Friday, December 31, 1971
Shopped at Kroger’s for party tonight. Barely got home before Brooks-Jordans & Rockwells arrived. Looked at old pictures & played old records. Drank apricot brandy & cold duck.
Thursday, December 30, 1971
Bucyrus area Bird Count. A.H. Clagus over from Carey. Rain till 10 – temp in 50’s – cleared & then wind to 60 mph PM.- 28 species. Reported in at Kuehnle’s home – bite to eat. Howard wouldn’t go with us. Showed “Gus” lep collection*
[*lepidoptera – butterflies & moths collected by Ray Romine]
Wednesday, December 29, 1971
Marietta Florist called asking about hiring Kent. He was in shop & helped Wes move green couch back to shop from his house. Told us he had job with June Sehaft in Columbus. Wrote $4,000 annuity check to Metro.
Tuesday, December 28, 1971
In at 11 – chaos – too much funeral work. Grocery shopped. – Tape recorded for Kathi with plug in David made for car cigarette lighter. Roger left for Fla by bus.
Monday, December 27, 1971
Martha on vacation this week. Plenty of funeral work so Sis & Kent really worked. Only 2 complaints – 2 roses wilted – 1 plant not delivered. 2 wedings today. Took Roger to buy shirt.
Sunday, December 26, 1971
Kent out for breakfast. David played old 78 records all day. Insists they’re all classics. Ran electric train in living room. To see “Ryan’s Daughter” at Palace. Wonderful relaxed day.
Saturday, December 25, 1971
Slept till 9:00. Got dinner started. Karen & David arrived about 2:30. Mary, Rocky, Mother & Roger about 3: I gave Karen & Davie color TV & $250. Mary & Rocky $150 to start European bank acct. Mother, dress – Howard sweater.
Friday, December 24, 1971
Greg Warne set his brother Doug in! 3 delivery people in 3 days! But all smooth. Gang collected $50 for hand loomed coverlet for me. I gave them over $2,00 in bonus. Supper at Mary’s & gifts. Ga e me a “Meal in Minute” sealer.
Thursday, December 23, 1971
Greg in to help with deliveries. More poinsettias from Clev Plant. Worked until 9:30 & have things pretty well up.
Wednesday, December 22, 1971
100 poinsettias in this AM (Claprood’s & Long’s) & all gone tonight. Terry going to NY tomorrow – breaking in Gary Warne. Shopped Frank’s. Gang still working when I left to judge Wood Valley Christmas lighting contest at 9:30.