Diary Entry for 7/1/1980

Rev. David Quick’s charge at Philadelphia begins. Cloudy but warm day. Merrill painted rest of porch and on house trim all day. Glenda gave me iron shot. I wrote Geneva Gillen. Dominion Day in Canada.

Diary Entry for 7/2/1980

Darcy’s 10th birthday. Gave her card and $1. Sarah Fredericks moves back to Canada today. Got insurance notice, $186. Up $13. Got groceries. Cloudy and muggy. Howard Gleesner [see 5/28-29] died during open heart surgery at Upstate.

Diary Entry for 7/3/1980

Jim and the Explorers start cleaning up Thompson Park today. 14.3% increase in Social Security today. $45 increase for us. Washed. Merrill painted steps and threshold green. Merrill got hair cut. Had car inspected, $6.

Diary Entry for 7/4/1980

Iron shot. Paid Glenda $10. We went to Leland Shannon’s funeral at church. Rev. Quick’s first work here. He’s very good. We stopped at Ruth and Clarence Schell’s.

Diary Entry for 7/5/1980

Lyla and Jim Ashley’s 35th anniversary at Legion. Very nice. Marg, Roy and Beulah out to it. Had a sandwich here first. We went to Theresa funeral home for Howard Gleesner in evening. Merrill mowed lawns in forenoon.