Showing posts with label Lois Bruce. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lois Bruce. Show all posts

Friday, May 24, 2013

1983 Roberta - May

A letter from Roberta, probably from May 1982 or 1983. Transcription follows.
 
Posted by Picasa

Dear Dad & Mom,

Always good to talk to you all on the phone – but know it doesn't take the place of writing!

We are almost filled up – 33 residents – only room for 3 more !!  It takes so much time to get a new resident on their feet  - oriented, etc. - I'm sure ready for the day we are all filled.

Have been swimming every day last few days.  Not any great distance – water is still very COOL!  I'm ready for the HOT weather so I can enjoy the pool!  Maybe we could get John & X here – along with Serena, Mary Virginia & the Morgans!

We are just now turning in the Insurance for our last break-in.  Just over $2,000.00 worth!  Did I show you all the new silverware/chest we bought – they got it.  We had never used the silver ware.  Also got off with the polaroid camera, portable AM/FM Tape player, etc.

Had a nice note from the Bruces yesterday – I think they found Sr. Village interesting!!  I'm sorry that due to the weather - we didn't get up to the cabin.  They remind me of Grandma - not wanting to overdo their stay – left here for home - the day we had hoped to go to the cabin.

We now have a PRIVATE line - in my name in our house - phone # is 938-3090.  Really nice to have a 2nd line here at the house.

We have our freezer full – I froze 78 pints of strawberries over a period of a week!  See!  I just don't sit & twiddle my thumbs!

Keep Dancing!  Along with everything else!

Much love, Roberta

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

1983 Family Letter - May 22

How convenient for Roberta than we are planning a get together for December 1983 and she hasn't even announced her engagement yet!  In attempting to recreate the unique spelling and word divisions I have probably added a few new ones.  Perhaps time constraints during the original writing and in the transcription have that in common.  Transcription follows.

May 22, 1983

Dear Family:

Today is East Clinton graduation . . .  we drove over to the school, but because of the wetness, the program was inside, which required tickets, so we just had a ride.  Quite a bit quiet here today than a year ago with our two 1982 Seniors.  Last Sunday our Church has a recognition Pot Luck Dinner for the Seniors and then they were recognized in today's services.

Yesterday MV worked from 3 to 11 at Wilmington Extended Care and we went over with her.  We visited some people there and also at the new Quaker Apartments.  Ended up staying there for supper for $1.81 each, which included a big piece of canteloupe.  It is a wonderful facitility for people who are ambulatory.

Robertac alled us from San Diego Thursday evening, where she is attendinga another meeting.  Dr. Bruce passed away suddenly on Thursday.  He was 81.  Glad that we got to see both of them last December.

Serena, we saw Nadine ean Hunter Warden (?) at the new Qauker complex, she is an LPN there.  Sheis talking about going to the class reunion.  Af er the dinner there we went to the play at Wilmington College.-Two of Edward Albee's one acters which were well done.

We were on the go yesterday for in the morning your Mother went to the AAUW strawberry brunch in Wilmington, while Dad went to the library (Is that group that Dad went with Catherine to in Oregon?)  [Yes, Madras, Oregon also had an AAUW group.]  Dad spoke to the Wilmington whole group in April.

The weather here has become more than a joke . . . it continues to be so wet.  Recd the invitation to C & A's wedding and hopefully the weather man will be cooeprative for them.  We plan to leave on Thursday June 23rd for there.  Think Serena and MV will be with us.  Maybe John and X ????

John, we had a Republican Century Club meeting and dinner last Friday night with Bob Teeters the speaker.  Perhaps you know that his wife is one of the Columbus council members.  Wilma Croghan is the new Clerk for the V. of N.V.

Dad has ; written so much already covering everything.  Roberta had planned to visit the ruces today (Sunday) but his sudden sickness and trip to the hospital where she kept in contact with Lois and sudden demise changed her plans & she deceded to go back to Phx early - (had driven & thought the car did well).  Roberta said they are to have memorial service for Dr. Bruce this coming weekend.

The Hortons are planning on coming in sometime tomorrow (Monday) evening & will be here at least thru Sat for the Alumni Banquet & Dance then.  Cris did graduate getting his MBA degree but rain hampered the festivities & had to be moved at last minute.  Understand that Stan Fawley jr got his PHD last week (at Emory, I think.)  Cris'es is from Wake Forest.

Christmas plans sound real good if the Morgans can come to California-Arizona area - how about John and X as well as Serena and Mary Virginia?  That would be a real get together!

[Love, etc.]


Posted by Picasa

Monday, May 20, 2013

1983 Roberta's postcard - May 20

Balboa Park postcard - mailed 1983.  Captioned: Balboa Park, San Diego, California.  Romantic Spanish architecture and sub-tropical foliage make a visit to Balboa Park a most pleasant experience.
1983 Roberta's Balboa Park postcard - May 20

5/20/83 Friday
Hi!  Having a busy - good time - did sit out yesterday by the pool - too long - have a Red Nose today.  Dr. Bruce in Hosp - ICU - just transferred to another hosp – possibility of serious surgery. (Heart)  I'm going to head back to Phx Saturday   Works out much better for me – tho I'm sorry for the reason.  Met someone at the motel pool who works for GE - Cincy - knew Bill Sanker.  Small world - plan to rent a moped tomorrow AM early & ride around Northern San Diego.  John and I did it once – Love, Roberta

Friday, January 25, 2013

1983 Family letter - Jan 23

Thirty years after trying to find shoes to fit almost 4-year-old Catherine, the subject matter has switched to MV's college experiences.  I like the image of "sifting" by the fire, even though it appears to have been typed over to be "sitting."  Haven't figured out how to type over letters on the computer to make this a truer transcription but the strikethrough format works for some errors.  Transcription follows.

Sunday, January 23, 1983

Dear Family:

Mary Virginia and a friend, Leslie, have been here for a weekend. We all went over this PM. to the movie, "Tootsie", which did have an unusual twist as well as some humorous moments.  We ( we are now down to two people) went to the college library to look around and then had a snack at Wendys.  The college library has a micro film screen from which one can take pictures of the adtilces articles.  This past Sunday there were several articles on Florida.

Leslie is one of five girls who are spending a year in Wilmington as a Quaker Volunteer and leads a weekly prayer group at the college, where MV met her.  Her home is in Whittier, CA. and plans to go back to college next fall as a Junior.  The girls have other projects in the community such as driving a school business  for the mental health school, visiting shut ins, etc. etc.

Last Friday evening brought an ice storm and a power outage for a good hour.  A number of limbs came down, but by noon the next day all the ice was gone.  It was a nice evening to be sifting by the fire.

Talked with Serena on her birthday and Chicago always always has "tops" in the weather.  We recall the winter night when Serena was born and taking Catherine and Roberta back Johnson's lane.

Maricopa County is sending Roberta on a trip to San Diego to observe some of their Senior Citizen facilities and she plans to visit the Bruces.  Marion and Roberta are taking photography classes and we do appreciate the pictures that they have sent us.

Yesterday we made a couple hospital calls in Wilmington and then went on to the Dayton Mall as our Square Dance Club was participating in a dance there . . . we feel more comfortable in dancing now that we have some familiarity with at least the basic calls.  The show is sponsored by the local radio station.  Afterwards we had supper at Morrison's Cafeteria.  Last year we went with the Harners and Melba bought a wig and that was one of the last times that she danced.  The Fawleys have the farm up for sale.

[Love, etc.]
 
Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 02, 2011

December 3, 1988-99

Dec. 3, 1988-99 Lois Bruce passes away


HH's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1988 - [Cincinnati to Wilmington to home] Jean left for first Emmaus meeting in Wilmington and left my bike in Wilmington at the WPL.  Got home in time to help clean up from the Church Bazaar.

Sunday 1989 -  Jean had SS lesson on Daniel 1.  The 3 of us ate in Leesburg.

Monday 1990 - PPR invited Rev. Johnson back for another year.

Tuesday 1991 - Both of the Mothers Clubs met.  Thelma Holmes passed away [on 11/20/91].  Roberta is excited that she has her way to Israel paid for by getting others to go.  Also Lois Bruce passed away, she was 86.  [Lois 1906-1991, Tom Bruce 1901-1983.]

Friday 1993 - [to Logan, via Lebanon, Cincinnati, and Lancaster, Ginny visiting] Went to Otterbein Home to see the Finchs, then to Cincy to see Goldie Correll, all on legal business.  At 5 we left for Lancaster to meet John and Julie and Kate at the Apple Barrel Restaurant [nothing listed with that name near Lancaster] on US 33 N, then we drove to the Bear Run Inn near Logan.  Marcia and Bud Myers (614-385-8007) and Sue Smith Roberts (Jim Smith's daughter, [Catherine's age]) lives there.

Saturday 1994 - Beautiful day, mulched shrubbery on east side of house.  Serena came in the PM with the children's Christmas gift of 2 luggage bags.  She stayed for supper, then we went ⃞ dancing in Hillsboro.  Saw Bill Wical there.  Asa Flint told us he had worked for Landmark for 40 years.  Worked on Christmas letter. Article in NYT how Toys-R-Us has 21% of toy business, Walmart 12.9%, K-Mart 7%.  Harold Ludruk [?] told me that this Dr. in Troy had helped his arthritis by [having him] eating two pieces of celery a day + herbs.

Sunday 1995 - [Cincinnati]  Went to Westwood UMC, George Brown was a DS here, left 7 years.  Message: "What time is it?"  Ate at Hardy's across the street, then to John Herrick house on Dayton Street, then to Taft home on Auburn Ave., quite interesting.

Tuesday 1996 - Made reservations with Delta for flight to Phoenix on Christmas Eve.  Marion Bledsloe in, oh the family problems.

Wednesday 1997 - Lions Ladies night at NV Senior Citizens, $8 each.  Beverly Grover singing was the program.  Card from Bill Glissman that Margaret [1919-1997] had died in June at age 77.

Thursday 1998 - Christmas card from Ed and Evie Johnson.  Jean picked broccoli out of the garden.  Visited Elsie Satterfield.  Problems of bank account with NV Alumni with Lyle's passing.  GG and Annie to tax school.  Have I mentioned that we recently rec.... to keep the paint from flaking.

Friday 1999 - Elsie Satterfield [1907-2004] asked me if she could go home with me, wonder if she would be happy anyplace.  Jean got invitation for Volunteer meal at CMH.  Biography of Jimmy Carter on C-Span.

*****
Summary of info for Helen Kuntzman which was mentioned on 11/30:

Helen Lytle Kuntzman, born 3/1/1921, husband Karl Albert "Al" [1899-1983], he was born in Degraff, Ohio, pastor at NVUMC in 1960s, he was a WW1 veteran, worked for SS Kresge and because of their pushing of alcohol sales turned to ministry, their son Reynolds "Rennie" died 6/9/95, 2/23/90 called, 7/1/92 she visited, 11/30/95 met her in FL, 8/6/99 has medical problems, 3/22/97 called - Karol divorcing, 7/10/97 came, 7/11/98 visits, has lived in Mobile Home Park in FL for 10 years, 7/12/98 dinner for her and son Tom (born '56, two sons), her 59th HS grad, 2/21/99 called.  She died 3/23/2009.


Short obituary of Helen
Article about Rennie

Friday, January 07, 2011

Jan. 8, 1989-99 Twice to Cookers & Snow

Notes from Dad's Diary 1989-1999

Sunday 1989 -A.W. Hause had SS lesson, Rev. Johnson told the children the story of looking at a divided banana for signs of good luck vs the virtue of praying.  Met the Goodings at the Golden Lamb, hardly anyone there, had brunch for $8.95 or petite dinner for $11.95+.  Spent $27.  From there we went to Methodist District meeting at Milford Trinity Church.  SS 47, Church 62.  $367.68

Monday 1990 - [Phoenix] Roberta and Jean went to San Diego to visit Lois Bruce.  $19 each way.  They had lots of walking, restaurants closed.  MV went to Mesa to see the Garretts.

Tuesday 1991 - Busy day at the office, Mother is swallowing better. 

Wednesday 1992 - John S[unber?] spoke at Lions Club.  Jeanette & Brett Laymon in over her dad's estate. 

Friday 1993 - Went to Columbus, met Serena, John and Julie at Cooker's on E. Main St, near I-270 and had dinner.  $58 for the six of us.  Roberta brought about 70# of grapefruit with her.  H.K. Williams passed away at 88.  I recall him as my Scout Master.

Saturday 1994 - [Columbus to home] Had continental breakfast at motel [Knights Inn] went to Sam's, then to Target where I got a new razor.  Lunch at Cooker's as a year ago, beverages were $1.25 each .  Got gas at 89.9 cents.  Stopped at WCH library.  Read in Columbus Magazine  where Dennis Pusateri is quitting law practice at 41.  Read in WNJ where Mark Cowman was charged on 12/9 with stealing a bottle of some antibiotic at TSC.  WNJ article about Harry Hague at 79.

Sunday 1995 - [second entry dated 1/8/94] - Ate at Midland Senior Citizens lunch for $3.50.  Talked to Walter Nichols, they are leaving for FL on 1/9. 

Monday 1996 - Blizzard has passed.   Randy Thompson cleaned out our driveway with a tractor.

Wednesday 1997 - Lions Club, 15 present.  1/2 year dues are $15.  Dick Geringer, ECS Supt had Sam [or Sara?] Saylor speak on Home Ec work and the vocational school.  Sabina students are now in their new building.

Thursday 1998 - Janet Achor and I went to Lynchburg to open Carlos Achor lock box.

Friday 1999 - Had our dental appointments, no cavities for either of us.  Delayed luncheon at Bar Meeting.   Joe Dennis is Pres.  More snow, this week we have had a 1/2 year supply.  Mark Schilling to retire as bailiff after 27 years.  1995 picture of CC Bar Assoc has 45 people (9 gals), in 1986 were 32 people (4 gals), 1978 = 29 people (2 gals), 1967 = 19 people, 1938 = 19 people.  Last court in old Court House was on 9/27/14 (New court house was built during the world war period, raw materials went up and the contractor went broke and the elevator was not installed until later).  Called Ed Jones he is 82 and has lots of teeth problems.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Dec. 3, 1988-99 Lois Bruce passes away

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Saturday 1988 - Jean left for first Emmaus meeting in Wilmington and left my bike in Wilmington at the WPL.  Got home in time to help clean up from the Church Bazaar.

Sunday 1989 -  Jean had SS lesson on Daniel 1.  The 3 of us ate in Leesburg.

Monday 1990 - PPR invited Rev. Johnson back for another year.

Tuesday 1991 - Both of the Mothers Clubs met.  Thelma Holmes passed away.  Roberta is excited that she has her way to Israel paid for by getting others to go.  Also Lois Bruce passed away, she was 86.

Friday 1993 - [to Logan, via Lebanon, Cincinnati, and Lancaster, Ginny visiting] Went to Otterbein Home to see the Finchs, then to Cincy to see Goldie Correll, all on legal business.  At 5 we left for Lancaster to meet John and Julie and Kate at the Apple Barrel Restaurant [nothing listed with that name near Lancaster] on US 33 N, then we drove to the Bear Run Inn near Logan.  Marcia and Bud Myers (614-385-8007) and Sue Smith Roberts (Jim Smith's daughter, [Catherine's age]) lives there.

Saturday 1994 - Beautiful day, mulched shrubbery on east side of house.  Serena came in the PM with the children's c... gift of 2 luggage bags.  She stayed for supper, then we went ⃞ dancing in Hillsboro.  Saw Bill Wical there.  Asa Flint told us he had worked for Landmark for 40 years.  Worked on Christmas letter. Article in NYT how Toys-R-Us has 21% of toy business, Walmart 12.9%, K-Mart 7%.  Harold Ludrok told me that this Dr. in Troy had helped his arthritis by [having him] eating two pieces of celery a day + herbs.

Sunday 1995 - [Cincinnati]  Went to Westwood UMC, George Brown was a DS here, left 7 years.  Message: "What time is it?"  Ate at Hardy's across the street, then to John Herrick house on Dayton Street, then to Taft home on Auburn Ave., quite interesting.

Tuesday 1996 - Made reservations with Delta for flight to Phoenix on Christmas Eve.  Marion Bledsloe in, oh the family problems.

Wednesday 1997 - Lions Ladies night at NV Senior Citizens, $8 each.  Beverly Grover singing was the program.  Card from Bill Glissman that Margaret had died in June at age 77.

Thursday 1998 - Christmas card from Ed and Evie Johnson.  Jean picked broccoli out of the garden.  Visited Elsie Satterfield.  Problems of bank account with NV Alumni with Lyle's passing.  GG and Annie to tax school.  Have I mentioned that we recently rec.... to keep the paint from flaking.

Friday 1999 - Elsie Satterfield asked me if she could go home with me, wonder if she would be happy anyplace.  Jean got invitation for Volunteer meal at CMH.  Biography of Jimmy Carter on C-Span.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Nov. 12, 1969,89-99 John & Julie's engagement announced

Dad's Diary 1989-1999 [lightly edited]

Wednesday 1969 - Helen Morton passed away at age of 82.

Sunday 1989 - [to Chicago] Left for Chicago at 2pm.  We met Serena at Lake ? and Harlem, the Restaurant had changed names.  The apartment #5206 [at the John Hancock building] is getting dog eared.

Monday 1990 - John called us about his and Julie's engagement, wedding is to be 5/18/91. [This date was later changed.]  He had met Julie in Chicago this past weekend.

Tuesday 1991 - UMW meeting at church.  John Hughes showed pictures from all over North America.  Jean and two others read a skit re the Lord's Prayer (actually from Martha Wallen).  Roberta called that Lois Bruce had passed away.

Thursday 1992 - Jean took four women to Columbus UMW meeting where Esther Salisbury was honored in the Wilmington District.  Two men here from National Latex, ate at NV Restaurant, $3.95 for plate lunch.  Bank had program at Snow Hill, great refreshments.

Friday 1993 - [to Kentucky] Had dental appointments with Dr. McMullen, he took x-rays, no cavities.  Drove on to Lexington.  Ginny was glad to see her parents.  Ate at Red Lobster with Frank and Irene Rains.  They have the BP Station in Williamsburg KY and he had had quite a drinking problem.  Overnight at Red Roof Inn.

Saturday 1994 - [Cincinnati] Went to UMC Publishing House and got paper for Christmas letters.  Then to Talbot's where Jean got red suit with coat, slack and plaid jacket.  Had lunch at Pragells [?] real busy and a good value.  Then to Union Terminal where we had a tour through the building and a show on the Serengeti in Africa.

Sunday 1995 - Barnabas at our church, 152 present with collection of $1150, 10 members from Ray's former church (Concord on Rt. 665 near Grove City), with their new lady minister, she is a nursing home administrator at Utica and Kirksville plus starting driving school.  Jean went to both SS and church.  We ate at Ponderosa, $12 for the two of us.  Bought fuses at both Walmart and Kroger's, the latter about 25% cheaper.

Tuesday 1996 - [Trip to Australia and New Zealand through 11/22]

Wednesday 1997 - Went to SW Urology and he gave me these one-a-day pills.

Thursday 1998 - [Catherine visiting] Catherine had lunch with Nancy Henderson and friends at Samuel Walker's.  Saw Patty Walker and Linda Compton.  Went to Lynchburg P.L.  The two young trees in front, the leaves have all turned brown.  Article in WSJ about market swings, how in 1929 DJI fell from 381 on 9/23/29 to 198 on 11/13/29 then to 294 on 4/17/30 to 41 on 7/18/32.

Friday 1999 - [Maumee Bay State Park with John, Julie, Kate and Andrew] Kate loves the pool and Andrew loves the steps.  Went into Toledo and had lunch at Tony Packo's.  They dropped us off at P.L., the original 1940 building is having a large addition.  The Hillcrest Hotel at 16th St. is still vacant.  John and Julie and family went to COSI  in what used to be a shopping area.

Items from Uible photo album