Yearly Archives: 1986

Diary Entry for 1/1/1986

Sun out a little. I’ve been up but not dressed. Can hardly walk. Watched parades on TV. Very good. Rebekah and Odd Fellows float won merit award. Dwayne Thompson died of heart attack.

Diary Entry for 1/2/1986

UMW at Parsonage at 1:30 PM for first time. I called Dr. Siegel. He said to take 8-10 Aspirin a day. Merrill went over town for groceries. Wrote Vern’s. Snowing in PM.

Diary Entry for 1/3/1986

Merrill took down tree and decorations. He and Bill burns took down church manger. Got County Tax notice, $507.26. Up $30. Social Security up 3.1% or $10. and $5.00 for us.

Diary Entry for 1/4/1986

Sunny for first day in ages. Sent for fuel rebate. Sent Ken card. Dwayne’s memorial at 3 PM. Washed clothes. Margaret Kiechle brought me card from UMW.

Diary Entry for 1/5/1986

Merrill went to church, 53 out. Jim, Patty, and kids here in PM and supper. Got their Christmas gifts. Snowed in morning and again in evening.

Diary Entry for 1/6/1986

Ken’s birthday. Very stormy again. Snow blower won’t start. Some school closed but Philadelphia opened after 2 weeks vacation.

Diary Entry for 1/7/1986

Very cold, -20° over night. Sunny all day. Talked with Mary. She is doing okay. Merrill went to store for milk.

Diary Entry for 1/8/1986

-22° over night. Sunny. Vern called from city at supper time. He and Dan had eye appointments. No Rebekah’s. June R called. her car quit at Agway. Merrill got it going in evening.

Diary Entry for 1/9/1986

Sunny but windy. Warmer. We went for groceries. First I’ve been out since December 27th. Tired when I got home. Merrill cleaned church walks. Got cards from Alice and Sharon and Larry Patchen.

Diary Entry for 1/10/1986

Snowing again. I called Charlie Covel at Mills. Merrill called Sixberry. Got letter and $10 from Florence and Earl. Florence fell and hurt her shoulder. Lonny White real bad in Mercy Hospital.

Diary Entry for 1/11/1986

Vern called. They got here about 7:30. Boys working so couldn’t come earlier. Merrill called Ken Sixberry. He didn’t come. Washed clothes.

Diary Entry for 1/12/1986

Merrill went to church, 67 out. Vern, June, and I didn’t go. Jim’s came for dinner. June brought port chops, apple sauce, etc. Patty brought dessert. They gave us a just great photo album of our anniversary party. Over 100 pictures.

Diary Entry for 1/13/1986

Very cold overnight -10°. Merrill shoveled part of driveway.

Diary Entry for 1/14/1986

-25° over night. Cold all day. Got card from Vern’s. Gladys Lamon’s 76th birthday. Merrill called her. administrative Council meeting, 16 out.

Diary Entry for 1/15/1986

-28° over night. Sunny and cold all day. Audrey called from hospital. Hollis and Lori Hanson have baby girl, Hillary Nicole, 8 lb. 1 oz, born today.

Diary Entry for 1/16/1986

Got my hair done, $6.00. Got groceries. Warmer and sunny. Blue Cross up $13.44 this quarter. Merrill drained pipes at parsonage. One is frozen.

Diary Entry for 1/17/1986

PPR meeting at Philadelphia. My first one as chairman. 8 present. Good meeting. Ken Sixberry came to fix snow blower, $15.00 Needed a new condenser. Much warmer today, 40°

Diary Entry for 1/18/1986

Still thawing. Washed clothes. Merrill cleaned floors.

Diary Entry for 1/19/1986

Merrill went to church, 65 there. I didn’t go as my arthritis real bad. 50° and cloudy. Raining in evening. Very foggy in evening. Joyce Griffin is coming back to our United Methodist Church.

Diary Entry for 1/20/1986

Martin Luther King Day. First time. Merrill checked basements at church. Raining all day. Snow going fast.

Diary Entry for 1/21/1986

Snowed some over night. Merrill went over town. Paid phone bill. Not a bad day.

Diary Entry for 1/22/1986

Jim’s 18th anniversary on police force. Much warmer but cloudy. Got Blue Cross checks but didn’t pay much. Rev Colin here in PM.

Diary Entry for 1/23/1986

We went to city. Got 2 lamp shades. Tired me out. We had a flat tire at Zayers parking lot. first one in a long time. Merrill went over town.

Diary Entry for 1/24/1986

We went for groceries in AM. June called from city. Vernon at Dr. Scanlon with eye infection. Had it a week.

Diary Entry for 1/25/1986

Merrill went to dump. He helped at church. Washed clothes. Very windy. Got letter from Juanita. Hollis and Lori have baby girl. Juanita having eye trouble. Detached retina. Got first HEAP rebate notice, $340. Made chili and cake.

Diary Entry for 1/26/1986

We went to church, 62 out. First I’ve been since December 22. Eleanor called from House of Good Samaritan. Roberta had appendicitis operation this morning. Snow Fest ends tonight. June here in PM. Leslie called in evening. All okay. Elmer moved into Leon’s house.

Diary Entry for 1/27/1986

Snowing again. Cold. Bad south of us. Eleanor called in evening. Roberta doing okay. Sharon and Larry Patchen had baby girl. Alisha Marie, 10 lb.

Diary Entry for 1/28/1986

Challenger space ship explodes in take off, 7 killed. One a teacher from New Hampshire. Watched it on TV all day. Called Roberta.

Diary Entry for 1/29/1986

Snowing. Bad Adams way. Merrill cleaned driveway. Roberta called from hospital. She’s feeling better today. Vern’s appointment with Dr. Scanlon at 4:00 PM. Trustee’s meeting on insurance with Mr. Gleason at parsonage. All there.

Diary Entry for 1/30/1986

Merrill paid taxes, $507.26. Roberta called. She went home from hospital today. Sunny and warmer.

Diary Entry for 1/31/1986

Snowy in AM. but sunny in PM. Warmer. We went for groceries in AM. We watched memorial for astronauts on TV from Texas Space Center. Merrill went over and rang church bell in memory at 7:30.

Diary Entry for 2/1/1986

Merrill got hair cut, $4.50. Nice day. Washed clothes. Snowing again in evening.

Diary Entry for 2/2/1986

Ground hot day. Ground hog didn’t see his shadow. Freezing rain and snowy. Merrill went to church. Aunt Maude and I didn’t go, 47 out. Rev. Colin’s 27th birthday tomorrow. Jim, Patty, and kids here in PM and for supper. Jim working 8 AM to noon.

Diary Entry for 2/3/1986

Rev. Colin’s 27th birthday. Wrote Yerdon’s. Merrill put new union in water heater at church.

Diary Entry for 2/4/1986

Agway got our HEAP check, $340. Frieda stopped by while walking. My arthritis bad today. Didn’t sleep good last night because my arms hurt so. Got 2 cords of wood @ $30.00.

Diary Entry for 2/5/1986

Canceled clinic. Back hoe took down old farm building on corner. Snowed over night. Merrill plowed driveway. Called Vern’s. His eyes getting better. He’s back at work. Steve has new girl friend, Kathy.

Diary Entry for 2/6/1986

UMW at parsonage. Only 5 out. I went. Good to get out. Very cold. Merrill went for groceries. Sent Medicare bills for review. Merrill renewed certificate.

Diary Entry for 2/7/1986

Below zero again a in. I’m very lame. Not dressed all day . Snowing in evening.

Diary Entry for 2/8/1986

Merrill helped at church. Several helping. Someone stole gas out of parsonage garage that Merrill brought for church snow blower. i washed clothes. Snowing some but warmer.

Diary Entry for 2/9/1986

We went to Sunday School and church, 52 there. Nice today but snowing in late PM. Jolie called looking for her folks. They were getting income tax done at Calcium.

Diary Entry for 2/10/1986

Wrote Don’s. The ca carpenters finished job at church. They put up railing . Merrill helped over there. Church lights were left on over night from Sunday service.

Diary Entry for 2/11/1986

Cold but sunny. Below zero over night. School vote. merrill voted but I didn’t feel like going. My arthritis bad today. Merrill went to Administrative Council at parsonage in evening. Aunt Maude went to Mercy Hospital.

Diary Entry for 2/12/1986

Called for appointment with Dr. Siegel, February 17, 3:30. Still cold but sunny. Washed dark clothes. Sent Joel card and check. Got Valentine and note from Vern’s.

Diary Entry for 2/13/1986

Joel’s 10th birthday. We went for groceries. Used new doors on store. It is going to be nice. Saw Kathy. Aunt Maude is in Mercy Mental health. Went Tuesday.

Diary Entry for 2/14/1986

Nice today. Wrote Vern’s. Merrill got fish take outs from Fire Hall for supper. Very good but too much.

Diary Entry for 2/15/1986

Tug Hill tourathon. Jim worked there. Nice day. In the 20’s. Washed. Merrill cleaned floors. Made meat loaf. Lila called. Aunt Maude bad yesterday but better today.

Diary Entry for 2/16/1986

We went to Sunday School and church, 760 out. Doris said Bob Moyers died in Pennsylvania. Jim, patty, and kids here for supper. Talked with Lila. Aunt Maude good today.

Diary Entry for 2/17/1986

Dr. Siegel, 3:30. He started me on Zorprin (Aspirin). He wants me to try gold in a month. doris H called. Bob’s funeral in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. He was cremated there. Got car battery at Sears, $68.16. Called Beulah.

Diary Entry for 2/18/1986

Cloudy but warmer in the 40’s. We went to bank and Big M store. it is g great. Just like a big city store. Wide aisles. Merrill changed the car batteries. y arthritis terrible in evening.

Diary Entry for 2/19/1986

Cloudy and warm, 42°. merrill did some cement work at church. i called Fays about Zorprin. 4 equals 10 aspirin. Jills 11th birthday.