Monthly Archives: January 1985

Diary Entry for 1/1/1985

Sleeting in morning. Slippery. Warmer in PM. Marty was over. Brought suet for birds. Watched parades. I have blood in my urine this morning again. I wasn’t dressed all day. Flooding real bad. Roads closed.

Diary Entry for 1/2/1985

Colder today, 20° in AM. I feel better today. Lazy day. Things getting back to normal after flooding. Much damage done. Many bridges damaged.

Diary Entry for 1/3/1985

Social Security goes up 3.5%. Medicare is $15.50. Cold but nice day. We went for groceries in PM. UMW at parsonage, but I didn’t feel up to going, 9 out.

Diary Entry for 1/4/1985

I have a back ache. We cleaned stove. Rev. Salisbury here in evening with copy of her report to conference. Excellent report. Vi and Aunt Maude called. Also, Helen Dimon. Sent Ken card and letter.

Diary Entry for 1/5/1985

Cold and snowy. Waxed counter tops in kitchen. I felt terrible in evening. Kidneys stopped working. Finally got them working by using bed pan in bed.

Diary Entry for 1/6/1985

Ken’s 65th birthday. Merrill went to church. Communion. I didn’t go. Snowing quite hard most of day. Carl Scee called from Madonna Home.

Diary Entry for 1/7/1985

Dr. Siegel in PM. He put me on sulfa drugs for 10 days. June R here. Brought us $55. Leslie called in evening.

Diary Entry for 1/8/1985

Still cold. Only up to 8° all day. Merrill took starter for snow blower to Carthage. Robbins boy checked furnace. Changed nozzle. I made cookies.

Diary Entry for 1/9/1985

PPR meeting, Philadelphia, 6:30 PM. Talked about Rev. Salisbury getting ordained in June. A very nice meeting. I attended. Aunt Maude goes to Dr. Ebbels today. I have diarrhea again. Very cold all day. Below zero.

Diary Entry for 1/10/1985

Still very cold. I felt horrid all day. Not dressed. Diarrhea is back. Aunt Maude had X-rays.

Diary Entry for 1/11/1985

Warmer. We went for groceries. Sent fuel rebate in. Below zero during night. I feel a little better today.

Diary Entry for 1/12/1985

I made chili. Feel a little better today but kidney’s not working very good. Merrill went over town and cleaned house. I washed clothes.

Diary Entry for 1/13/1985

We went to Sunday School and church, 62 there. Good sermon. Jim, Patty, and kids here for supper. Snowing some.

Diary Entry for 1/14/1985

Aunt Maude has throat dilation at 8 AM today. She called in evening. She’s okay. Wrote Vern’s. Merrill called Gladys for her 75th birthday. Snowy most of day.

Diary Entry for 1/15/1985

Snowing and cold. Merrill went to store. Martin Luther King’s birthday. It is a legal holiday next year. June here and Marty. I called Russell Cheese factory.

Diary Entry for 1/16/1985

-25° overnight. Water pipes froze. First time in ages. Washed clothes. Cold all day round 0°

Diary Entry for 1/17/1985

Warmer. Snowing some. I took final sulfa capsule (10 days). They sure have helped my kidney infection. Viola Drake died this morning.

Diary Entry for 1/18/1985

We went for groceries. We took food to Halls in PM. Nice day but still cold. Snow Town USA. Snowfest started in city tonight. Goes through Sunday, 27th. Parade and fireworks tonight.

Diary Entry for 1/19/1985

Snowing hard and colder. First time to take garbage to town barn, 9-12. Viola Drake’s funeral. Terrible stormy all day. Washed clothes. Very stormy in evening. Bad other places too. Very cold and windy.

Diary Entry for 1/20/1985

No Sunday School because of storm. We didn’t go to church, 30 out. Merrill shoveled driveway. Sun out some but snow blowing in PM. Zero °

Diary Entry for 1/21/1985

Dr. Siegel. I didn’t go. Everything closed because of storm. Roads bad all over. Got Saturday and Monday Times. Things getting dug out in PM. Lots of roads closed.

Diary Entry for 1/22/1985

Jim’s 17th anniversary as policemen. A little warmer. Merrill shoveled driveway again. Jim’s got 6 cords of wood. Got 2 papers today.

Diary Entry for 1/23/1985

Rebekah’s. No meeting. Too stormy. Dr. Siegel changed my appointment to Monday at 1:30. Very stormy all day. No school. Audrey called. Jim’s all okay. No Times. Buffalo buried in snow also.

Diary Entry for 1/24/1985

Snowing hard all day. No school. Merrill plowed out driveway with Belile’s blower. Paro’s got us milk at store. Merrill went for groceries at supper time. Got 2 papers, Mail. Darcy was over.

Diary Entry for 1/25/1985

Snowing again today. No school. Cathy brought over two loads of wash. Her machine not working. Horton’s took our snow blower to Sixberry. Merrill went with them. Vern and June called in evening. Good to hear from them. Dan has been accepted at Oswego College.

Diary Entry for 1/26/1985

Much colder, 12°, but sunny. Merrill cleaned floors. I washed clothes. Leslie called. Storming hard in Wolcott. Hal Mark Hall and Kimberly Ann Yeardon married at Gouverneur United Methodist Church.

Diary Entry for 1/27/1985

Snowing again. We went to Sunday School and church, 60 out. Snowed all day. Audrey called to say Jim’s wouldn’t be out. Jeep is broke down. Left car out in driveway. I had diarrhea bad in evening.

Diary Entry for 1/28/1985

Sunny day. Administrative Council. Harry’s first meeting at 7:30. Good meeting and good Trustee Meeting at 8:30 at parsonage. Dr. Siegel at 1 PM. Infection is cleared. I’m to have X-rays Wednesday. Aunt Maude went to House of Good Samaritan Hospital in evening.

Diary Entry for 1/29/1985

Snowing again. Merrill went to store. I used bowel evacuator to prepare for X-rays in the morning.

Diary Entry for 1/30/1985

X-rays at 8:45. They found kidney stone from pyelogram. We visited Aunt Maude at hospital. She is coming good. June R here in evening. Also Marty. I feel horrid. I didn’t get any rest last night. Lots of cramps in my legs.

Diary Entry for 1/31/1985

Paid taxed, $476.75. Wrote Vern’s. 2 years ago the Eagle Hotel burned. There is a new fire barn there this year. Snowed off and on all day. Darcy, Joey here selling scout cookies. I called Barb Delles. Her mother died this week. I wasn’t dressed all day.