Diary Entry for 1/1/1997

My 54th year of keeping a diary. This lovely diary was given to me by my daughter-in-law, June who is like a daughter to us. Thanks Vernon, for picking such a good wife. Jolie Elaine Tryon and Zackary Allen McGowan’s wedding at justice of peace Howard George’s home in...

Diary Entry for 1/2/1997

I called Dr. Powell’s office. I can go back on my arthritis medicine Relafen today. My shoulders getting sore from using walker. Elena Holt, health nurse called. She dismissed my case over phone. We got county tax bill. $370.34 We got 50% off. We are both tired today....

Diary Entry for 1/3/1997

Foggy in morning and all day. Cloudy 43°. I called Social Security office. Mrs. Helen on vacation. Bryant Gumble last day on NBC Today show. A good show. We will miss him after 14 years. Merrill has slept a lot today. I made chocolate cake. Wrote letter to Ken’s. Dr....

Diary Entry for 1/4/1997

Still cloudy. Slippery. I washed clothes. Washed my hair. Merrill slept all night in ed. 8:30until 6:00 AM. Joel called at 3:30 PM He and his friend Ed, are leaving for South Carolina this afternoon. They will be looking for work. My prayers go with them. I had my...

Diary Entry for 1/5/1997

Raining. I put new batteries in Merrill’s hearing aids. Last time was 12/3/96. We were going for groceries but car wouldn’t start. I called Jim. Joel and Ed spent night on rest stop on 81 in Pennsylvania. A tire got chewed up. Cost $140.00 to fix. Jim came out and...