Monthly Archives: August 1985

Diary Entry for 8/1/1985

Merrill bombed chipmunk holes. A nice day but cool in evening. We canned 7 quarts green beans. We went for groceries. NY State put in new sidewalks by church.

Diary Entry for 8/2/1985

Down to 45° over night. Merrill made me a nice radio stand out of piano boards. Nice but hot in PM.

Diary Entry for 8/3/1985

Cool in morning. Washed clothes. June R here to call Ennis about baler part. Merrill and Bill took old piano to dump.

Diary Entry for 8/4/1985

We went to church, 41 out. Two new families on our street in church today, Lancaster’s and Boscheck’s. Jim’s here for picnic supper. We went for walk in evening. Bought ice cream freezer from Grieces garage sale.

Diary Entry for 8/5/1985

Very hot but a nice day. Lawns are getting real brown. We worked at church in PM. Man from credit union looked at CEC.

Diary Entry for 8/6/1985

Strawberry Festival at 6 PM. A small crowd this year, but a real nice time. Made $427.87. Includes $129.25 from auction. We worked in PM setting up. Got letters from Vern’s. He’s teaching summer school.

Diary Entry for 8/7/1985

PPR meeting at Mills, 7:30. I went with Vera. Doris came along. Called by minister to access things. Raining. Got letter from Vern’s. Wayne H helped paint basement floors.

Diary Entry for 8/8/1985

Washed clothes. Started using overhead by-pass today. Merrill helped Gary on garage in evening. Merrill and Wayne H fixed hole in CEC parking lot with cement. They went to Theresa to surveyors.

Diary Entry for 8/9/1985

Dr. Siegel at 1:00. I had assistant. Found blood in urine. Very hot in city. Sue Boscheck and girls here in PM. Merrill helped Gary on garage. Merrill put gravel over CEC cement.

Diary Entry for 8/10/1985

Merrill went to dump. He helped Gary on garage most of day. Very hot and humid. My arthritis real bad all day. Can hardly move.

Diary Entry for 8/11/1985

We went to church, 30 out. Cloudy with some rain in morning. Nice and sunny rest of day. Merrill helped Gary take down garage forms.

Diary Entry for 8/12/1985

Certificate due. New amount renewed, $1239.76. Got linoleum for laundry room at Hang & Put-Down shop, $42.78. Got car inspected at George’s. Passed. $6.00.

Diary Entry for 8/13/1985

Merrill helped move stuff at church. They are painting kitchen. We started laundry room. Took up 3 layers of linoleum. I sent orders to Wards and Lane Bryant.

Diary Entry for 8/14/1985

We went to city. Cashed in Federal Land Bank Stock. 107 shares @ $5.00. Put it in interest account. Got paint at Sears. Merrill finished painting laundry room. June R here. Very hot and muggy.

Diary Entry for 8/15/1985

Got new linoleum down and things back in laundry room. Looks great. Hot and muggy with thunderstorms today. My arms hurting terrible all day.

Diary Entry for 8/16/1985

We met building inspector, Rod Thornton at church to okay entrance of building. Got groceries. Cooler today. Wrote Brenda and Bill. Washed. Called Sears. June R here. She’s bought 10 cows.

Diary Entry for 8/17/1985

Merrill cleaned church. He mowed two of our lawns as weeds were back. Still very dry. My arthritis back today. Steve and Gail dropped by at 4 PM. They stayed over night. Were out driving.

Diary Entry for 8/18/1985

Picnic at Brenda and Bill’s. We didn’t’ go. Steve and Gail left after lunch. Jim, Patty, and kids here in PM and supper. Jim spent week on camping trip with group of kids.

Diary Entry for 8/19/1985

Sears repairman here for washer. Timer has gone up. Will be 2 weeks before part gets here. I made cookies. Deadra here for CEC key in morning. Mrs. Sullivan having trouble getting money for CEC. Corrine called. Had sweet corn from garden.

Diary Entry for 8/20/1985

Jim goes to Syracuse to see Dr. Schaine. He’s a neurosurgeon. Merrill helped move rest of stuff across to church from CEC. Got everything moved over. Several worked.

Diary Entry for 8/21/1985

My arthritis bad. Merrill worked at garden on strawberry patch. Lots of quack grass in it. Merrill has been helping Gary on garage every night.

Diary Entry for 8/22/1985

I called Minetto church. Services at 10 AM. Got dress (blue) and shoes (brown and black) Bras and hose yet to come. Called about Wards order. Mistake on it. Washed out some clothes by hand. Wrote Ken’s. Large burner on stove burned out. Made jacket.

Diary Entry for 8/23/1985

Karen’s 21st birthday. Merrill set out strawberry plants in PM. Cloudy day. Merrill helped Gary on garage. I wrote letter to Wards about order changes. Jane Dingman here on bike. There is trouble over Mary being married in Methodist church. Steven called. Church is at 10 AM.

Diary Entry for 8/24/1985

Raining all day. Merrill got another free $5.00 gas ticket. He helped Gary some in evening.

Diary Entry for 8/25/1985

25th anniversary for Vern and June after church. We went to church at Minetto. Communion. Ken and Eleanor went with us. We all went out to Ponderosa for lunch. Steve and Dan put on a nice surprise party for their folks. Jim’s here in evening on way home from day at Park Safari. Merrill got a new dark suit at Sears, $127.33.

Diary Entry for 8/26/1985

Washed clothes by hand in bathtub. Took them all day to dry. Cloudy day. Merrill helped Gary in evening until it started raining. Jim and Explorers camping this week.

Diary Entry for 8/27/1985

Lila called. Aunt Maude is hearing voices again. They have been staying with her all the time. Merrill went over town. Vern and June’s 25th anniversary. Merrill washed his clothes. Hal and Kim Hall have baby girl, Megan Rae born in Gouverneur.

Diary Entry for 8/28/1985

I spent day with Aunt Maude. Lila and girls went to State Fair all day. Rained off and on all day. Merrill came over after me. Larry came and got me.

Diary Entry for 8/29/1985

Colder today. We went for groceries. I baked 3 banana bread and cup cakes and cake. Merrill helped Gary in evening on garage. Wrote Beulah.

Diary Entry for 8/30/1985

Dr. Scanlon 1:30. All okay. Eye pressure is 15 in each eye. Got toilet seat cover. Had lunch at Long John Silver’s for first. Aunt Maude went to mental health department. All went well.

Diary Entry for 8/31/1985

Cold and rainy. Merrill went to dump. My arthritis bad. We froze 7 packages sweet corn. Started Icicle pickles. Got note from Vern’s from Vermont. Got 3 pair hose from Lane Bryant. Belile’s gone to Horseheads for weekend.