Monthly Archives: August 1984

Diary Entry for 8/1/1984

Car to garage for window molding. No charge. Took soft drinks back to store. Paid bills from social. Groceries cost $50 at Big M. Jim here in evening. He had been to Horton’s farm to visit “Vision Quest” wagon train encampment.

Diary Entry for 8/2/1984

Linda Belile leaves for training at Fort Bragg. Gone 3 weeks. We got groceries. Joe Healy took our station wagon to his place. Wrote Vern’s. Very hot and humid. Vision Quest wagon train very impressive but sad. Merrill ordered load of wood.

Diary Entry for 8/3/1984

Raining. Hot and muggy. We watched 2nd wagon train pull out for Gouverneur. Merrill put wood down cellar.

Diary Entry for 8/4/1984

Very hot and humid. Washed clothes. Merrill went up to Joe’s. He has Dodge all apart. Got letter from Vern’s.

Diary Entry for 8/5/1984

We went to church, 35 there. Rev. Bea had sermon. Very hot and humid. We spent day in back yard. Very relaxing. No company.

Diary Entry for 8/6/1984

Hazy and hot again today. Merrill put wood down cellar. I baked cookies and pumpkin pies and pie shells. Merrill’s cold is some better. Vera brought $2 more on festival, $584.22.

Diary Entry for 8/7/1984

Rained some during night. Still hot and very humid. Got card from Vern’s.

Diary Entry for 8/8/1984

We went to city. Merrill renewed certificate. Got eye drops etc. at Fays. Very hot and humid. June R here. Paid more on January payment. She is behind seven payments. Wrote Vern’s.

Diary Entry for 8/9/1984

We got Dodge from Joe’s but it is leaking oil so we took it back, cost $100. He replaced timing gear. We went for groceries. Merrill washed car for first time. Still very hot and humid.

Diary Entry for 8/10/1984

Hamilton brought load of logs, $220. We went to Mills so I could renew certificate. Merrill went to bank at Philadelphia to deposit check. I wrote items for church newsletter and left it at Rev. Salisbury’s. George and Joey took Allan to Delaware.

Diary Entry for 8/11/1984

We go to Vern’s and Country Faire in Minetto. Got there about 2 PM. We went around by Don’s first. Lots going on there. Faire very nice. Committee from Philadelphia toured churches to look at models. Thunder storm during night.

Diary Entry for 8/12/1984

We all went to Minetto church. Helped clean up from Faire. We all went out to Rudy’s for lunch. Stopped at Jim’s on way home. Had supper with them.

Diary Entry for 8/13/1984

Cloudy. Merrill started cutting wood. We canned 6 pints of bread and butter pickles. I washed clothes. Very humid all day.

Diary Entry for 8/14/1984

Still hot and muggy. They changed my eye appointment in the morning. Some rain in morning. Rained hard in evening.

Diary Entry for 8/15/1984

Dr. Scanlon at 9 AM. All okay. Sent Blue Cross and Medicare claims. Called Jim’s from city. Sent car insurance on both cars, $224.00. Got station wagon home. Radiator heating up.

Diary Entry for 8/16/1984

Wrote Uncle Berl. Merrill went to dump with Dodge. Transmission not right. Merrill cleaned at church. We went for groceries. Rained hard in AM. Vivian brought us cantaloupe from their garden.

Diary Entry for 8/17/1984

Merrill cleaned church and cut wood. My arthritis hurting. Cooler today and not so humid. Merrill cleaned floors.

Diary Entry for 8/18/1984

Much cooler and air fresh. Great. Merrill cut wood and mowed all the lawns. Look nice. A great day.

Diary Entry for 8/19/1984

Family picnic at Bill and Brenda’s, 26 there. A nice time despite showers. Patty and kids went with us. Jim left for MAZE program at Portaferry for week. Administrative Council meeting tomorrow about CEC. Jill came home with us.

Diary Entry for 8/20/1984

Trustees meeting. They signed agreement with [Verg. New and (?)] Hopkins Gallery for $26,750. Eleanor got here at noon. She, Jill and I went to Kessel’s for cheese curd. We stopped at Gouverneur. I was sick on way home. Felt better in evening. Eleanor here all night.

Diary Entry for 8/21/1984

Finance Committee Meeting at parsonage. Jill and I went. Decided to have public supper. Eleanor left after breakfast. Had to pick up Tammy in city. Both work today. Marty over in PM. Rev. Salisbury had her first great grandson last night in Pulaski.

Diary Entry for 8/22/1984

Warmer and nice in 80’s. Jill and I made rolls. Cathy Paro taught her to crochet. Also Darcy and Joey. Rained in evening. Patty called. She will be out Friday for Jill.

Diary Entry for 8/23/1984

Rainy and cloudy. Foggy in morning. We went for groceries. Rained hard all PM and evening.

Diary Entry for 8/24/1984

Patty and kids here for Jill. Jolie stayed. Merrill did wiring at Randy’s. Sunny today.

Diary Entry for 8/25/1984

Randy and Elaine’s (Horton) 5th anniversary. Beautiful summer day. We took Jolie down to Brancatella’s. Tina came up here to spend night. Brought pizza. Elmer, Melba, Lynette and Leon here. Leon at Fort Drum for Reserve training.

Diary Entry for 8/26/1984

We went to church. Jolie and Tina B went with us, 31 out. I gave finance report. Rev. Bea’s daughter sang. Just great. Jim’s came out with passenger bus. Tina went home about 4 PM. Kids went swimming at Belile’s pool in PM.

Diary Entry for 8/27/1984

A great summer day. I washed clothes. Merrill ran cleaner upstairs and down. Didn’t get any check from milk plant. Hal and Kim Hall have baby girl, Megan Rae.

Diary Entry for 8/28/1984

Sent fire insurance, $169.00. Defrosted freezer. Hot and muggy. Jim joined Air force 22 years ago today.

Diary Entry for 8/29/1984

Thunder storms last night. Hot and muggy. We froze 17 packages of sweet corn. Hospital called about bill, $13.13 that Blue Cross is to pay.

Diary Entry for 8/30/1984

Merrill mowed lawns. Look nice, really green. I baked cookies and angel food cake. Made chocolate butterscotch toppings. June and Susan here in PM. Stormed terrible in PM. Marty here. We went for groceries. Jim, Patty, and kids went to Waterfun Village.

Diary Entry for 8/31/1984

Cooler but nice. Merrill went to Mills for oil and chain saw. Ordered peas at Agway, $19.96 this year. Ruth Schell called. Merrill cut wood in PM