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Trella Hemmerly – 1980-01-30

Wednesday January 30th Kristi’s birthday
Left Vivian’s at 10:15 after a leisurely breakfast. Took I-75 North off at Inverness and after mistaking Eden Road for Eden Gardens we finally got to George and Gatha Goedes. They live on Route 44 between I-75 and Inverness in a Seventh-Day Adventist Park. George has Parkinson’s Ddisease and is resentful of having been talked into moving there. Gatha was so thin and reminded me of Aunt Theresa. They have four great-grandchildren and are 79 years old. Pulled into Madison Florida about 6 p.m. There are no accommodations along I-10 and it was still 60 miles to Tallahassee. Stayed at Madison Inn- entrance being remodeled but the units need it. It is on US 90 but guess was passed by when I-10 was built.
Ate at The College Inn- chicken plate $4.95- 25-cent coffee and 45 cent walnut pie. Where has this town been?