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Trella Hemmerly – 1999-11-06

Saturday November 6th gorgeous cool day 60s
Breakfast here but Karen didn’t even have coffee. To Harding Memorial before 10 and found ceremony wasn’t until 10:45. David videotaped ceremony and then left for Cincinnati. Willis Thomas came to let Dr. Warren G. Harding III and me into Trinity after the ceremony. Then Dr. Harding and I went to Harding Home to meet Melinda [Gilpin] for a private tour. Dr. H has four golf clubs of Warren G. Harding given to him by R. T. Lewis. And wanted to see others. Also handled Dr. Sawyer’s sword. Then Dr. H and I headed for Caledonia- quick stop at Terradise to pick up book with pics of boyhood home. Methodist Church open so we went in. Then to site of Ohio Central College in Iberia and Harding birthplace east of Blooming Grove. Dr H so appreciative and wants to come back with son Chip (WGH IV). After taking Dr. H to his car at memorial I stopped at Resource Center and Marion Area Genealogical Society got first family filing cabinet moved in.