Wednesday, May 1, 1991
70 AM – 62 PM 40 night
MCHS 3 hrs
Since Sunday most of trees have leafed out – Oaks are ‘size of squirrel’s ears’ – time top plant corn, but most fields still wet & little planting done. All pink crabapples have dropped petals.
Started out to plant prairie seeds across road but diverted to transplanting ajuga to bank above lower driveway. Bonnie Bell called offering to bring video tape she made for Regents of Ohio State University on the Marion Campus Prairie that features me with Dean Hazard. So I called Mary to come see it too. Bonnie wrote & produced it & it has a great script. Everything about Marion Co. Prairies. She left me all the originals that has more footage of me.
Martha Neville called saying pussy willows have rooted. Took her some snowflake bulbs.
To Marion Genealogy Society to present possibility of going to meet at Heritage Hall & assisting MCHS in research & library. Looks favorable. Mary traded her Honda mower on a Honda hydroStatic.
Friday, April 5, 1991
54-70 Partly sunny
Took Howard to grocery. Fertilized lower & front lawn. 27-10-10.
Got thank you letter off to Tabor Allison for bringing his students out. Addressed the 7 letters to HP Endowment Fund of MCHS informing them that MCHS owes the fund $26,500 – $2,300 pd in Feb – From proceeds from sale of 225 S. Main St. Addressed announcements of Reg II Meeting to 25 people who attended the 1988 meeting.
Swept out garage. Cut off herbs & cleaned up perennial beds.
Meant to sort out clothes to give to Marion Federated Women’s Club Rummage Sale tomorrow, but didn’t get it done.
To Al’s with 2 Marys. Stopped at Miley’s Carpet to order porch rug but still no good green colors. Estimated about $120.
Bought cherry pie for all of us to celebrate Mary’s birthday.
David called to see if next Tuesday’s meeting could be held earlier so he could be here. He has a job at 7:00 with jazz group. Told him no but got his input. Has decided to not borrow,. But let business expand as it can on income. He’s charging $65 an hr. now.
Tuesday, April 30, 1991
62-75 sunny windy
In at 11:00 for Dental cleaning at Dr. Cloran’s. Deposited IRS refund check at Marion Bank & cashed $100 check. To Henny & Cooper for Premerin prescription & Blue Star salve for corns. Also got pads for Howard to use instead of towels. Picked up form 8815 (Tax exempt EE Bond interest) IRS form. Why didn’t BancOhio Trust proved it when I sent it to them for approval! At Hemmerly’s to copy Terradise Garden Tour & Reg II meeting stories in Star last Fri. Kass says only have $25,000 in reserve (!!) so dividend probably on $25 a share ($35 last year). Grocery shopped at Krogers – picked up a chicken salad at Rax & ate on deck. Took a nap. Mowed upper lawn.
In to Marion for supper with mary at Turoffs – Sauerkraut & sausage. Took films to KMart & back down town to HH. Melnda Davies used slides made from marion Count 1979 History pix tat Al Tozer copied from pix brought in to Hemmerly;s. Good comments on Social History revealed in pix.
Richard Francoviglia called to tell me he has taken position with Texas Center for History based in Arlington Tex to develop program for SW states & Northern Mexico, lvg in July.
Monday, April 29, 1991
62-76 cloudy AM
MCHS 0! OAHSM 0! EHMA 0!
A day for ME
Gathered blooming flowers & spent morning learning botanical terminology so I could identify violet species, etc. Came up with v. papilonacea, eriocarpa, stricta & restrata – Not sure on white stemless that Opal Clutter gave me. Also reviewed diff in isopeyrum (5 sepals) & rue anemone (8 to 12 sepals) & trillium flexipes identification (white stames). 26 species spring wildflowers blooming – 16 species shrubs blooming.
Long walk thru woods, pulling garlic mustard from every place. Perfect morning. Dug couple of clumps of daffs from Hawthorne wildflower bed (by golden seal) & planted on hill above former fire pit.
Took a nap – wakened by Mary Jordan to make plans to go to Columbus Saturday to Bob & Pat’s Craft Show.
Got my income tax refund check for $2,069 another $1,500 applied to 1991 tax.
TV & Popcorn ‘To sum it up precisely, I lived today – the work has kept quite nicely…’ *
Kathi called from Hanksville, Utah. Had hike 6 miles to see petroglyphs in a canyon – cold! Windy, glad Mary & I didn’t go out to meet them. She got new sony camcorder.
*[Ray Romine Poem ‘Day Off’ written 07/10/1952]
Sunday, April 28, 1991 Open Garden
Bfst on deck. Made signs & put them at intersections – ‘Terradise Garden Tour’ – David ran copies of Terradise Brochure. Mary hosted over 200 who signed guest book on Beech Deck. Skip Track of Dept. of Natural Resources here with his video camera & photograph for film to be used on public broadcasting – His famly (3 kids under 4) cute.
Davids left at 5:00 – had promised kids supper at JerZee – even tho I had spaghetti ready it was a relief to get to rest after walking constantly for 5 hrs. Bobby Boyd & wife from Kirkpatrick Church called on Howard. Over 2000 signed register.
26 kinds of wildflowers blooming. 16 trees & shrubs.
Saturday, April 27, 1991
OAHSM 7 hrs
Royce cleaned while I was at Reg II meeting.
Up at 7:00 & to HH by 8:45 – 2 in without registering & 2 no show so total was 60.
Everything went well – MCHS volunteers all in place – Cottrells – Jane Brown – Richard Brandt, Marguerite Martin – JHack & Doreen Shaffer – Margaret Gracely – Eula Rhoades – Erma Hutchmant – Anna Bush – Jack’s presentation was on how much money he has raised & Dick West’s ‘connecting with the community’ was a run-down on the museuims in Marion! 79th Quartermaster Corps from Marion returned from Persian Gulf in 3 buses just as our group loaded into buses for your of Stengel True Museum & Palace Theater.
I stopped at Meijer to get comets (goldfish) 10 for $1.25 – but I got 16. Bud Sawyer had come out from meeting & Ed & Tricia Valentine had been here. Mary came out ahead of time to host them.
Show Bud computer set up – prep for Brass Tacks workshop in Elyria on June 22. Haldemans with Olivier Boss arrived about 10:00
Friday, April 26, 1991
Delmar Brewer here when I got back from Marion. Mary came out to get him started & she fixed hose reel so hose came in on right (left) side. Delmar trimmed around fence posts & front bank & mowed across road. Hauled lawn furniture out of shed. Sept driveways – sand under bricks.
I planted the last 2 Simplicity Roses in bed E of driveway. Delmar left just in time for me to go to Al’s with Mary H & Mary J.
It is so gorgeous – Crabs all coming into blook. Redbuds spectacular.
Thursday, April 25, 1991
Wednesday, April 24, 1991
Tuesday, April 23, 1991