June 25, 1983
Phone call 11 a.m. from Jimmie
Jimmie called today from Cusco, Peru. They are doing fine. No
problems. Everything is very, very cheap. Fiesta going on -- and every
street is crowded with celebrations. It was good to hear from him.
Jim McIntosh is here in N.O. I told Jimmie that so he asked me to call
Jim back and mail Jim a card. Jim Mc lives in Dallas -
We had a second card from Jimmie mailed from Pisco, Peru -- Picture on
card was of Camana, Peru. It took one week to travel here.
topic 1983, June
June 28, 1983
We had a very good reunion at Raymond's on Sunday the 26th -- It was a
rainy day, though, so we had to stay indoors. His new boat, "Gypsy Duo,"
is 30 feet long. Marjorie's son, Russell, had come in for 2 weeks --
from Hawaii. He will be in Okinawa soon. He has 3 more years in the
Tuesday, June 28, 1983
Don Mooney just called. Wanted news about all. He has 3 children: 12,
14, and 16 years old. He left me his address so Richard can send him a
Amazing -- the phone calls -- one from Jim McIntosh from Dallas (friend
of Jimmie's) and then today this call from Don Mooney.
Wednesday, June 29, 1983
This is Adam's birthday -- 12 years old.
topic 1983 July
Florence, Nell, Janice, Josie, Norma and I spent a few days in
Pensacola. Had a lovely time -- Good, super ride -- Woodie and Bernice
and Robert doing fine. Much rain in their rain forest -- so much green
-- Beautiful garden which is Woodie's pleassure. Janice was not feeling
too well, but made out O.K.
July 18, 1983
We spoke to Rosemary from Warren's on her birthday -- also Stephanie's
birthday. Had good, good barbecued chicken and vegetables at Warren's --
Tuttie was with us, too -- and doing very well.
Today Daddy is ill with a virus. It is so unusual to see him sick in
bed -- He is feeling better tonight.
Mrs. Alice Kleppinger is back from Paris. She stayed 6 weeks and had a
very fine time. Larry is going very well.
Richard and Paulette are arriving this week to leave the children -- and
then go to Paris -- for 2 weeks -- Hope everything goes fine.
Had a good card from Jimmie from Cusco, Peru -- He'll be in Ecuador by
now, I think.
I am enjoying a TV play (movie) about "A Town Called Alice," a touching
story about WWII prisoners of war in Malaysia -- on Sunday nights at 9
Gerard has been cleaning and scraping the garage to paint it. I do
hope he paints it this week. His scraping is too good a job.
Maude is in Metairie for a few days. I hope we can get to see her
before she leaves.
topic 1990 February
February 18, 1990
I just read through some notes in here. Wish I had been more faithful
in recording events.
Many many times I sit here in my chair in the den -- and think about the
past -- It is not good to dwell on that too much -- only if it is the
better and happier days -- and times in my childhood, high school days,
and my children.
I suppose we did well, considering how deprived we were by today's
standards, but we were pretty happy -- had lots of worries.
When I think of the children growing up -- I am sorry that we did not
have a car -- It was very lonely not being able to take them out. Always
depending on rides from others.
Here living in the city, though -- we had such excellent bus and street
car service. Sometimes, we'd take the younger ones to City Park by bus
-- or to Audubon Park. For Mardi Gras I reemember taking several of them
by bus and standing on Canal St. in a very poor location -- terribly
crowded. But the parades were fun and the children enjoyed it. Then the
long tiresome ride home -- How good it was to get home.
Rosemary and her family, Jim and the 4 children, live with us now. We
love them all. We are trying to help all we can -- The baby is a real
joy to us. We see her developing and learning new things every day.
I had 5 bypasses in July 1987 -- I think I am doing pretty well. The
doctor doesn't seem too encouraging -- but since he did the angiogram in
September, he had quite a scare when my pressure was dropping after the
procedure. He didn't say much after that. When I saw him 4 weeks later
he said the 3 minor arteries were blocked up again. He didn't suggest
doing anything more. I think he sort of "gave up" on my case. My blood
pressure is good and the cholesterol level was 183 -- So what's going on
-- I don't know.
I just try to pray and be ready for the time when it'll be the moment to
go before the Lord -- I hope I can be received with mercy. Dear Lord, I
ask again. Have mercy on me --
topic 1990 May
Sunday, May 20, 1990
Glad Adam is home from New York and not returning. He'll attend another
university. I know he'll do well.
I've had a case of bronchitis for 2 weeks. I am now doing better. It
is so unusual for me to have congestion. The doctor said as long as I
improve a little every day and drink lots of fluid, I'll be O.K. I asked
him if it was my heart causing this and he said no.
Jimmie will be traveling to Columbia, South Carolina this weekend to
start summer school -- He plans to get a Masters in Library Science.
Good -- I'm always glad to see them interested in more schooling.
topic 1990, May 23
Now Sean has chicken pox. Next 2 weeks we'll be watching his sisters.
Hope Ann doesn't get it now.
Sean is doing fine. Ann wanted to go to school, but they are off this
week. We took a ride to the Lakefront. Ann slept the whole time.
Ronnie called tonight. He is working until August 31 -- then retiring
from the tax business.
Spoke to Paulette. She might let Renee and Daniel come spend a week or
topic 1990 August
||Paulette & Richard
Sunday, August 19, 1990
We went to Mass at Holy Rosary Church this morning.
I spoke with Carolyn today -- a good conversation. Paulette and Richard
will be there this week with Daniel to get his checkup at Baylor Medical.
Antoine gets his stomach surgery tomorrow. We pray that all is well