Friday, April 29, 2011

April 29, 2000

He writes: Sunny a.m. Cloudy p.m. GG cut my hair. Me washed clothes. We opened door and windows. GG cooked steak and taters for lunch. Me added peas. Called Linda machine. Me to Price + Pride $24.07. Bot chicken sandwiches $1.98 for supper. Taped biography Alice Faye. AARP bulletin in mail. 4 tier cookie container. Swallows in bird house.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

April 28, 2000

He writes: Rain - some sun. Mail box clippped shut. We called Linda. Linda called. Me to Linda's for spaghetti and meat balls and 4 videos (one X rated). Programmed her vcr for a John Denver movie. We finished clam chowder for lunch. We ate Linda spaghetti and meat balls for supper. Cats, crows, and many humming birds here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27, 2000

He writes: Lots of rain a.m. Noticed couldn't read with right eye. Mail lady brot mail to house. TT/Naco Leisure time membership, Fone cards, book from Bottom Line, Dr Rosencrantz bill, wallet from PCH, name tags from VFW, and argus. Called Air Touch to get a $19.99 monthly cost for 60 mins. It's now Verizon. GG made Jello and clam chowder. Burgers for supper. GG b.s. 117 3 days in a row and it takes 2 strips each time. Mine was 94. Put new bats b.s. machine. Cleaned with alcohol. Power blip.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26, 2000

He writes: Lots of sun. Nino here with 3 fresh cot trout about noon. Gave him 6 cans cat food for Linda. GG cooked the trout for lunch. We also ate rice dish. Me cut grass with 12.5. No Price+Pride ad in paper. Called Linda. Several humming birds. Lilacs starting to bloom. Saw 3 trilliums in bloom SE of garage. Rec'd call in early a.m. from unavailable. A lady asked for Oscar. We opened door and windows. Finished tater salad.


Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25, 2000

He writes: Rain - brf sun. Bad leg cramps during nite. Linda called early about Big Linda's twins sick. Me called her about shopping. Nino here with ltr fm buyer Portland house. Wanted my opinion. GG's rice dish for lunch and veg salad. Me called Linda machine. Me marked "refused" on Reader's Digest book and took it to Otis P.O. Bot stamps, broccoli and 49 cent chicken legs IGA. $61.43 Price + Pride. Bot chicken crisp sandwiches $1.98 Burger King. Rec'd Benny Goodman and 1944 Hit Parade audios from Time Life. Saw 2 humming birds and 4 cats.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 24, 2000

He writes: Mostly cloudy - rain after. Ice bird bath. Vacuumed spilled coffee. Humming bird 9:02 am. GG hrd door bell about 1:30 am. Cleaned 8 hole muffin pan Linda brot. GG made 14 banana muffins. Took 4 muffins and her 2 small plates. Cats here. Video taped "That Touch of Mink", "Don't Give Up the Ship", "Bye Bye Birdie", and biography of Grace Kelley. Burgers for supper. Paid $21.80 dr. bill for GG.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April 23, 2000

He writes: Rain + sun. GG called Linda and Lew. We at GG rice-noodle dish for lunch. Linda called just before 5pm and said Easter Bunny there and she would bring some eggs on way to bowling alley. She brot eggs and candy eggs and half a lemon meringue pie, and 2 eggs. We ate burgers for supper. Watched Portland beat Minn 91-88 here. Video taped "Dr. Dolittle" mw vcr front room. Had to put it on daylite savings time. We saw deer 7:20 pm. Rhodie in bloom front of house. Me sleepy!

Muffin pan from Linda.

Shirley Temple 72.

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 22, 2000

He writes: Rain-sun etc. Heard hoot owl 10:30 am. We ate pork sandwiches and veg salad for lunch. Sub mail lady brot mail to house. Cancelled checks, Visa bill, book FM Reader's digest, and Smithsonian magazine. GG fixed rice, noodle, etc. dish for supper. We ate cantaloupe. GG called Linda machine. Saw one humming bird and 2 cats.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21, 2000

He writes: Cldy-rain 4:30 pm. Lew here with cauliflower. Linda called. GG called clinic Pacific City. Doctors gone. To emergency at L.C. hospital. Dr there prescribed .05% fluocinonide cream for GG leg. We to Safeway to get it. Me chills and throat tickle in the evening. Rec'd voting cards.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April 20, 2000

He writes: Sunny-warm. A few humming birds here. Crows soaking bird bread in bird bath and flying to Frances yard. Lew, Linda, and Eloise called.  GG called Linda. Me washed GG clothes. GG made Jello. Me took bird bread, bananas, and bagels to Linda. Rec'd cake and chicken breasts from her. We ate tater salad, cottage cheese for lunch. Fried taters, squash and Linda's chicken for supper. My legs not working right. Put bread in upright garage freezer. Blisters on GG left leg. New bat right hearing aid. Lew took his bird home. We vacuumed bird seed front room. Voter's pamphlet in mail.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18th, 2000

He writes: 80% sunny-breezy. GG made potato salad. Me cooked taters and eggs and cut onions. We saw only 2 humming birds and they didn't want to drink. GG washed both feeders and put new mixture in new one. Me called Safeway pharmacy for renewal of my blood pressure pills. GG called Caroline and called Linda twice. Me took a new bird feeder to Linda. Burgers for supper. Watched Portland beat Clippers 116-100 in L.A. Washed my clothes. Owners of house next door there.

Bot farm 1973. Papers for MFD home 1999.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 17, 2000

He writes: Mostly sunny. Mail lady brot big pkg from Starcrest. All of order received. We made a new hummingbird feeder ready but no birds used it. Filled cracks in bird bath with plumber's putty and put water in it. no birds. Put small sunflower bird bath in yard. Called Linda's machine. Lew called about bird sitting. He here later with Scooter, his bird. We ate tater salad and roast pork for supper. Opened vehicle windows. Sealer fm jewelers in mail. Dow +276.74. NAS + 218.37. S&P 44.88.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16, 2000

He writes: Sunny a.m. Hazy later. Sprinkle 4:30 pm. GG made spinach dish for lunch. Lew and Beth here. Lew finished spinach. Beth is a very large person. GG made potato salad. Me cooked taters and eggs for more. No hear from Linda. We saw some humming birds. Cats here. GG put hot towel on her left leg. Video taped Treasure Island. Viewed end of Bob Hope video. Ate cantaloupe. Viewed MFD home 1999. School bus 16 years.

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15, 2000

He writes: Rain - some sun. Called Newport Power Dodge. Rec'd appointment for 1:30pm on 19th. Called Linda. "Happy 15th".  She ate with Kay on Friday at Chinook Winds. Called Eva Faye. She back from Cancun. Has left hand in sling. Corrective surgery. Told her "Happy #52 to Roger". GG's rice soup for lunch. We watched an X video and part of Bob Hope video. We ate taters, gravy, steak, and cabbage for supper. Put memory on GG fone. Linda/Nino 16 years. Roger 52.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 14, 2000

He writes: Lots of rain a.m. brf sun. Mellin Plumbing called. John from there came a little after 9 a.m. He removed old bath tub spout and replaced it with new diverter spout. He also tightened fittings GG shower. $65.00. TEK 1099r and 2 Bob Hope videos in mail. Completed income taxes and mailed them at Otis P.O.  Warmed taters, gravy and steak for supper. GG added dressing mixture to cabbage. Good supper. We both tried fixed plumbing. Wash GG clothes. Huge drop in stock market. DOW - 617.78. NAS - 355.51. S+P - 83.20.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

April 13th, 2000

He writes: Lots of rain a.m. Called Safeway pharmacy. GG pills ready. Called Mellin Plumbing. We ate GG's soup on a plate with a fork. Me to Safeway for GG pills $54.47 Visa. Food $30.21 Visa. Watched Portland beat San Antonio there. Fixed supper. Kay and Ray here in evening. Saw only one humming bird. Several cats. Raymond gave me 2 ? ver's. He replaced lites kitchen ceiling. Apple blossoms. Leaves starting on maple and plum. GG called Beth and Lew about Gloria.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April 12, 2000

He writes: Partly sunny. GG cooked round steak and made gravy. She also made soup for tomorrow. Me washed pillow covers and a sheet. Stains no come out. GG talked to Linda. Saw only a few humming birds. Cats here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

April 11, 2000

He writes: Sunny all day - warm. Linda called. She upset because a man stole Nino's pain pills. Me called Safeway pharmacy. GG medicine not okayed by doctor.  Will call when that happens. No call today. Me cut grass with 12.5. We ate fish sandwiches for lunch. Red taters, carrots, broccoli, and pork roast for supper. Gloria heart attack at doctors. Was zapped 6 times. is in ICU and doing OK as of 9pm per Lew. Cats here. We ate cantaloupe for lunch. Opened vehicles. Power blips.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April 10th, 2000

He writes:  Sunny all day. We heard Eloise win on KBCH. GG cleaned humming bird feeder. added fluid. We finished GG soup for lunch. GG made fruit salad. Linda called. She lost her Social Security card. Me put on a 7.74 lb. pork picnic roast. To Safeway with GG pill requests. To IGA. Had copies made tax forms 30 cents. Bot book stamps. Food $14.38 Visa IGA. Deposited $5 that GG rec'd today. Back to Safeway. Couldn't get GG pills. Dr. not available. $7.94 food Visa. We ate fish, squash, and toast for supper. GG called Linda. Me watched Portland beat Utah there. $20.69 pharmacy. Called Texas about annuity and Tek W2. GG finished anti-biotic 11pm.

What's this all about?

I found a calendar in the trash can outside of an aviation museum.  It's one of those big desk calendars that has a 2"x2" blank square for each day of the month.  Being the dumpster diver that I am, I had no qualms about reaching in to rescue this treasure from certain doom, inevitably to be buried in half-finished ice cream cones, sodas, and apple cores.  

The calendar reads like a cryptic diary--a glimpse into one year of a mystery man's life.

I'll be posting every day (or every couple of days, honestly).  Let's see how the past unfolds, shall we?