Friday June 30th 1978
Passed out bonus checks $150 for 40 hour people. $75 for part-timers and $50 for people less than 6 months. Dave in to my office mad as usual when he doesn’t get more than I “give” him. Said I had promised him $200. Can earn more on line at Whirlpool – “What is his future?” So I gave him a check for $50 for the dock he cut.
Two weddings tonight. Connie in since Wednesday. 13 this weekend and 2 will-call ones
Thursday June 29th 1978
Dodge only $500 less than the brand new olds.
Richard Carey called me at 7:30 to say Carl Lehner had sent letter to Ohio Historical Society about February 14th and he would be by to okay Township approval of marker. So I wrote all letters after calling ConRail’s Terry Wilson and getting their permission to set marker. Jones here cleaning. Got lunch for Howard. Into shop and post office. Mailed the letters. To inskeep Olds at 3 and drove the cream and brown custom Cruiser Oldsmobile. A dream. At 4 texturizer permanent at Head Shop and then back to inskeep with wagon. Bought it $6,600 with my car at $1,500. To MCHS meeting. Gave book reproduction sales figures $7,007 for society. Elected president. Lehner says Claridon zoning won’t allow marker.
Wednesday June 28th 1978
Called Ohio State Historical Society about the Claridon Prairie marker. They wrote Carl Lehner on August 14th and had no answer. Need okay from Conrail before they can order it and price goes up $50 Saturday July 1st.
Car to Race for air conditioner repair and took out the silver Dodge wagon with 7000 miles on it. Late for wedding appointment. And then dashed home where Mary in her new Aspen wagon and Jordans and BBB and Kenny were waiting. To Jerry’s at Galion for dinner.
Tuesday June 27th 1978 low last night 75 – up to 96 today hot!
Ordered Formica at Henry Lumber – Scott Foor from Taylor Publishing in with letter and got bids on 25,000. Worked on recap of Marion County Historical Society receipts and expenditures.
Took car to Race twice today to correct air conditioner problem and have to take it back tomorrow! To Altrusa dinner. Took Howard’s “crepe myrtlelette” plants- created much interest. Thunder showers and still hot at midnight. Typed my version of letter to 25,000!
Monday June 26th 1978
Looked at Dodge, Ford and Oldsmobile wagons. The mid-size are too small and the big ones too expensive. Inskeep Olds has best buy. Called David to see if he’s interested in my wagon at $1,500 – he has no money – but lots of ideas on spending mine!
Picked up Marion County Historical Society Treasurers records at Straub’s to make out expenditure records for the year.
Took all morning to lay out logistics for this weekend’s 12 weddings.
Sunday June 25th 1978
Mary and mother, and Mary’s new Aspen station wagon picked me up about 10:30. Howard and I braved going down in woods to see big limb that fell from Sycamore. With “Off” on the mosquitoes left me alone.
To Medina and photographed their restored courthouse and gazebo – dinner at restaurant on Square. Then to Judy Rockwell’s. To shopping center with her. I bought light fixture, plants, blouse, half-slip, bra.
Saturday June 24th 1978
8 weddings okay except we never can find the garlands after a St. Mary’s wedding! Sidewalk sale that Isabel ran Thursday, Friday and Saturday grossed $375 pure junk! Mary Walker off to do her brother’s wedding in Delaware. Ran into Phyllis Gimm at Epworth and she hugged me! Exchanged grandchildren statistics.
Howard has fence repaired along river east of house, lawn mowed and front sidewalk cleaned and edged. Wish the inside looked as good.
Friday June 23rd 1978
Met Russell’s at 633 Bordeaux and showed them the house. They will take it but Mr. Russell must have emphysema- he can’t walk across the room without resting. Took mother to Doctor Lyon’s office to have wen removed from her head- a bloody job. Mary met us there. I listed commercial names while waiting – for Taylor Publishing to use to solicit advertising for history. Tanya serviced one wedding while I did another. Got truck back from Jesionek’s- $400!
Thursday June 22nd 1978
“New History” stories carried by Star and [illegible]
So much sorting, disposing to do inside, but once I go outside I can’t get back in until I’m exhausted. Dug “Indian Currant” out along fence above river so it can be repaired. Fertilized. Howard in to shop with me to pick up strawberries that Barry picked up at Crums for me. Stopped at Wolohan’s 4 posts and rails to repair fence. Bath. Strawberry Shortcake for supper. Worked on sorting books and magazines in my room all evening. Wrote Alicia Busser ordering Philippines tape.
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Wednesday June 21st 1978
Gary Oehler in for Aldik and Sullivan Christmas and silk. Took me to lunch. All afternoon buying with time out for 2 wedding appointments. Mr. Russell in about my answer to his ad for a house to rent. Met him and wife on Bordeaux and locked the garage door by mistake so couldn’t get in. But they’ll be back. Mary came by with a Dodge wagon Aspen $6,900- her camper and $1,500. She decided to buy it.
Mailed newsletters for Historical Society- 220 at 2.4 cents