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Trella Hemmerly – 1989-07-12

Wednesday, July 12, 1989
Bob goes to work at 3:30 today so we ate breakfast at the Eatery- two eggs, three pancakes or toast and three strips of bacon $2.99 no tax. Took Bob home and then ran his errands in north end of town. Kathi selected frame and matte for his bush pilot poster. Stopped by municipal greenhouse and Bagays Flower Shop. Carol, the owner, very cordial. Loved clean shop. Back home to say goodbye to Bob and Kathi packed his lunch. I packed one suitcase and some wildflowers from the woods next door. At 4:00 leaving for Matanuska Valley Farm area. North on Ingra Avenue- all Anchorage housing not as nice as Kathi’s. Passed Merrill Field- small plane airport now, Anchorage‚Äôs first airport. Street numbers start at north end of town, south end of Air Force and Army bases where nearly 10,000 military are stationed.
4:20 p.m. raining! Stopped
4:36 p.m. Knick River.
4:37 p.m. Matanuska River
4:45 p.m. Side roads in Madness
5:00 p.m. pictures of Farm building
5:15 p.m. Lady Slipper Lake
5:30 p.m. State fairgrounds, Dairy farm, lettuce and cabbage field, Fair Loop road, magpies, Fairview Greenhouses.
7:00 p.m. Knick Road to end. miniature horses. picking cotton, groves. To Knick Arm at Malemato. Mile 16 pictures Arm, fireweed, old Knick Museum. Iditarod Trail.
7:30 p.m. Settler’s Bay. Hugh Inn empty. Well laid out curving streets- few houses- waiting for the boom.
7:45 p.m. Pond reflections 25 mailboxes on Highway
8:00 p.m. Wasilla Alaska Pantry Cafe. Kathi birthday dinner $20.55 for three leaving 9:00 p.m.
Check out Matanuska Ski Resort- smells bad.
9:07 p.m. Leaving Wasilli- cloudy.
10:00 p.m. Home roads wet with rain 32239.