To the Manor Born

Feb. 15, 1985

It was 5 years ago today Barbara & Bob MacLean came to see me & gave me the shell paperknife_ I was waiting at home in the fierce rain to hear of John’s arrival. Today was 23 degrees & no snow until a flurry at evening. Faith called me early as she had a dentist app’t & a funeral. Called Vi Catell for a catch up. Called Kay Porter for our bi-weekly. Called Kay & they were leaving for the dentist (Art) & she didn’t get back to me. Went down to Eaton’s at 11 & got a white pleated skirt & 2 pairs of navy slacks for summer. One is to be delivered next Fri. Did needlepoint in p.m. Letter & card from Bill Edwards & from Vera Lacher – fun card from Peg. Watched Murder She Wrote, To the Manor Born & Bless Me Father – all a riot. Read C.S. Lewis’s Screw tape Letters & S. proposes a Toast (from Peg).

To the Manor Born

Murder She Wrote First Season

Feb. 3, 1985

Ten above & only to 14 degrees but beautiful sun. Tried my bike first time since my tumble & it did my hip good methinks. Went out to mail Edith’s letter & down to Bayview & back all I was out. Sorted, read & threw out old calendars etc. & organized a bit of Robert’s letters. The needlepoint has areas marked A-V & I’ve done ABC by this afternoon. Watched Bing Crosby Pro Am – The Monterey peninsula makes me ache it’s so beautiful. O’Meara won over by one stroke_

Knitted & watched Murder She Wrote at 8_ {Season 1, Episode 12
Murder to a Jazz Beat (3 Feb. 1985)} Also a bit of #8 of Jewel in the Crown. It doesn’t seem right not to watch Alistair’s program.

Murder She Wrote First Season

Up To 30 Degrees

Jan. 12, 1985

Up to 30 degrees this a.m. & mush all day. I suppose it took some of the debris away. Wrote Robert sending the snap of J&B under the umbrella & returning their negative of Halloween picture_ that took most of the morning. Started re-reading my Christmas letters moving toward putting cards away. After lunch went over to Wilkies for the picture & then went directly to Grace’s. We had our usual good visit plus a New Year’s drink of rye (Crown Royal) & ginger ale_ Nothing on TV I liked so knitted, read “Life of Samuel Johnson” (!) & slept. Peg is slowly improving I think.

Up To 30 Degrees