December 1989

Mike’s Birthday. Friday, December 1, 1989: Woke about 7:00, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up about 7:20 & watched VCR. Fed Sam, turned up heat. Had breakfast at 8:30, fed Goldie & opened Sam’s door. Haven’t seen or heard anything more of the black cat so guess he went out. Baked Mike’s cake, washed & put up hair. Cleaned a little more in bedroom, moved stuff from hall to blue bedroom. Had lunch, cleaned stuff off dining table. Cleaned stuff off kitchen table, moved toaster & coffee maker. Vacuumed kitchen & dining room floors, iced & decorated cake. Washed & changed clothes, Nancy called & we decided to take the cake along & go to Paula’s for cake & ice cream. Ate at Marie Callendars, was about 12:00 by the time we got home. To bed at 12:50.

Saturday, December 2, 1989: Woke about 6:00, back to sleep till 8:00. Got up & turned up heat, fed Sam. Watched VCR a while, dressed & had breakfast. Fed Goldie, worked some x-words. Started cutting out Meg’s dress, tried to call Linda several times but not home from Paula’s yet. Had lunch, rinsed dishes & ran dishwasher. Pain in my right chest area today, don’t know what it is but kind of feels like pleurisy. Watched VCR again a while, got top of Meg’s dress cut out this morning, pinned skirt on but think I’d better measure a little before I cut it out. Got supper, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Linda called & then Judy, read last night’s paper & watched TV. Got some papers sorted today. Finished watching Falcon Crest. To bed at 12:25. Brushed teeth.

Chest hurt some off & on again today. Sunday, December 3, 1989: Woke about 7:00, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, watched VCR till 8:00. Took shower & dressed, had breakfast. Finished getting ready, fed Goldie. Left about 10 till 10:00, little foggy downtown. Had coffee & cake after church, stopped at Kings & got lights. Got milk, etc., at Pauls, home about 1:20. Changed clothes, watched Painting. Washed turkey legs & put on to cook, Carla called & said she had headache so didn’t come over. I watched VCR for about 2 hrs., worked Globe X-word. Cindy & Meg came over, then Paul & Nancy, too. Came in for a little & I showed them the pictures Mike sent, Cindy mowed the front yard. Couldn’t get through to back. I measured Meg for her dress, then we went out & put up new lights. Also hung wreath from Amy which Meg brought. After they left I finished supper, did dishes. Read paper & watched TV. To bed at 1:15.

Monday, December 4, 1989: Woke at 7:00, read paper ‘till 8:00. Got up & turned up heat & fed Sam. Pres. on TV so no “Wheel of Fortune”, called & talked to Linda. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Did some misc. jobs, cut out skirt of Meg’s dress. Brought sewing machine up & sewed all darts, seams, etc., had lunch. Watered & fertilized flowers, also violets. Didn’t get all done. Worked on dress in afternoon & evening, too, changed shoes & went out to H. Way Dist to vote, then to Paul’s for cake mix. Forgot my billfold & had to go back home for it! Home about 6:00. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Sewed some more, then read paper. Watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Tuesday, December 5, 1989: Woke at 7:00, back to sleep a little while. Woke again at 7:45, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, had breakfast. Got dressed, fed Goldie. Took out garbage, baked Matt’s cake. Started on Bible Lesson, finished about noon. Had some lunch, iced & decorated cake. Finished watering & fertilizing flowers, finished cutting out Megan’s dress. Planted new plant in grow lamp planter, Helen F. here a little while. Watched & taped Jeopardy, Linda called. Cindy here a little while, went out & got in mail & paper. Brought trash cans back to back door. Got washed & changed clothes, got ready to go to Boise. Linda, Ted & kids came about 6:40, I rode with Mike, Paul & Cindy. Ate at Burger & Brew, then went to Paula’s for cake & ice cream. Got home about 11:15. To bed at 12:05. Feed kind of like I’m catching cold.

Wednesday, December 6, 1989: Woke about 6:00, back to sleep. Woke several times & finally got up at 7:45, watched VCR a little. Turned up heat & fed Sam, opened his door. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Got lists ready, finished getting ready to go downtown. Went to Bible Study, Linda subbed again today. After study went to P.W. Drug, to Jack’s for lunch, went to Bank, Farm Store for Mike’s gift, to Kings, then groc. at Pauls. Got Xmas tree there, then home. Unloaded car, put tree in hot water. Put away groc., watched & taped Jeopardy. Got in mail & paper, fed Goldie. Judy called, I had my supper. Went to choir practice w/Linda & Ted & Meg, took Matt to Library. Got home about 9:00, watched VCR & read paper. To bed at 12:05.

MATT’S BIRTHDAY  Thursday, December 7, 1989: Woke at 5:22 this morn. to the sound of a cat M-R-O-W-ing & then noises in the kitchen, it was that darn black cat in my house! I forgot to close Sam’s door last night & he’s still living in the basement. Ate all the food tonight while we were gone to supper. Was so upset I stayed up & watched VCR till about 8:00, turned up heat & fed Sam. Dressed, had breakfast. Talked to Linda, paid bills, taxes, irrig., etc. Got Xmas greeting for Jean & Derrick ready to mail, then worked on Megan’s dress. Had lunch, sewed again. Watched & taped Jeopardy, then washed & changed clothes. Got ready to go to Round Table Pizza for Matt’s birthday – Linda, Ted, Matt, Megan, Myrtle, Nancy, Paul, Mike, Cindy & I. Had fun, cat still in here when I got home. Left garage door & everything open but closed bedroom & bath & no food down so maybe he’ll leave tonight.

Friday, December 8, 1989: Woke at 6:40, got up & watched VCR until 8:00. Dressed, turned up heat & fed Sam. Opened bedroom door & I’m sure the CAT was shut in there, really smelled terrible. Think I must have chased him out tho’, I haven’t seen anything of him all day. Hope I never forget to shut that door again. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Put rest of decor. up in livingroom. Sewed hems in ruffles, washed & put up hair first thing. Emptied dishwasher, washed dishes. Practiced songs a little, Meg came over & we tried on her dress. Sewed a little more. Recorded Jeopardy while Meg was here, watched it after she left. Got in mail & paper, had supper. Decided not to go to church tonite. Did dishes, cleaned off work table on R. side of sink. Sorted through papers, watched TV. To bed at 12:25.

Saturday, December 9, 1989: Woke about 7:00, back to sleep till 8:00. Got up & turned up heat, fed Sam. Called Marie, so nice to talk to her. Duane getting along pretty well, Leona about the same. Also called Sharon Nunes, got answering machine again. Had breakfast, fed Goldie & black longhair. Took shower, dressed. Got ready & went down to Christmas Parade, saw Cindy & Nancy. Parade was pretty long, wind got pretty cold by the time it was over. Went to P.O. but it was closed, to Paul’s for bathroom & got sandwich, bismarks & bread. Went to the nursing home to see Blanche, Laura came while I was there. Then to Dave & Mabels but no answer. Worked on Meg’s dress when I got home, took a little nap. Just ready to get supper when Tony D. came, we visited a while & then he went on. Had my supper, did dishes. Read papers, watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Sunday, December 10, 1989: Woke at 7:20, couldn’t go back to sleep so read till 8:00. Got up & turned up heat, fed Sam. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Fed outside kitties, finished getting ready. Left about 9:50, practised downstairs. Sang 1 song & 2 prayer responses, several people said we sounded good so guess it was O.K. Jr. & Sr. Hi kids had lunch today, baked goodies & had a contest. Jr. Hi. kids won, all were good tho’. I bought a plate of chocolate mint brownies, had for our dessert. Linda, Nancy & I went to Dakan Chapel in afternoon for Les McClure visitation, Carla came just before we left. I had meat on cooking, finished up supper when we got back, ate about 5:30. Carla left about 6:30, I did dishes & ran dishwasher. Worked on Meg’s dress, watched TV. To bed at 12:05.

Monday, December 11, 1989: Woke about 6:20, turned up heat & fed Sam. Went back to bed but couldn’t sleep so read paper, got up about 8:00. Dressed, had breakfast. Fed outside kitties, got ready to go to funeral. Took Xmas things along & when funeral was over, took them to Jay & Daddies’ graves, brought summer baskets home. Went down to P.O. from cemetery & got stamps, mailed letter to Eng. Stopped at Dave & Mabels on way home & visited a while, she seems to be getting along pretty good. Had lunch when I got home, worked on greetings all afternoon. Watched & recorded Jeop., then greetings again. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Emptied dishwasher, did dishes. Made large batch of candy, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 11:25.

Tuesday, December 12, 1989: Woke at 6:17, tried to go back to sleep. Finally got up about 6:45, turned up heat & fed Sam. Watched VCR & napped till about 8:30, watched “Wheel”. Dressed, had breakfast. Fed outside cats, put out garbage. Pretty cold out today. Called dentist, appt. Thurs. 10:45. Sharon N. called, came in P.M. & brought my stuff. Called about Cr. Card Protection, guess I did tell them I would take it. Started working on Bible Study, finished about 2:00. Had lunch, worked on Xmas greetings. At 4:30 watched & recorded Jeopardy, worked on cards again. Got supper, Cindy came over & asked some questions for school. Cleared up & did dishes, cut up & put away candy. Fixed box & calendar to send to Nancy’s Dad, got it ready to mail. Guess Paul left yesterday for WN. Got in mail & paper, looked at mail. Tried several times to call Paula but no answer. To bed at 12:40.

Wednesday, December 13, 1989: Woke at 6:15, turned up heat & fed Sam. Went out & watched VCR, had breakfast. Washed & dressed, got ready to go to Bible Study. Fed outside kitties, Linda called – has a flat tire so needed a ride. We went to Bible Study together, got catfood on way home. Ate at Red Steer; used one of my coupons. Then went to P.W. Drug, to Bank, to Paul’s for groc., mailed pkg., then home. Got home about 3:30, carried in groc. & put them away. Linda borrowed the car to go & get Matt, I watched & taped Jeopardy. Started supper, Judy called. Got in mail & paper, put car away. Had supper, went w/Linda & Ted to choir practise. Got home about 9:30, watched VCR till about 11:30 & worked on hooked pillow. To bed at 12:23.

Thursday, December 14, 1989: Woke at 5:57, back to sleep & slept till 7:56. Got up, turned up heat & fed Sam. Had breakfast, washed & dressed. Fed outside kitties, finished getting ready to go to dentist. Paula called just before I had to leave, had a little trouble finding his new office. Really didn’t hurt too much. Stopped at Kings on way home. Had can of soup for lunch, called Linda. She had to take their car down. I sewed on Meg’s dress all afternoon, ready for her to try on again. Just have a little hand sewing now, hem sleeves, fix back slit & put up hem. Got in mail & paper, had trout salad for supper. Did dishes, sewed again on Meg’s dress & watched TV. Watched VCR & napped. To bed at 1:30.

Friday, December 15, 1989: Woke about 6:45, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, went in & watched VCR till 8:15. Dressed, had breakfast. Fed outside cats, opened Sam’s door. Talked to Linda a little, washed & put up hair. Did hand sewing on Meg’s dress while I dried my hair, had lunch. Worked on greetings, watered flowers. Doorbell rang & it was Helen (Foreman) Cable, was so nice to see her but she told me her Mother is dying of lung cancer. So sad. Meg came over & tried on her dress, fits fine so I measured sleeve length & hem. Watched & taped Jeopardy, worked on cards again. Paid some bills, got in mail & paper. Fixed supper & ate, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Worked on Meg’s dress again while I watched TV, all finished now. Have to press it tomorrow. Watched VCR again. To bed at 12:50.

My face is blistered today. Had to put Calamine lotion on it so guess I won’t go to church. Saturday, December 16, 1989: Woke at 6:45, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up & watched VCR. Fed Sam & turned up heat, took shower. Dressed, opened Sam’s door. Had breakfast, talked to Nancy & to Judy. Fed outside kitties, pressed Meg’s dress. Took sewing machine, etc. downstairs. Called Linda, told her Meg’s dress was ready. Went out & sawed end off Xmas tree, Nancy & Cindy came & Nancy finished it. Put stand on tree, brought it in & set it up. Got down decorations & Nancy & Cindy helped decorate it. My feet hurt & I was tired so finally just sat down & they finished it, looks pretty. Mike came over a little while, too. After they left I got supper, got in mail. Emptied dishwasher, did dishes. Cleared off work table a little, made another big batch of candy w/o nuts. Watched show on TV. To bed at 1:10.

Sunday, December 17, 1989: Woke about 7:50, got up & watched VCR a while. Turned up heat, fed Sam. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Fed outside cats, started working on greetings. Got some evergreen in & fixed basket of greenery, looks real nice. Had lunch, worked on cards again. Clouded over, Carla came about 3:00. We noticed that Sam wasn’t acting right, I called vet. When he called me back said I should bring him down. Carla watched Jeopardy tapes, we took Sam down about 6:00. Dr. said his bladder was distended, they would have to keep him & put in a catheter. Poor Sam, will probably be there till about Tuesday. Carla & I went to Olgas for something to eat, then home. Ate cake Linda brought for dessert, she took Meg’s dress. Also brought Matt’s graduation picture. I did dishes, then read paper & watched TV. Surely miss Sammy. To bed at 12:30.

Monday, December 18, 1989: Woke about 6:15, back to sleep until alarm rang at 8:00. Got up & turned up heat, dressed. Had breakfast, surely do miss Sam. Started working on cards, did misc. jobs from time to time for a break. Called vet about 10:30, had catheter in & draining bladder. Didn’t eat or drink anything yet, said to call back about 5:00 for more news. Called Linda about noon & told her, Carla called in afternoon to check on Sam. Paula called, too, coming over tomorrow. Had lunch, finished addressing cards. Got a bunch ready to mail, some I still have to write in. Got in mail & paper at 5:30, looked at cards. Cut stamps off envelopes, got supper. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:10.

Tuesday, December 19, 1989: Woke about 7:00, back to sleep till alarm rang at 8:00. Got up, washed & dressed. Had breakfast, fed outside kitties. Took out garbage & wheeled to front, mailed bal. of greetings. Wrote to Ann, Helen brought over my card & candy. Linda came & brought checks, I planted violet. Paula came about 1:00, brought Mollie & Winston. We had some lunch, she cut my hair & I trimmed hers. Then we wrapped pkgs., I looked for boxes. Cindy came over & said Paul got home. Paula left at 5:00, I put up my hair. Got in paper, Nancy brought mail. Dr. S. said I could probably bring Sam home tomorrow. Got supper, finished last few greetings. Did Bible lesson, watched TV. Carla called. Ted brought Linda’s gift to put under tree. To bed at 12:00. Fighting in Panama tonight.

Wednesday, December 20, 1989: Woke at 5:30 w/a crazy dream, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up & watched VCR tape. Then watched wrong tape! Got washed & dressed, had breakfast. Finished getting stuff ready to go downtown. Fed outdoor kitties, left for Bible Study, Linda didn’t go. Afterwards went to Bank, to Pauls for groc., got turkey at Judy’s & took her candy, then picked up Sam at Vet’s. Nearly $150.00. Got home about 1:30, unloaded groc. Had lunch, put away groc. Started writing letters, talked to Linda. Really wanted to hear Meg play tonight but just had to finish letters. Got in mail & papers, fixed supper. Cleared up, worked on letters again. On last one when I remembered carpet. Moved table & vacuumed, shampooed S. ½. To bed at 1:45.

Thursday, December 21, 1989: Sam woke me about 6:45, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up & watched VCR. About 8:15 got dressed, fed Sam & gave him his pill. Had breakfast, fed outside kitties. Vacuumed around Xmas tree, vacuumed kitchen & put table back. Changed cat box, vacuumed under Xmas tree. Finished letters, mailed last of cards. Started wrapping gifts, stopped to have lunch. Nancy called, wanted me to come over & see her poinsettia Paul brought down. It is huge & beautiful. Went back to wrapping gifts, Cindy came over. Later Megan & 3 friends came & brought me a “Christmas Gram,” played “Silent Night” on cello, viola & 2 violins. Was very pretty! Just remembered I forgot to wrap Carla & Judy’s gifts. Fixed supper, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Cindy came over, I made that marshm. divinity. Sent some home w/Cindy & they said it was good! Read paper, watched TV. Vacuumed other ½ of kitchen & shampooed carpet. To bed at 1:00.

Mama’s birthday – 1892  Friday, December 22, 1989: Sam woke me about 6:30, went back to sleep till 8:00. Dressed, turned up heat. Fed Sam, later fed outside cats. Had breakfast, wrapped rest of gifts. Straightened blue bedroom, made my bed & put bedspread back on. Cleaned off dining table, vacuumed ½ of kitchen again. Had lunch, Linda & Meg came to clean. I cleaned spot by piano, carried stuff out into garage from E. end of dining room. Wrapped candy for mailman & paper person, put out in boxes. Ila came over w/Xmas remembrance, then Daniel. Helen F. was here & brought church, it’s really cute. Got supper, did dishes. Cindy here off & on. Nancy, Paul & Mike came for a while, too. After they left I made more divinity. Not as good as last night’s I don’t think. Washed & brushed teeth, to bed 12:20.

Saturday, December 23, 1989: Woke about 7:40, got up & fed Sam. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Fed outside cats, finished getting ready. Left for choir practise about 8:50. Finished about 10:00, stopped for gas on the way home. Finished watering violets, also rest of flowers. Had lunch, fixed Xmas stockings. Did other misc. jobs. Fixed candy & greetings for Jordans, McBrides, Dennetts & Ila, delivered them & got in mail. Made another batch of fudge, ½ W. & ½ W.O. nuts. Put away Divinity candy, Cindy over for a while. Got supper, did dishes. Sliced ham, cleaned off work tables. Took shower, to bed at 12:15.

Sunday, December 24, 1989: Sam woke me at 7:05, went back to bed for a little but didn’t go to sleep. Got up about 7:30, washed & dressed. Had breakfast, fed Sam & outside cats. Finished getting ready for church. Left about 8:50, went through program. Actual performance went real well & think everybody liked it. Had coffee hour afterwards, I stopped at groc. store on way home. Carla here when I got home, we talked a while & then I changed clothes. Fixed lunch, Carla left about 3:00. I called Paula, Nancy, Paul & kids came over so I didn’t get anything else done. We all went out to J.B.s for supper, then went to church. Was a nice service, mostly carols. Got home about 9:00. Did dishes & ran dishwasher, cleaned off table & work tables. Got turkeys in & cleaned them, then put back out in car. To bed at 12:50.

CHRISTMAS DAY ‘89  Monday, December 25, 1989: Sam woke me at 7:08, turned up heat & went back to bed a little. Got up about 7:30, fed Sam. Got washed & dressed, fed Goldie. Turned on all Xmas lights, put on Xmas records. Cleaned off kitchen table, put in ham to warm. Got in rolls & bread, put socks in living room. Nancy, Paul & Mike came over & took ^their candles & my candles to cemetery. Carla & Bill came. Cindy came with Ab, soon took him home. Paula, Jim & Judy came & then Linda, Ted & kids. Started opening gifts, Linda, Ted & Megan went to church. All got such nice gifts, had lots of fun. Fixed breakfast and got turkey in oven, got sleepy so laid down a while. Linda, Ted & kids went down to see Ted’s folks, when they got back we ate. Everybody played games, we ran a load of dishes. Cleared up some more. Everybody finally left about 10:30. I straightened up some. To bed at 1:15.

Tuesday, December 26, 1989: Christmas is over once more. Sam woke me about 7:30, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam & went back to bed. Slept off & on, finally got up about 9:00. Worked around the house, picking up papers & boxes. Vacuumed in kitchen, put away card table & moved kitchen table back. Had bkfst., fed Goldie. Brought in garbage pail, threw away wrappings. Put away boxes, Mike came over & also Cindy later, Carla called & also Judy. Had lunch, vacuumed living room, also dining room & put table back in place. Put away folding chairs, got supper. Did dishes & ran dishwasher, read paper & watched TV. Rested quite a bit today, was kind of tired. Got in mail & paper this eve. To bed at 12:30.

Wednesday, December 27, 1989: Woke about 3:30, back to sleep till 8:00. Got up & turned up heat, fed Sam. Dressed, had breakfast. Called & talked to Linda, sorted papers & boxes. Fed Goldie, took garbage to front. Took boxes to garage, brought wrapping paper, seals, etc., out of bedroom. Read old paper, brought in turkey & had lunch. Put away china, also silver, & emptied dishwasher. Cleaned dining table cloth & put things back on table. Vacuumed end of dining room, also small bath. Carried paper, seals, etc. downstairs, got in mail & paper & brought cans back. Got supper, played solitaire a little & watched TV. Did dishes, cleaned off work tables. Watched VCR a while, read paper. To bed at 12:50. Napped a little in afternoon & tonite. Maxine Gilbert passed away yesterday.

Thursday, December 28, 1989: Woke at 7:30, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, watched VCR a while. Dressed, had breakfast. Linda called & we talked a while. Then I washed & put up my hair, sat under dryer a while. Read old papers, worked rest of calendar X-words. Did some misc. jobs, called Linda again about Maxine. Fed Goldie, got in mail & paper. Got wedding invitation from Leah W, wedding Sunday at 3:00. Got supper, did dishes & cleaned off part of stove. Read paper, watched TV. Vacuumed pink bath, part of my bedroom, & hall. Watched more VCR tape. Played some solitaire. To bed at 12:20.

Friday, December 29, 1989: Woke at 7:10, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, watched VCR a while. Had breakfast, talked to Linda. She & Megan going over to Paulas to clean today. Washed & dressed. Judy called & Nancy, too. Got list, etc., ready to go downtown, fed outside cats. Left about 12:00, went to M&W, P.W. Drug, Paul’s for groc., then home (about 3:00). Put away groc., watched & taped Jeopardy. Watched DoL, got in mail & paper. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Called Carla about Maxine, also Linda. Guess we’ll go to Memorial service. To bed at 12:25.

Saturday, December 30, 1989: Woke at 7:05, Sam wouldn’t let me go back to sleep. Got up, turned up heat. Fed Sam, watched VCR a while. Called Nancy, said she’d go along to Maxine’s service this afternoon. Had breakfast, Paula called. Took shower & dressed, called Linda. Put broccoli to soak, got ready to go. I drove, had a nice service. We stopped at Coffee Cup afterwards & had coffee. Got home about 3:00, got in mail. Fixed broccoli, put cauliflower to soak. Changed clothes, had some broth. Looked at mail, worked Globe X-word. Got supper, did dishes. Finished fixing vegs, took rest of bones out of turkey broth. Looked at papers, etc., watched TV. Went down & fixed coat, pressed sleeves of pink suit jacket. Guess I’ll wear it tomorrow. To bed at 1:00.

Sunday, December 31, 1989: Woke at 7:00, forgot to turn down furnace last night. Fed Sam, watched VCR till 8:00. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Finished getting ready, went to church about 9:50. Wind cold today, stayed for coffee hour. When I got home cooked macaroni, made jello. Vacuumed kitchen & dining room, emptied w. basket. Fed outside kitties, got ready again & we went to the wedding. From there to Leah’s house for reception, got home about 5:30. Changed clothes, started getting stuff out for snacking. Paul, Nancy & kids came about 8:30, then Linda, Ted & Megan, Matt & Cindy came later. Carla & Bill came about 10:00, we snacked & talked, some played poker & games; finally got the jigsaw puzzle out. It’s a hard one. At midnight all made noise & wished Happy New Year! Then got out lunch. Matt & Cindy came back. We cleared up & all left. Went to bed about 3:35. Kept going to sleep so couldn’t finish this.

[inside back cover:]

– water in corner.

have Mike wash car.

Call Sharon N.

“ Tel. Co. ?

vac. kitchen, bath, hall, dining room, sm. bath, living room.

wash bedspread, etc.

pick raspberries.

Men stop growing – 22 yrs., 2 mo.

women “ “ – 17 “, 3 “

November 1989

Wednesday, November 1, 1989: Woke about 7:30, fed Sam & turned up heat. Went back to bed for a while, got up about 8:10, washed & dressed. Let Sam out, fed Goldie. Fed Goldie [sic], got stuff ready to go downtown. Finished getting ready, left about 10 till 10:00. A little late, Linda also. Had Linda make copies of Potpouri [sic] Crockpot instr., went to Covey Cafe for dinner. Had chicken, soup, mashed pot. & gravy, carrots, very good dinner. From there I went to P.W. Drug, M&W, paid oil bill, then to Pauls. Got home about 3:45, put away groc. Watched & recorded Jeopardy, then watched DoL. Got in mail & paper, fixed light supper. Emptied dishwasher, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Watched AW on VCR again. Judy called, Linda came over to get her pie. To bed at 1:15. Saw more fleas tonight, have to take Sam to vets tomorrow.

ROY’S B’DAY Thursday, November 2, 1989: Woke at 6:30, back to sleep till 7:30. Got up about 7:40, dressed. Fed kitties, opened Sam’s door. Moved flower table & cleaned dining room windows on inside, cleaned carpet under tables. Had breakfast, paid Dr. bill (called office – only owed $24.–). Ordered potpourri, mailed letters. Got ladder, took down storm window in front. Cleaned outside of bedroom window, also inside & outside storm window. Took down Halloween lights, cleaned outside of storm door. Hands got so cold they really hurt, came in & watched VCR a while. Had lunch, got ready & took Sam to Dr. He seemed to have a sore spot around the tail area, gave him a shot of antibiotics. Watched shows when I got home, watched & recorded Jeopardy. Took little nap in P.M. Went out & cleaned outside of window & inside & outside of storm window in family room. Got in mail & paper. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Watched more VCR. To bed at 1:15.

Friday, November 3, 1989: Woke about 6:30, back to sleep. Woke again about 7:30, got up & dressed. Turned up heat, fed Sam. Washed & put up hair. Opened Sam’s door, had breakfast. Fed Goldie, dried hair. Watched VCR a while, had lunch. Took shower, got ready to go to Dentist. Took almost all afternoon – cost $62.59. When I got home (4:00) went out & cleaned small side windows of living room, took down storm windows & cleaned inside & out. Put back up, cleaned outside of big storm window. Getting pretty dark so quit for today, got in mail & paper. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Then watched DoL on VCR. To bed at 12:15.

Saturday, November 4, 1989: Woke about 6:00, back to sleep till 8:00. Got up about 8:30, fed Sam. Dressed, opened Sam’s door. Fed Goldie, cleaned top of storm door glass inside & out, also glass inside & out on back door. Had breakfast, called Jacie. Couldn’t talk so called me back later. Went out & cleaned outside of big window, inside of storm window. Backed car out, washed it & wiped down with chamois. Had veg. for lunch, Cindy came over to mow. Nancy came over too, raked leaves in front & back. Mike came over so he & Nancy took down dining room storm windows. Cindy cut off peony tops, we all pulled out alyssum. I rested & watched VCR awhile, then went out & cleaned rest of windows & storm windows. All done now, probably rain tomorrow. Put suitcase up above, put car away. Put cover on air conditioner, tied it down. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Read old paper, watched TV. Then watched St. Barbara on VCR. To bed at 1:00.

Sunday, November 5, 1989: Woke about 6:00, turned up heat & fed Sam. Back to bed, slept till about 7:30. Got up, washed & dressed. Had breakfast, opened Sam’s door. Fed Goldie, finished getting ready for church. Stayed for coffee, stopped & got gas on way home. Home about 1:00, changed clothes. Watched Painting on Ch. 4, had lunch. Looked at papers, Carla came about 2:30. We decided to go out to eat, watched Jeopardy tapes. Paul got home this afternoon, we went to eat about 6:00. Tried The Old Basque Inn, food pretty good but no salt. Stopped at Nancy’s on way home & saw Paul. Carla helped me powder Sam again, then left. I read papers, watched TV. Watched L.A. LAW on VCR. To bed at 12:55.

Monday, November 6, 1989: Woke about 5:45, couldn’t go back to sleep so read a while. Finally got up about 7:00 & watched VCR, turned up heat & fed Sam. Had breakfast, talked to Linda. Fed Goldie, started watering & fertilizing African violets. Finished cleaning glass in back storm door, cleaned sliding door. Went out & got blue tarp off fence, hung it over door in back of garage to keep cold & snow out when I open little door for Sam. Hung blue tarp on flower hooks on patio, swept leaves & moved tables, etc., under tarp. Had lunch, got sleepy so put head down & napped a little. Got out meat for supper, thawed in microwave. Watched TV, watered more violets. Totalled check book, watched & recorded Jeopardy. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Emptied dishwasher, did dishes. Judy called, then Paula. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:45.

Tuesday, November 7, 1989: Woke about 5:30, turned up heat & fed Sam. Went back to sleep until 8:30, got up & turned on TV. No Wheel of Fortune – Bush speaking. Had breakfast, got dressed. Fed Goldie, started to work on Bible lesson. Phone rang & it was Paul, said Mabel fell yesterday & broke her hip. Being operated on today. Paul leaving for Ill. tomorrow. Told him about leaking faucet & thought he might come & fix it, cleaned up utility room. Had lunch, then went back to Bible lesson. Finished about 3:30, changed clothes. Went to vote, then picked up rose at Paul’s & went to see Blanche. Not having too much pain, still kind of confused. Saw Frieda Crockett & Mrs Eisenbrant at nursing home. Came home & got supper, got in mail & paper. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. Watched Jeopardy on VCR. To bed at 1:05.

Wednesday, November 8, 1989: Woke about 7:00, turned up heat & fed Sam. Back to sleep until 8:00, got up and washed. Had breakfast, got dressed. Got ready to go to Bible Study, made list, etc. Left at 9:45, got out about noon. Linda & I went to Victor’s for lunch, she had a coupon. Had a big lunch, got tarp at C. to C. From there went to Bank, then to King’s, to P.W. Drug, took watch to Normans, then got groc. Got home about 4:30, watched & taped Jeopardy. Judy called. Put away groc., got supper. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. Watched DoL, AW, & part of SB on VCR. Called Dave & guess Mabel is getting along real well, think they’ll take her to Elks Rehab for a few weeks. Hope she heals fast & can soon walk again. Guess I’ll go up to see her tomorrow. To bed at 12:15.

Thursday, November 9, 1989: Woke about 7:00, slept a little. Got up about 7:40, dressed. Turned up heat & fed Sam, had breakfast. Fed Goldie, opened Sam’s door. Finished watering & fertilizing rest of flowers, trimmed some. Put metal eyelets in new blue tarp, went out & put it up over wood in kennel. Put it over top pipe & fastened to fence, didn’t quite get done but wood is covered. Came in & had lunch, read old papers on table & watched soaps. At about 3:30 got washed & changed clothes, went down to hospital to see Mabel. She’s doing O.K. but is confused, too; they’re taking her to Elk’s Rehab. on Sunday. Got a flower at hospital & took it up to her. Got home about 5:30, watched Jeopardy on VCR. Cindy came over a little; got my supper. Watched VCR again, Cindy came over to stay w/me till about 8:30. Watched TV & read paper, then VCR again. To bed at 12:50.

Friday, November 10, 1989: Woke about 2:30, at 6:50 & again about 8:00. Got up, turned up heat. Fed Sam, dressed. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Tacked plastic on garage window, finished tieing [sic] & nailing down blue tarp in kennel. Came in, washed & put up hair. Put new flapper in toilet tank, washed covers & rugs in bathroom. Dried & put back on, had lunch. Hung up & put away clothes in dryer. Read rest of yesterday’s paper, put meat on to cook for supper. Watched VCR a little, recorded Jeopardy. Vacuumed kitchen floor, got in mail & paper. Took rollers out & combed my hair. Finished up supper, ate supper. Judy called, I emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Read paper, soaked my feet & watched TV. Watched VCR again, still getting flea bites. To bed at 2:15.

Holiday  Saturday, November 11, 1989: Woke about 6:55, back to sleep till 8:15. Got up, turned up heat & fed Sam. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Washed load of colored clothes, looked at some old mail & papers, put out flag. Talked to Paula, coming over tonight to cut my hair. Dried clothes, Had veggies for lunch. hung up & put away. Talked to Linda, cleaned white square tables. Vacuumed floor under windows, dusted flower tables. Moved all back under windows, put flowers on tables. Cleaned out green flower holder, put flowers in. Washed load of good white clothes, Paula came about 6:00, scared me. Brought Winston & Mollie, Sam not impressed. Paula cut my hair, then I fixed us a chef’s salad for supper. After a while Paula left, I did dishes & watched TV. Dried most of white clothes, put up hair. Dried hair & read old paper. To bed at 2:15.

Sunday, November 12, 1989: Woke about 7:00, fed Sam & went back to bed. Slept till alarm rang at 8:00, kind of cloudy. Got up, washed & dressed. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Had a plugged ear when I got up, hope I’m not catching cold. Finished getting ready, went to church. Had coffee & cookies afterwards, then went out to the Mall & did some shopping. Got a dress for Cindy at the Bon, skirts at the Farm store for Linda & Paula. Didn’t find cabinet for Jim, tho; when I came out of store it was raining. When I got home changed clothes, had lunch. Made Jello for dessert, washed potatoes to bake. Soaked & washed broccoli. When Carla came she watched VCR, I finished up supper. We ate in fam. rm. so she could finish tapes, Linda & Meg came & got rug shampooer. Carla left shortly after 7:00, I did dishes & ran dishwasher, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:00.

Monday, November 13, 1989: Woke at 6:50, back to sleep till 8:00. Got up, turned up heat & fed Sam. Had breakfast, dried clothes. Fed Goldie, paid Pharm. Bill. Looked for Medical bills, Helen F. came so went through Avon book. Watched news, went out & trimmed birch trees. Refastened blue plastic on back of garage. Came in & watched TV, had lunch. Started to wash dark clothes, Real Silk man came. Paid water bill, oh, yes, Helen called this morning & I thanked her for Marilyn’s memorial. Put flea collar on Sam, he didn’t like it at first but now doesn’t seem to mind. Watched VCR, then watched & recorded Jeopardy. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Emptied dishwasher, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Judy called. Brushed teeth. To bed at 12:00.

Tuesday, November 14, 1989: Woke about 7:00, back to sleep till 8:00. Got up, turned up heat & fed Sam. Got dressed, had breakfast. Opened Sam’s door, he’s still wearing his flea collar. Finished drying white clothes, hung up & put away. Washed load of dark colored clothes, dried, hung up & put away. Put load of whites to soak. Started working on Bible lesson, had veggies & glass of milk for lunch. Finished lesson, worked big X-word. Watched VCR & worked on pillow cover, watched & recorded Jeopardy. Started letter to Jane, called Curt & Hal’s about car – then called Judy. Got in mail & paper, brought in garbage cans. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Ran white clothes out of soak, washed load. Dried perm. press., brushed teeth. To bed at 1:10.

Wednesday, November 15, 1989: Woke about 6:30, finally went back to sleep. Woke again at 8:00, got up & unlocked door for Cindy but she didn’t come. Turned up heat, fed Sam. Took shower, dressed. Had breakfast, finished getting ready for town. Left for Bible class, took Sam’s collar off while I was gone. Linda & I went to Lakey’s for lunch, had broasted chicken. I brought 1 pc. home & had it for supper. From there I mailed letter, paid water bill, made deposit. Went to 1st Sec. Bank about chgs., to P.W. Drug to check on prices, then got groc. Got home about 4:00, put away groc. Watched & recorded Jeopardy, watched VCR (911) a while. Got in mail & papers, put away rest of groc. Dried clothes, fixed supper. Looked at paper a little, kids came & we went to choir practice. Got home about 9:00, watched VCR again. Read papers, watched news, etc. To bed at 12:30.

Thursday, November 16, 1989: Woke about 7:15, got up & watched VCR till 8:00. Let Sam out & turned up heat, dressed. Had breakfast, dried more whites. Talked to Linda, fed Goldie. Finished letter to Jane, wrapped pkg. Got stuff ready to go downtown, ate a little bite. Washed & dressed, left about 1:15. Exchanged salad dressing at Paul’s, mailed pkg. Went out to Curt & Hals, went to Olgas & had cup of miner’s stew & coffee while they serviced car. Took sewing machine to Mall, stopped at Lindas before I went downtown & got her coupon book. Went to Kings but didn’t get gift for Jim, just not sure about it. Got home about 4:00. Watched VCR, then watched & recorded Jeopardy. Did dishes, then went down & picked up Judy. Decided to go to “The Decoy” for supper, both had shrimp. Really a big meal. Got home about 7:15, watched VCR again. Talked to Linda, read paper. Watched TV, then VCR again. To bed at 12:20.

Friday, November 17, 1989: Mark W__ski Asst. Mgr. M&W. Woke about 6:15, didn’t go back to sleep so read. Got up about 8:00, unlocked door & turned up heat. Fed Sam, got dressed. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Folded & put away white clothes, finished drying & put away all. Put towels, etc., to soak, watered all flowers. Called Carol & wished her a belated Happy Birthday, talked for about an hour. Watched VCR a while, had lunch. Recorded Soaps so went ahead & vacuumed kitchen, went downstairs & out to garage to look for dress, etc., for Cindy. Found several things. Watched & recorded Jeopardy. Sharon Nunes came so I went thru Fuller & Watkins books. Cindy came & got her clothes, gave her several pairs of shoes. She is getting so big. Nancy came over, too, for a little bit. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Washed load of clothes & dried them. To bed at 12:30.

Saturday, November 18, 1989: Woke about 6:30, went back to sleep till 8:30. Got up, turned up heat & fed Sam. Dressed, had breakfast. Opened Sam’s door, finished watering violets. Washed & put up hair, thawed zuchini [sic] & made bars. Took quite a while. Read old papers, watched Xmas Parade. Started to clean living room, Mike came over. Watched VCR a while, Cindy came over. Started on living room again, Nancy called – didn’t get any more done. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Read old papers, watched TV. Judy called, I iced z. bars then brushed teeth & went to bed. 1:25.

Sunday, November 19, 1989: Woke at 6:30, back to sleep till 7:30. Couldn’t sleep so got up about 7:45, washed & dressed. Turned up heat & fed Sam, opened his door. Had breakfast, finished getting ready. Fed Goldie, left a little early. People enjoyed our zuchini bars & Nancy’s banana bread, I had 4 left which Carla & I had for supper. Got home about 1:00, did dishes & cleaned up kitchen before I left. Changed clothes, had lunch. Watched painting, read papers a little. Emptied all waste baskets, watched VCR a while. Carla came so I quit & let her watch Jeopardy. I got supper ready & we ate, then she finished watching her programs. Left soon after, I emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Watched VCR a while. To bed at 1:05.

Monday, November 20, 1989: Woke at 7:10, turned up heat & fed Sam. Went in & watched VCR, then got dressed. Had breakfast, called about watch (it’s done). Called about flu’ shots & decided to get one, Fed Goldie paid Ins. bill, sent in “Wheel of Fortune” postcard & Mopar Oil Rebate. Called Linda & we talked a while. Watched VCR again, had lunch. Took little nap. Got ready & went downtown, no flu’ shot after all because of mercury allergy. Said I should call Dr. Got my watch at Normans, potpourri at Kings, then home. Watched & recorded Jeopardy, VCR again. Read paper a little, got supper. Finished paper & watched TV, did dishes. Watched VCR again. To bed at 12:50.

Tuesday, November 21, 1989: Woke at 6:30, back to sleep till 7:30. Got up & watched VCR a while. Unlocked door, turned up heat, & fed Sam. Had breakfast, dressed. Took garbage cans out, fed Goldie. Watched VCR again a little more, worked on cleaning living room. Shook rugs, swept front porch. Had lunch, read old papers & looked at old mail. Worked in living room again, watched & recorded Jeopardy. Finished living room & hall, put meat on to cook for soup. Got in mail & paper, Judy called. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Read paper, watched TV. Watched VCR again. Had telephone call from Mall, my sewing machine is ready. To bed at 12:50.

Wednesday, November 22, 1989: NANCY’S BIRTHDAY Turned up heat & fed Sam. Woke about 7:00, got up & watched VCR. Dressed, had breakfast. Fed Goldie, vacuumed blue chairs, vacuumed kitchen floors. Helen F. came, didn’t stay long. Called & talked to Linda, watched VCR again for a while. Cooked cranberries, put through ricer & then made jelly. Had lunch, got cake stuff ready. Saw Cindy outside so she came in & we made the cake. Recorded Jeopardy, later on watched it. Nancy over for a little bit so I gave her her card & gifts (bowl & potpourri). (Sent a card to Duane this morning). After they left I took shower, got ready to go to choir practice. Finished up vegetable soup in afternoon so had a bowl for supper. Got home from choir practice about 8:45, watched “Unsolved Mysteries” on VCR. Watched news & iced cake, did dishes. Got stuff together for tomorrow. To bed at 12:55.

THANKSGIVING Thursday, November 23, 1989: Alarm woke me at 7:00, got right up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, washed & dressed. Had breakfast, finished getting ready. Got some stuff ready to put in car, left about 9:20. Practiced a little downstairs first, did real well on our songs for the service. Got home about 11:10, had little lunch, cleaned up “mess” I found beside piano, changed clothes. Carried stuff to car, left about 1:00. Carla & Bill got there just after I did, we put out snack food & vegs. Helped Paula set table & get stuff ready, Linda & Ted late getting over but finally ate about 5:30. Everything tasted real good. After we cleared up, played game w/dominoes. As usual I had rotten luck, had worst score of all. Came home about 11:00, Mike drove for me. Was raining. Read paper a little. To bed at 1:15. Tired & sleepy.

Friday, November 24, 1989: Woke at 7:10, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, went in & watched VCR a while. Had breakfast, got dressed. Fed Goldie, opened Sam’s door. Read rest of last night’s paper, Cindy called & wanted to go for walk but we never did get to. Washed Sam’s rugs, also kitchen & pink bath rugs. Dried them. Folded towels, etc., in dryer & put away, vacuumed floor in utility. Got in winter coats & hung in bedroom, put away wrapping paper. Watered all flowers, washed & put up hair. Cleaned pink bath, had lunch about 2:00. Watched VCR, then Jeopardy at 4:30. Rested. Got in mail & paper – raining again. Looked at mail, got supper. Did dishes, watched TV. Watched VCR again, read paper. To bed at 12:20.

Saturday, November 25, 1989: Woke about 7:00 but went back to bed, woke again at 8:35. Felt so good to sleep in once. Got up & turned up heat, fed Sam. Dressed, had breakfast. Fed Goldie, opened Sam’s door. Started to work in bedroom, swept down wall & ceiling. Stripped bed & washed all bedding, put pillows & wool pad in dryer with heat for about 5 min. Should have killed fleas & eggs. Moved everything out from my side of bed including table, washed covers & cleaned rug under it. Also pulled out bed & cleaned under & behind it, had lunch. Put pad & wool pad back on bed, made bed w/fresh sheets. Nancy called & asked if I wanted to go to Asia for supper w/them, thought I might as well. Was raining when we went, got home about 8:00. Read Thursday’s paper, watched TV. Linda came over to get candles, visited a little while. Finished making up bed, to bed at 1:05.

Sunday, November 26, 1989: Woke about 6:30, went back to sleep until alarm rang at 8:00. Got up & turned up heat, fed Sam. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Fed Goldie & opened Sam’s door. Finished getting ready for church, Sunday School kids sang in church today. Stopped for groc. on way home, got home about 1:15. Put away groc., watched Painting. Carla came soon after 2:00, I changed clothes & she watched VCR. I got supper ready & we ate about 5:00, talked a while. She left shortly before 7:00 – I forgot – we went out & put up Xmas lights & bells; put bow & greenery around post. Wind was really cold. Did dishes after she left, ran dishwasher. Read paper, watched TV. Looked at store ads, think I may go shopping tomorrow. Would surely like to get my Xmas shopping all done. To bed at 12:10.

Monday, November 27, 1989: Woke about 4:00, back to sleep. Woke again about 7:00 & then shortly before 8:00, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, had breakfast. Opened Sam’s door, just finishing breakfast when transformer blew & power was out for about an hour. Talked to Linda & she said she would go along out to the Mall w/me, we left about 11:00. Stopped at Coast to Coast & got several things there, then on out & got sewing machine. Ate lunch at Orange Julius, got gifts for —- Matt & Megan. Went to ShopKo & got Ted’s gift & scarves for Linda & Paula. Got home at 4:00, kind of tired. Watched DoL on VCR, then watched & recorded Jeopardy. Finished DoL, got in mail & paper. Got supper, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Read papers, watched TV. To bed at 12:25.

Tuesday, November 28, 1989: Woke about 7:20, too late to go back to sleep so got up & watched VCR. Turned up heat & fed Sam, dressed. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Pd. power bill & car ins., etc., then started working on Bible lesson. Had lunch, mailed letters. Back to lesson, finished about 3:30. Worked on bills, etc., watched & recorded Jeopardy. Worked on bedroom from 5 till 6. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. Watched VCR again, Carla called. To bed at 12:35.

Wednesday, November 29, 1989: Woke about 7:00, back to sleep till the phone rang at 7:45. Linda – she had to sub today, fed Sam & turned up heat. Washed & dressed, opened Sam’s door & fed Goldie. Had breakfast, finished getting ready to go to Bible study. Was a little late today, got out about 11:00. Stopped at Ins. Co. & got new Ins. Pol. for house, went to P.W. Drug. From there went to Coffee Cup for lunch, to Bank, to Kings, to Rostock Furn. about Jim’s gift. Went to C. to C. for Linda’s gift, to Ernsts, Call Jewelers, Emporium & ShopKo for Jim’s gift but no luck. Came back & got groc., then home. About 4:00, put away groc. Watched & recorded Jeopardy, finished groc. Got supper, read part of paper. Went to choir practice w/Linda & Ted, got home about 9:15. Watched VCR & read paper, watched News at 10:00. Watched VCR again, to bed at 12:15.
Thursday, November 30, 1989: Woke at 6:00, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up & watched VCR. Turned up heat & fed Sam, got dressed. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Took Xmas boxes downstairs & brought up more decorations, put up some. Cleaned some more in bedroom, took sewing machine down. Came out into kitchen & that darn black cat was in here again – and Sam sat looking at him!!! Think he went downstairs & don’t know if he went rinsed dishes out or not??!! What a mess! Went out & put blue tarp back up, hope it stays now. Had lunch, watched TV & took nap. Reconciled checkbook, looked at old mail. Put little lights up on Alberta Spruce tree – need to get another set. Cleaned a little more, got in mail & paper. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Going to Marie Callendar’s tomorrow night for Mike’s B’Day. To bed at 12:10.

October 1989

Sunday, October 1, 1989: Woke about 6:30, never did go back to sleep. Finally read a while, up about 7:45. Washed & dressed, fed kitties & let Sam out. Sunny but cool this A.M., turned up the furnace. Had breakfast, finished getting ready. Went to church about 10:00. Stopped at M&W & at Kings on way home, got home about 1:20. Changed clothes, watched Bob Ross Painting. Carla called, Bill coming over, too. Washed & put beans on to cook, baked apple pie. Vacuumed hall, put sweeper away. Rinsed dishes, ran dishwasher. Washed potatoes for supper, cleared off table, set table, made coffee. Fixed salad, looked at paper a while. Bill & Carla came about 5:30, finished up supper & we ate. Bill put stuff on Quack grass by driveway & in back yard, they watched Jeopardy. I watched Murder, She Wrote. They left about 8:00, I finished clearing table. Emptied dishwasher, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:05.

Monday, October 2, 1989: Woke about 6:30, couldn’t go back to sleep so read & dozed. Woke again at 8:10, phone rang. It was Linda, had to sub again at Washington this time. Got dressed, fed kitties & let Sam out. He was very upset because of the rain, didn’t go walking because it was raining this morning. Had breakfast, fixed radishes. Watered & fertilized flowers, have to do violets tomorrow. Had lunch, did dishes from yesterday. Washed turkey legs, put on to cook. Mailman brought in mail & I looked at it, looked at VCR & recorded Jeopardy. Trimmed fern, got in paper. Finished up supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Judy called. To bed at 12:15. Turned up heat today, cool outside.

Tuesday, October 3, 1989: Woke at 7:10, went back to sleep & didn’t wake until 8:30. Got up & turned on “Wheel of Fortune,” fed kitties & let Sam out. Had breakfast, got dressed. Called Linda but no answer, took garbage out & went for my walk. When I got home put [?] two more blocks by drive, came in & watched VCR a while. Watched Soaps & napped quite a while, then had lunch. Watered violets, brought up variegated yarn & crocheted around sleeves of new white sweater. Now have to crochet around bottom. Called & talked to Linda. She didn’t have to teach today but went to kids’ classes at school. I got in mail & paper, had letter about mammogram & all O.K. Called dentist too & can’t get in till Nov. 3. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:00.

Wednesday, October 4, 1989: No Bible Study today. Woke at 6:30, napped a little. Got up at 7:30, fed kitties & let Sam out. Had breakfast, called Linda. Worked on Discover card bill, called Co. Said they will send check for cash bonus, also paid P.W. Bill. Made up deposit, got groc. list, etc., ready. Washed & dressed, finished getting ready. Had lunch. Left about 1:00. Went to Bank, to Yellow Front & got Linda a blouse. Then to P.W. Drug, to Rostock Furn. & got new small TV, to Kings for a couple of things, to Paul’s for groc., then home. Brought in groc., etc., watched & recorded Jeopardy. Ball game this P.M. so no Soaps. Cindy came selling candy for school, then mowed lawn. Guess they are going to Wash. w/Paul. Got supper, put car away. Emptied dishwasher, did dishes. Watched TV, read paper. Then watched VCR. Crocheted around sleeves & bottom of sweater this afternoon while I watched TV. To bed at 11:20.

Thursday, October 5, 1989: Woke about 4:30, back to sleep. Alarm rang at 7:30 but I didn’t get up till 8:30, waited for house to warm up. Nancy called, ready to leave for Wash. Fed kitties, opened Sam’s door. Had breakfast, called Linda & we went for our walk. Did a few little things outside when I got home, then went in & got ready for TV to be delivered. Nancy called, they got as far as Farewell Bend & came back as she was sick. TV men came & hooked up new TV, really is nice & clear. Cleaned off shelf where it sits, also shelf in front of TV. Reconciled 1st Sec. bank statements, paid Dr. bill & sent for Reunion Memory book & pix. Had lunch, looked at mail. Snapped beans, sewed lace facing on pink jacket sleeves. Watched & recorded Jeopardy, finished crochet around white sweater while I watched. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Worked calendar X-words. To bed at 12:20.

Friday, October 6, 1989: Woke at 4:30, back to sleep. Woke again at 6:30, read & dozed a little. Got up at 8:10, fed kitties & let Sam out. Had breakfast & watched “Wheel” at 8:30, called Linda but she decided not to walk. Called Nancy but she didn’t go either, took beans, pie & tea bags over when I went for my walk. Was going to take Martin but he wouldn’t go without Linda. When I got home took hose & washed down house, awnings & windows all around, really got wet so had to change clothes. Had lunch, hand sewed new hems in sleeves of pink suit jacket. Took nap, talked to Linda again. Washed & put up hair, watched & recorded Jeopardy. Dried hair a while, worked calendar X-word. Got in mail & paper. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Took shower, washed face & brushed teeth. To bed at 1:40.

Saturday, October 7, 1989: Woke at 6:30, read a little & took short nap. Got up at 7:00, fed kitties but kept Sam in. Dressed & got ready to go to breakfast, kids came about 8:30. Stopped at Ted’s Mom’s & they followed us down to Odd Fellows, had a good breakfast – 2 pancakes (also little bit of sausage), 2 eggs, coffee. Nancy & Cindy came too after a while, Matt, Meg, Mike & Matt’s Cindy waiting on tables. When we got home went for our walk. Linda, Martin, Nancy, Cindy, Abner & I. When I got home put front awnings up a little, swept front porch & walk. Changed clothes, sorted sack of papers in my room. Cindy came over & we found her a pair of skates, I hung up & put away clothes on bed. Went out & had lunch, Nancy came over & asked if I wanted some creeping phlox. Brought them over & we put them in flower bed in back. Dug up some chives & syringa bush for Nancy. Came in & vacuumed living room, kitchen, hall, bath & dining room, got supper. Did dishes, ran dishwasher. Cooked beans, read old paper. Watched TV, then VCR. Sewed front facing on green suit. To bed at 12:12.

Sunday, October 8, 1989: Woke about 7:00, back to sleep till 7:58. Got up, fed kitties & let Sam out. Had breakfast, washed & dressed. Got ready to go to church, left little after 10:00. Had coffee afterwards, stopped at Paul’s for potatoes. Got home about 12:40, changed clothes. Made bed, put away clothes. Carla called, Bill coming over too. Put meat on to cook, made Danish Dessert. Cleaned up bathroom sink, washed out combs & brushes. Read paper, took short nap. Fixed carrots, etc., for stew, Carla & Bill came. Soon Paula came, too, so I made some choc. mousse for dessert, too. Finished up stew, made salad & heated beans, had Bill look over Ins. policies. Still don’t know what to think. We ate about 6:00, Jim came about 7:00. Watched ball game, Cubs lost. After all left I emptied dishwasher, did dishes & ran dishwasher again. Then watched “Murder She Wrote” on VCR. To bed at 12:55. Helen coming over tomorrow.

Monday, October 9, 1989: Woke at 7:10, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up. Fed Sam, watched VCR a while. Called Linda, decided not to walk as Helen coming over & needed to clean kitchen, etc. Fed Goldie, let Sam out. Had breakfast, called Greenscape & also Dr. Chen. Washed & dressed, washed dishes. Emptied dishwasher, cleaned up stove & table. Helen came & we talked a while, decided to go out to lunch. Went to Saratoga, she had fish & chips & I had taco salad. Sat in front of house & visited quite a while, then Helen left. I watched & recorded Jeopardy, Judy called. Went out & planted phlox, saved some for Linda. Watered them, got in paper – no mail today. Fixed supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Soaked my feet about an hour, watched VCR a while. To bed at 12:05.

Tuesday, October 10, 1989: Woke about 7:00, had headache. Woke again at 8:00, got up & fed kitties. Let Sam out, got dressed. Had breakfast, called Linda & we went for our walk. When I got back, started working on Bible Study, finished about 3:00. Had lunch, had various tel. calls & Meg came so I could check her pattern. Watched & recorded Jeopardy, changed clothes & went down to vote on school bond. Got supper when I got home, then did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Oh, yes, took phlox over to Linda when I went to vote. Watched VCR a little. To bed at 12:30.

Wednesday, October 11, 1989: Woke at 4:30, back to sleep. Woke again at 7:10, got up & fed Sam. Watched VCR till 8:00, had breakfast & watched “Wheel.” Washed & dressed, fed Goldie. Called Jan, finished getting ready for town. Clipped nails on R. hand, left for Bible Study. After class stopped at M&W, then went to Coffee Cup & waited for Linda. Had lunch, got groc. at Paul’s. Went to Bank, pd. Idaho Power bill at P.W. Drug. Went to Dr. Chen’s & had eyes tested, glasses O.K. Stopped & got ice cream & lottery ticket, then home. Unloaded & put away a few groc., then watched VCR a while. Helen F. came, I finished putting away groc. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Did dishes, Nancy called. Read paper, watched TV. Then watched VCR again. To bed at 12:10.

Thursday, October 12, 1989: Woke about 7:00, back to sleep. Woke w/alarm at 8:00, fed Sam & let him out. Dressed, had breakfast. Fed Goldie, called Linda & we went for our walk. Was going to cut out Meg’s dress but waited till after she came over after school. Baked Linda’s cake, wrapped her gift. Tacked facings on her blouse down, finished fixing Mike’s ski pants. Had lunch, watched VCR & recorded “Jeopardy.” Napped a little. Meg came over & I measured pattern on her, then I cut out the top of her dress. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Did dishes & ran dishwasher, iced cake. Carla called this eve, also Judy. Forgot to call Paula. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:15.

Friday, October 13, 1989: Margaret Thatcher  Marie Osmond  LINDA’S BIRTHDAY Woke about 4:30, back to sleep. Woke again about 7:00, read papers awhile. Got up at 8:00, dressed. Sam slept in so didn’t open his door. Had breakfast, called Linda & we went for our walk. When I got home vacuumed living room, washed load of colored rayons. Had lunch, dried part of clothes. Vacuumed kitchen, hall, bath, dining room, small bath, utility. Made bed, hung up clothes & straightened up. Cleaned off dining room & kitchen tables, emptied dishwasher. Washed & changed clothes, got ready to go out to eat. Carla & Paula & Jim came about 6:30 & we got together & went to Jade Gardens for supper. When we got home had cake & ice cream & Linda opened her gifts. Carla left & soon Paula & Jim & then Linda, Ted & Meg. I was tired so went to bed at 11:46. 10-13-1792 – LAID CORNERSTONE OF WH. HOUSE, WASH. D.C.

Saturday, October 14, 1989: Woke about 3:15, back to sleep. Woke again about 8:00, was going to go back to sleep again for a little while but telephone rang & it was Jackie. Marilyn passed away last night – just seems like a bad dream. I called all the girls, then called Travel Service. Finally got Mr. Betts & he had me call United. They waived the 3-day advanced reservation so got my ticket for $317.–, surely better than $640.00. I leave tomorrow at 12:50. Made some other calls, then started packing. Washed more clothes & dried those & some from yesterday. Watered rest of flowers, washed & put up hair, brought several in from patio. Called Mary, also Sams in Ill. to let them know. Got supper about 6:00, did dishes. Read last night’s paper, watched TV. Sewed seams on Meg’s dress top, watched VCR a little. Started getting ready for bed, kept thinking of things to do. To bed at 12:45.

Sunday, October 15, 1989: Woke about 3:15, back to sleep. Woke again about 6:00 & couldn’t go back to sleep so got up about 6:30. Turned up heat, fed Sam. Took shower, dressed. Had O.J. & bowl of cereal, fed Goldie. Finished packing, did last minute things. Made bed, finished getting ready. Called Linda about 8:00, backed car out & loaded in suitcases. Mailed letters, brought in paper. Left about 9:30, got to Carlas about ten. Went to Plush Pippin & had cinnamon roll & coffee, then to Airport. Got there about 12:00, got ticket & checked bags. Looked thru’ gift shop a little, saw Paula. Girls had cup of coffee, then we went up to Gate. Nancy, Cindy & Mike came, plane left about 1:40. Had a good flight, cloudy in Denver. Got in about 3:00, Jackie there to meet me. Kyle helping Jackie get supper, built a fire in stove. Got so warm I got sleepy, started to snow! Kacie was so excited. Kyle’s Mother, Pauline, here has been keeping Kacie. To bed at 9:15.

Monday, October 16, 1989: Woke at 3:15, back to sleep. Again at 6:15, couldn’t go back to sleep so read a while. Got up about 8:15, washed & dressed. Fixed my face, then went up & had breakfast. Read paper a while, got sleepy & napped a little. Jackie went in to church, I called florist & ordered flowers. Visited with Pauline & played w/Kacie, read paper & worked X-word. When Kyle came home we had supper, chili – was very good. After supper visited again w/Jackie & Pauline. Went to bed at 10:40. Funeral tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 17, 1989: Woke toward morning but went back to sleep. Woke again about 6:30, got up at 6:45. Washed & dressed, got all ready to go to funeral. Went up & had coffee & cereal, we left for church about 9:00. Went in & saw Marilyn, she looked nice and calm & peaceful. Roy & Phyllis there & all the kids except Peter, he didn’t get to come. Said rosary there, then went out into entrance & followed the casket down into church. Jim read the ___ from Book of Wisdom & another passage, Michelle read a eulogy which was very nice. When service was over we all went to McDonald’s, had hamb. & coffee. Then went to Cemetery at Ft. Logan, after short service there came on home. Was really raw & cold out there. Kyle’s Mother left to go home about 5:00, Michelle had made a big kettle of stew so we had that for supper. Was very good. Watched TV & had a big earthquake in California, no World Series game, damaged S.F. Bridge & Hiways. We finally went to bed about 9:15. Didn’t go to sleep til about 11:30.

Wednesday, October 18, 1989: Woke several times, back to sleep. Finally woke about 8:00, read until about 9:30. Had a sore, raspy throat & coughing. Washed & dressed, went up & had breakfast. Michelle came as I came up. They worked on sorting things, I took care of Kacie. Believe me, she’s a handful! Had lunch, then girls went out & worked in Motor Home. I stayed in & listened for Kacie, she took a nice nap. Then played with her when she woke up, kind of fussy. Had supper, then watched TV till bedtime. Called Nancy, her Dad & sisters O.K. To bed at 10:30.

Thursday, October 19, 1989: Woke several times in early morning, back to sleep. Finally woke about 6:35, read, etc., until about 8:00. Got up, washed & dressed. Went up & had breakfast, played w/Kacie. Jacie decided to go for groceries so I went along, got some Luden’s honey lemon drops & they helped my throat. Had lunch when we got home, then laid down & napped (watched TV) while Kacie slept. Jacie slept too, which was good for her. After they got up I went downstairs & slept again till about 6:30. Think it was good for me too. Had supper, then watched TV. To bed at 10:30.

Friday, October 20, 1989: Woke some during the night, didn’t sleep very well. Woke once about 4:45 & read, went back to sleep till 7:00. Got up & went up so I could take care of Kacie, Jacie had a run-down battery so Terry had to come out here. Had breakfast & Kacie did, too. Cleaned her up & put her down when she finished, we got along just fine. She went to sleep about 10:30, was still sleeping when they got back at 11:20. Everything went well for them. Had a sandwich for lunch, watched TV a while. Came downstairs, washed & dressed. Laid down for a while, read & napped. Went back up about 6:00, Jacie & Kacie had napped, too. Had supper, Kyle didn’t come home before I went to bed. Watched TV & did papers & X-words, nose really running now. To bed at 10:30.

Saturday, October 21, 1989: Woke about 4:30, read a little & went back to sleep. Woke again about 7:30, read a while. Got up about 8:30, washed & dressed. Felt pretty good in A.M. but not too good by eve. Had breakfast, then finished old X-words. Played w/Kacie, went down in P.M. & put clothes, etc., in suitcase. Laid down & read a while but never did sleep. Went up about 5:00, played w/Kacie, she’s so cute. Had supper, watched TV a while. Went down & took a shower, got ready for bed. Set alarm. To bed at 10:00.

Sunday, October 22, 1989: Woke at 1:20, back to sleep. Again at 4:30, read till I went back to sleep. Woke again about 5:20 so stayed awake till alarm rang. Got up & dressed, made bed. Finished packing, fixed my face. Went up & had cup of coffee, we left about 7:10. Got to the Airport in plenty of time, even stopped & washed Bronco on the way. Left right on time, got in to Boise on time. Nancy, Paul, Cindy & Carla & Bill were there, so good to get home again. My ears are surely plugged up. Left for home soon after we got to Carla & Bills, stopped at Nancys & saw Cindy’s room – they’re painting it. Came on home & started to work on Meg’s dress, called Linda & had Meg come over so she could try it on. Meg stayed quite a while, gave her the old GE record player we had downstairs. Had peanut butter sand. for lunch. Meg left about 5:30. I had TV Dinner for supper, emptied dishwasher. Got Meg’s dress sewed together. Shouldn’t take too long to finish. Paula called tonight, also Judy. Tried to call them in P.M. but no answer. To bed at 11:55.

Monday, October 23, 1989: Woke about 4:30, back to sleep. Woke again about 6:50, got up at 7:00. Turned up heat, fed Sam & let him out. Took shower, dressed. Had breakfast, got ready to go to Dr. He said he had the same report I did on Mammogram so thinks nothing is wrong. All tests from Phys. O.K. also. Stopped at Ernsts on way home, also got Med at P.W. Drug. Picked some chrys.mums when I got home, also some berries. Got cloudy & also windy, rained a little in late afternoon. Had lunch, worked on Meg’s dress. Put head down & had a short nap in P.M., Linda called – she taught today. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Meg came over & tried on her dress, looks beautiful & fits perfectly. Now I can finish it. Did dishes, called Paula & Carla. Looked at mail, worked big X-word a little. To bed at 12:30.

Tuesday, October 24, 1989: Woke several times but didn’t get up, finally woke at 8:00 so got up. Fed kitties & opened Sam’s door, dressed & had breakfast. Tried to call Linda but no answer, found out tonite she had to teach. Started working on Meg’s dress, worked at it steadily till I finished it about 4:00. Had lunch about 1:00, Meg came just as I finished all but the hand sewing & hook & eye. Pressed it, then had her try it on – fit beautifully. Went out & brought in flowers from patio, covered all geraniums. Picked rest of tomatoes, brought in mail & paper. Fixed a little supper, then got ready & went to Meg’s concert. Was very good. Read paper when I got home, Judy called. To bed at 1:05. Knots in my throat a little sore tonite, wind cold tonite, also.

Wednesday, October 25, 1989: Woke several times, back to sleep. Alarm woke me at 8:00, quite dark & found it was raining. Got up, turned up heat & fed kitties. Opened garage door, washed & dressed. Had breakfast, throat kind of sore on R. side. Uncovered flowers, finished getting ready. Went to Bible Study, Linda didn’t come. Afterwards went to Bank, then to Kings. Looked over sale circulars & didn’t need anything so didn’t go in. Ate lunch at Coffee Cup, paid Power Bill. To Paul’s for groc., got dinner at KFC then home. About 3:00, stopped raining. Brought in & put away groc., watched VCR. Got in mail & paper, shut garage door. Covered flowers, warmed dinner. Did dishes, cleaned up stove, sink, etc. Talked to Linda, she taught in P.M. Watched VCR, read paper. To bed at 11:50.

Thursday, October 26, 1989: Woke about 7:20, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam & went back to sleep till 8:00. Got up, dressed. Let Sam out & fed Goldie, had breakfast. Cleaned windows on inside, sprayed w/silicone spray. Went out & took down all screens, carried out storm windows. Cleaned outside of windows, then cleaned inside & out of storm windows & hung them. Had lunch about 1:00. Cut up berry clippings & carried around to garbage, put car away. Got in mail & paper, watched VCR a little while today & rested. Had supper, talked to Linda – didn’t teach today. Did dishes, washed stuff from window & put back up. Read paper, watched TV. Watched VCR again for a while. To bed at 12:45.

Friday, October 27, 1989: Woke several times, back to sleep. Woke about 8:10 & got up, turned up heat & fed Sam. Dressed, let Sam out & fed Goldie & Gray Boy. Sprinkled a little, kind of chilly. Had breakfast, watered rest of flowers. Trimmed plants in my bedroom. Read old paper, looked at catalogs. Also went through Avon Catalogs, washed & put up hair. Put up Halloween decor. on front porch first, swept porch & steps. Had lunch, put chicken on to cook for supper. Watched VCR a little, cleaned inside of front door. Judy called several times, watched VCR again, trying to get some tapes emptied. Got in mail & paper, finished up supper & ate. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 11:00. Pat Sajak Show only 1 hr. from now on.

Saturday, October 28, 1989: Woke about 6:30, turned up heat & fed Sam. Couldn’t go back to sleep so read paper, got up about 8:00. Dressed, let Sam out & fed Goldie. Had breakfast, watered some flowers. Put up rest of Halloween decorations, Helen Frailey came & I gave her my orders. Oil man came & delivered oil, I had lunch. Cleaned windows on inside in living room, vacuumed floor. Went out & got mail, cleaned cat spray off blue chairs, pillow, door, etc. Vacuumed kitchen floor, dining room, brought in more mums. Cleaned in bath, put away rollers. Put away a few things in suitcases, set back several clocks. Got supper, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Cindy & Nancy came over, Nancy & Mike going to party. Nancy looked so cute & Cindy really getting pretty. We watched TV, Cindy did school work & I read paper. Made some popcorn & Cindy made “candy stew,” walked her home when it was time. Turned more clocks back. To bed at 11:45.

Sunday, October 29, 1989: Woke during night, turned up heat & went back to sleep. Alarm woke me at 7:30, got up & fed Sam. Took shower, had breakfast. Dressed, got ready to go to church. Got in paper, left about 10:00. Had coffee after church, stopped for few groc. on way home. Got home at 12:45, changed clothes. Watched painting, had lunch. Paula called, after we quit talking put meat in oven. Then Carla came, washed her car. I baked apple pies, when she came in watched Jeopardy programs on VCR. We ate supper in fam. room so she could keep on watching. Carla left for home about 6:45, helped me dust Sam for fleas before she left. He isn’t acting very good, will have to take him in to vet tomorrow if he’s not better. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:10.

Monday, October 30, 1989: Woke at 7:00, turned up heat & went back to sleep. Woke at 8:10, got up & fed Sam. Dressed, had breakfast. Fed Goldie, took care of some old mail. Read old papers on table, tried several times to call Linda. Sam seems to be O.K. today so guess I’ll wait & see how he acts. Went out & unhooked hoses, spread them out in the sun. Had lunch, looked at catalogs. At 4:00 went out & dug up geraniums, potted & brought them in. Brought in white tables I washed off this morning, swept some leaves on patio. Covered a/c with cardboard, came in & watched Jeopardy on VCR. Got in mail & paper, put away umbrella, shovel & rake. Took out garbage cans, got supper. Did dishes, ran dishwasher. Read paper. To bed at 12:45. Judy & also Linda called tonight, Ted’s Mom broke her hip last night – going to put a pin in it tomorrow. Gave Nancy & kids some pie tonight, will give Linda theirs tomorrow.
HALLOWEEN. PHYLLIS’ B’DAY Tuesday, October 31, 1989: Woke about 6:30, napped a little. Woke again about 8:00, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, dressed. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Started working on Bible lesson, ordered from Oregon R.R. Pharmacy. Went out about noon & rolled up hoses & put in garage, finished lesson. Cooked chili & had some for lunch, took short nap. Cleaned utility window inside, watched & recorded Jeopardy. Then went out & cleaned window outside, cleaned storm window inside & out & put back up. Got in mail & paper, brought back garbage cans. Changed clothes, started to eat supper. Dennett kids came for treats before I finished! Watched TV & read paper while I answered door, last kids came about 8:30. Finished reading paper, watched TV. Talked to Linda. Watched Matlock on VCR. To bed at 1:20.

Mom’s Oregon Coast Journal

We interrupt Grandma’s diaries to bring you this diary from another grandmother. Mom didn’t keep many diaries or journals throughout her life, but for whatever reason she decided to start one on a 1981 trip we took to the Oregon Coast. Her diary-keeping didn’t even last the entire trip, but it still captures the flavor of that vacation (and gave me an opportunity to share my own ghoulish ghost story).

Trip to Oregon Coast, 1981

[written by Matt on title page:] Mommy’s Unfinished Diary

Sunday, June 21 – Left home about 8:00 AM, later than I’d anticipated. Stiff and sore from yesterday’s run. Kids slept in motorhome on driveway last night – did not stop until Multnomah Falls. Cloudy and drizzling. Kids loved it anyway – walked up to the cement bridge. Stopped in souvenir shop but came away empty-handed. Did not really see down town Portland since we took 30 bypass. Crossed St. John Bridge to rejoin 30. Took 30 on to Astoria – passed Trojan nuclear power plant. Could not see anything too well as it was very misty and cloudy. By the time we arrived in Astoria it was really raining hard. Camped at Ft. Stevens State Park. Since it was quite late by the time supper was over we just went to bed.

June 22, Monday – Ted got up early and ran – misunderstood my directions to get to the beach so ended up running 55 minutes or so. After he got back and we all got ready, we walked to Coffenbury Lake. Went out on the dock – pretty lake with lily pads in places. Then walked on (Megan and I jogged) out to the beach to the Peter Iredale, not too much left. We climbed over it and enjoyed ourselves. Then we walked to Battery Russell, went the long way, we discovered. Got rained on. Finally found Btry Russell and walked around, on, and over it. Kids really thought it was neat. Took a shorter way back to camp. After lunch we went back to Astoria where we climbed Astoria Column, visited Flavel Mansion Museum and the Lightship Columbia. The Mansion-museum was really neat – authentically decorated and also lots of maritime exhibits as well as early relics from Astoria. After we left Astoria heading South we had improving weather. Went up to Ecola Point in Ecola State Park and took the walk around. Saw sea lions out on the rocks off shore. Also saw Tillamook Lighthouse on its island rock. Also drove to Indian Beach parking lot where we walked to Indian Beach. Kids enjoyed playing there, throwing rocks, etc. Ted threw a big float out and they watched the incoming tide carry it in. Beautiful day by this time. Were going to stay at Oswald West State Park but never found the camping area. So went on down to Nehalem Bay Camp Ground. Windy and kind of out in the open but we had a nice space. Meg and I got lost on our way back from the showers and Matt nearly froze to death his was so cold.

June 23, Tuesday – Ted ran early again 51 minutes this time. Cloudy in morning. Left pretty good time – South to Tillamook where we stopped at a Cornet [?] store for a few things – kids each got a little something there. Took the Three Capes Scenic Drive and about the first thing we saw were two bald eagles – even Matt saw them with the binoculars. Went to Cape Meares and it was gorgeous – walked down a straight paved path to the lighthouse then circled back to the parking lot. Took a short walk up to Octopus Tree, a giant Sitka spruce with six giant “arms.” Ate lunch on a picnic table while Matt and Ted played baseball on a big grassy area there. Sunny and protected – a really gorgeous place. After lunch went on to Cape Lookout – walked the 2 ½ mile trail to the end of the Cape – really neat, through rain forest really steep drop off in places, and muddy. Kids did great but after I saw a snake they were kind of scared. Also saw a snake on the return trip. I enjoyed this walk more than the rest of us I think. There wasn’t too much at its end though, just a point at the edge of the ocean but the view north was blocked by vegetation. The South view was neat, though. You could see and hear a warning buoy out at sea off the cape. After we left this place we were going to get a few groceries (which we did) and camp at Camp Lookout State Park but it was full. So we went on. Found a County campground near Sand Lake where we stayed – pretty place kind of out in a grassy field. Horses and cows pastured nearby. Ted and Matt played ball, frisbee, etc., and had a good time. Got to bed a little earlier for a change.

June 24, Wed – Ted did not have a very good place to run this morning so he skipped it. Never did pay for last night’s camping since no one came to collect. Drove to Cape Kiwanda where we parked quite a ways down the beach then walked back to the Cape. Found a few shells and a whole sand dollar. Beautiful weather, sunny and calm. Cape Kiwanda is of sandstone and had to walk up deep sand to get on it. Really different but quite impressive. Went on down the Coast to Boiler Bay. Still sunny but wind had picked up. Walked around the area but could not see the boiler – went on down to Whale Cove area where we had lunch. Really pretty – spent a lot of time there but could not get down to the Cove. Went on in to Newport – got groceries and souvenirs. Stopped at Beverly Beach and got a campsite on way in. Kids and I went to Undersea Gardens (more souvenirs) then we all went to the Wax Museum. Had supper at KFC (I called Mom there, too). Went back to Camp, all had showers and to bed.

June 25, Thurs. Ted ran 41 min this morning – Beverly Beach. Having problems with gas refrigerator. Left pretty early and stopped at Moolack Beach. Matt floated his boat and Megan her Barbie Doll. Went over to a little creek and sat on logs while they floated their toys there. Went on in to Newport – went to the Lincoln Co. Log Museum and to the Burrows House Museum. Also went to the Old Yaquina Bay Lighthouse with the legend of the Ghost. Megan made up her own story: [story written in my handwriting:] the non-fiction yaquina bay light house mystery One day in 1871 this girl and this man came to Yaquina and left the girl with some friends. One day they went to the Yaquina light house that was fun! and they looked all around. Finally they were ready to go. So they went. A few minutes later the girl said I left something there okay you can get it. Later when she didn’t return they went after her. All they found was her handkerchief with blood on it! And blood dripping up the stairs the man never came for her. The End the other Day June 25, 1981 I went to the Yaquina lighthouse and got some hints about the story. I think the man that killed her hid in a room called the ghost chamber when he heard she was coming back alone he got ready for her he got where he found the handkerchief and stayed by it, when she came for it, he grabbed her and the handkerchief. I found a room with a basket and an easel. I think he took her and put her over the easel and hit her on the back making a bit of blood drip he put the basket under the blood it dripped in the basket and he took the handkerchief and dipped it in the blood dropped it on the first step then he took the basket and the girl up the stairs he dropped the blood along the stairs and when he reached the top dropped her out the window. The end

[back to Mom’s handwriting] After we visited the lighthouse we went out on the North jetty – it was fun to watch the waves crash on the rocks. Then came back and went to the Marine Science Center (OSU) where the kids enjoyed the touch tank particularly. Matt also really enjoyed watching a small octopus in one of the little aquarium windows. After this we left Newport and drove on down to Beachside State Park not very elaborate no showers but a nice beach and short trail to it. The kids played and waded both before supper (and while I was fixing it) and after. They made a fort and had a big time. Watched the sun set – really goes down fast.

June 26, Friday – Took off down the coast again – to Devil’s Churn. Went out on rocks and looked in the tide pools. Matt and I got soaked out on a rocky point when the waves crashed up too far. Drove up on Cape Perpetua where we took the Trail of the Whispering Spruce. Also stopped at the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center. Enjoyed the slides of native flowers, trees, ferns. Saw the movie “Forces of Nature.” Also the story of the Siuslaw Forest with the lighted areas really fascinated the kids. Ted liked the exhibit that lighted up where certain areas were. Spent quite a bit of time here then went on to Devil’s Elbow State Park where we had lunch. Hiked up to Heceta Head lighthouse (saw a snake). Really beautiful place. The cove here is so pretty and a big cement bridge spans Cove Creek. Creek meets the ocean and kids played here in the Sand. Had a big time building another fort.

September 1989

Friday, September 1, 1989: Woke about 6:30, dozed & read. Finally got up about 9:00, awfully dizzy & still felt kind of sick. Would break out in a cold sweat when I moved around. Had an egg, toast & coffee for breakfast, stayed down OK. Laid down again about 12:00, soon went to sleep again & slept till nearly 4:00. Got up, washed & dressed. Jackie fixed supper, then left for the hospital. We ate & then we left, too; rinsed dishes first. Marilyn looking pretty good. Tony, T.D. & De Anne there tonight, Pat, Donna, Nicki & Chad, Peggy & Max & Jackie. She stayed all night last night & think she plans to stay again tonight & from now on. Got home about 10:00, bed at 10:30.

Saturday, September 2, 1989: Woke about 4:00, read a little & then went back to sleep. Woke again about 7:00, read until 9:00. Got up & had breakfast, took shower & washed & put up hair. Felt so good! Dressed & got ready to go ?  Went out to M.H., Roy & Phyllis decided to go to Cottonwood Ctr. so I went along, were going ot Travel place about tickets but were closed. Went on to K-Mart & got gifts for kids & Judy – hope they like them (they did). Got sandwiches there, then came back home. Laid down & read a while, took little nap. After a while left for hospital, didn’t stay too long but Marilyn in good spirits. Watching football game. We went to Long John Silvers & had a good supper, then home. Fran was here, all watching football. Roy & Phyllis took baths, then to bed. 10:00.

Sunday, September 3, 1989: Woke about 4:00, read a while. Went back to sleep until 8:00. Got up, made bed. Went up & had cereal & coffee, then got washed & dressed. Played with Kacie. Took her downstairs & played with her & rocked her while Jackie vacuumed upstairs. She’s afraid of the vacuum but did pretty well. Held her while Jackie vacuumed downstairs, too. Went back up & had little lunch. Kacie almost fell asleep in her hi-chair. Read awhile in P.M. Kyle B-B-Q’d pork ribs & were very good, had baked potatoes & baked corn on the cob. Afterwards went w/Roy & Phyllis to Hosp. Nurse said Marilyn looked tired & needed to sleep, too much company so we left. Had D.Q. ice cream cone on way home. Jackie & I talked quite a while when we got home. Poor kid has so many decisions to make. To bed at 12:15. Talked to Paula today.

Monday, September 4, 1989: LABOR DAY Woke about 4:00, read a while & went back to sleep. Woke again about 8:20, went up & had breakfast. After a while came back down, made bed. Washed & dressed, fixed face & hair. Paid S.R. bill, read a while. Went up & had lunch, sat down to look at paper & fell asleep a little while. Roy & Phyllis came in ready to go in to hosp. so we left. Marilyn only woke once while we were there & went right back to sleep so didn’t stay long, Roy not feeling very good. Drove by Capitol in Denver but no place to park so didn’t go inside, dome covered w/gold leaf. Ate at Wendy’s in Parker, then home. Bed at 10:00.

Tuesday, September 5, 1989: Woke at 5:00, dreaming. Read so went back to sleep a while. Woke again about 7:30, got up at 8:00. Washed & dressed, got ready to go to town. Roy not feeling well so called Travel Co. instead of going in, lv. tomorrow at 5:10. Will be so good to get home. Kept Kacie while took pets to vet, she slept for about an hour. Had lunch, laid down a while. Helped Jackie get supper, stayed upstairs till Kyle got home while Jackie went to hosp. Penny called, Carla had 2 heart attacks this afternoon. Called Linda to let them know when to come & get me, talked to Matt. To bed at 11:10.

(Jackie hit a deer last night.) Wednesday, September 6, 1989: Woke about 5:30 as usual, read a little & went back to sleep. Woke again about 7:00, read a while. Got up, washed & dressed. Went up & had coffee & roll, Roy & Phyllis in & Roy feeling better. Went back down & made bed, finished packing. Finished getting ready, had some lunch. Left about 2:00 for the hospital, stopped at Paradise Travel in Parker for ticket. Stopped at hospital a little to see Marilyn, so hard to say goodbye. They are talking of letting her go home. Went from there to Airport, checked in luggage. Went out to Gate B-20, clear at the end of concourse. About 5 min. late leaving but in Boise on time. Had a good flight – everyone there except Paula, Jim, & Bill – so good to see everyone and so-o-o good to be home. Everything fine at home, Sam really glad to see me. Gave the kids their presents, looked at mail after (& paid bills) they left & watched VCR a little. Lots of flies in house. To bed at 12:45.

Thursday, September 7, 1989: Woke off & on from 6:30 on, read & worked X-words from about 7:30 on. Watched “Wheel,” got up & dressed about 9:00. Called & talked to Linda for quite a while. Went out to cut off roses, saw Jan & talked to her for a while, picked tomatoes. Had breakfast, got ready & went downtown. Got med., etc., at P.W. Drug, then groc. at Pauls. Got home about 3:15, put away groc. & watched VCR a while. Paula called & Judy was there, too, had had surgery on her feet. Got supper, watched VCR & read paper. Did dishes, sliced ham & put away. To bed at 11:30.

Friday, September 8, 1989: Woke several times, got up about 7:30. Fed Sam & went back to bed, read & worked X-words. Watched “Wheel,” then got up & had breakfast. Dressed, wrote letter to Rosie & mailed her card. Took knife & cut out dandelions & weeds S. of sidewalk in front, worked on it several times today. Got some done on N. side also, worked on papers, etc., on table. Paid some bills, still killing flies. Tried to call Linda but no answer, tried to call Rosie tonight but line busy. Judy called, she’s home now. Had lunch at 1:00, worked on papers. Got in Took little nap. mail & paper, worked outside again. Got supper, Helen M. brought over some cherry tomatoes. Did dishes, watched VCR. Tried to read paper but fell asleep. To bed at 11:50.

Saturday, September 9, 1989: Woke several times, got up & fed Sam. Back to bed but didn’t sleep, spider scared me. Read paper, etc., got up about 8:30. Went out & finished digging dandelions in front yard, pulled dead sedum flowers also & worked on weeds on S. side of driveway. Put sprinkler on shrubs, went in & had breakfast about 12:00. Looked at catalogs & mail, put away dirty clothes. Cindy came to mow so I backed car out, worked in back yard while she mowed. Found hornets making a nest in birdhouse so sprayed them tonight after dark, hope it killed them all. Came in & had sandwich, Linda brought Matt’s pix over; they are all so good. I watched VCR a while, went out & washed S. side of house. Watered flower bed, dug weeds in back yard a while. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Reconciled bank statement, took shower. Watering tonight. To bed at 12:45.

Sunday, September 10, 1989: Woke about 6:45, fed Sam & went back to bed. Back to sleep, when I woke again was 8:10! Jumped out of bed & got dressed. Fed kitties, had breakfast. Finished getting ready & went to church, met Mrs. Helzer & walked in with her. Nancy sat w/S.S. class so Paul & I sat together, said he talked to Ralph this morning & Leona seemed better. Seemed to know him & says a few words. Stayed for baked potato luncheon after church, got home about 1:40. Picked some mums, changed clothes. After a while, Carla came, so good to see her. We visited a while, then I got supper. Had stk., baked potatoes, fresh gr. beans, lettuce & tomato salad, & cottage cheese. She left about 6:30, I emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Read paper, then made some popcorn & watched VCR. Finished paper. To bed at 12:50. Think I’ll walk in A.M.

Monday, September 11, 1989: Woke about 6:00, fed Sam & went back to bed. Went back to sleep & didn’t wake until 8:47 when the phone woke me, was Judy calling. Tried to call Linda to go for a walk but no answer so I went by myself, checked & flower basket still there on stones & real pretty. Had breakfast when I got back, then went out & worked on iris bed a while. Got it about ¼ done, then worked on crab grass in back. Got kind of hot. Came in & had lunch, finished Globe X-word. Put el. blanket thru air on dryer, also bedspread. Made up bed & plugged in el. blanket. Took up little trees in crack in old patio on N. side of house, transplanted to white planter on patio. Took short nap, got in mail & paper. Linda called, Nancy stopped & asked me to go along for Pizza but had quite a little stuff I needed to use. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Read paper, watched Jeop. To bed at 12:30.

Tuesday, September 12, 1989: Woke at 5:30, tried to go back to sleep but finally had to read. Woke again about 7:15, got up & dressed. Fed kitties, called Linda & we went for walk. Had to cut it short because I got a blister. Finished picking old flowers from S. W. corner when I got home, swept dirt & sand from gutter in front of house. Watered front yard, put out garbage. Came in & had breakfast, watched Wheel. Studied Revelations for Bible Study, had lunch. Napped a little. Vacuumed kitchen floor, got in mail & paper. Called Linda, then called Jackie about Marilyn. Said she’s getting weaker but going to come home to Jackies. Fixed salad for supper, did dishes. Read paper & looked at mail, soaked my feet. To bed at 12:30.

Wednesday, September 13, 1989: Woke at 5:30, back to sleep. Woke again about 7:30, got up. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Got ready to go to Bible Study, left about 9:45. Got to church at 10:00, having Study upstairs this yr. Afterwards Linda & I went to Olgas for lunch & used one of her coupons, did my bank deposit before I left. Went to Bank, Wash. Fed. & paid Safety Dep. Box rent, then to Pauls & home. Put away groc., then watched VCR. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Cleared table, read paper. Watched TV, then VCR again. To bed at 11:47.

Thursday, September 14, 1989: Woke several times, back to sleep. Finally got up about 7:45, fed kitties & let Sam out. Dressed, called Linda & we went for our walk. Pulled dead flowers on N.W. corner, clipped old flowers from tiny cut dead shrubs in front. chrys. in flower bed when I got home. Changed shoes, had breakfast. Swept down cobwebs in living room, dusted furniture. Had lunch, Helen F. (Avon lady) came & I went through catalog. Finished dusting dining room, got in mail & paper. Fixed supper, did dishes. Watched VCR, then TV. Read paper. To bed at 12:30.

Friday, September 15, 1989: Woke several times, finally got up about 7:45. Dressed, fed kitties & let Sam out. Called Linda & we went for our walk, when I got home washed & put up hair. Had breakfast, took shower. Dressed, dried hair. Finished getting ready, left for Nampa & Dr’s. office. Everything in good shape. B.P. 120/60. Anxious to know how the ECG, cholesterol, etc., are. On way home stopped at Emporium & got some new white oxfords, others getting kind of tacky looking. Home at 6:00, called Linda & let her know I was home. Decided to go out for supper for grandparents Day, went to Little Kitchen & had finger steaks. Were real good but couldn’t eat them all, brought them home. Got home about 9:00, watched TV & read paper. To bed at 12:00.

Saturday, September 16, 1989: Woke several times but went back to sleep, got up about 7:45. Fed kitties, let Sam out. Dressed, called Linda & Nancy & we went for our walk. New pavement all around outside of cemetery now so nice & smooth. When I got home trimmed all around front & back w/Weedeater, dug dandelions in front again. Went out in back & worked on iris bed, nearly ½ done. Linda came & we sacked up my papers, she took them down. Judy called, I tried to call Paula but no answer. Called Marie, Leona not so good this wk. Had a blood transfusion today. Watched VCR a while, then finished cleaning living room. Paula called. Mike came over. Wants me to put elastic in bottoms of ski pants. Cindy & Ab came over, asked me to go to supper w/them so I went. Watched Miss Am. Pageant when I got home, read old paper. To bed at 12:35. Wind blowing tonite.

Sunday, September 17, 1989: Woke several times, got up little before 8:00. Fed kitties, let Sam out. Starting to rain, Sam real disgusted. Washed, had breakfast. Dressed & got ready for church, really raining when I left. Rained about all day. Got real sleepy in church, had coffee & cookies after church. Stopped at M&W on way home. Changed clothes, wiped off car in garage. Watched Bob Ross paint, shortly Paula & Jim came. They played golf in the rain, put their rain gear in dryer. Carla came, Paula cut my hair. We sat & talked & then they left – oh yes, I had lunch & Paula fixed Jim & herself a sandwich & some melon. Cindy was here & had some, too. After kids left I fixed us a crab Louie salad, we watched Jeopardy program & then Carla left. I did dishes & ran dishwasher, then watched VCR & read paper. To bed at 12:30.

Monday, September 18, 1989: Woke about 6:30, fed Sam then back to sleep. Woke again about 7:45, got up about 8:00. Dressed, fed kitties & let Sam out. Had breakfast, Linda called. We went for our walk a little after 9:00. She asked if I’d like to go to Meridian with her, she had an appt. with the photographer for Matt’s pix. When I got home from our walk I pulled the rest of the dead sedum blossoms, came in & Judy called. Talked for about ½ hr. Barely had time to put up & dry my hair & fix my face before it was time to go. Linda had a coupon for lunch at a restaurant over there, had a good lunch. When I got home watched Soaps, finished yesterday’s paper. Cindy asked us over to hear her play her cello, sounds real good. Fixed supper, Cindy came over & mowed. Had some ice cream after her concert. Came home & watched TV, read paper. To bed at 12:20. Made appt. for mammogram today.

Tuesday, September 19, 1989: Woke at 4:30, back to sleep. Again about 7:45, got up about 8:00. Fed cats, let Sam out. Dressed, had breakfast. Called Linda, we went for our walk. When I got back I started working on Bible lesson. Had lunch, watched TV. Watched VCR a while, finished Bible lesson. Went out & changed light bulb in yard light, put rubber washer on to keep water out & cleaned out bugs & spider webs. Cleaned clear panels, took down shades from front porch & put bottom panel on wind chime. Put out garbage in A.M. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Did dishes, watched TV. Read paper, soaked feet. Watched VCR again. To bed at 12:10.

Wednesday, September 20, 1989: Woke once, went back to sleep. Woke again about 7:30, got up at 8:00. Fed cats, let Sam out. Had breakfast, washed & dressed. Got ready to go to Bible Study. Got out about 11:35, went to Coffee Cup for lunch. To P.W. Drug afterwards, went to Bank. Paid water bill, got sweater for Jim at Farm Store. Then got groc. at Pauls, home about 3:30. Put away groc., then watched VCR – DoL/AW/SB. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Nancy called, Paul got home. Did dishes, went in to watch VCR & read paper. Was going over to see Paul but when I got to end of driveway, his car wasn’t there so came back. Judy called about 9:00 & talked for a half hr. Made some popcorn. To bed at 12:30.

Thursday, September 21, 1989: Woke several times, up at 6:30. Read & napped, got up about 7:45. Fed kitties, opened Sam’s door. Had breakfast, called Linda & we went for our walk. Back at 10:15, worked at misc. jobs. Moved out winter clothes & coats, hung up clothes, watched VCR some, had lunch, paid & mailed donations, emptied bulged cans, looked at old newspapers. Went out & put in 1 cement block by mailbox, split 1 block, carried dirt to back yard, dug took nap. a few weeds in back, Nancy came over a little bit, I got in mail & paper. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Put away stuff I bought at P.W. Drug, reconciled bank statement. To bed at 12:30.

Friday, September 22, 1989: Fall – 7:20 P.M. Woke & got up about 6:00, read & napped. Woke again about 8:00, got up & fed kitties. Opened garage door for Sam, had breakfast. Dressed, went for my walk. Linda not home so she & Martin didn’t go today. When I got home worked on blocks, got 2 ½ more put in. [sketch of block tower] That’s what they look like so far. Went in, washed & put up hair. Had lunch, finished up hemocult & mailed it. Looked at some mail, worked calendar X-words. Put my head down & took nap. Went in & watched & recorded Jeopardy, got in mail & paper. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper & watched TV, soaked my feet. Judy called just when “Dallas” came on. To bed at 12:35.

Saturday, September 23, 1989: Woke several times, back to sleep. Woke again at 7:30, got up about 8:30. Dressed, fed kitties & let Sam out. Had breakfast, then went for my walk. Neither Linda or Nancy went so I went alone, met Schatzie. Put water on transplants by mailbox for a while, kids wouldn’t leave it alone. Went out in back & cleaned out more of iris bed, about ½ done now. Dug some more crab grass & dandelions, carried garbage bag to front. Watered planters on patio, then came in to rest & watch VCR. Cindy came over & brought me a box of napkins to fit my holder, they found them in Boise. Vacuumed kitchen floor, then living room. Called & talked to Jackie & to Marilyn for a little bit, she gets tired very quickly. Tried to call Paula but no answer, got in mail. Dusted in new bath, got supper. Did dishes, emptied dishwasher. Cooked shell mac for salad, fixed green beans. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:10.

Sunday, September 24, 1989: Woke about 6:00, read & dozed a little. Woke again at 7:30, got up at 7:45. Fed kitties, let Sam out. Had breakfast, took shower & got ready for church. Wiped kitty tracks & spray off car, left about 10:00. Had coffee after church, stopped at M&W for a few things. Got home at 1:00, changed clothes. Watched Bob Ross, had toast & coffee. Washed & cooked green beans, finished up salad. Worked on Globe X-word, wrapped Jim’s present. Carla & Bill came w/dogs so we went over to Nancys, dogs got along fine. Paul cooked salmon on grill, I came back over & got my beans. Ate about 4:30, Cindy made a pie (chocolate) all by herself. Pretty good. Carla came over to watch VCR, Bill sprayed yards w/weed killer. I went back over, read paper & watched TV. Bill & Carla soon left, we played “Farkle.” Came home about 8:45. Watched TV & read paper, etc. To bed at 12:10.

Monday, September 25, 1989: Woke at 2:15, 4:30 & again at 7:30. Got up, dressed. Fed kitties, let Sam out. Had breakfast, called Linda & we went for our walk. When I got home worked on blocks by mailbox, put in 4 new ones. Will soon have enough for that area, then will put a double row along driveway. Came in & had lunch, watched VCR a while. Took little TV out & pruned raspberries a while, also plum tree a little – needs more. Carried 1 trash bag to front, came in & rested a little. Watched VCR again, Dr. Office called & hemocult test negative. Got in mail & paper, looked at mail. Got supper, cleared up & did dishes. Watched TV & looked at paper a little, watched VCR. Channel 2 off about 9:00, caused by fires in foothills. To bed at 11:05. Cleaned face & brushed teeth, had ½ apple.

Tuesday, September 26, 1989: Woke up several times, finally alarm woke me at 7:30. Got up at 7:40, fed kitties & let Sam out. Got dressed, had breakfast. Called Linda & we went for our walk; emptied waste baskets & put out garbage first. When I got home looked at some old mail, then went out & put in 3 more blocks. Came in & had lunch – fruit & liquids, watched a little VCR. Worked on Bible Study lesson, took me till about 5:00. Got in mail & paper, brought garbage pail back. Got supper, cleared table & did dishes. Read paper & watched TV. Watched VCR about an hour. To bed at 11:35. Agent from Equitable here in P.M. about nursing home policy.

Wednesday, September 27, 1989: Woke several times, back to sleep. Woke at 7:30 & got up, fed kitties & let Sam out. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Finished getting ready, Linda called about 7:30 & said she had to sub. teach (3 days), wouldn’t be going to Bible Study today. Left about 9:45, got out about 11:20. No lesson next week, Pastor will be gone. Stopped at Jack’s & had lunch, then went to Paul’s for groc. Home about 1:20, put away groc. Read old paper, watched TV. Watched VCR a while. Went out & got mail & paper, took screen off S. garage window & put in storm window. Tight fit but finally got it in, cleaned glass in windows a little. Put car away & shut garage. Got supper, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Watched TV & read paper, watched VCR. Washed face & brushed teeth, set out breakfast stuff. To bed at 12:30. Have to be a MMC tomorrow at 9:20.

Thursday, September 28, 1989: Woke about 2:15, back to sleep. Woke again about 6:00, Sam started to make bread in my hair & drooled on it. I had to get up & put rollers in so it would look O.K. when I got up. Tried to go back to sleep, finally read a while & then I napped. Got up at 7:30, fed kitties & let Sam out. Took shower, dressed. Had breakfast, finished getting ready. Left at 8:50, got to hosp. at 9:15. Saw short film on breast exam, had breast exam. Then they took pix., that was all. Stopped at F. Meyer & got some things, then went to Mall. Came to Cald., stopped at Yellow Front & got some clothes. Got gas, then home. Had milk & fruit, put away stuff. Looked at old paper & mail, took nap. Watched TV, Helen Frailey came. Got in mail & paper. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:00. Judy called tonite, also Linda.

Friday, September 29, 1989: Woke about 4:30, back to sleep. Woke again at 6:30, read & fell asleep again. Woke at 8:10, got up & fed kitties. Dressed, had breakfast. Went for my walk, when I got home laid 2 more blocks. Went out & trimmed a few more raspberries. Came & washed & put up hair. Had lunch, watched TV. Put grippers on Mike’s ski pants, sewed snap, buttons & buttonholes on my blue housecoat. Took little nap. Went in & watched VCR, watched & recorded Jeopardy. Went out & got mail & paper, washed load of rayons. Got supper, dried part of clothes. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. Looked at part of mail. To bed at 12:50.

Saturday, September 30, 1989: Woke about 6:30, couldn’t go back to sleep so read. Finally got up about 8:30, was so dark & dreary looking & found it had rained last night. Called Linda but she couldn’t walk until later so I had breakfast. Hung up & put away clothes in dryer, put in some more. Called & talked to Paula, they’re O.K. Linda called so we went for our walk, Ted took Martin so he didn’t go today. When we got back I talked to Nancy, then called Roy. Still on the phone when Helen F. came & at the same time Norma ____ & Elisha came, I was so surprised & happy to see her. Didn’t stay too long. Had lunch, Judy called. Dried rest of clothes, washed another load. Vacuumed kitchen, living room, dining room, hall & cleaned bath. Got in mail, rained real hard again in P.M. Got supper, did dishes. Dried rest of clothes, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:00.

August 1989

Tuesday, August [1 in a circle], 1989: Woke about 6:30, fed Sam then back to bed. Didn’t wake until about 8:10, got up & fixed breakfast. Did dishes, dressed. Started to water violets, watered plants & planters on patio. Watered in back, also strawberry corner. “ [Watered] spots in front, got lunch. Nancy & Cindy over several times, Mike, too, in evening. Mae Snow called about cake pan, never could get Linda to ask about it. Worked calendar X-words, got sleepy so laid down & took nap. Slept from about 4:00 to 5:15. Got up & started to get supper, Nancy & kids came just as we were finishing so gave them some prune pudding. Did dishes, ran dishwasher. Read paper, watched TV. Not much on tonight. To bed at 12:25.

ROY & PHYLLIS GO ON TRIP Wednesday, August 2, 1989: Woke about 6:45, fed Sam & went back to bed. Didn’t go back to sleep as it was getting light & Roy & Phyllis soon got up. They got ready & left about 7:45, I went in & watched VCR a while. Telephone rang & it was Linda, I tried to call Judy & Mae Snow but no answer. Had breakfast, got ready to go to Boise. Watered a few flowers, Nancy came so we left. Got to Boise early & plane was late. They loaded about 1:25 & then didn’t leave till about 2:30. We finally left about 2:00 as Cindy needed to be home by 2:30. I had some lunch, then put my head down & took a nap. Went downtown about 4:30, to Bank, M&W & Paul’s, Cindy went with me. When we got home I put away groc., then got supper. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:00. Cindy staying here tonight.

Thursday, August 3, 1989: Woke about 3:30, back to sleep until alarm rang at 7:30. Got Cindy up & went over with her to take care of CC & Ab. Came home & had breakfast, got dressed. Went out & dug up bricks for W. end of flower bed, put in 1 lgtb. [?] of scalloped border. Watered E. end of flower bed, came in & washed load of good colored clothes. Watered & fertilized rest of flowers, changed sheets on my bed. Washed another load of colored clothes, dried first load, folded & put away. Kept out those I want to take along, had milk & fruit for lunch. Linda & Megan came about 2:00 & cleaned for me, really looks nice. I washed load of good white clothes, dried others. Folded & put away, then washed dark colored load. Measured, cut & stuck on ^plaster corner on kitchen cabinet, got supper. Did dishes, put away more clothes. Shampooed rest of dining room carpet. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:10.

RET.? Friday, August 4, 1989: Woke about 3:30, back to sleep. Sam woke me at 6:10, fed him & then went in & watched VCR a while. Rinsed clothes out of soak & washed load, dried clothes. Fed Goldie, got dressed. Fixed pet door, vacuumed dining room rug. Washed hair, had breakfast. Put up hair, washed dark clothes. Cindy went along to Boise w/Linda, I went over at 11:30 & let Abner in & CC out. Finished last night’s paper, worked X-word. Put potatoes, onions & ham in beans & cooked them. Cleaned up shampooer, fixed supper – had pizza & salad. Doing dishes when Roy & Phyllis came home. Kind of tired. Looked at mail & watched TV. To bed at 11:35. Cindy here tonight.

Saturday, August 5, 1989: Woke about 5:00, couldn’t go back to sleep. Finally had to get up & let Sam out at 7:30, got Cindy up & she finally went over & took care of Ab & CC about 8:00. Fixed breakfast, emptied dishwasher. Did dishes, fixed Roy’s breakfast. Took shower & dressed, Made bed & straightened up bedroom. Time to get lunch, did dishes again. Called Paula & finally got her, guess we’ll leave about 8:00 tomorrow. We’ll eat breakfast at McDonalds. Should be a fun trip. Laid down about 3:00 & slept till 4:45. Got up & put meat in oven, read paper a while. Finished up supper, did dishes. Finished reading paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:05. Cindy at Lindas tonight – wanted to help with papers in morning.

Sunday, August 6, 1989: Woke at 5:00, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up about 6:50. Washed & dressed, turned on coffee. Got stuff ready to go. Linda & Ted came & we left about 8:15. Took Nancy’s van. When we got to Paula’s Carla was there, Jim & Bill didn’t go. Stopped at McDonalds for breakfast, long way up to Stanley by way of Mtn. Home. Stopped at Redfish Lake first, had lunch there & then Linda, Ted, Megan & Ab left for home. We went on to Stanley & Stanley Lake, then back to Stanley & got gas. Carla called Bill & Paula called Jim, got to Boise about 9:15. Carla went on & Paula brought us home. Linda & Megan came over & brought Ab, they had car trouble on way home at the Same place as Paul’s van. Think the fuel pump went out; Joe came & pulled them home but Meg missed Molly’s B’day party after all. Cindy took Ab home & stubbed her toe & really made it bleed. I doctored it up. We had cereal & then to bed. She went right to sleep – was really tired. Hope her toe doesn’t bother her in the night. To bed at 11:50.

Monday, August 7, 1989: Woke at 5:10, didn’t sleep much after that. Got up about 8:00, let Cindy sleep & I went over & let CC in & Ab out. When I got back I fixed breakfast & we ate, Cindy got up & she had breakfast. I dressed, made bed & straightened up bedroom & bath. Emptied dishwasher, did dishes. Got lunch, did dishes. Read Sunday paper & watched TV, took short nap. Went out & watered planters on patio, used weed eater in back yard. Went to front & did N. part of lawn, then Roy did other part. Cindy got lawn mower & did front yard, left mower in back. Made supper, did dishes. Later ran dishwasher. Read paper & worked calendar X-words, watched TV. Cindy here again tonite. Stubbed her toe last night & really made it bleed. Hasn’t been sore yet tho’. I’m glad. To bed at 11:40.

Tuesday, August 8, 1989 Woke at 6:00, read & slept a little. Got up about 8:00, went down & let Ab out & fed CC. Fixed breakfast, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Washed & dressed, made bed & straightened up bedroom. Cleaned up bath, went out & planted lily & chrysanthemum. Planted geraniums & mums, really hot out there. Got lunch, did dishes again. Read paper & watched TV, soaked feet in Foot Fixer – surely made them feel good. About 4:00 put roast on to cook, then Cindy & I went out & she mowed the back lawn & I started trimming berries. Finished up supper & we ate, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Took Cindy home & she’s staying there all alone tonight, hope she will be O.K. Ran dishwasher – to bed at 11:55.

Wednesday, August 9, 1989: Woke at 6:00, let Sam out & went back to bed. Read a little & went back to sleep, woke again about 8:20. Got up & called Cindy, got breakfast. Washed & dressed, made bed & straightened bedroom. Cleaned bathroom sink, emptied dishwasher & rinsed dishes. Got in suitcase & cleaned it off, cleaned off microwave & dusted under & around it. Spilled Chlordane dust in garage & had to clean it up. Got lunch, called Cindy. Did dishes again, made stew for supper. Roy & Phyllis went downtown, I got ready to go to Airport. Packed pants & some blouses in suitcases. Ate supper, Cindy came up again. Cleared table & then left for Boise, not there too long & plane came in. Called Paula & she’s coming over tomorrow night – having enchiladas. When we got home I did dishes, then read paper. To bed at 12:30.

Thursday, August 10, 1989: Woke about 6:30, got up to take care of Sam & Roy & Phyllis were up so we watched VCR a while – Jeopardy & Unsolved Mysteries. Got breakfast, then took shower & dressed. Made bed, straightened up bedroom, also bath. Got ready to go downtown, left about 11:30. Phyllis working on enchiladas so didn’t go along. Went to Bank, got Catfood, to M&W, then PW Drug, mailed Marilyn’s card, got groc. at Paul’s, won 10.00 on lottery, got tortillas at Casa Valdez, then home. Put away stuff, had lunch. Roy & Phyllis went bowling, I took short nap. Watered all flowers, then vacuumed floors. Didn’t get any more packing done. Phyllis got enchiladas ready, all got here about the same time except for Carla & Bill. Food was so good! Matt’s Cindy was here too – she’s really sweet. All left by about 9:30, we cleared up & I did dishes. Read paper & watched TV, napped a little. To bed at 1:07.

Jay B. – 5 yrs. ago today. LV? for DEN.  Friday, August 11, 1989: Woke about 5:00, fed Sam & let him out. Watched WHEEL, etc., on VCR, slept again till about 8:00. Had breakfast, emptied dishwasher. Washed & dressed, washed & put up hair. Made bed, cleaned up bath. Called Linda, Mary & Nancy, made arrangements to go to Nichols Stk. House for supper. Did dishes & cleaned up sink, got dinner. Did dishes again, worked Cal. X-word & took little nap. Worked on suitcases again, at 4:00 went out & got a bouquet for Carla. Took it & my baskets over & put flowers on Jay’s grave for Carla, put my baskets on Joe & Jay’s stones because I’ll be gone on the 22nd. When we came home, got ready to go to Fruitland. Nancy & Ralph drove & we had car trouble on the way over. Wrecker came along & towed us back home. We called Rest. & I told Nancy what happened. Told them to go ahead & eat & we’d eat when we got there as kids were getting hungry; about 11:00 when we got home, to bed at 12:45.

Dentist – Jim Gantz. Saturday, August 12, 1989: Woke about 5:00, back to bed & Sam didn’t get up. He did finally start bugging me but didn’t really wake me up, got up about 7:20. Fixed breakfast, dressed. Put water sprinkler on front & back, Nancy came over & said Paul had called, said Leona had had a bad stroke, in hosp. in Bloomington & in coma. Dr. said she might not live through weekend. Called Carla & let her know, Paula golfing & Linda gone so couldn’t reach them. Let them know later on. Got lunch, emptied dishwasher. Did dishes, & ran dishwasher, took short nap. Finished putting blouses, jewelry, etc., in suitcases, took garbage cans to front. Watered E. end of flower bed, moved planters where they’ll get water. Watered flowers on patio, got supper. Emptied dishwasher, did dishes. Linda came over, then Nancy & kids. Soon Matt & Ted & Megan came, too, I called Judy. After they left I finished cleaning up – discovered I have a break in irrig. system, Darn! To bed at 1:00.

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Monday, August 14, 1989: 7:09 – Left Motel.

Tuesday, August 15, 1989: LV.? for Ill.

Saturday, August 19, 1989: REUNION

Thursday, August 31, 1989: Woke at 6:30, dozed but didn’t go back to sleep. Got up about 8:00, not feeling very well. Wanted to stay home but Jackie wanted me to go. Pete there to see Marilyn today. The longer I stood, the sicker I got so finally left when Roy & Phyllis did. Stopped & got a bowl of soup, laid down when I got home & slept. Ate soda crax. Kyle came home with Kacie but Jackie not home yet – 8:35. Never did hear her come home – or Roys either. They went to Vernons. I just got ready for bed & turned in.

July 1989

Saturday, July 1, 1989: Sam woke me about 4:30, chasing a fly, dozed until 5:00. Got up, dressed. Called Nancy. Had breakfast, finished getting ready. Went over & picked up Linda & Megan, then Nancy & kids. Got to Boise in plenty of time. They got checked in & we didn’t have to wait too long until they got on board. We stayed till they took off, then called Paula. She was home & not too busy so we drove over there, she cut my hair. Took Linda & Meg home, then went to get the key – it wasn’t there! Linda came over & brought all the keys she had but none worked, neither did mine. Finally came home & called a locksmith; when he got here, he opened it (cost $25.00). We found Mike’s keys so I’m using them. When I got home I had lunch, then watched VCR & napped. Watered front yard, went over & took care of Ab & CC again. Mike called while I was there, they got there O.K. I picked rasp. by garage, watered flowers on patio, also flowerbeds by drive. Got supper, soaked feet, watched TV & read paper. Went over & put AB in bathroom. Did dishes, washed & sugared dish of berries. To bed at 1:00.

Sunday, July 2, 1989: Woke several times during night, got up about 4:45 & fed Sam. Woke at 6:00, got up & watched VCR. Went down & took care of AB & CC at 7:45, decided not to go to church as my back was really hurting & had a sore throat. Turned on heat in chair & watched VCR, slept some. Dressed, Took care of pets & watered flowers at 11:00. Had breakfast, read paper. Carla called, not feeling good so didn’t come over. Paula called, trying to get hold of Linda & Ted for golf. Watered lawn in front this A.M., also shrubs. Laid down in family room & slept for a while in afternoon, watched VCR again. Got supper, did dishes. Took care of pets at 3:30, spent some time there w/AB. Watched VCR after 8:00, went down again at 10:00 & played w/AB for about ½ hr. Put him to bed & came home, watched rest of Movie on VCR. To bed at 12:15.

Monday, July 3, 1989: Woke several times toward morning, back to sleep till about 7:10. Got up & watched VCR a while, fed Sam & opened up his door. He stayed outside all day. Went over & let Abner out, CC in to eat. Then CC went out & AB came in. When I got home picked berries in back, watered in corner. Rested a while & watched VCR, tennis on – no Scrabble, etc. Went over & took care of pets, came home & had breakfast. Washed berries, got two lge. containers ready to freeze. Looked at paper from last nite, took care of pets again. Spent some time over there w/them so they don’t get too lonesome. Got in mail & paper, watered E. end of flower bed. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Read paper & watched TV. Took care of pets several more times. Oh yes, fixed veggies for tomorrow this afternoon, Judy called. Talked to Linda tonight. To bed at 12:15. (Mike called again this eve.)

ABIGAIL V.B. & ANN LANDERS B’DAY. Tuesday, July 4, 1989: Woke several times, got up about 7:30. Dressed & went down & took care of AB & CC, watered flowers. Came home & got pies in, let thaw a little – then put thickening in & baked them. Had breakfast, got rest of stuff ready to go. Went down & took care of pets again, took shower & changed clothes. Got ready to go, stopped & put CC out & took AB along. As soon as I started out he settled right down & went to sleep, never heard another sound out of him. Stopped Picked up Judy. at Paul’s for a few things, got to Paulas about 1:45. Dogs got along just great, Winston even played with AB! They were so cute. We ate about 4:30 or 5:00, so good. Watched program from Orlando, Fla. – had some fireworks. Meg set off some fireworks, then we went down to BC & watched fireworks from cafeteria. Watched more of Meg’s fireworks, then came on home. Took Judy home, stopped & took care of CC & put AB to bed. Then home, put some stuff away. To bed at 2:20.

8:00 – 11:00 – 3:00 – 8:00 – 10:30. [equation showing 150×5=750] Wednesday, July 5, 1989: Woke several times but went back to sleep until 7:40, got up & dressed. Went over & took care of pets, fed kitties here. Picked part of berries, came in & had breakfast. Watched TV, Wheel of Fortune isn’t on Ch. 7 in A.M. anymore. Washed berries in frig., watched VCR until 1:00. Watched TV, napped a little. Watched VCR again, had supper. Did dishes, went over again at 8:00 & stayed w/AB & CC a while. Read paper, watched TV. Paid some bills, sorted some papers today. To bed at 12:10.

Thursday, July 6, 1989: Woke several times, finally got up at 7:30. Dressed, fed kitties. Went down & took care of pets. When I got back cleaned up more of flower bed, washed & changed clothes. Got ready to go to Boise, ate my cereal & juice. Left for Boise about 10:45, stopped at BEST Co. on way in. Got to Airport about 11:45, Matt’s plane came in right on time – so good to see him. Paula was there, we ate some lunch while waiting for Nancy’s plane. They were a little bit late, not much. When we got home I went out to Ernst to get a shade, discovered I forgot my billfold. Got the shade & a gift for Jill’s baby w/my credit card, came back & picked up pkg. at Sears (B.O.ed blouse). Came up & got my billfold, stopped & got gas. Went to Bank but they were closed. Got groc. at Paul’s, then home at 6:00. Put away groc., had supper. Watched TV, did dishes. Watched VCR, fed cats. Shut garage door, Nancy brought keys over. Judy called tonite. To bed at 12:00.

Friday, July 7, 1989: Woke several times, but went back to sleep. Finally woke & got up at 7:45, dressed & fed kitties. Went out & put in more cement border on flower bed, surely looks nice. Watered flower bed, also watered shrubs in front. Picked berries in back, didn’t get quite done. Had breakfast, put up new shade in front. Mike came by & helped me, also got down small shade & put it up. Washed & put up hair, watered planters in front. Looked at catalogs, etc., had milk & fruit for lunch. Finished vacuum in blue bedroom, didn’t get quite done. Got ready & went to Cindy’s ballgame at 6:30, they won so played another one at 8:30. Won that one, too, so play again tomorrow at 10:00. Got home about 9:40, had salad, soup, V-8 jce & berries. Watched WHEEL & JEOPARDY on VCR. To bed at 12:55.

Saturday, July 8, 1989: Woke at 5:57, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up & watched VCR until 8:00. Dressed, fed kitties. Put in 2 more lgths. of cement border, watered E. end of flower bed. Went out in back & picked berries, they’re about done now. Sam & I found Christopher’s turtle in raspberry bed back by fence. Came in & had breakfast, Carla called – coming over in afternoon. Trimmed around front & back yard w/Weed Eater, Cindy never did come to mow. Just finished with that when Carla came, she had gotten ^a hair frosting kit & I helped her with that. Forgot, when I came in from picking berries, house full of flies so I put pc. of plastic on Sam’s pet door, really works good. Carla left about 5:30, I finished up & ate my supper. Decided to go to Moscow tomorrow so called Carla, & told her. Did dishes & ran dishwasher. Watered flowers, inside & out. Packed a few clothes, took shower. To bed at 1:00.

[mathematical equation] Sunday, July 9, 1989: Linda called about 5:00, I got up & got things together & ready to go to Moscow. Had breakfast, dressed & fixed face. Closed windows, fixed food for kitties but Goldie wasn’t here so never did feed her. Left a note for Carla. We got started about 6:30, got up there about 12:00 our time. Got rooms at Motel 6, had a swimming pool so kids were happy. Took Matt to Wallace Complex about 3:30, hated to leave him there alone. Surely brought back memories. We drove around the Campus & found the Dorm (Chrisman Hall) where Jay stayed, now called Phinney Hall. Never did see Paula’s dorm but think we just didn’t go far enough east. Sure looks different up there, many more buildings & trees bigger. We went to Pizza Place for supper, then had ice cream cones after. Went to bed about 11:00, slept w/Megan. Saw 2 deer out of Weiser a ways.

Monday, July 10, 1989: Had alarm set for 7:00 but made a mistake & got up at 6:00. Got ready, ate breakfast at McDonalds. Packed up & left for home about 9:00. Got pretty hot for me as I was on the sunny side. Mike drove until we stopped at New Meadows, nothing happened on the way down & made real good time. Sam glad to see me, also glad to go outside. Judy called soon after I got home. I looked at mail, added up my checkbook. Reconciled other checkbook, started to empty dishwasher. Got supper, Cindy called & later came over & mowed lawn. I went out; cleaned out bird bath. Helen Frailey called, then I called her back. Really nice tonight. Called Carla and left a message, then called Paula. Fed kitties. To bed at 1:05.

Tuesday, July 11, 1989: Woke at 2:30 & at 6:00, then couldn’t go back to sleep. Got up about 7:15, fed kitties. Then worked on cement edging on flower bed, have it nearly done. Went out back & picked berries by fence, then came in & had breakfast. Emptied dishwasher, did dishes. Looked at some mail & papers, Put away some clothes, washed load of colored clothes. Dried coloreds, put part of white load to soak. Watched VCR a while, put head down on table & took a nap. Had milk, orange, grfrt. for lunch, got in mail & paper. Fixed supper, then went in & watched VCR again. Black cat in here again while I was in fam. rm., food all gone. He makes me so mad! To bed at 1:00.

Wednesday, July 12, 1989: Woke at 2:30, again at 6:30, telephone woke me about 8:00. It was Linda wanting to use my car, Ted’s Dad passed away last night & their car wouldn’t start. I got dressed & backed the car out, worked on flower bed border. Went out in back & picked part of berries, swept out garage. Moved two small chrysanthemum bushes. Came in & had breakfast, Linda brought car back. Cloudy & cool until late afternoon, storm passed through in afternoon & sprinkled a little. Went out & finished picking berries, put in more cement pcs., only 1 more to go. Came in & watched soaps, took little nap. Looked at papers, made up groc. list, deposit, etc. Got washed & ready to go downtown, took berries to Nancy. Went to Bank, to Water Dept. (closed), to M&W, PW Drug, Pauls, then home. Got supper, did dishes. Judy called, I went in & watched VCR a while, napped. Looked at mail, fed kitties. To bed at 11:50.

Thursday, July 13, 1989: Woke several times, back to sleep. Woke about 7:45, got up & dressed. Fed kitties, went out to work on flower bed but phone rang & it was Linda. Talked for quite a while, decided to have her & Meg come over & clean for me. Went back out & put in last section of border, watered front lawn. Watered planter & geraniums in front, had breakfast. Washed load of white clothes, moved stuff on card table & all away from window in fam. rm. Took down sheer curtain, dusted pix, wall, & ceiling. Washed load of good whites, also curtain. Hung it outside to dry, cleaned big window. Nancy finished clean wall & ceiling, Mike cleaned sliding doors. Linda & Meg & all cleaned the rest of the house, looks nice. Vacuumed floor by fam. rm. window, put back toys, card table, etc. All left about 2:30, I looked at papers, etc., Sharon Nunes came so didn’t get much more done. Got supper, did dishes. Watched VCR a while. Called C. & P., watched TV. Looked at mail. To bed at 12:40.

Friday, July 14, 1989: Woke at 3:30, back to sleep. Again at 6:00, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up & watched VCR a while. Called Nancy & Linda, ordered flowers for Lawrence. Washed hair, had breakfast. Put up hair, dried with hair dryer. Washed & dressed, looked at papers on table. Had lunch, got ready to go to funeral home. Picked up Nancy & kids about 4:00 & we went down, he looked real nice. Stopped at Valley Floral & paid for flowers, took Nancy’s letter to P.O. Box. Stopped at Lindas on way home, Mike wanted to go over & see Jim & Paula’s ball game so took my car & went over – they lost. Went to Chi. Connection afterwards for Pizza & drink, I was still full from supper so didn’t have any pizza. Got home about 10:15, watched TV & read paper. To bed at 12:50.

Saturday, July 15, 1989: Woke during the night, back to sleep. Woke about 7:35, got up & took shower, dressed, had breakfast. Finished getting ready, left about 9:20 to pick up Judy. Looked real rainy, guess it did rain a little while we were in church. Rev. Quail had a nice sermon, I hope it helped Blanche. Judy & I were first ones at the church, quite a few people there. Went up to cemetery afterwards. Stopped at the house a little, then went back to church & had lunch. Dropped Judy off on way home, Paula & Jim came up & changed clothes – then went golfing. I changed clothes, then went in & watched VCR all afternoon. Slept a little. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Finished calendar X-words, also TV Guide. Read some old papers. To bed at 12:10.

Sunday, July 16, 1989: Woke early, went back to sleep. Woke again about 7:40, got up. Washed & dressed, called Roy & Phyllis. Roy wasn’t home, guess they’re leaving tomorrow A.M. Had breakfast, finished getting ready & left for church. Had coffee hour today so I stayed, drove out to Ernsts & got edging (5 pcs.). Watched Painting & read paper when I got home, then changed clothes. Placed edging & put car away, started watering E. end of flower bed. Watched rest of VCR tape, finished sorting papers in sack in fam. rm. Got supper, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Looked at more old papers. To bed at 11:30.

Monday, July 17, 1989: Woke at 5:30, back to sleep. Woke again at 7:40, got up & dressed. Fed kitties, went out & tied up sunflowers. Dug out dirt & put in new edging up to sidewalk by shrubs, I really like it. Washed dirt off driveway, came in & had breakfast. Watered E. end of flower bed, picked berries in back. Came in & watched VCR a while, sorted out sack of papers. Had milk, fruit, etc., for lunch, worked on papers, etc., on dining room table. Worked calendar X-word, got in paper & mail. Ila got home today. Tried to call Linda but must have been doing papers. Fixed salad for supper, Judy called while I was eating. Did dishes, fed kitties. Worked Globe X-word, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 11:50. Cindy mowed today.

Tuesday, July 18, 1989: Woke at 6:30, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up about 7:00. Dressed, fed kitties. Went out & picked berries by the garage, washed berries from yesterday & sugared them. Called & talked to Linda for quite a while, had breakfast. Cleaned off & washed off dining table, sorted papers & read old papers from dining table. Had lunch, took little nap. Helen Frailey came, went through more papers. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Did dishes, talked to Nancy. Looked at mail. Brought shampooer up from basement, vacuumed part of kitchen & then shampooed ½ of kitchen carpet. To bed at 12:45.

Wednesday, July 19, 1989: Woke at 6:30, couldn’t go back to sleep so got up. Watched VCR a while, got dressed. Fed kitties, vacuumed shampooed part of kitchen floor. Linda called & we talked a while. Had breakfast, cleaned off work tables on sink side. Hung up pot holders I got from Matt, sorted through some stuff on table. Had juice & fruit for lunch, cleaned off work table on stove side – one more to go. Worked calendar X-word, Nancy called & we talked a while also. Had several wrong numbers. Had quite a wind storm late this afternoon, had to go out & tie up sunflowers, tomatoes, etc. Got supper, did dishes. Washed & sugared berries, read paper & watched TV. Watched VCR some again, also. Vacuumed rest of kitchen floor, then shampooed it. To bed at 12:45. Had a little nap this afternoon. 186 people survived the air crash in Sioux City, Ia. – don’t see how. It was terrible.

Thursday, July 20, 1989: Woke at 6:20, fed Sam & went back to bed. Woke again at 7:20, got up & watched VCR a while. Took shower, dressed. Called Linda, had breakfast. Got lists, etc., ready to go downtown. Made up deposit, finished getting ready. Fed Goldie, paid Discover bill. Left for town about 11:30, went to Bank, Cald. Elec. & got bulbs, paid water bill, to P.W. Drug for Med., M&W for groc., back to P.W. Drug for gift, Summers for card, then Paul’s for rest of groc. (ate lunch at M&W). Drove thru’ cemetery on way home to see storm damage. Put away groc., got in mail & paper. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Watched VCR about 1 ½ hr., nothing on TV. Read paper, watched TV. Called Paula, also Jackie – Marilyn in hosp. & no report yet on biopsy. Haven’t been able to get hold of Debbie Collins yet about cat trap. Forgot – I vacuumed kitchen floor that I shampooed last night & put kitchen back in place. To bed at 12:15.

Friday, July 21, 1989: Woke about 5:20, fed Sam & went back to bed. Woke again at 7:20, got up & watched VCR a while. Cooler than yesterday, a real nice day. Called & talked to Linda, they left for Moscow today. I fed cats, then had breakfast. Watered planters in front, put sprinkler on front lawn. Vacuumed dining room floor, shampooed S. ½. Worked on papers on table, paid several bills. Swept front porch, got in mail. Had milk & fruit for lunch, Linda came & got U of I catalog. Nancy stopped & brought in my paper, I looked at mail. Just starting to get my supper when doorbell rang & it was Roy & Phyllis. We visited a while & then went down to Wendys for supper. Were back here sitting in living room when that darn black cat came in again! Sam took after him & they ran in family room, then back out & I’m not sure where he went. Left fam. room door open in case he was still in so hope he finds it if he’s still in here. To bed at 12:30.

Saturday, July 22, 1989: Sam woke me about 5:30, back to bed & read a little then went to sleep. Neighbors woke me about 7:20 banging around in trailer, got up about 7:30. Fixed breakfast, called Nancy. Tried to call Debbie Collins but never did get her, got washed & dressed. Nancy came over and Cindy, too, Cindy brought the mower later & used weed eater, then mowed the lawn. Made my bed, hung up clothes. Listened to Elvis record, then got lunch. Carla & Bill came, Bill put on Diazinon on lawn for bill-bugs – he’s a sweetheart. Sat around & talked, cleared up lunch things. About the time Carla & Bill left, Paula came. She stayed till about 5:00. I put meat on to cook about 4:30. Wrapped gift & got card ready for Lorene. Finished up supper & we ate about 7:00, then I did dishes. Watched TV, Nancy & Cindy came but guess Linda & Ted didn’t make it down. Ran dishwasher, Roy worked on grandfather clock & now has it running but not striking quite right.Think we can adjust that tomorrow. To bed at 11:50.

deep fried – onions Sunday, July 23, 1989: Woke about 5:30, fed Sam. Back to bed & read a while, then slept till a little after 8:00. Got up & fixed breakfast, fed Goldie. Rinsed dishes, washed & dressed. Finished slice ham, made salad for supper. Set out lunch & we ate, Carla came. Watered front yard again, Nancy & Cindy over a number of times. Put turkey roast in about 4:00, fixed green beans, potatoes, made iced tea. Linda, Ted, & kids stopped a while, never did come back. Finished up supper, Nancy & kids here so asked them to stay. Nancy helped me clear up afterwards, she’s really good to help. Ran dishwasher full of dishes, had some left over. Watched TV, to bed at 11:25.

Monday, July 24, 1989: Got up several times, went back to sleep until 8:10. Got up & fed kitties, made coffee. Got breakfast, cleared up table. Washed & dressed, got ready to go to Boise. Roy came back from downtown so he & Phyllis, Nancy & Cindy, & I went to Boise. Called Linda first & let her know where we were going. Went to Airport first & Nancy got her seat assignments, then to Boise Asphalt – for Roy. Stopped at Glass Co. & got an estimate on windshield, then came home as too late to have lunch with girls. When we got home I set out lunch, Nancy & Cindy went to swim. I did dishes & ran dishwasher, then watched Soaps & read old paper. Took nap. About 5:00 Phyllis & I went to the store, came home & got supper. Did dishes, watered E. end of flower bed. Watched TV & read paper. To bed at 12:35.

Tuesday, July 25, 1989: Got up at 5:00, back to sleep till 8:10. Got up & fixed breakfast, Roy already gone. Had sinus headache for a while. Didn’t do much, Nancy came over & asked to go out to K-Mart. Phyllis & Linda went but my head was hurting again so I took a Sine-Aid & laid down a while. Roy came home about 12:30 but left again, got the gear fixed in his motorcycle. Now has to put it back in. Phyllis got home & had a sandwich, I watered my flowers while she was gone. Forgot to put out garbage. We laid down then & took a nap, surely felt good. When I got up started watering Afr. violets, have a few more to go. Fixed supper, did dishes. Linda, Ted & Megan came over, also Nancy. Miss Idaho won Miss Teen Pageant! Called Marilyn, she was in bed so talked to Jackie. Guess she has cancer again but Drs. said she should go ahead & take her trip anyway. Ran dishwasher. To bed at 11:50.

Jim’s B’Day. Wednesday, July 26, 1989: Got up about 2:30 & again at 5:00. Couldn’t go back to sleep 2nd time so read a little. Woke again about 8:00 & got up, Roy gone so Phyllis & I had breakfast. Cleared up & did dishes, emptied dishwasher first. Fed kitties, then washed & dressed. Made bed, read paper. Fixed lunch, Roy came & we ate. Did dishes again, finished paper. Got sleepy so Phyllis & I both took naps, when I got up reconciled checkbook & put away bank statements. Fixed supper – french fries, salad, gr. beans & Roy got some chicken, Ky. Fried, was a good supper. Did dishes, read tonight’s paper. Watched TV, had ice cream bars. Fed Goldie, ran dishwasher. To bed at 12:00. Paula called tonight, may come over Fri.

Thursday, July 27, 1989: Woke about 5:00, fed Sam & put him in the garage. He promptly pushed the catfood box over & came back in, woke again about 7:30 & got up at 8:00. Phyllis & I had breakfast, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Fed kitties, watered flower bed. Went out & tied up vine by patio, pulled some weeds. Put hose on corner, then watered back by fence Before that I washed & got dressed. Called Linda & talked a while, then fixed lunch. Roy didn’t come so we went ahead & ate. Did dishes again, Phyllis took nap. I stayed up & read paper, etc. Got sleepy so put my head down & took nap. Got groc. list ready, also deposit. Went downtown about 4:30, to Bank, P.W. Drug, M&W Market, then Pauls & home. Put away groc., then called & talked to Marilyn. Things don’t sound too good but she still really wants to go to Ill. After we talked to her we went over to Bulldog Lanes & had supper, then bowled several games. Lots of fun but I did lousy – 52 & 46. Had a drink when we got home. To bed at 12:35.

Friday, July 28, 1989: Sam finally woke me at 6:50 but didn’t get up until about 8:00. Had breakfast, did dishes. Emptied dishwasher, took shower & got dressed. Paula called & I called Linda, set out some lunch. Paula came about noon & we got ready to go to Cheese Factory. Linda not home yet so she didn’t go. Nancy drove & so did I, brought home some cheese. Nancy went to her swimming lessons, we went on to St. Chappelle & she & Cindy came later. Got some Johannes Riesling Sparkling Wine. We had some Blue Nun for supper because it was cold, will have the Sparkling Wine some other time. Got home about 5:30 & Paula soon left, I fixed soup & we had cheese for supper. Did dishes, Penny called Phyllis. Read papers & watched TV. Roy & Phyllis went to bed, Linda & Ted stopped a little bit. Ran dishwasher. To bed at 12:30.

Saturday, July 29, 1989: Woke about 3:20, back to sleep. Sam kept waking me up, finally got up about 7:45. Got breakfast, did dishes (Emptied dishwasher). Washed & dressed, washed & put up hair. Cindy came over to mow, I backed out car. Cleaned out bird bath, trimmed roses a little. Fixed lunch, did dishes again. Phyllis & I took naps, think Roy did, too. He took my car down & got gas, ran in through car wash. When I got up baked 2 batches of brownies for coffee hour, got supper. Linda & Ted got home O.K. Did dishes, ran dishwasher. Read paper, iced brownies. We sampled them. To bed at 12:30.

Sunday, July 30, 1989: Woke about 3:30, fed Sam & went back to bed. He came back to bed, too, & didn’t disturb me; slept till after 8:00. Got up & fixed breakfast, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Called Linda & she took my brownies for coffee hour. Got washed & dressed, fed Goldie. Got ham ready, warmed it in microwave – 30 min. at ½ power. Cooked macaroni for shrimp salad & made orange jello. Carla called, not feeling very well so didn’t come over. Was going to make beans but Nancy did that for me, were very good. Finished everything up & we ate about 5:00, Ted came soon after. Paula & Jim didn’t come either, he had baseball practice. Had lots of food left so guess we’ll all get together tomorrow night & eat leftovers. Paula called in evening. We cleared up & did dishes. visited a while & then kids went home. Sam went out & hasn’t come in yet – kind of worried about him. Watched TV & read paper. Ran dishwasher. To bed at 12:25.

Last day of July. Monday, July 31, 1989: Woke at 3:30, checked in garage but no Sam. Up again about 6:30, went to back garage door & he came from bushes really talking to me. Fed him & then he came in & slept with me. Got up about 8:00, he slept till 11:00. Fixed breakfast, did dishes. Paid P.W. & Power bill, did groc. list. Called for Phyllis appt. for perm, also called about Mileage Plus Credit Card. Washed & dressed, saw Cindy’s Monarch which just hatched. Paula called, all coming for supper tonight. Got lunch, did dishes again. Roy took Phyllis down, We talked a while, then Beauty Shop called & said Phyllis would be ready within 45 min. I left & went to Bank, to P.W. & paid bill & I.P. bill, to Albertsons for few groc. & then picked up Phyllis. Made 2 Microwave Cakes, some Tuna helper salad, set table, heated ham, etc. Paula, Jim & Carla came at same time, about 6:30, & rest soon after. We ate & pretty much cleaned all up, then cleared up & did dishes. After all left, I read paper & watched TV. Sam in tonite. To bed at 12:45.

June 1989

Thursday, June 1, 1989: Sam woke me at 6:45, I was so tired. Got up at 7:30, watched VCR a while. Dressed, called Linda & we went for our walk. Flowers still so pretty at the cemetery. Came in & had breakfast, did some little misc. jobs. At 11:30 went out & worked in S. flower bed, trimmed rosebushes. Came in at 1:00; watered all flowers, also Afr. violets. Got in & looked at mail, took short nap. At 4:00 went out again, worked on flower bed between house & drive. Got in paper, got supper. Went in & watched VCR, then did dishes & watched TV. Read paper, soaked my feet & clipped toenails. Judy called. To bed at 1:07.

Friday, June 2, 1989: Woke at 6:45, listened to lottery nos. Got up at 7:30, dressed. Fed kitties. Called Linda & we went for our walk. Got home about 9:30, hooked up new hose & watered front lawn on both sides of sidewalk. Sprayed onto [one?] driveway, came in & washed & set my hair. Had breakfast, Nancy & Cindy came over & brought me some radishes. Watched VCR a while, then went out & trimmed rose bush. Cleaned out dead stuff in flower bed & tied up roses & baby’s breath. Watered S. flower bed, also Got in mail. shrubs in front of window. Pretty warm today. Came in & had lunch, took little nap. Worked on Globe X-word, was going out to work on flower beds again but started to storm & blow so stayed in & watched VCR. Also napped some more. Got in paper, got supper. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. Fed kitties. Kind of blowing again. To bed at 12:20.

Saturday, June 3, 1989: Woke at 6:30, back to sleep till 8:00. Got up, dressed. Fed kitties, went for my walk. Linda & Marty didn’t go today. When I got home used weed eater & trimmed both front & back, came in & had breakfast. Watered rest of S. flower bed, then watered E. end of bed by house. Cindy came to mow, backed the car out. Got chain from back fence out & pulled little birch tree back, need to put moth balls around base. Pulled sunflowers & weeds in flower bed, have more of them out now. Had milk, vegs. for lunch, got in & looked at mail. Tired so watched VCR a while, napped some. Nancy came over in afternoon & we went over to cemetery & got all flowers, set them by shrub in front. Got supper, did dishes. Cooked macaroni & mixed up salad, have to add Old Style Sauce & more mayo in morning. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:20.

Sunday, June 4, 1989: Woke at 7:10, got up & took shower. Dressed, had breakfast. Fixed Spic & Span water & washed places where cats had sprayed – wall outside front door, lower part of screen door, inside & out door sill, back screen inside & out, wall outside beside door, & above washer in utility – darn cats!! Finished up salad, finished getting ready for church. Left at 9:50, choir sang today. Afterwards had B-B-Q, hamburgers were very good. I stayed till about 2:00, saw first of game. Stopped at store on way home, also P.W. Drug. Changed clothes, got sleepy so took short nap. Carla & Bill came about 3:30, he cut down lilac bush; then Carla & I cut limbs down so we could load pick-up. Nancy, Cindy & Mike came over & helped load. Bill also cut back spirea & we loaded that, too. He drove stake & tied tree over as wind had blown it crooked. I was too tired to cook so took everyone out so took all out to Wendys to eat. Put car away, read paper & watched TV. Marilyn called. To bed 12:25.

Monday, June 5, 1989: Woke at 5:30, got up & fed Sam. Back to bed, read & slept till 7:00. Got up & dressed, called Linda. Did a few odd jobs, fed Goldie. Went for our walk shortly after 8:00, when I got back moved cemetery flowers so they would get water. Tied rags on string straightening tree, watered geraniums & front planters. Pulled more sunflowers, planted tomato plants. Had breakfast, called Travel Ser. about 9:30. Plane too expensive so going by Amtrak, guess Meg going with me. Watered strawberry bed, picked a few. Watered planters on patio, Carla called in P.M. Not feeling very well – throat real sore. Had milk, fruit for lunch, started packing clothes. Talked to Jackie, also Linda. Picked more berries, got in mail & paper. Got supper, emptied dishwasher. Rinsed dishes, fixed part of berries. Read paper, watched TV. Called Paula, washed berries. To bed at 12:10.

Tuesday, June 6, 1989: Woke at 5:30, fed Sam & went back to bed. Read & slept a little, got up about 8:15. Talked to Linda, washed & dressed. Took garbage out & to front, carried sack out from patio. Had breakfast, got stuff ready to go downtown. Made deposit, got medicine at P.W. Drug, got tickets, got oranges & catfood at Pauls. Got home about 2:30, took catfood over & talked to Jan. Talked to Linda, then Judy called. Just as we hung up Cindy came over so I told her how to take care of Sam. Worked on suitcases again, then Nancy & kids stopped by & asked me to go to supper with them (Café Olé). Home again about 7:45, Sam sleeping in my suitcase! Read paper & watched TV. Fed cats, cleaned rest of berries. To bed at 11:45.

Wednesday, June 7, 1989: Got up about 7:30, fed cats. Fixed blue & black pants, also Linda’s purse. Put stuff in freezer, washed & put up hair. Had to go over & stay w/kids at Michelle’s for about ½ hr., had breakfast. Finished packing clothes, rinsed dishes. Ate lunch, put more stuff in freezer. Did a few last minute things, took shower & got ready. Ran dishwasher, ate a little. Left for Nampa about 8:30, train didn’t come till about 11:00. Thought Meg & I were going to have to sit in separate seats but finally got 2 together. Didn’t go to sleep till about 1:00. Kind of a rough night.

Thursday, June 8, 1989: Woke off & on but finally woke at 4:30, did go back to sleep again then until 5:00. Stayed awake then & finally found a bathroom – those in our car weren’t working. Meg finally went too & they almost locked her out of our car as the other one was going to L.A. When we finally got on the way again had breakfast. Real good & not too expensive. Surely was cold – all night & all day, too. Really glad I brought my cape. Had lunch about 1:30, read & worked X-words all day. Never did make up any time so were about 2 hrs., 45 min. late getting in. Poor Marilyn! Really rained on us as we left Denver – worst I think I’ve ever seen. To bed at 1:00. Our train hit a car S. of Salt Lake City – 2 people in it. Not seriously hurt & no one killed.

Friday, June 9, 1989: Got up about 7:00, left Denver about 9:30. Got down to Vernon’s & picked him up, Linda & Adrienne didn’t go. Went down through Co. Springs; Pueblo; Lemar; Boise City, Okla.; Abilene, Tex.; Lubbock (ate supper there); then drove on to Big Spring & spent the night at a city RV Park there. About 3:00 CDT when we got to bed.

Saturday, June 10, 1989: Vernon got up about 7:00, so we all got up & started on our way again. Really getting hot & humid. Had some breakfast along the way. Drove on through to San Antonio, I slept for quite a ways till we got there. Found a Ten West Motel where Vernon stayed & we went out to Guadalupe State Park. It was full so we went to Bergheim. Had a nice park there, people just bought it & getting started. Were thinking of having supper when Sharon called. Penny & Roy came out & got us for supper. Was so good – had b-b-q & brisket, potato salad, beans, & watermelon. Took us home then. Started to rain & really had a good rain. Got to bed about 11:00 I think.

Sunday, June 11, 1989: Woke about 9:30, took showers & Meg washed her hair. Had breakfast & got ready to go. Drove to the top of the hill back of Sharons, people let us park there. We walked back to their house. So nice to see everyone – Penny & Mike, Donna & Reese, Sharon & Lynn, Vernon & Roy & Phyllis. They had a buffet – baked ham, roast beef, Quiche canapes, sausage & cheese balls, strawberries & powd. sugar, veg. tray w/dip, nuts, mints, mixed fruit compote, coffee, punch & champagne. Later on Phyllis cut the cake & they gave each other a bite. Penny video taped the whole thing – did a pretty good job. Later on they opened their gifts, got some nice gifts – kids got them a VCR. We all sat around & snacked, had some champagne, other guests left about 5-6. We took off about 10:00 I guess. Vernon drove, Marilyn & Meg went to bed. I stayed up to keep Vernon company. Saw lots of deer & one really scared us – right in the road. Didn’t hit it tho.’ I stayed awake until about 4:30 or 5:00 – daylight – then went to sleep for about 4 hours. We stopped for gas & had breakfast. After a while Vernon quit driving & took a little nap, Marilyn took over. Then he drove again. I took another nap, feel pretty good. Clouded over & rained again real hard before we got to Colorado Springs. Rained then all evening. Dropped Vernon off at his place. Had supper then on the stuff Sharon sent. Kyle came while we were eating. Watched a little TV after supper, helped Jackie clear table. To bed at 9:30. Pretty tired.

Tuesday, June 13, 1989: Woke fairly early but didn’t get up till about 8:30. Had breakfast, got washed & dressed. Talked for a while, then we got ready & drove to Denver. Went up to the Red Rock Park, Marilyn hurting so didn’t walk down to the Amphitheater with us. Came back & drove up to Mother Cabrini’s Shrine but cold & kind of sprinkling so didn’t get out. From there drove to Boulder & saw the University of Colorado Campus. It’s very pretty. Came back to Denver & went to Tivoli Square, then took bus to Taber Center. Did some shopping, then ate supper there. Had B-B-Q Chicken, B-B-Q beans, cole slaw, lemonade. Took bus back to Tivoli Square, then home. Rained again about the time we got home. Sat around & visited, called Linda & talked for quite a while. To bed at 11:30.

Wednesday, June 14, 1989: Woke about 6:00, too late to go back to sleep so got up & got washed & dressed. Woke Megan at 6:30, had breakfast & got ready to go to train. It was in the station so checked our tickets & got right on. Were lucky to get a double seat as it was pretty full. Beautiful scenery going through Colo., about 40 tunnels through the mts. – longest one 6.2 mi. Some really noisy kids on the train, 2 right back of Meg & I kept bumping our seats & surely made it uncomfortable. Almost impossible to nap. Went to sleep about 11:30 on train.

Thursday, June 15, 1989: Woke about daylight on the train, couldn’t sleep any more. Must have been on other side of Shoshone. Read until we got to Boise. Meg woke too before we got to Shoshone. Linda waiting when we got off in Nampa – about 1 ½ hr. late. Stopped at Coffee Cup – had breakfast on way home. House smelled very catty & mess in living room when we got home, Sam’s box a mess, too. Thought he did it but now I’m not sure. This afternoon went in family room & there was a long haired black cat, don’t think he ever found his way out. I emptied part of suitcases, cleaned up mess. Watered E. end of flower bed, also flowers on patio. Nancy & Paul came over, also Cindy & “Abner” later on. He’s cute. Judy called, then I called Linda. Changed Sam’s box, washed places that were sprayed. Surely a lot of them. Clouded up, rained a little. Quite a big wind, cooled off. Had supper, went to Cindy’s game (they won). Wanted to go to bed but think that cat still in here – hope he goes out tonight. To bed at 12:20.

Friday, June 16, 1989: Woke about 5:50, went out & black cat was in dining room. Turned & went back downstairs instead of outside so I opened patio & garage doors & went back to bed. Finally slept a little. Had slight headache. Got up & watched VCR a while, then dressed. Washed & put up hair, had breakfast. Put water on E. end of flower bed, watered those on patio. Put away more clothes, rinsed dishes & emptied dishwasher. Talked to Linda, fixed strawberries. Had lunch, sent P & J. anniv. card. Got in & looked at mail, took shower & got ready to go to supper. Cleaned stuff off flower bed, used shampoo on spots on carpet in my room. Nancy, etc., came & we went to Fruitland for supper, just had salad bar but was plenty. Really good. Got home about 9:45, watched TV & read paper. Didn’t hear anything more of the cat so maybe he went out – hope so! Sam really made me mad so sent him out of the bedroom tonight. Little DEVIL! To bed at 12:50.

Saturday, June 17, 1989: Woke at 5:45, no cat in the house. Guess he must have gone out yesterday morning, hope he never comes in again! Went back to bed & slept till 7:30, finished Pet Haven Xmas book. Got up & watched VCR a while, got dressed. Judy called, then I went out & trimmed grass front & back. Put geraniums back in holder, also put planter on tree stump. Watered all, picked strawberries. Noticed some raspberries were ripe, went in & had breakfast. Looked at old papers & mail, got sleepy so put head down & took nap. Mike came & got car & washed it for me. I picked part of raspberries, put hose on strawberry bed. Had supper, then Cindy, Paul & Nancy came over & Cindy mowed. I worked several calendar X-words, did dishes. Fixed berries, got in some from freezer. To bed at 12:25.

FATHER’S DAY Sunday, June 18, 1989: Woke about 6:30, back to sleep till 8:00. Got up, washed & dressed. Had bkfst., finished getting ready for church. Knocked glasses on floor & lens fell out, got it back in & put a little glue on it. Hope it holds for a while. No coffee hour today, Mike rode home w/me & we stopped at Pauls. Saw Nancy, Paul & Cindy there so he went with them. Changed clothes when I got home, Paula called. Sat down to watch TV a little & fell asleep. Fixed boquets – red roses & tiny sm. rosebuds for Daddy, yellow & pink carnations, etc. for Jay – took them to cemetery. Got dessert stuff ready, Carla called. Took stuff & went over to Nancys. Soon Carla & Bill came, little later, Paula & doggies. Then Linda, Ted & kids; Paul B-B-Qed meat & we ate. Had fahitas, salad, – 2 kinds- , chips & dips. Everything so good. Sat & visited.

Monday, June 19, 1989: Sam woke me about 5:30, fed him then went back to bed. Slept till 7:10, got up & dressed. Called Nancy & we got ready to go for walk, Judy called but we didn’t talk long. Abner was real good, walks on the leash really well. When I got back put water on front lawn, picked berries. Trimmed rose & snowball bushes, then put water on berries in back. Came in & had breakfast, watched VCR a while. Worked on stuff on table, watered flowers. Didn’t get flowers all done. Had milk & fruit for lunch, emptied one sack of ‘junk.’ Watched VCR again, Judy called again. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. Watched VCR again. To bed at 12:35.

Tuesday, June 20, 1989: Woke at 4:30, fed Sam. Back to sleep till 7:00, got up about 7:15. Dressed, did some little misc. things. Called Linda about 8:00, also Nancy. Went for our walk about 8:15, took Ab & Marty. When I got home watered planter in front, swept junk from gutter. Put out garbage, watered flowers on patio. Picked s. berries by garage, think others are about done. Had breakfast, washed load of white clothes. Dried part, watched VCR & slept a little. Watered rest of indoor flowers, also Afr. violets. Planted some geraniums, had lunch. Worked on stuff on table, went out & planted snaps in flower bed by house. Transplanted several, too; watered bed a little. Got in mail & paper, brought back garbage pails. Untied rope & retied it to hold up sunflowers. Got supper, then went out & picked raspberries. Did dishes, ran dishwasher. Read paper, watched TV. Reconciled bank statement. To bed at 1:00.

Wednesday, June 21, 1989: Woke at 5:20, fed Sam. Back to bed till 7:00, got up about 7:30. Washed & dressed, talked to Linda. Dried rest of white clothes, washed dk. blue & blacks. Dried those, too; had bkfst. Got stuff ready to go downtown, took raspberries over to Linda. Stopped at cemetery & brought my vase home, took water over after I got home from town. Went to bank, to P.W. Drug, out & got catfood, to Paul’s for groc., & got watermelon at M&W. Put away groc. When I got home, watched VCR a while. Made crab salad for supper, emptied dishwasher. Did dishes & watched TV, then watched VCR. Watched news & fixed my lunch, washed & got ready for bed. Judy called. To bed at 11:30. Have to get up at 5:00.

Thursday, June 22, 1989: Be at Judys at 6:15. Woke at 5:00, got up, washed & dressed. Had breakfast, fed kitties. Got stuff ready & went down to pick up Judy, she was waiting at her street. Got down to the church & got on bus, met a lot of new people. Left about 7:00, stopped at rest stops occasionally. Went down through Hagerman Valley, saw a lot of springs. Went to Natl. fish hatchery, saw inside of fish bldg. Had tanks w/35,000 tiny fish in them. Saw some wild geese, ate lunch at State Fish Hatchery. Then drove to Balanced Rock, really remarkable. Saw lots of big rocks. Decided to start for home. Stopped at the Gear Jammer for ice cream cones on way home, got home about 7:30. Judy & I went to Wendy’s – she had Taco salad & I had reg. salad. Afterwards we went to Cindy’s ball game (they won), ended at 9:30 & we went home. Ate choc. eclair, etc. To bed at 12:10.

Friday, June 23, 1989: Woke at 5:15, fed Sam. Back to sleep till 7:00, got up at 8:00. Dressed, called Linda & we went for our walk – Nancy didn’t go. When I got back picked strawberries & raspberries, had breakfast. Washed & put up my hair, watched VCR a while. Had fruit & juice for lunch, worked calendar X-words up to date. Watched VCR again, got in mail & paper. Watered flower bed, tomatoes & snaps. Had salad, soup & fruit, V-8 juice for supper, did dishes. Separated strawberries from raspberries, Linda & Meg came. Got her cloth pieces, straightened out our finances. Gave her $100.00 for Matt. Have to give Mike & Cindy theirs tomorrow. After Linda & Meg left I watched VCR again, read paper. To bed at 12:40.

Saturday, June 24, 1989: Fed Ila’s kitties about 5:00. Woke at 5:10, fed Sam. Back to sleep till 8:00, got up & watched VCR a while. Didn’t walk today, got dressed & went out & picked berries. Didn’t quite finish but got hot & tired, went out about 5:00 & finished – was shady then. Got nearly 2 whole bucketfull. Had breakfast, fed kitties. Swept & straightened up around back door, looks much better. Got out sweeper, fixed strawberries for supper. Watched VCR again a while, got in mail. Took berries & money over to Nancy & kids, they were pleasantly surprised. While we were talking we heard a “pop” & Jack fell to the bottom of his cage & lay there. Cindy discovered she had forgotten to give him food & water yesterday when she cleaned his cage. We took him right out to the vet but he was dead when we got there. Don’t know what caused it, buried him under the rhody when we got home. I came home & vacuumed the kitchen. Started to plant snapdragons. Got supper, Paula called. Cindy came over to mow, Nancy, Paul & Mike over, too. Finished planting snaps & watered bed. Did dishes & ran dishwasher. Took shower, to bed at 12:55.

Sunday, June 25, 1989: Alarm rang at 8:00, got up & dressed. Fed kitties, had breakfast. Got ready to go to church. Linda installed as Adm. of Education, VBS teachers aides & helpers installed also so I had to go up to the front, too. Was quite a surprise. When I got home changed clothes, watched VCR a while. Emptied dishwasher, rinsed dishes. Clipped part of dead peonies, Carla called. Started to fix salad, washed & sugared berries. Finished up supper, had Pizza, salad, & berries. After Carla left I did dishes, worked on veggies. Watched TV, read part of paper. Watched VCR again. To bed at 12:30. Pretty warm today, turned on A.C. about 4:00-7:00.

Monday, June 26, 1989: Woke about 5:45, fed Sam. Back to sleep until 7:00, then got up & watched VCR a while. Dressed, picked berries in back. Washed berries I picked Sat., packaged & put in freezer. Washed good rayons, dried same, hung up & put away. Had breakfast, washed & got ready. Went down to VBS, helped with painting 6, 7, & 8th grades & staining 4th. Stopped at Pauls on way home, really hot. Had a sandwich, then watched VCR again. Also napped a little, clouded up & had a nice shower. Got supper, Judy called. Then Linda called – said I didn’t have to go down tomorrow. Called Nancy, leaving for Boise about 10:00 tomorrow. Did dishes, read paper. Fed Ila’s cats about 8:00, both there. To bed at 12:15.

Linda said I didn’t need to go to VBS today. Tuesday, June 27, 1989: Woke about 4:30, fed Sam. Back to sleep until about 7:00. Got up & watched VCR a while. Washed & dressed, fed kitties. Had breakfast, finished getting ready. Went with Nancy, Paul & kids to take Paul to the plane. Got home about 12:30, watched VCR until 1:00. Changed clothes, had lunch. Took blanket off bed, put on bed spread. (Mailed letters, put out garbage in A.M.). Hung up some clothes, watered part of flowers. Picked berries by garage, got over ½ a bucketful again. Watered planters on patio, fed Ila’s kitties. Dennetts got home, sent over a big dish of cherries. Carla came over to get her mail box tonight so I fixed chef’s salads for us & she ate with me. I did dishes & ran dishwasher after she left. Fixed radishes, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 1:00.

Wednesday, June 28, 1989: Woke at 5:45, fed Sam. Back to sleep till 7:30, got up & watched VCR. Got dressed, opened garage & fed Goldie. Started cleaning in front bedroom, put away clothes & suitcases. Dusted down walls & ceiling, cleaned mirror & pictures. Also glass on night stand, dusted furniture, etc. Had breakfast at 11:00, found some spots in bedroom & had to wash them up. Now just have to vacuum carpet yet. Paula called about 3:00, coming over to Cindy’s game tonight so decided to go, too. Had fruit for lunch, TV dinner for supper after I got home & Butterfield left. Cindy played a good game but they lost, awfully poor umpire – their coach protested the game – & they only played 5 innings. Got home just as Butterfield got here, brought my Annuity over. Read paper, watched TV. Watered flower beds while still light. To bed at 11:55.

Thursday, June 29, 1989: Woke at 5:30, fed Sam. Back to sleep till 7:45, got up & watched VCR a while. Dressed, went out & picked berries in back. Had breakfast, rested & watched VCR a while. Washed load of colored clothes, washed berries. Filled pie crust & put in freezer. Washed another bunch of berries, filled pie crust & put in freezer. Froze a quart of berries. Had juice & fruit for lunch, dried part of clothes. Watched Daytime TV Awards, worked calendar X-words. Linda called, went out to get mail – no paper. Planted broccoli plants Paula gave me, watered flower bed. Had supper, watched VCR. Did dishes. To bed at 12:30. Matt came over to get luggage tag for his suitcase. Leaves early tomorrow A.M.

Friday, June 30, 1989: Woke at 5:20, fed Sam. Back to sleep till 8:00, watched VCR until 9:00. Washed & dressed, dried rest of clothes. Had breakfast, got stuff ready to go downtown. Waited until about 2:00, never did hear from VBS so went down. Took glass, etc., to recycling, got salad dressing at Albs., plastic at Superior Glass, to M&W for groc., paid Power Bill at P.W. Drug, then got groc. at Pauls. Put away groc. When I got home, Cindy & Mike came over & mowed lawn. Decided to go to program at church for VBS, was real good. That Meg really is good on the piano, she played for the program. Got home shortly after 8:00, had supper. Judy called, worked Globe X-word & watched TV. Have to take Nancy & kids to plane in A.M., have to get up about 5:00 I guess. To bed at 12:00.

May 1989

Monday, May 1, 1989: Woke at 4:30, back to sleep. Woke at 7:10, got up about 7:30. Turned up heat & fed Sam, watched VCR. Dressed, called Linda & we went for walk. Worked in front yard when I got back, clipped low shrubs, sprayed dandelions, put casoron where I didn’t want grass. Came in & had breakfast, Helen F. came so didn’t get back out. Took legs off hassock, found pcs. of 2×4 but have to saw them in two. Had juice & fruit for lunch, washed load of rugs. Found the (took nap) washer fills, empties, washes but won’t spin; real acrid smell again. Throat got real sore again, don’t know if it was that smell or what. Put water on S. tree this P.M., talked to Linda. Didn’t go to Circle w/her because of my throat. Fixed salad for supper, then watched TV & worked calendar X-words. Watched VCR a little. To bed at 11:50.

Tuesday, May 2, 1989: Woke at 2:30, back to sleep. Again at 5:30, back to sleep till 7:10. Got up & fed Sam, watched VCR a little. Paula & dogs came, put Sam in bedroom a while. We went for a walk, my throat still awfully sore. When we got back I gargled w/warm salt water, helped a lot & better by night. Paula & I had breakfast, then put 2×4 blocks & casters on blue hassock. Quite a job! After that we worked on raspberries, cleaned grass out around garage. Picked up trimmings, had lunch. Tied up & cut off branches on arbor vitae evergreens that snow bent over, Paula worked on roses & I started on raspberries. Got them all done & most of roses, picked up all that trash & carried all to front. Quit about 5:00 & Paula went home, I fixed TV dinner & ate. Cindy & Nancy came over & mowed, I put car away. Did dishes, watched TV. Soaked my feet, read paper. To bed at 11:50.

Wednesday, May 3, 1989: Woke several times in night; back to sleep. Woke at 6:30, finally got up & watched VCR. Fed Sam, still feeling pretty miserable. Sore throat better but tightness in voice box, by tonight full fledged cold developed, runny nose & all! Didn’t walk, washed & dressed. Had breakfast, watered & fertilized all plants. Butterfield came at 1:00, left about 2:00. I had lunch, about 4:00 Ins. salesman came. After he left I watched VCR again a little. Went out & weeded sunflowers S. of drive. Got in mail & paper, planted a few geraniums in planters. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Read paper, watched TV. Watched VCR again. Fed cats. To bed at 11:40.

Thursday, May 4, 1989: Woke at 5:30, back to sleep till 7:00. Got up about 7:50, fed Sam. Watched VCR a while, talked to Linda. Dressed, had breakfast. Called Bill Farro about washer, he came up in P.M. Said it was just stuck from water corrosion, decided to have him go ahead & fix it. Put water on N.W. shrub, pulled a few sunflowers. Cleaned out washer, put rugs out side to dry. Emptied dish washer,worked on papers in plastic bag. Went down stairs & sewed, fixed blue cotton blouse. Sewed band on bottom of other blue blouse. Linda called, said no Bible class in morning. Cindy came over & brought in my mail & paper. Got supper, did dishes. Watched VCR a while. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 11:30. Took short nap in P.M.

Friday, May 5, 1989: Woke about 5:30, back to sleep till 7:10. Got up & fed Sam, watched VCR a while. Judy called, then I got washed & dressed. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Got stuff ready for town, paid P.W. bill. Left about noon, went to Albertsons & got flowers. From there to P.W. Drug & paid bill, got a sandwich at Jack’s, to Sears & picked up order, to Kings – saw Linda there, to Paul’s for groc., got gas, then home shortly before 4:00. Unloaded groc., checked & put away. Watched VCR again about an hour, put water on front lawn. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Paid Discover Card bill. To bed at 12:00. Going with Linda to Boise & Kuna tomorrow.

Saturday, May 6, 1989: Woke at 5:40, got up about 6:10. Washed & dressed, fed Sam & Goldie. Had O.J. & a graham cracker, finished getting ready. Linda & kids came for me at about 7:20, took Meg down to Jefferson. Then we took R. 20 to Boise & took Matt to Boise Hi School. After that Linda & I drove to Kuna, after driving around a little we found the High School where the Music Festival was held. We listened to Nampa & then Caldwell Orchestra, after that we went up town & had breakfast (had eggs, hash browns, etc. – was very good). Went back to school & heard Meg’s duet w/Amy, trio w/Amy & Teresa and the quartette w/those 3 & Stephanie; thought they sounded real good. After that went back to Boise & picked up Matt, stopped at Best & got P.P. pots. Home about 1:30; soon after Carla came. We talked & discussed ann. & Ins., she left about 5:30. I went out & planted petunias in planters on patio. Got supper, did dishes. Watched TV, read Digest about Annuities. Took shower – to bed at 11:50. Judy called this eve.

Sunday, May 7, 1989: Woke about 5:30, read a little & went back to sleep. Woke again at 7:45 & got up, fed Sam & later on Goldie. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Finished getting ready, left about 10 till 10:00. Choir sang today, Leah wasn’t there so Lorene played. Had coffee & goodies after church, Matt rode home with me – he surely is a sweet kid. Of course, they all are, I just love them to pieces. Changed clothes when I got home, had toast, jelly & coffee. Watched Panting program, Nancy came over & said Paul would be coming home soon, I guess. I watched VCR, went down to Yellow Front but didn’t find anything. Watched VCR again when I got home, got supper. Linda called & we talked a little. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. Quite warm tonight. To bed at 12:00.

Monday, May 8, 1989: Sam woke me a number of times, finally got up about 7:30. Fed Sam & Goldie, got dressed. Called Linda & we went for our walk, let Marty off his leash for a while & he was so good, just stayed right with us & kept looking up at us to see if he was doing O.K. Was so cute! Weeded a little in S. flower bed, then went in & had breakfast. Took down rest of storm windows, put up 2 screens – 1 more to go. Watched VCR a while, rinsed ^& dried rugs. Had lunch, wrote letter to Velda. Fixed meat in a.m. & put B-B-Q sauce on it, cooked it in afternoon. Got in mail & papers, got supper. Cleared up & did dishes, watched VCR & read paper. Ran dishwasher, watched TV News & read some more. Fed cats. To bed at 11:50.

Tuesday, May 9, 1989: Woke at 5:30, dozed off & on. Finally got up at 7:15, got dressed. Fed kitties, called Linda & we went for our walk. Got home about 8:35, Judy called. Had breakfast, got out some summer clothes. Planted some petunias, looked at yesterday’s mail. Linda called and I had to go down to the shop for about an hour. Had juice & fruit for lunch, mailed letter. Looked at mail & papers, at 4:00 went out & cleaned out flower bed around lilac bush. Cut off old chrysanthemums, trimmed 4 rose bushes. Carried sack of trimmings to front, got in mail & paper & brought back garbage pails. Got supper (salad, V-8-, broth), emptied dishwasher. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:00.

Wednesday, May 10, 1989: Woke about 5:45, slept a little. Woke again at 7:10, got up & washed & dressed. Fed kitties, had breakfast. Waited for Ferro Ser. to come, never did come all day. Worked on stuff on table, read literature on annuities. Watched VCR a little, got ready for Butterfield. Helen F. came at the same time as Greg, just left the stuff & went on. U.P.S. & Linda came soon, too; he brought Blair order. Mr. B. went over Linda’s stuff w/her, then did mine. She seemed to think that Ins. sounded like a real good deal also. Hope Carla thinks so, too, and that I can get it. He left about 3:45, I watched VCR until 5:30. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Changed pants, went to choir practice w/Linda & Ted. Home about 9:00, watched VCR again. Fed kitties. To bed at 11:35. Kind of cool tonite.

Thursday, May 11, 1989: Woke at 5:30, dozed a little. Alarm rang at 7:10, I got up at 7:30. Dressed, talked to Linda. Called Ferro Ser., set up Mon. for him to repair washer. Supposed to call him Monday A.M. Started to clean bath, had breakfast. Helen F. came so spent some time with her, planted 1 geranium & little arborvitae in planter on patio. Took shower, changed clothes. Got ready to go to Linda’s. Walked over. Was there till about 3:30. Watched VCR until about 5:45, worked on Globe X-word. Got in mail & paper, had supper. Did dishes, cleaned chicken. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 11:25. Wind was cold today – hope it doesn’t freeze tonite.

Ballantyne. Friday, May 12, 1989: Woke about 2:30, again at 5:30. Dozed off & on until 6:45, got up & fed Sam. Most radio & TV stations off the air, watched VCR till 8:00. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Fed Goldie, got groc. list ready. Finished getting ready to go, left about 8:45. Saw film on Hinduism, yoga, etc., really scary to realize how it has infiltrated into schools, colleges & even the government. We must keep our faith strong to battle it. Linda & I went to new little restaurant for lunch, was real good – had soup, sandwich & coffee. From there went to Paul’s for groc., got a new picture at little craft shop on way to car. Also got some flowers at Pauls, violets for Linda & Nancy. Got home about 3:00, hung last screen & put away storm windows. Got my new pants dirty. Put away groc., watched VCR. Got in mail & paper, called Paula. Had supper, did dishes. Fixed berries, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 12:15. Cold tonight.

Saturday, May 13, 1989: Woke at 4:30, back to sleep until 6:45. Got up & watched VCR awhile, called Nancy about mowing & car wash – Mike took my car down. Also called Linda, planted petunias in front. Carried flowers & tables to patio, had breakfast. Finished clean bath, cleaned hall. Cleaned living room, put away card table & chairs. Put out ant traps, vacuumed kitchen. Vacuumed dining room, sm. bath. Watered all flowers this morning. Had juice & milk drink, watched VCR again & rested. Practised song again a little, Cindy & Nancy came over & Cindy mowed. I put the car away, fed kitties. Got supper, did dishes. Cleaned off table, also work tables. Looked at mail, etc. To bed at 12:10. Don’t know where Sam is.

MOTHER’S DAY Sunday, May 14, 1989: Woke at 2:30, back to sleep till 4:30. Slept again till 6:45, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam, watched VCR until about 8:00. Had O.J., washed & dressed. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Finished getting ready for church, left about 9:50. Choir sang today, Linda, Margo, Connie & I sang as a quartette on 2nd verse of “Faith of Our Mothers. No coffee hour today, came right home. Read paper, watched painting. Cindy, Nancy, & Mike were over, brought cards & a bouquet. Then Carla & Bill came, then Paula & Jim. Got some beautiful cards. Called Linda & they came over, had to wait for Judy. Marilyn finally brought her & we went to “Noodles” for supper. Had Lasagne & was real good, more than I could eat. When we got home Meg played & we all sang, was lots of fun. Finally Carla & Bill left, then Paula & Jim & Judy. The rest soon, too, I read paper & watched TV. Bill put weed killer on lawn. To bed at 12:05.

Monday, May 15, 1989: Woke at 4:30, back to sleep. Woke again at 6:50, got up after lottery #s at 7:10. Watched VCR till 8:15, called Ferro. Said he would be up this afternoon so Linda & I went for walk, before we went I weeded sunflowers in S. flower bed. When I got back worked calendar X-words, called U.S. West Comm. & then paid bill. Paid water bill, had breakfast. Butterfield called, put him off a while. Don’t know what I’m going to do now. Worked on blue & white blouse, Helen Frailey came, Bill Ferro came to fix washer. Only cost a little over $100. w/my Sr. Cit. discount, hope I don’t have any more trouble with it. Watered front yard, weeded more in S. flower bed. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Emptied dish washer & did dishes, read paper & watched VCR. Sleepy tonight. To bed at 11:25. Fed kitties. Old gray tomcat found his way in tonite, thank goodness Sam didn’t see him.

1983-89 – 6 yrs. Tuesday, May 16, 1989: Woke at 6:20, back to bed. May have dozed a little but not much, got up at 7:15. Fed kitties, dressed. Linda called, said she couldn’t walk today so I went by myself. Just took me ½ hr. to walk about 1 ½ mi. Watered rest of yard in A.M., N. tree in P.M. Put out garbage, pulled a few more sunflowers. Washed load of dark colored clothes, dried part. Had breakfast, washed & dressed. Got ready to take car down at 1:00, waited in show room till car was ready. Drove over to school but Linda had things under control so came on home. Fixed a boquet & took over to cemetery for Daddy on way down to school. Oh, yes, voted on way home first time. Spaghetti dinner was real good, music, too. Cindy came home with me, Mike got an award for spelling tonight. Matt inducted into Honor Soc. this morning. Got home at 8:10, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 11:30.

Wednesday, May 17, 1989: Woke at 2:30 & again at 4:30, back to sleep till 6:30. Read & dozed until 7:30, got up & watched VCR. Dressed & called Linda, went for our walk. Had breakfast when I got home, put water on Alberta Spruce. Watered geraniums & sm. planter, trimmed top center of spruce. Washed & put up hair, rinsed dishes. Watched VCR again for a little, dried towels. Read paper, had lunch. Pulled sunflowers in both flower beds, washed & changed clothes. Fixed salad for supper, went to choir practice. Watched VCR when I got home, read paper. To bed at 11:45.

Thursday, May 18, 1989: Woke at 4:30, back to sleep until 7:00. Really raining & blowing. Read a while, Judy called. Finally got up about 8:30. Watched VCR a while, took shower. Had breakfast, got groc. list, etc., ready; talked to Linda. Dried rest of clothes, finished getting ready. Had lunch, left about 2:00. Got glass in picture frame, went to M&W, out to C to C & Yellow Front, then to Bank. Got groc. at Pauls, then home. Put stuff away, watched VCR. Got supper, did dishes. Talked to Nancy, watched VCR again a little. Soaked feet & read paper, watched TV. Covered flowers outside – supposed to freeze tonight. To bed at 11:30.

Friday, May 19, 1989: Woke about 4:30, back to sleep till 7:00. Got up about 7:30, turned up heat & fed Sam. Took covers off plants, frosty over top. Watched VCR a while, about 9:00 got dressed. Called Linda & we went for our walk; when I got home worked in flower beds till 11:00. Came in & had breakfast, watched VCR a while. Took short nap, worked calendar X-words & got them up to date. Cleaned out litter box & put in new litter, had fruit & milk for lunch. At 4:00 went out & shovelled dirt from gutter into holes from trees on N. side of house, planted geraniums in planters in front. Also petunias in geranium pots. Pulled more sunflowers by driveway, cleaned off old daffodil stems & planted snapdragons. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Read paper, watched TV. Wrapped Debbie’s gift. To bed at 11:55.

Saturday, May 20, 1989: Woke at 4:30, back to sleep till 7:50. Got up about 7:00 [sic], turned up heat & fed Sam. Washed & dressed, Judy called. Called Nancy about Alb. Spruce & called Linda to see if she wanted to go along. She did so we got out there about 9:30. Got our gifts for Annette & Debbie, looked at things at Booths in bazaar. Went to Ernsts & got Spruce, then home. Took Meg down to J.D. Hall, then went to Wendys & had salad bar (Nancy & Cindy went with us too). When I got home trimmed w/Weed-Eater around yard, then worked on patio. Took out hanging planters, cleaned off leaves, etc. Washed chairs & benches, got patio about ½ cleaned. Tired so had to quit, Cindy came & mowed about 5:45. I fixed supper, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Baked cupcakes, cooled & iced them. To bed at 12:10. Talked to P. & C. today.

Sunday, May 21, 1989: Woke about 4:30, back to sleep. Woke again at 6:54, couldn’t go back to sleep then so got up about 7:15. Did a number of misc. things, finally got washed & dressed. Had breakfast, finished getting ready. Left about 9:50, took cupcakes in & plugged in coffee. Choir sang several songs today, went down early so we would be ready when people came down. Stopped at store on way home, got milk & shortcakes. Changed clothes, watched Painting. Worked Cal. X-words, got sleepy so took little nap. Rinsed dishes, got stuff ready for dinner. Carla & Bill came about 3:30, he put [stuff?] on Nancy & my yards. When Bill finished I got supper, they left about 7:15. I did dishes & ran dishwasher, read paper & watched TV. To bed at 11:50.

Monday, May 22, 1989: Woke about 4:30, back to sleep till 6:55. Got up soon after & fed Sam, watched VCR a while. Dressed, called Linda & we went for our walk. Put water on N. tree when I got home, watered planter on stump. Turned on water for tonite, had breakfast. Washed load of colored clothes, dried clothes. Washed another load, dried some. Sprayed spots on rest of whites, dried load. Had lunch, took winter coats to garage. Put some winter things in other closet, started to cut opening for pet door. Quite a job! Pulled a few sunflowers, got in mail & paper. Got supper, emptied dishwasher. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. Soaked feet. To bed at 11:30.

Jay           1989

Birthday  1944

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Tuesday, May 23, 1989: Woke about 4:30, storming & blowing. Went right back to sleep, woke again about 6:30 (thinking about Jay). fed Sam. Went back to sleep again, woke about 6:45. Got up about 7:40, put some clothes in dryer. Judy called, after that watched VCR a while. Dressed, called Linda & we went for walk. Took little shrub over (Alberta Spruce) & they planted it for us, hope it grows! Watered front lawn when I got back, cut some peonies for Linda & I. Wind sure cold today. Dried more clothes, washed load of good whites. Worked on pet door, had breakfast. Finally finished pet door, quite a job but Sam uses it & works fine. Had lunch, dried clothes. Took long hose out & hooked it up in back, Linda & I took bouquets over shortly after noon. Pulled a few sunflowers, water running down gutter in front so swept down dirt, leaves, etc., in A.M. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. Put load of white clo. to soak. To bed at 11:40. 

Wednesday, May 24, 1989: Woke about 3:30, back to sleep. Woke again at 5:30, got up but Sam didn’t. Back to sleep until 6:45, listened to lottery nos. Got up about 7:30, watched VCR a while. Called Linda, didn’t walk as I decided to go downtown. Got pkgs. ready to mail, had breakfast. Got groc. list ready, washed & dressed. Rinsed clothes out of soak, then washed load. Dried all clothes & put away most, got ready to go downtown. Fed all kitties, went over to cemetery & watered flowers, etc. Brought home water jug, then went downtown. To Bank, mailed $8.00 pkgs., got snaps & tomatoes at Alb. (saw Ruth Ernst there), then to P.W. Drug, got groc. & more snaps at Pauls. Got home about 5:00, put away groc. Got supper (had chicken B-B-Q I cooked in A.M.), then picked up Ted for choir practice. Got home about 9:15, watched TV & worked Globe X-word. Cleaned cauliflower. To bed at 12:50.

Thursday, May 25, 1989: Woke at 4:30, back to sleep. Woke again at 7:00, read a little & went to sleep again. Woke at 8:17, got up & fed Sam. Watched VCR a while, got dressed. Called Linda & we decided not to walk, dried rest of clothes & fed Goldie. Watched TV & had breakfast, started to water violets. Got order for Meds. ready, had some lunch. Sharon Nunes came (Fuller & Watkins), I put away clothes. Watered geraniums in front, need to water flowers on patio. Got in mail & paper, got supper. Did dishes, washed broccoli. Watched VCR again. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:30.

Friday, May 26, 1989: Woke at 5:30, fed Sam then went back to sleep. Woke again at 6:55, got up about 7:15 & watched VCR a while. Called Linda about 8:00, didn’t go for our walk. Washed & put up my hair, got dressed. Paid Car Ins., Power Bill, sent in [Ir.?] Ins. bill, card for Wheel of Fortune, etc., took them out & mailed them. Had breakfast, watered flowers inside on patio – also on front porch. Fed kitties, kind of cold outside again. Helen F. came, I had lunch. Put away more clothes on bed. Cleaned sm. bath, didn’t get quite finished. Got in  mail & paper, got supper. Did dishes, no Dallas or Falcon Crest tonight so watched VCR. Read TV Guide & worked X-word, fed cats. To bed at 12:20. Talked to Nancy about Mem. Day – was going to call Carla & Paula tonite & forgot.

Saturday, May 27, 1989: Woke at 5:30 & fed Sam, back to bed. Slept till 7:45, checked lottery #. Back to sleep again for a little, got up about 8:30. Fed Goldie, called Linda. Also called Paula, cleaned rest of small bath. Got dressed first. Cleaned living room, swept porch & sidewalk. Had breakfast about 11:00. Started to cut off edge on bottom of hassock, vacuumed kitchen. Nancy & Cindy came over & Cindy mowed, mailed couple of letters. Had milk, orange, pina colada drink for lunch, cleaned pink bath. Cleaned hall & blue bedroom floor, hung up coats, etc., on bed. Took papers to kitchen & started going through them. Laid down on bed & rested, napped a little. Pulled a few sunflowers, etc., weather got bad late afternoon. Glad I didn’t take my flowers over today. Called Judy this eve, also Carla. Got in mail; got supper. Emptied dishwasher & did dishes, finished last night’s paper. Watched TV, worked on papers some more. To bed at 11:55.

Sunday, May 28, 1989: Woke at 4:10, fed Sam & went back to sleep. Woke again at 7:20, got up & took shower. Dressed, fed Goldie. Had breakfast, Got ready to go to church, got list ready. Practised downstairs, choir sang for church. Church broken into Fri. night, a number of things stolen. Had coffee upstairs in hallway today. Stopped at C to C & got hose on way home, also had set of car keys made. Then stopped at Pauls for a few groc. Changed clothes when I got home, watched Painting. Looked at paper till 2:00, then fixed boquets & took over to cemetery. Cleaned in front bedroom when I got home, vacuumed in hall, bath & kitchen. Cleaned off dining table, dusted & vacuumed dining room. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper & watched TV. Soaked my feet, fed kitties. To bed at 11:30.

Monday, May 29, 1989: MEMORIAL DAY. Woke at 4:50, fed Sam then back to sleep. Woke again at 7:00, read a little but got up at 7:45. Washed & dressed, hung up clothes & made bed. Cleaned up bathroom, had breakfast. Fed Goldie, cleaned veggies. Made dips, set out olives, snacks, “ [veggies], etc. Spread B-B-Q Sauce on roast, put on rotisserie about 1:20. Judy called several times. Carla came about 1:30, we put her beans in little oven & then she took her flowers over. Paula & Jim came, went down & got Judy & took their flowers out. Nancy & kids came over & then Linda & Ted; we ate about 3:30. Gave Judy her card & flower pin. Had cake & ice cream (birthday cake for Judy) for dessert. Carla left, Paula cut my  hair & then they left, too. Linda & Ted took their flowers over, they all came back & helped clear up & washed up part of dishes. Left about 6:45; I read paper & watched TV, then watched VCR a while. To bed at 12:50.

Tuesday, May 30, 1989: Woke about 4:00, fed Sam & went back to bed. Slept until 6:45, heard lottery Nos. Got up about 7:30, watched VCR until 8:30. Got dressed, called Linda. Decided to wait till noon to walk. Put up my hair, fed Goldie. Had breakfast, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Sorted thru’ papers in bag, dried hair for ½ hr. Went for our walk, so many pretty flowers at cemetery. Sorted more papers, took short nap. Brought in mail, looked through it. Went out & worked on S. flower bed till 6:00, got in paper. Fixed supper, emptied dishwasher. Did dishes, Judy called. Read paper & soaked feet, watched TV. To bed at 12:30.

Wednesday, May 31, 1989: Warbowfske [sic] Woke at 6:10, fed Sam then went back to bed & slept till 7:10. Heard lottery nos., got up about 7:20. Watched VCR a while, got washed & dressed. Fed Goldie, had breakfast. Got groc. lists ready, finished getting ready to go to town. Pulled some more weeds & sunflowers in S. flower bed, put out garbage. Left for town about 12:30, went to M&W for a few things. To P.W. Drug & paid Power Bill, then to Paul’s for rest of groc. Saw Carol in Pauls & had a nice visit with her, she had T.J. with her. Said Debbie is married again, is working at Ernsts now. Her husband Asst. Mgr. at M&W Market. Got home about 4:30, put away groc. Watched VCR (DoL) for about an hour, got supper. Got in paper, went to choir practise at 7:20. After that went to Lorene’s for snax, crax, & cheese, dips, wine, etc., got home at 10:30. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 1:30.

April 1989

Saturday, April 1, 1989: Woke about 6:45, worked puzzles & dozed a little. Got up about 8:45, turned up heat & fed Sam. Dressed, fed Goldie. Rained off & on all day, got Starcrest order ready & mailed it. Had breakfast, tried several times to call Marilyn but never did get through. Called Paula, also Helen O. Washed load of colored clothes, dried pants. Laid down for a while with my feet up, don’t think they’re as swelled up tonight. Vacuumed living room floor, kitchen, hall, bath, & dining room. Washed & changed clothes, got ready & went down to Paul’s for ice cream after Linda, Ted & kids came. Came home about 7:15, raining again! Got supper, did dishes. Paid P.W. Drug bill, wrote checks for donations. Watched TV. Set clocks up before I went to bed. To bed at 12:45 – D.S.T.

Sunday, April 2, 1989: Woke several times during night, finally woke at 7:00 & read paper. Dozed a little, got up at 8:00 & fed Sam. Washed & dressed, had breakfast. Fed Goldie, finished getting ready for church. Rained a little off & on today. Got home about 1:00, changed clothes & watched ‘Painting’ program on Ch. 4. Cindy came over. I read paper, started to hang up pants in dryer but found they have oil or something all over them. Carla came so we went out to K-Mart & ShopKo to look for a present ^for Ted. Finally got him a glove & some golf balls. Carla got a gift for Meg. Ate supper at JBs, Cindy went with us. Carla went home & Cindy soon left, too. I read paper, watched TV. Finished cake & had some tin roof ice cream, fed Goldie. To bed at 11:12.

Monday, April 3, 1989: Woke about 4:30, back to sleep. Woke again at 6:45, turned up heat & fed Sam, read papers until about 8:45. Dressed, fed Goldie. Started watering & fertilizing flowers, stopped & had breakfast at 10:00. Went on with flowers & got them all done, called & talked to Linda a while. Mr. Butterfield called & I had to get all Keystone statements ready to send to him, took quite a while. Helen F. came so I didn’t get to see end of St. Barbara. Worked on stuff at kitchen table, got sleepy so took about ½ hr. nap. Got in mail & paper, took garbage pails to front. Pulled a few more dried flowers out of flower bed, will soon have it all cleared off. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Read paper, watched TV. Fed Goldie & Sam. To bed at 12:25.

Tuesday, April 4, 1989: MEG & TED’S BIRTHDAY. Woke about 6:30, turned up heat & fed Sam. Went back to bed, slept until about 7:30. Got up at 8:00 when Nancy called, wanted her other car key. Washed & dressed, Linda called & we talked for quite awhile. Fed Goldie, dried rest of clothes in washer. Had breakfast, then baked birthday cake. Wrapped packages, iced & decorated cake. Cleaned off tables, washed another load of clothes. Had juice & apple for lunch, emptied dishwasher. Did dishes, called Taylor Service, said VCR was done so I went down to get it. Sure hope it is O.K. now, didn’t charge me anything! Got ready to go to supper, went to Jade Gardens (10 of us). Came back here & had cake & ice cream afterwards. All left about 9:45. I watched TV & read paper. Finished drying clothes, fed Goldie. To bed at 12:05

Wednesday, April 5, 1989: Woke about 5:30, went back to sleep. Alarm woke me at 7:10, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam & later on fed Goldie, went in & watched VCR a while. Got dressed, put dishes in dishwasher. Had breakfast, then went out & cleaned trash out of iris bed. Came in & watched “Wheel,” read old papers. Called Linda to see if she wanted to walk, left about 11:45 & went around once. Got a blister on my toe. Linda came home w/me & I gave her the cake, tried to get Sam & Marty acquainted but not much luck. Had some lunch, went back out & worked on iris again, got about ½ done. Took little TV out, also took Sam out & Dennetts dog chased him once when he went in their back yard. He kept wanting to go over there later on account of the birds, I’d have to go over & chase him back. Came in about 5:00 & rested a while, Paula called. Went out & got mail & paper, got supper. Did dishes, read paper & watched TV. Soaked my feet. Then went in & watched VCR again, looked at mail & read Reader’s Digest art. To bed at 12:30.

Thursday, April  6, 1989: Woke at 6:55, alarm rang at 7:10 so I got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam & later Goldie, watched VCR a while. Judy called & then I called Linda, called bookkeeper & he said he would have shop tax done today. Had breakfast, got stuff ready for town. Washed & dressed, put bottles & cans in car. Left for downtown about 1:00, took cans & bottles in first. Got $3.51 for them. Then to M&W for a couple of things, to Bank, to P.W. Drug, got a sandwich at Jacks. Went out to Anthony’s & got a shirt but no pants in my size, came back to Pauls & got groc, got home about 4:45. Found my yard had been mowed, looks so nice. Cindy came over later so I paid her. Watched VCR for an hour, then got supper. Did dishes & put away groc., watched VCR again. Read paper & watched TV. Soaked my feet. To bed at 11:45.

Friday, April 7, 1989: Woke at 1:30 & at 5:30, read & dozed until alarm rang at 7:10. Got up & turned up heat, fed Sam. Watched VCR a while, dressed. Called Linda & we went for our walk. Fed Goldie. Got back about 10:45, worked a little bit in S. flower bed. Had breakfast, washed & put up hair. Watched VCR again for a little while, also watched D.O.L. & napped a little. Had some lunch, looked at old papers. Nancy came over & brought in my mail, brought a sweater of Mike’s to fix. Took pictures ^of kids down & was going to put them in albums, didn’t get it done. Went outside to work, swept N. end of patio. Cleaned a little more of iris bed, took down blue tarp & set up round table. Picked up some leaves. Came in & got in paper. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Read paper, watched TV. Soaked my feet for nearly 2 hrs. To bed at 12:20.

Saturday, April 8, 1989: Woke about 5:30, fed Sam & went back to bed. Slept till about 8:00, got up about 8:15 & watched VCR. Finished up Globe X-word, got dressed. Called Linda & we went for our walk, called Marilyn & talked to Jacie, then called at Diane’s but she wasn’t there either. Sewed bottom of Mike’s sweater, also fixed Meg’s watch band & a pair of my pants. Had breakfast, worked on pictures. Cut them down to fit in albums, Matt & Meg’s in one & Mike & Cindy’s in the other. Got a big boquet of daffodils for Ted’s Mom (she’s in the hosp.). Went out about 3:30 & worked in yard, cleaned all old lily-of-the-valley stems out. Then worked on peony bed until about 5:15, came in & took shower. Fixed supper, emptied dishwasher. Did dishes, watched TV & worked on girls’ pictures. After news went down & pressed blue skirt & new pink suit. To bed at 12:22.

Sunday, April 9, 1989: Woke about 5:30, back to sleep till 7:45, Got up, turned up heat a little. Had O.J., washed & dressed. Had breakfast, brushed teeth & hair. Finished getting ready for church, left at 10:00. Fed Sam & Goldie before I left. Stayed for coffee after church, home about 12:45. Changed clothes, watched painting programs. Called Paula, she was feeling better today. Tried to call Judy but no answer, got her later. Also tried yesterday & today to get Ralphs but no answer. Carla called, came over about 4:00. I was laying on love seat reading paper about asleep, Sam in blue chair. We talked over Income Tax (I get money back!), then I got supper. Carla worked on Nancy’s, finally got it done but still had to make copies. We ate about 6:00, Carla left shortly after 7:00. I cleared up & did dishes, read paper & watched TV. Fed kitties. To bed at 1:05. Wind really blowing now but was beautiful today.

Monday, April 10, 1989: Woke at 6:30, got up & fed Sam. Back to bed, read & napped till 7:15 so missed no. times for lottery, did give the first no. again so got to check that. Got up & turned up heat. Watched VCR a while. Wind still blowing this A.M., got dressed & called Linda. Decided we’d wait until noon & see how it was for walking. Put old papers in sacks, had breakfast. Started working on papers on table, paid Power Bill & mailed it. Called Travel Ser. about ticket, Discover chg. was correct so paid that. Paid my ½ of Irr. Tax & when Nancy came over, gave it to her… Looked at mail that Nancy brought in, 50th anniv. invitation from Ann & Sam. It’s Apr. 30th, surely would like to be there. Had lunch, worked on papers, etc., some more. Cleaned off S. flower bed a little, had help from Goldie. Never did walk, too windy & cold. Fixed supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. Fed kitties. Tried to call Ralph & Rosie but no answer. Also Jim Gantz but got busy signal. Think I can still hear wind. To bed at 12:10.

Tuesday, April 11, 1989: DADDY’S BIRTHDAY – 1889 – 100 yrs. Woke at 5:30, back to sleep till 7:10. Got up & turned up heat, fed Sam. Watched VCR a while, Got dressed. Called Linda, went for our walk. Took garbage out on the way, worked in flower bed a little when I got back. Had breakfast, then took Sam & went out & worked again a while. Had juice, milk, fruit for lunch. Came in & worked on letters, etc., on table, laid down & rested a while. Worked on rest of old mail, went out & worked on flower bed s. of drive. Got in mail & paper, brought back garbage pail. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Read paper & watched TV. To bed at 11:50.

Wednesday, April 12, 1989: Woke at 4:30, back to sleep until 6:30. Turned up heat, fed Sam. Went back to bed a little while, got up about 8:00 & watched VCR until about 9:00. Dressed, called Linda & we went for our walk. When I got back, had breakfast; made out order for Carol Wright (Linda’s cushion). Went out in front & worked on flower bed again, Sam out with me & went across the road to Ilas. Came in at 1:00, (trimmed burning bush in A.M. & sprayed cuts w/pruning spray). Finished order & mailed it, brought in & looked at mail. Had lunch, watered violets & part of other flowers. Washed & brushed teeth in case we had choir practise, got in paper. Fixed supper, no choir. Emptied dishwasher, did dishes. Watched VCR a while, then watched TV. Read paper & soaked feet. To bed at 12:00.

Thursday, April 13, 1989: Woke about 3:30, went back to sleep but Sam kept playing & jumping on the bed – made me so mad. Finally fell asleep again until the alarm rang at 7:10. Read & worked X-word, got up about 8:00. Turned up heat, watched VCR till 9:00. Dressed, called Linda & we went for our walk. When I got back worked on flower bed a little, went in & had breakfast. Planted tomato plant in flower bed, also primroses N. of patio. Washed & put up hair. Worked on flower bed till 1:00, came in & worked on papers in plastic bag. Had lunch, watered part of flowers. Looked at ^old mail & catalogs, went back out & finished trimming burning bush, painted cuts w/pruning spray. Then worked on flower bed again, nearly done. Brought in mail & paper, got supper. Watched VCR a while, did dishes. Read paper & watched TV. Soaked my feet, Paula called. She’s coming over Sat. To bed at 12:35.

Friday, April 14, 1989: Woke at 4:30, back to sleep until 6:30. Fed Sam, turned up heat & went back to bed for a while. Got up at 7:30, took shower. Had O.J., brushed teeth. Had breakfast, got list ready. Finished getting ready, fed Goldie. Took papers down, left for Bible Study about 9:45. Studied New Age Movement, quite different & I can’t see it at all! How can people go for that junk? Took papers in, went to Olgas for lunch. Got cat food, then went out to Ernsts for cement blocks & edging. Went to Emporium & got a new pr. of blue shoes, pants & skirt, really pretty. Came back to Cald., went to Bank, P.W. Drug, M&W, then Paul’s for groc. Got home at 3:45, unloaded groc., etc. Mike came over & helped me unload cement – . Put away groc., got in mail & paper. Got supper, did dishes. Read paper, watched TV & soaked feet. Fed Goldie. To bed at 12:00.

Saturday, April 15, 1989: Woke at 5:30, read a little & went back to sleep. Woke again at 7:55, listened for K106 Lottery # & then got up. Watched VCR a while, fed Sam. Cloudy & rained a little. Got dressed, called Linda & we went for our walk. Worked outside a little bit, then came in & had breakfast. Worked Calendar X-words, then Sharon Nunes came & it took quite a while to go through her books. As she was leaving Paula came, then Nancy came over & after a while Linda. They left & Paula & I went out & looked at the flowers, etc., came in & she cut my hair. Nancy & Linda came back for a little bit & then all left. I fixed supper, was sitting at the table when it sounded like an explosion – when I finally realized what it was found a hole in the wall & one outside in the siding – John’s gun had gone off accidentally & the bullet came through & hit Jay, Nancy & Mike’s picture. Broke the glass – pretty scary! I watched TV, looked at catalogs, did dishes. To bed at 12:12. Put up my hair about 8:00 so had to dry them before I went to bed.

Sunday, April 16, 1989: Woke at 6:30, back to sleep till 7:45. Got up, washed & dressed. Fed Sam & Goldie, had breakfast. Found bullet that went thru’ wall – it had ricocheted off picture and must have hit the dining room door or frame. It was on the top step where you go down into the utility. Finished getting ready & went to church, had coffee & cupcake after. Matt rode home w/me as Linda had a S.S. meeting. Changed clothes when I got home, baked cake. Had toast & coffee, put meat on to cook. Carla came about 2:30, cleared off table. Fixed rest of supper, iced & decorated cake. Cindy came over so she ate with us, had cake & ice cream about 5:15. Linda & Ted, Nancy & kids; Meg came later & they took some cake home for Matt. Carla left about 6:00 & the rest about 7:00. I read paper & watched TV, fed Kitties. Had some popcorn. To bed at 12:00.

Monday, April 17, 1989: Woke about 6:30, fed Sam. Went in & watched VCR till 9:00, got dressed. Fed Goldie, called Linda. Signed income tax forms & wrote check to state, went over when I got ready & got Linda & Marty. Mailed taxes & went to banks, then stopped at Green Belt & walked. Got home little before 12:00, had breakfast. Went out & used trimmer around edges of lawn & trees, came in & rested a little. Got sleepy so put my head down & took little nap, phone woke me – it was Mabel calling. Talked to her for a little while, had lunch. Took garbage can to front. Worked on sack of old papers, at 4:00 went out & cleaned up mess by back door – birdseed, cardboard, etc. Cindy & Nancy came over & Cindy mowed, I trimmed raspberries a little. Swept out sand & cat litter in garage, weeded a little S. of drive. 6:00 o’clock so I came in & got supper, fixed strawberries. Did dishes, watched TV. Went in & watched VCR. Read paper & watched news, fed kitties. To bed at 1:10.

Tuesday, April 18, 1989: Woke at 6:30, got up & turned up heat. Fed Sam & Goldie, washed & dressed. Had breakfast, called Linda & we went for our walk. Changed clothes when I got home, then Linda & I went out to Helens. Lady used computer on my face, & told me what cosmetics to wear (I’m warm coloring!) then we made up our faces. On the way back to town stopped at Franklin Oil & paid my bill, had root beer & Linda had sandwich at Wendys. Got home about 1:45, had lunch. Worked on old papers, got part of col. load ready to wash. Got in mail & papers, cleaned up trash around mail box. Brought in garbage cans, got supper. Went with Nancy & kids to Cindy’s program, was real good. Got home about 9:15, watched VCR till 10:00. Watched TV, read paper. Had strawberry shortcake. To bed at 12:30.

Wednesday, April 19, 1989: Woke at 5:30, read & napped a little. Got up & fed Sam, watched VCR a while. Dressed, called Linda. Fed Goldie, went for our walk. Worked in flower bed when I got home, put tomato cage around last peony. Water came in as I got through so watered that flower bed, came in & had breakfast. Finished reading yesterday’s paper, looked at ads. Took short nap, had lunch. Nancy came over a little bit. About 4:00 I went out & took screens from garage, washed the dust off them; took down storm windows in my room & put up screens. Came in & got washed, brushed teeth & changed clothes. Got ready to go to choir practise, had supper. Got home about 9:00, watched TV & soaked my feet. Read paper. To bed at 12:42.

Thursday, April 20, 1989: Woke about 6:00, read & napped till 7:00. Got up at 7:15, turned up heat a little & fed Sam. Watched VCR till 9:00, Judy called. Dressed, called Linda & we went for our walk. Worked in flower bed in front until 11:00, came in & watched Wheel & had breakfast. Went back out & finished flower bed, came in & washed & put up hair. Looked at mail, worked calendar X-words. Had juice lunch, washed load of colored clothes. Worked on S. flower bed a little, got in mail & paper. Had supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Watched VCR a while, washer acted up & wouldn’t spin out clothes so will have to take them to Lindas I guess. To bed at 12:10. Think I’m catching a cold!

Friday, April 21, 1989: Woke at 5:30, read & tried to go back to sleep but couldn’t so got up & fed Sam. Watched VCR till about 10:00, called Linda around 9:00 & told her I wasn’t going to Bible class because of my cold. Fed Goldie. Had breakfast, washed & dressed. Made up groc. lists, paid tel. & Dr. Bills. Made up & sent some orders, ordered pants & blouses from Sears. Called & talked to Mary, finished getting ready for town. Had a sandwich, left about 1:30. Took clothes over to Lindas & rinsed them, then spun dry. Then went down – to Bank, to M&W, Penny Wise, then Pauls for groc. Got home about 5:00, sprinkled some & had a shower this eve. Got supper, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. No Dallas or Falcon Crest tonite so watched VCR & dozed. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:55.

Saturday, April 22, 1989: Woke about 5:30, fed Sam & went back to bed. Alarm woke me at 8:10, got up & called Linda. We decided not to walk today, called Roy about washing machine. Fed Goldie. Also called Paula, they’re doing O.K. Called Jim Gantz again but he never did call back… Hung up & put away pants in dryer, dried rest of clothes. Had breakfast, Carla called. She bought her new car, a Ford Taurus – cinnabar color. Very pretty. I hung up & put away clothes on my bed, Linda came over & we got her some violets. I sorted through coupons, have a bunch to take to church. Carla came & we went for a ride in her new car, took Linda & kids & later Nancy & kids too. Marilyn called, also Judy. Cindy & Nancy came over & Cindy mowed. Carla left about 6:00, I put car away & got supper. Did dishes & watched TV. Finished up coupons, cooler tonight. To bed at 12:15.

Sunday, April 23, 1989: Woke about 4:30, fed Sam. Went back to sleep until 8:10, had headache & didn’t feel very good so decided not to go to church. Stayed in bed until about 9:00, got up & turned up heat. Got dressed, had breakfast. Took Chlortrimetron for cold, made me sleepy & was drowsy all day. Watered violets, also part of other flowers. Wrote letter to Ann, watched Painting – Ch. 4. Carla came soon after that, also Nancy came over & Cindy too. Fixed strawberries earlier in day, Carla went over to give Ted a ride in her new car. I made dressing for salad, cooked eggs. Finished up when she got back & we ate, Carla left soon after that. I cleared up & did dishes, read paper & watched TV. Soaked my feet. Fed Goldie in both A.M. & P.M. To bed at 11:40.

Monday, April 24, 1989: Woke about 4:30, fed Sam & went back to bed. Slept till alarm rang at 7:10, got up about 8:00. Called Linda & we talked for quite a while, had breakfast & watched Scrabble. Fed Goldie, didn’t feel too good so sat in recliner & watched VCR. In afternoon watched DoL/AW/SB, worked rest of Globe X-word. Had lunch about 2:00, finally about 4:00 I finished watering flowers. Finished Ann’s letter, took out garbage & got in mail & paper. Got supper, while I was in kitchen Goldie must have come in Sam’s door & they started fighting. Scared me so bad. I got a sore throat from yelling at Sam & he wouldn’t pay any attention. I finally threw the orange rug over them & pressed it down between them. Then I picked up Sam so Goldie could run outside. I hope she’s learned her lesson now & will stay out. I finished supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Watched VCR & read paper, watched TV. To bed at 11:55. Feeling some better tonite, I think.

Tuesday, April 25, 1989: Woke at 4:30, fed Sam & went back to bed. Woke again about 7:00, got up at 7:45. Watched VCR a while, called Linda & we talked quite a while. Decided not to walk today, windy, cold & looked rainy. Had breakfast, fed Goldie. Finished Ann’s letter & mailed it, started dusting & cleaning living room. Swept front porch, had juice, etc., for lunch. Wrote letter to Marilyn, worked on junk in plastic bag. At 4:00 finished cleaning livingroom, brass coat rack came apart so fixed it. Vacuumed kitchen & hall, took out garbage. Got in mail & paper, brought in garbage cans. Fed Goldie, got supper. Did dishes, first emptied dishwasher. Went in & watched VCR, read paper. Watched TV, soaked my feet. Judy called tonight. To bed at 11:45.

Wednesday, April 26, 1989: Woke at 4:30, fed Sam & went back to bed. Slept till 7:10, got up about 7:30. Watched VCR until about 9:00, called Linda & decided not to walk. Fed Goldie, had breakfast. Finished letter to Marilyn & mailed it, tried to work on sweeper but couldn’t get it apart. Looked at mail & catalogs, old newspapers & put them in storage box. Had lunch, put meat on to cook for supper. Emptied out some old stuff from freezer, gave it to cats. Got washed, Nancy came over & brought in mail & paper, I fixed carrot, potato, celery for stew. Finished getting ready for choir, finished up supper. Left for choir at 7:20, back at 9:00. Fed Goldie, cleared up table & stove. Watched TV. To bed at 11:55.

Thursday, April 27, 1989: Woke at 3:30, back to sleep. Woke at 7:10, got up about 7:30 & fed Sam. Watched VCR till 9:00, called Linda. Didn’t walk because of my foot, had breakfast at 10:00. Did dishes, cleaned off work table where coffee pot sits. Read old paper, looked at mail on table. Had milk, apple, orange for lunch, washed & put up my hair at 12:00. Dried hair till 1:00; at 4:00 moved stuff out & cleaned utility. Used new tool to clean under washer, dryer, & shelves. Changed clothes, went out & got in mail & paper. Jim Gantz called & said he couldn’t make it tonight, is coming in the morning now so guess I’ll have to skip Bible class. Got supper, did dishes. Watched VCR 7-8, then watched TV & read paper. Took shower. To bed at 12:40.

Friday, April 28, 1989: Woke at 5:00, back to sleep till 7:10. Got up, brushed teeth, washed & dressed. Got groc. list, etc.,ready, Cindy came by to remind me of the lunch at school today. Had breakfast, Jim Gantz finally came. I had to leave before he got finished so don’t know if I had any leaks or not. Finally found Cindy’s room, they did an arithmetic quiz, read some poetry, then read some things they wrote.Then we went to lunch. Had entertainment in gym afterward & saw Cindy’s string art. Lots of work exhibited. After I left school went to M&W, then to Kings & to Pauls for groc. Home at 3:30, put away groc. Cindy came over, also Nancy. Never did get over to Lindas. Finished up salads & took 2 over to Helen, took Jans over when she got home. Got supper, did dishes & ran dishwasher. Watched TV & read paper, watched VCR a little. To bed at 12:40.

Saturday, April 29, 1989: Woke about 2:30, back to sleep. Woke at 7:30, got up & dressed. Had breakfast, Cindy came & had breakfast with me. Then we took the kitties out at 9:00 for their shots (Leukemia booster, combo shot & rabies). When we got home I fed kitties, Cindy & I had our filled pastries. She went home soon afterward & I started getting ready to go to Carlas. Left about 11:45, stopped at Lindas & got picture & gave her scripture case. She also gave me money for Carla & Paula. Guy almost ran head-on into me on way over to Carlas, had to get clear over on shoulder to avoid him. Show was real good, got out about 5:00. 5:30 when we got back to Carlas, just 6:00 when I got home. Paula & Jim ^& Judy came about 6:45, went to Sizzler. Had herb chicken, was real good & juicy. Came back home & kids left soon after, I put car away. Kitties not feeling very well, hope better tomorrow. Watched TV, read TV guide. To bed at 12:15. Matt went to PROM tonite. Watered last night.

Sunday, April 30, 1989: Woke at 2:30, back to sleep. Woke again at 5:30, napped a little. Got up at 7:45, washed & dressed. Sam still not acting very good so called Dr., said to call at noon & let him know. Had breakfast, went to church. Choir sang today, just had coffee today. Stopped at Drug Store & got medicine, paid Power Bill. Mailed cards, home at 12:40. Changed clothes, watched Painting. Had coffee & toast, Nancy over a little bit. Said Cindy was going to mow so I did my trimming, never did come. I watched VCR quite a while, took a nice nap. Called vet again at noon & night, wants me to call in A.M. but Sam is starting to eat now so think he’s O.K. Goldie, too. Got supper, emptied dishwasher & did dishes. Read paper, watched TV. To bed at 12:40.