virginia Wayland Rulon and myself were there representing the class of '43.  Virginia spoke of Paul Eddy having prostrate cancer.

Sunday 1997 - John, Julie and Kate left about 10AM, it was Park National Bank day at King's Island, as Kate was not feeling good so they headed for Newark and gave us their tickets.  We drove down there and had lunch at Perkins.  Back to Lebanon, wandered through antique shops.  One gal was very talkative, her granddaughter had just graduated from Granville College at 19 with a 4.0 average.  Ice cream, $1.25/dip.  Saw Esther Salisbury at CMH with a hip replacement.

Monday 1998 - [Memorial Day] Pastor Mike spoke at service at Cemetery at 9:45.  John, Julie and Kate arrived at 1:45 after spending the night at Murphin Ridge.  They enjoy tennis, left around 5:30.  Went down to Wells to take down the flag, then rode bike out Careytown Road a short distance.

Monday, May 23, 2011

May 24, 1989-99

Kate chases tennis balls, Don's graduation

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - Jean fixed onion soup.  Getting new roof over jump rope area at Wells.  Took GHU to the Doctor, had lunch at CM Hospital.

Thursday 1990 - Serena has job interview in Houston TX.

Sunday 1992 - [to Kentucky] Left after church with Serena to go to near Wilmore for Don's graduation.  We had motel reservation at Harley [Hailey's?], with Entertainment card $39, room @101 and 105.  Had dinner at Griffin Gate, entrees $19-$27 each.  We were there for 2¼ hours.

Wednesday 1995 - Jean and MUH went with E.E. Carey to program at Miami Trace.

Friday 1996 - Rubber mill broke down.  Bruce Gross is unhappy.  GG went to Dr. in Columbus.  The Kings [preacher] got locked out of their house, wonder about their 17-year-old son, they don't want to leave him alone.

Saturday 1997 - We went to Wilmington and got Ruth Shoemaker and had lunch at Walker's Restaurant.  Ruth seemed to enjoy that, then to Public Library, then a tour of new subdivision on 68 North.  In the AM John and Julie got marble top "chest," some glasses and silverware.  Kate does great job chasing tennis balls.  Gas bill 91 CCFS used, $51.14.

Sunday 1998 - More rain.  Had lunch at New Vienna Restaurant, quite busy, entrees $4.95, large servings but very basic.  Then went to Martinsville UMC.  Don and Barb Isaacs and ?? spoke on their personal problems with mental illness.  Did make reservations via Delta's Escape Plans for this coming weekend to Hartford CT ($99) and also made reservation for rental car and three different hotels.  Other plans were Boston $109, Washington $89, Portland $179, Chicago $79, Norfolk $89, Ft. Lauderdale $139, Philadelphia $89 and Phoenix $159.

Monday 1999 - [New Hampshire with Roberta to home] To airport for 9AM flight, had light breakfast en route.  Oh yes, Gayle Long was along [?] with Roberta.  She is very congenial and has condo at Northern and Central.  Her daughter lives in Montana and has a child that has problems.  Parking at Red Parking Lot is $5/day or $30/week.  Stopped to see Homer Thompson.  Rona was not there.  He had just gone to bed.  To Cracker Barrel for early supper, then to Mall at I-71 and US 35, did buy a pair of Levi's for $28.  Also a small umbrella for $9.99.  Called John, they have a notice of a 9-month-old child in Russia.  [Andrew, we've been waiting for you.]

Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 23, 1989-99

New Vienna High School Alumni

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1991 - Went to Columbus to Banc Ohio Trust School at Aladdin Temple on Stelzer Rd.  Jean saw Thelma Holmes, had lunch at the Cooker on Cleveland Ave. near I-270.  Had complimentary fudge brownie with ice cream and sauce (regular $3.25).  Visited Meijer store, then to Columbus zoo.  Home via London (library visit, fancy marquee), then ice cream in Wilmington, one dip, 95¢, on North 68.  Took material for bedroom drapes to lady at 28 and Quigley Rd.

Saturday 1992 - Went to NVHS alumni event.  Cris and Angela just found out that Angela was accepted for the 2-year dental hygiene program.

Sunday 1993 - Took the bells to Otterbein Home for program.  Barnabas Concert at New Vienna Park, then ice cream and cookies.  Ed Johnson spoke on 3rd Class (in the stage coach), they are the ones who do the work, 2nd class gets off and looks while the 1st class just sit. 

Tuesday 1995 - Went to Wilmington, Court House, Public Library and had supper at Bob Evans, then got some tomatoes (yellow and red), put 3 out at the parsonage and cabbage plants.  Worked the garden over.  Still 3 broken vehicles out front.  Doris Martin was telling Jean how bad both the Allens [Harry?] are.  Brina (at Wells) [last name?] had all her (28) teeth pulled (she's 39) and has new false teeth, cost her $2300. 

Thursday 1996 - Went to Wilmington for Leadership Clinton, lunch at Bob Evans ($3.16) then eye appointments for both of us, then square dancing before we came home.  Jean's Mother would be 116 years old today.  Item in WNJ about bypass around Wilmington, 73N to 68S.  Joan and Dick back from Branson MO. 

Friday 1997 - John, Julie and Kate arrived.

Saturday 1998 - 117th [1881-1963, in the 83 years a total graduation of 1,182 students, 625 girls and 557 boys.] New Vienna Alumni, 172 present.   Jo Williams, class of 1928 spoke, Betty Thompson, Class of 1938,  Darold Whitmer of our class [1943] spoke, he lives in Trotwood.  [Bruce] Kinzers will be married 54 years on 6/3/98.  Sat next to Willis and Edith Davis, their daughter Debbie Roe works for Community Action.  Had nice card from Leggitts, their 50th was just two weeks before ours.  More rain.

Sunday 1999 - [New Hampshire with Roberta] Quick visit to the ?? area, where the swirling water shows its work.  To Laconia to Roger and Betty's house, he really has the family history.  Plenty of meat plus Pat had made lasagna.  Bob and Pat left early as he goes to be at 3PM and goes to work at 11PM.  What a life.  Pat's Mother works part time at the hospital in the kitchen.  Bob is really a fan of this Riding High Ranch in NY.  Both boys have taken treatment for cancer.  Roger has a beautiful Harley-Davidson bike.  Drove back to Manchester and went to Applebee's for a snack.

1950 Pictures

Some pictures I should have posted in April -- I'm cleaning off my shelf to get ready for June!

Catherine on beach in St. Petersburg FL - April 1950
Harold & Catherine in St. Petersburg, Florida - April 1950
Jean, Catherine & Harold - April 1950
The HH Uible Family when Catherine was an only child.
Catherine (&Harold) on steps of Alabama Capitol April 14, 1950 - First Capitol visit for Catherine
Catherine in playpen - April 1950 at CJ Uibles
Catherine in stroller April 1950 at CJ Uibles
Let's get a move on!
Harold & Catherine on stairs at CJ Uibles - April 1950
Catherine at CJ Uible's ready to talk on phone - April 1950
Catherine ready to get out of high chair - April 1950 at CJ Uibles
Somebody had to keep Mom and Dad entertained until Roberta arrived.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 22, 1989-99

Mt. Washington COG RR

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

1988 - DP&L, 26 KWH

Monday 1989 - DP&L, 21 KWH, $52.74 ($1.70/day)

Tuesday 1990 - We went with the Hortons and GHU to Leesburg.  The Chicken Pot Pie is $5.95.  Roger Littleton brought over the "hoists" to try out.  Bev Gooding called wanting Serena's phone # as she had news on the Greenville Library job.

Friday 1992 - DP&L, 23.3 KWH, $58.94

Saturday 1993 - GHU sleepy again, the bright sun did not faze her, weight = 98#.  Bought a rocking chair for $25 from David McGrath, the Fairview Friends minister, plus more books.  They are moving to London, England, have been here 3 years.  Cleaned street and sidewalk at Wells.

Sunday 1994 - Had lunch in Hillsboro, the old Parker House Hotel, Laura Hughes had raved about the place but really quite ordinary buffet.  The Hortons got here about 2PM.  Barnabas program at church tonight.  Trying to do more extra walking, yesterday I walked the loop around Cemetery Rd and today around block twice, 7 minutes each time. 

Monday 1995 - Trimmed shrubbery along the fence and also in front of the house.  Our ElderHostel tickets came today via Fed Express.  Jean went to dinner at CMH, program on dialysis machine. 

Wednesday 1996 - Still working on the brief for the Z [Zurface] case.  Had Bible Study at the Salisburys.  2 Samuel 12.  Esther is sure having trouble getting up and down.  Catherine called, think Best West will buy the lot.  Funeral for Connie Smith.

Thursday 1997 - Henry Edwards passed on.  Article in WNJ re Malcolm Bean planting 1260 walnut trees, mostly north of Port William, will mature in 25 years.  Planted 2nd crop of beans and beets.  Lots of kids are using the church parking lot.  Sent out the Purtee checks, $33,000 to 8 different charities.

Saturday 1999 - [New Hampshire with Roberta] Went on the Mt. Washington COG RR trip.  Pat's mother, Lydia, was in the dark as to this as she would have said no.  It was a noisy ride up but beautiful weather on top, how lucky.  Just there for 20 minutes, total trip 3 hours.  $44 each, less 10% for seniors.  We had picnic lunch on way down.

Friday, May 20, 2011

May 21, 1989-99

Don gets PhD

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - The five of us went to Leesburg for lunch.  Fish tail was $5.95, standard 2 vegetables.  Planted plants in garden, have had them for a week, it has been so wet.  Called Roberta.  Mary Virginia called.

Monday 1990 - [Kentucky to home]  Went to Target, the Bookstore, got map of Turkey.  Lunch at Ryans Steakhouse in Florence and was in NV at 2:30.  Thought I had lost my billfold but found it in the van.

Tuesday 1991 - Took Roberta to Columbus for flight to Phoenix, went via Greenfield, saw M. [Myrna?] DeHaas there, she had a stroke last Sunday.  Supper at Cracker Barrel, Ham and Greens $2.69.  Don and Martha Ann Bernard came in to make plans on going to Alaska this July.  Serena had interview at Hamilton Public Library today.

Thursday 1992 - [Michigan to home with the Baileys] Breakfast at Ar... Cafe.  Tried to visit ??? [Islan, Istan?] near I-75 and I-475, no luck.  Had picnic lunch just south of Bowling Green.  A stop at the plastic place, then through downtown Lima.  A visit to the [Neil Armstrong Air and] Space Museum, $3.20 for senior citizens.  Supper at Friendly's in Xenia.

Friday 1993 - Spaghetti supper at the Lions Club by the Boy Scouts.  Talked with Bill Kincaid, he's MV's age, works at a theatre in Williamstown MA in the summer and in Sarasota FL in the winter.

Saturday 1994 - MV called: "The Hortons just called from the gas station in Williamsburg, to stop for the night."  They had originally told us they would leave Lake Worth on 5/23.

Sunday 1995 - Cris brought his Mother back, she had a good report on her gums at Angela's dentist.  Had pot luck at church for Senior Eric Johnson, he is going to Miami as a pre-med and Rob Schuler, Cherri Laymon's son-in-law (what a contrast).  Barnabas meeting at Mt Olive, 120 present and collection of $900+.  Had long "visit" with Glenn Daye.  Hardware store has been closed since 1988.  Talked with Roberta, she is really excited her Robbins and Myers stock has gone up.  Mary here for supper, she enjoys the Encarta program.

Thursday 1998 - Don Crowson e-mailed us that he has received his D.Min. degree, through correspondence.

Friday 1999 - [Montreal Canada to New Hampshire with Roberta]  Ate breakfast at snack bar in building then walked down Sherbrooke St to McGill College where Roberta got some socks.  In Newport, VT for lunch at East Side Restaurant (right on lake), good value.  Had reservations at Wayside Inn, just east of Bethlehem NH.  Bob and Pat Ballantyne are great friends of the owner there.  Bob had tickets for the 21st annual Culinary Dinner at the Mt. Washington Hotel for $45 each, what a crowd, ice sculptures and LOADS of appetizers.  We were there from 6 to 10.  Roger Ballantyne came up for dinner, his wife had a graduation for her son.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 20, 1989-99

Mary's Graduation

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1989 - [Toledo to home] Left at 9:30 via the Lake route, not much open.  More rain.  Had lunch at road side park near Attica – the rest of our breakfast cereal, bananas and milk.  Visited Ed and June Jones, after 40 years he has "retired" to an office behind his house.  He is 72.  They are having a family wedding in July.  Supper at German Village at Beck and Mohawk Sts. in Columbus, rated #2 in Columbus magazine – French Onion soup $2.95, Bean Soup $2.75, Grouper $15.95, Linguine $9.95.  Honda turned 10,000 miles.

Sunday 1990 - [to Lexington KY] Drove to Lexington for MV's graduation at 3:30, one man in her class was 88.  Had reservations at Red Roof, room 138.  We went to restaurant in the French Quarter Hotel (on Richmond Rd.), a fancy place.  Honda now has 33,000 miles. 

Monday 1991 - Picked first berries, 2 quarts, very nice, but oh the thistles.  Gwen Hughes closing in Wilmington with Peelle and Rose.

Wednesday 1992 - [northern Ohio to Michigan with the Baileys] Visited the Ford Museum, walked over to Grand Ave Hotel, very plush and then Everett and I went to Maggie and Choo-Choo's [?] for picnic supplies to eat in the park in front of the museum.  Then to see the fish ladder.  Then the Public Museum, a huge place, then the Public Library.  Had supper at Shanghai Gardens, just ordered 3 portions for the four of us and still had plenty.  Oh yes, bought a loaf of bread at Ed's bakery.

Saturday 1995 - Jean is a big help in mowing the yard, cleaned up chip pile and also burned pile of sticks we had picked up.  Jean cleaned out the patio and we put the Adams County chairs on the front porch.  We went to Wilmington in the afternoon, got more 19¢ grapefruit at Aldi's.  Bought pair of blue slacks at Uhlmans, $40 reduced to $29.98 – Haggar blue, wrinkle free.  We went to banana split festival, $2.50 each.  Didn't realize Madge Ann Beam is in Community band.  Back up this AM, Tom Jenkins the NV music instructor spoke at Men's Group breakfast.  Illustrated his talk with beans – if you put all the little beans in first then not room for the big ones, put the important things in first and then there is room for everything.

Monday 1996 - [Somerset KY to home]  On the road by 5AM as Jean wanted to be in Wilmington for the UMW meeting.  Turned house AC on, it really works.  {MV added in 2010: I remember vividly getting up before daybreak to fix the folks an early breakfast because I knew they would want to get on the road.  Went to wake them up and found they had already left!!]

Thursday 1999 - [Montreal Canada with Roberta] Bought day pass for $5 on bus and subway system.  Went to the Biosphere, quite interesting, had lunch there.  Road incline up and visited the garden.  Took subway to Bonaventure, lots of walking.  Had supper at Sala Thai at 1237 Rue Metcalfe and then walked back to our hotel.  Oh, yes, had buffet breakfast at our hotel [Hotel Du Fort], good value.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 19, 1989-99

KY, MI, NH and Canada

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Friday 1989 -  [Toledo for Ohio Bar Meeting] Had breakfast in our [Radisson] hotel room.  Went to luncheon – $15.  Jean had called Lee Ackerman a couple of times, always a conflict with her Mother, etc.  Ate at Real Seafood on the river, $23.  A "mob" of people along the river (5-7:30pm).  We have the weekend rate of $49, got breakfast coupons for $5.

Saturday 1990 - Tom Pointer of Sabina spoke at the Prayer Breakfast, about 30 present.

Sunday 1991 - [Kentucky to New Vienna] We drove to Somerset for Church, then had brunch at the Church, then saw the Crowsons new parsonage here on Rt. 90., two miles east of US 27.  Church building is 12 years old.  Had left Serena's car at the Sankers so had visit there.  Bill is having a hernia operation and Jeanne is having tests. 

Monday 1992 - [northern Ohio to Michigan with the Baileys] On to Holland, Michigan, still some tulips in bloom.  Visited Baker Furniture Museum, then lunch at Sandpiper, great view and imaginative food, such as dried tomatoes.  Visited tulip grower north of town and then on to Grand Rapids at the Red Roof Inn for $37.

Thursday 1994 - Jean had cast cut off [fractured ankle 4/16/94] and was able to take a bath for the first time in nearly five weeks.  The appointment was at 11:50 and we got in at 1:20, $90 for visit + 2 x-rays. 

Sunday 1996 - [Somerset KY] Went to early church, then Don's SS class, then to Baptist Church.  Back in the evening for the youth program.  Ginny plays in the Bells [Choir].

Monday 1997 - Have a little poison ivy.  Jean had meeting in Wilmington.  Sent blue plaid pants to the Cleaner.  Still working on Print Shop, can't seem to get different colors.

Wednesday 1999 - [New Hampshire to Montreal, Canada with Roberta] Walked to little park nearby, then drove to Montpelier for lunch at the Culinary Institute, the ?? [entree] was quite small.  On to Ben and Jerry's , now $1.75 admission charge.  Had reservations at Hotel Du Fort, very nice with microwave and fridge.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 18, 1989-99

Aunt Harriet dies

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Thursday 1989 - [to Toledo for Ohio Bar Meeting]  Left for Ohio Bar Meeting in Toledo with stop in Bowling Green to see John Montgomery [son of H.E.?].  Have room 720 at the Radisson Hotel (two years old, next to Convention Center) [Possibly now a Crowne Plaza] for $72.  Had lunch at Kaufman's in Bowling Green near the freeway.  Supper at Boody's in Fort Industry Square.  Nice, but high ($53) – Veal $20, Fish $18.  Saw Clark Morrow at CWRU [Case Western Reserve] reception.

Friday 1990 - Got letter from Roger Ballantyne  that his mother [Harriet Cochran Ballantyne  -- couldn't find much about her, but did find a short obituary of Robert Brown Ballantyne who died at the age of 46 on 3/4/1956] had passed on, she was 73.  Bar meeting in Dayton, didn't make it.  Put out flowers here and at Wells, also tomato plants.

Saturday 1991 - [to Kentucky, Roberta visiting] We left for Berea where we were to meet the Crowsons plus John and Julie.  Today was to have been their wedding day.  A nice lunch there, most entrees about $9.75, lots of activity.  On to Jamestown on Lake Cumberland where MV had rented a 3-bedroom cabin – $69 now, $99 starting next weekend.  Also had tickets for dinner on their paddle boat, $25 each, with a 2-hour cruise and 2-piece music team.  Nice time.  A choice of chicken or prime rib for dinner.

Saturday 1991 - [Second entry with same date, could this have happened on the same day as above before leaving for KY?]  Keith Rankin spoke at Prayer Breakfast.  Cris came with his Dad as they are here for the weekend.  Wil had a fall down the basement stairs.

Monday 1992 - [to northern Ohio]  Picked up the Everett Bailey's around 1:30 and Jean in Batavia at the UMC at 2:15.  Made a stop in Leipsic to see Methodist Home [Leipsic Retirement Village?].  Jean called Lee Ackerman, her mother was 100 in 12/91.  We were to meet the Barry Wyants [?] in Deshler, he was on the Israel trip, sent his wife roses each day, 1, 2, 4, etc.  He had put out 18 flats of flowers around the church.  Had reservations at ?? [looks like Chef, Cheap or Chief Wa...., a hotel?] for $30.

Tuesday 1993 - Went to Estate Planning Seminar in Lancaster, only $15 for 6 hours C.L.E. [continuing education credit], sponsored by Park National Bank.  Jean went on up [to Newark] and I rode up with John Guard.  Stu told me that John had been promoted to Asst. VP.  Julie said they had received 88 cards re: Kate – she seems pretty angelic to me.

Thursday 1995 - More rain.  Went to Hillsboro and got authenticated copies on the 2 Long estates.  Went square dancing.  Crowsons called and said their home loan had gone through.

Saturday 1996 - [Somerset KY]  Went to Wizard of Oz production.  Don cooked chops on their grill.

Sunday 1997 - Graduation potluck at UMC.  We were hosts on Barnabas Program, 67 people there.  Had loads of food.

Tuesday 1999 - [to New Hampshire with Roberta] Drove to Columbus for U.A. flight to Manchester NH, via Chicago.  Had reservations at Econo Lodge for $45.  Muffins and coffee for breakfast.  Roberta had rented a car there, quite a time getting to the motel, actually at Exit 4 on I-293.

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 17, 1989-99

Ruth Shoemaker's Birthday

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1989 - Ruth Shoemaker's 71st Birthday, we took her to Club 94 in Wilmington for lunch, $18 for the 3 of us.  At 9AM we went for hearing test, both OK.  PJW told me of her retirement plans in another year.

Thursday 1990 - County business meeting at Staceys.  $4.50 for luncheon. 

Friday 1991 - [Roberta visiting]

Monday 1993 - Hortons arrived after an unannounced overnight stay with the Crowsons.  Talked with Roberta and she had made the Rim to Rim Grand Canyon trip with flying colors.

Tuesday 1994 - Called the Zooks, their 43rd Anniversary.  Marge having trouble walking, problem with her back.  Jay Ewing here to work – he is never for a lack of words. 

Wednesday 1995 - Jean had final appointment with Dr. Compton on her wrist [fractured on 4/8/95 on the Capitol steps in Richmond VA].

Friday 1996 - [Cincinnati for OSBA to Somerset]  Ate at La Normandy for lunch, good value and then used the ½ price coupon for supper at the Westin 5th Street Market.  Got to Somerset about 9:30 after minor auto incident on/after exiting I-75. 

Saturday 1997 - Cleaned and waxed the white car and went to Hillsboro to square dance.  Ed Pabst from Marietta was the caller.  His wife looked so young and then she showed us pictures of their grandchild.  At church breakfast Ron Roberts [?] spoke on "We are the salt, are we using it?"

Sunday 1998 - Pot luck at church, two graduating seniors, Matt Carey and Shane Rider (he is going into service).  They had Open House for Ruth Shoemaker's 80th birthday.  Opal commented on Ralph's memory getting worse.

NV Firm [Wells] is Moving (2 of 2) - May 15, 1952

Part Two of the Leesburg Citizen May 15, 1952 article on Wells Mfg. moving into their new building.  See Part 1 at this link.
Wells Manufacturing New Building, C.J. Uible, Leesburg [Ohio] Citizen May 15, 1952

Wells Manufacturing Company to Hold Open House Friday
The Wells Manufacturing Company, New Vienna, will move from the Carter building to its new $40,000 home this week and will hold open house on Friday afternoon and evening.

Founded in Dayton in 1945, the firm was brought to New Vienna in May 1947, through the financial backing of Mr. C.J. Uible, New Vienna.  In June, 1948, Mr. Uible purchased the firm outright and has since operated it in the Carter building.  [The Carter Building is now the Senior Center.]

From 18 to 20 persons were employed the past winter.  Officers are C.J. Uible, president and treasurer; Attorney Harold Uible, vice president and secretary.  Charles Thompson is production manager.

The company manufactures and assembles novelties for variety and 10 cent stores and makes nearly 20 items, including jack sets, yo-yos, paddle balls, return balls, key chains, etc.  Its largest buyers are Woolworth, Kresge, and Sears-Roebuck.  Its products are shipped all over the U.S., Hawaii [not yet a state in 1952], South America, South Africa and Sweden.
Wells Mfg. Employees - May 15, 1952, Leesburg Citizen clipping.  Captioned: Charles Thompson production manager of the Wells Mfg. Co., left, is standing by Atty. Harold Uible at rear.  Front row shows three office employes [sic], Miss [Reatha] Hakes, Mrs. [Joann Rulon] [Damon] Hughes, and Mrs. [Donna] Brown.
May 15, 1952 - Leesburg Citizen Clipping.  Atty. Harold Uible in New Office and Wells Mfg. Office Girls.  Captioned: Attorney Harold Uible, vice president and secretary of the Wells Mfg. Co., New Vienna, is shown at this desk in the new office of the company.  Office employees of the Wells Mfg. Co. in the front office of the Wells Mfg. Co.  Left to right: Miss Reatha Hakes, Mrs. Donna Brown and Mrs. Joan Hughes.

Some Wells Manufacturing Company Products. May 15, 1952, Leesburg Citizen Clipping. Featuring a Jacks Set, Flying Soss-Ers, and a metal lock box.
Wells Mfg. Company Products - May 15, 1952, Leesburg Citizen clipping, featuring Twin Jack Set, Cyclone Spinner.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 16, 1989-99 with original

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Jean to retire

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Tuesday 1989 - Jean told the school that this would be her last year. Gas bill, 146 CCFS [CCF stands for Hundred Cubic Feet], $83.55. Opal Nussbaum also retiring.

Thursday 1991 - [Roberta visiting]

Saturday 1992 - Went for AM bike ride.

Sunday 1993 - Opal N. suffering from a broken vertebrate. Took Ruth Shoemaker to see Lost in Yonkers [1991 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Neil Simon, made into a film in 1993], ($3.25 before 6pm, then $4.50) which was partially filmed in Wilmington. Recall that they were there for a week last year, and on the film for about a minute. The setting was 1942. Also some filmed in Ludlow, KY. We drove out Prairie Ave., across to Dover [Rd] and back on 134. Had sundaes at McDonald's, 89¢ each. Honda turned 57,000.

Monday 1994 - Met Jean in Wilmington. She had gone with Ann Bailey to a UMC meeting, had a sundae at McDonald's, still 89¢. Kroger's has cantaloupe for 99¢. Henry Edwards is in Heartland.

Thursday 1996 - [Cincinnati for OSBA] Had breakfast with WRU alumni. Jean met Jeanne Sanker and they had lunch at the Cincinnatian Hotel. In the evening we went to the Maisonette Restaurant, "last table we have", most entrees $28-30 range and the vegetables are $7+, etc. Really not worth it. [Closed July 25, 2005]

Friday 1997 - Name change hearing in Springfield. Spiraea [this word entered several times and spelled various ways but always with (sp?) added, according to Wikipedia it is also known as Meadowsweet which would be easier to spell] is coming in bloom. Got new bulb for Honda headlight at Bill Marine Honda in Springfield. Nick Anderson here to collect for GHU yard, 6 times this year at $12/time. Kroger's has display of ropes, jacks and 2½" balls for $1.99 each.

Saturday 1998 - Trimmed shrubbery for first time. Watered flowers at the church. The youth had put them out. Our '95 Honda turned 50,000 miles.

Paris Trip Misc.

Miscellaneous details about the Paris trips and other travels that may not have been included in the postcard details.

La Tour d'Argent - Paris Restaurant postcard which I sent to Mom and Dad after they sent to me with postcards from their Europe trip. Dad's comments re that card:

Yes, we were there for lunch. It was too formal for us, but still an
experence. We have eaten and stayed at some of the worst and and also
the other extreme places around the world. It always cheaper (and
more enjoyable) than being in the hospital.

One year we met the Sankers in Paris and drove around Europe. They
liked to stick to the cheap places, like McDonalds. Bill as an
engineer with GE travelled around the world at GE's expense. One meal
in Paris was at a place called Flunch and one serving of brussel
sprouts had some 20 sprouts. What an overkill. Cheap, but hardly

One of the places we went on our anniversary some years ago was the
Inn at Little Washington (first town to be named after the President).
The owners here turned an old garage into this restaurant and hotel
into a delighful and expensive place.

When touring Paris, Calvin would irritate Jean by getting off the subway a "zone" before their stop as the charge was paid depending on how many zones were traveled.

Do recall Naples in 1954 as still having war destruction areas ti be
cleaned. We had a general idea of the areas we wanted to visit, but
no advance reservations and we hadn't heard of credit cards then, just
had travel checks and cash and two suitcases w/o wheels.

1954 Europe Itinerary:
Mon. March 15 - flew to NYC via Pittsburgh on TWA, saw Bob Ballantyne
Weds. March 17 - dinner with Luna and Bob Herron and 3 children at their house
Fri. March 19 - board Saturnia or Vulcania
- First stop at Lisbon, Portugal
- Second stop at Gibraltar
Mon. March 29 - Barcelona Spain
Tues. March 30 - Genoa Italy
Wed. March 31 - Sorrento Italy
Thurs. April 1 - Monreale Sicily
Friday April 2 - Palermo Italy
Saturday April 3 - Capri Naples Italy
Sunday April 4-9 - Rome Italy
Friday April 9-12 - Florence Italy
Tues. April 13-14 - Salzburg Austria
Weds. April 15-19 - Vienna Austria
Mon. April 19-21 - Zurich Switzerland, side trip to Lucerne on 4/20
Weds. April 21 - Frankfurt Germany, stopped in Karlsruhe for lunch
Thurs. April 22 - St. Goar Germany
Fri. April 23 - On the Rhine River Germany
Sat. April 24-27 - Amsterdam, Volendam, Hague Netherlands
Weds. April 28 - Brussels Belgium

New Vienna Firm [Wells] is Moving to New Building (1 of 2) - May 15, 1952

The Leesburg Citizen, run by locally famous Mack Sauer [note the ad for "Breakfast at Sauer's" on WPFB in top left corner of front page of newspaper], ran a 4-page special edition on Thursday, May 15, 1952 in honor of Wells Mfg., moving to their new building on West Main Street, New Vienna. Besides talking about the company, the open house and the $40,000 remodeling job, there is also a section on the history of the building (below the fold).  See below for transcription of history.  
Part 2 will feature pictures of products and office employees. 
New Vienna [Ohio] Firm [Wells Mfg.]is Moving - Leesburg Citizen, May 15, 1952

New Vienna Plant to Hold Open House Friday

The Wells Mfg. Company, New Vienna, will hold open house in their new $40,000 plant Friday, May 16 from 1 to 5 and 7 to – P.M.

The new headquarters contain 10 rooms, including 3 offices, assembly rooms, storage rooms, etc.  It is modern to the minute.
The Buckeye Ramblers, Wilmington, will play for round and square dancing in the assembly room Friday evening. Dancing will be free to everyone.  There will be roses for the ladies and toys for the children.
Mr. C. J. Uible, president, extends a cordial invitation to everyone to attend the open house.
Hotel Fealy, New Vienna Ohio [later Wells Mfg.] Corner of Main & South St., Built in 1878, across from Train Depot
Leesburg Citizen clipping from May 15, 1952 about Wells Mfg.

Building History
The company purchased the old Fox building at the railroad crossing in New Vienna at public auction in Sept. 1950.  The building had gone through a disastrous fire and had to be almost entirely rebuilt.  This was done with Vaughn Huffman as contractor and Mr. Uible as supervisor.  Fifty-two thousand face brick were used in reconstructing the walls.

The original building was was erected in 1878 [Another source says 1883] by Truman Peale, who operated a general store in the downstairs rooms.  The upstairs was used as a city hall and for roadshows, dancing, etc.

It was later remodeled and was known as the Phaley [Picture above clearly shows Fealy] House and later the Elton Hotel.  In recent years the Fox Restaurant was located there and Leo Dodds had apartments upstairs.  It was hit by fire in March, 1950, and Mr. Dodds' widow sold the building at public auction to Mr. Uible.

Mr. Uible spared no expense in rebuilding.  Offices have hardwood floors, sound proof ceilings, venetian blinds, and are modern to the minute.  The rest rooms have tile walls and are equipped with showers for the employees.

An elevator shaft has been installed and later an elevator will be installed between the first and second floors.  [This never happened, I think for structural reasons.] The first floor has 10 rooms, including 3 offices, assembly room, storage rooms, stock room, etc.  The upstairs is not yet completed, but assembly rooms will be finished there at a later date.

The building is 170 by 44 feet.  The new addition at the rear is 78 feet by 44 feet.

Mr. Uible, retired contractor, is one of New Vienna's most prominent businessmen.  He has served on the village council for many years and has always been one of the town's most loyal boosters for every improvement.

He is warmly congratulated by the citizens of New Vienna on the fine, modern home he has constructed for the company he heads.

See Part Two of the Leesburg Citizen May 15, 1952 article on Wells Mfg. moving into their new building at this link.

1 comment:

  1. John Levo adds: I barely remember my parents going to the grand opening of the new building. I think I was given a green yo-yo.
    The article makes mention of the Fox Restaurant. It was run by Georgia Fox and her mother. When they relocated, they went to the building next to the village park. Georgia had her restaurant and her brother lived upstairs and ran a card game in the front room. I think he also did some work for the township or village. I never heard him called anything but Bullger. My parents bought the building in 1965 from Georgia and moved the trophy business from our den at home to the building. In addition to the trophies, he and Doc South sold a line of pet and animal health supplies. Hard to believe that it has been 50 years since Red Dot was established.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May 15, 1989-99

Mile long word

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Monday 1989 - Hortons arrived, they have a new Ford.  They really like the Senior Citizens, especially the big $1.50 luncheon.  PJW [Phyllis] talking of retiring in another year. [In 2010 the lunch cost $3 for members, $4 for visitors.]

Tuesday 1990 - Left New Vienna at 10:15 to take Roberta to Columbus airport.  Lunch at 94th Aero Squadron (most entrees $6.95).  Jean and Mary went to City Mall, hard rain coming home, even the electricity was off.  Jean got print out at Lazarus of MV's gift registration.

Wednesday 1991 - Roberta arrives, lots of repaving on I-71 and I-270.  Mother seemed real good, tells us when she wants to use the bathroom.  Roberta brought lots of grapefruit.  We ate at Frisch's.

Friday 1992 - Put mulch around the trees at NV UMC, New Vienna Senior Citizens trip to Swim Place [?] in Columbus.

Saturday 1993 - Men's breakfast, Al Rhonemus spoke on attitudes, the longest word in the dictionary is SMILES, a mile long.  Put out flowers in front of planter, new green house near Evans Hill on the way to Hillsboro.  Mother is in good spirits today.  Made plane reservations for Oregon trip in July and also to Boston in September.  Roberta is going to hike the Grand Canyon rim to rim.  Keith Rankin is 55.

Sunday 1994 - Met the Gooding's and Lisa at the Midland Restaurant, all 5 of us shared the one bowl of soup, then split the pie pieces.  Never a lack of conversations with them.  Bob is going to retire at the end of this month.  Lisa spoke of her trip to England 5 years ago like it was yesterday.  More rain.

Wednesday 1996 - We left for Cincinnati for OSBA Meeting.  Had supper at Grand Finale.  In room 607 at the Hyatt, $142/night.  Cincinnati had 2.6 inches of rain.

Thursday 1997 - Still no luck with internet.  Went square dancing, caller was Topple McGuffey [Erle (ToppleMcGuffey, 55, of Lakeshore Dr., Lexington, died Saturday, May 12, 2007].  Ran into George Irwin, he's been in Cocoa FL for 31 years, he is 73, has been retired since '71

Friday 1998 - Had Mark Piatt [?] over from Wilmington High School, he put on Windows 95 for us, here about 5 hours.

Saturday 1999 - [Cleveland to home] At Baymont Inn at Mansfield Road and I-271, ordered 1 item of pastry and fruit and it is hanging on our door.  Went to Marc's, 4-8oz bubbles for 99¢.  Drove around Pepper Pike to see Bennett Yanowitz house.  (Bennett hosted the 50th year gathering of the CWRU law class, I took Ed Jones of Galion to the reunion.)  Met Lillian [last name? Williams?] at Napa Valley Restaurant at Beechwood Mall at 11:30, we were there for 2 hours.  Her husband died in 1979.  Their three children, oldest is 49, son lives with gal for 12 years but not married and daughter has unhappy marriage.  Supper at Frisch's in Wilmington, talked with Owen Smith, he retired when he was 62.

New Blog: New Vienna Ohio High School Memories

As some of you are already aware, I've started a new blog: New Vienna Ohio High School Memories for school and alumni history.   Also I have collected some school memorabilia images which will go well with the memories.

 My first dilemma (not much of one though) is whether to publish some posts I'm currently working on regarding New Vienna in the Roarin’ Twenties by Robert E. Wright, WNJ May 22, 1972 in the Uible blog or the NVHS blog. Since Wright is an alumni (1921) I'm leaning toward the school blog. Suggestions? Of course, I could cross-post, but then those of you who subscribe to both blogs would be getting it twice, which seems unnecessary. I'll probably put it one place or the other and put a promo on the one where it's not published.

Also coming soon here, the May 1952 grand opening of Wells Mfg. in their new building.

Hope that  you will be following me on the New Vienna School Memory trip also!

Jean and Catherine - April 17, 1949 10 weeks old - by fireplace at CJ& GHU's
Here's me, getting older and more tired.  Mother, you look great!  I'm sure Dad was treating you royally.  Thankfully I've continued with the getting older part and usually manage to stay awake until the sun goes down.  Blaze was 10 weeks old last week.

Friday, May 13, 2011

May 14, 1989-99

May 14, 1989-99 Roberta's Birthday!

HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Sunday 1989 - Had lamb for dinner, Mother enjoys eating.  Went to Weastec (1600 N High St.) in Hillsboro, the new Japanese plant to see the play Beginning (or the Creation of the World and All That).  A beautiful plant and the play was excellent, just three characters.  The gal was Susan Kensinger Gingerich, her husband is Norman and they live at 12647 Martinsburg Road, Leesburg (near E.M.).  He teaches in Greenfield and had built a tandem recumbent bike this past week. 

Monday 1990 - [Roberta and Hortons visiting]  Had GHU and Hortons up for Roberta's birthday dinner.  Article in WSJ about how Knotts Berry Farm started serving chicken dinners in 1934 for 65¢. 

Tuesday 1991 - Peonies are out in bloom.  We have a lot of rabbits around the yard.  Trimmed shrubbery at the parsonage.

Thursday 1992 - We went to Cincinnati, had IRS program at Ramada Inn on Pfeffer Rd [now Crowne Plaza].  Ate at BP Petroleum, pint of milk and 2 oz. fig bars, $1.04.  Jean visited with Jeanne Sanker.  She got 3 loaves of bread at the Madison Ave. Bakery.  $10+ (2# each).  Met Serena and had supper at Shady Brook, north of Millville on Rt. 27.  My pasta was $9.  Picked up baby things at a friend of Serena's.  Got home about 10PM and Hortons arrived a couple minutes later.  They had driven from Columbia SC, had avoided Atlanta because of the "lady bugs." [?]  John called about Julie's miscarriage.

Friday 1993 - [in Dayton for OSBA]  Meetings began at 8:45, Jean met Serena at the Library and I met them at 5:15 and we went to eat at 4 River Place (2** in Mobil Tour Book).  Jean and I then went to Books and Co. – oh what a selection, then to White Mountain Creamery, listed as a good place for yogurt in the Dayton Magazine, $1.35 for small cone.  We came home via Wilmington Road, new Meyer Store at Wilmington Road and Stroop Rd.

Saturday 1994 - Went to Hillsboro, got 6 trays of flowers and 7 hanging baskets, $120, and to think our original shrubbery was $200.  Called Roberta on her birthday.  She had taken the Morgans to the airport for their to trip to South Dakota.  Sharon King and Roger Leslie married. 

Sunday 1995 - [Mother's Day]  After a snack here we left at 1:30 for Waynesville, where we had reservations for 9 at Der Dutchman, what a crowd.  Two meats and one vegetable with bread and dessert was $10.95, 3 meats and 2 vegetables for $12.25.  Mary went with Cris and Angela to Auburn, has an appointment there to see about her gums.  Nellie Thornburg was the oldest Mother [at church], she will be 95 in October.  Georgialia asked each Mother what they remembered about what their Mother always told them and awarded prize for most popular.

Wednesday 1997 - Women's Club guest luncheon at the Center, interesting talk on the First Ladies (wives of the Presidents), 1½ hours, though interesting.

Friday 1999 - [Cleveland] Jean had breakfast in pool area then to Science Center to see movie "Alaska".  Lunch there, then to Rock and Roll Museum and she was ready to leave when she got there.  Parking $11/day in Town Center.  Supper at place on Bellflower.

Items from Uible photo album