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David’s Diary – 19 February 1971

Friday, 19 February 1971

[top panel: Black + white photos of Debbie]

Up about 8:30. Shaved, had breakfast. Did some desk work. About 9:30 walked to the P.O., then to Ornes’ house. Wanted to bring them up to date on the Joint Church Committee’s actions last night. Also wanted to tell them about the $10 (which) Ed Nutting will pay for our heating if the boys will come up with matching funds—since the Congregational church has no place for the boy’s band—but would still like to help. I got home about 10:30. The mail had just come, I spent some time with it. We called about the carpet which was supposed to be delivered yesterday—it won’t come til next Thursday. Bonnie made it clear that she thought it was pretty poor business to miss delivery date by a week. 11:15–12:00 we went on a walk down Bearskin Neck—took some B + W photos. When we got home we fixed lunch. When Bonnie left for work Debbie went down for a nap. Part of my afternoon was spent outlining my sermon, calling on the phone re: the drug program next Thursday—so many details! —also I spent some time stapling the Jesus Christ Superstar libretto together—Ed Nutting’s secretary made the copies—about 7 sheets. Started writing the sermon proper, fixed supper. We ate shortly after Bonnie got home. About 6:00 I went to the church hoping to find the boys there, but no luck. My evening was then spent on the sermon—up to 9:30 when we watched The Odd Couple—then back to the sermon; finished the rough draft. NT reading: Matt 21. OT: Ezekiel 22; Bathed OBLO  12:07.

Saturday, 20 February 1971

Up about 9:00 or so—phone call from Ed Nutting—we had a long chat as I was waking up. He had received a phone call (while eating breakfast) from Mrs. Lester Dow—wife of the fundamentalist minister of Pigeon Cove Chapel. She was trying to be bubbly about Christ, but Ed set her straight on just how he felt about fundamentalism. He wanted to know if I had any good books defending liberalism. After the conversation was over I had breakfast, shaved. Then I left the house. Stopped at the church, the boys were there. I proposed to them that they might do the janitorial work in return for using the building; they agreed. Went to see Ed Nutting, returned paint brushes and screen. We had a long chat. Got home about 12:30. Had lunch. Then about 1:30 visited Ornes; they are acceptable to having the boys as the janitors. About 2:00–3:00 I spent with the Hannibals. Then I stopped back by the church to confer with the boys—to let them know that the janitor business has been finalized. About 3:00–4:00 spent with Grace Harris and Louise Rich. 4:00-5:00 spent with Charles O’Reilley. Got home about 5:30. We had supper, then I turned to writing the final draft of the sermon. I lay down for a little while, but continued copying the sermon until about 8:15 when Margaret + Fred arrived. Showed them the Dead Sea Scrolls slides. They left about 10:30, at which time I returned to the sermon, finished it, worked on preparing the service; NT: Matt 22; OT: Ez 23; OBLO, c. 12:05  Θ+

Sunday, 21 February 1971

Up shortly after 8:00. Shaved, had breakfast. Had a full class today—5 girls. Class was over by 10:20, I went to the church. Average sized crowd—too much ice for many of the older folks. Preached part II in the series on the ten commandments—on the Sabbath. Got home about 12:30. Had lunch, relaxed, did a little work in my study, tried to nap a while. About mid-afternoon I sat down with the libretto of Jesus Christ Superstar and made some notes—for the purpose of giving a summary before playing each side tonight. About 4 o’clock I went down to the church and got chairs set up. Came home, read I.F. Stone, which had been setting around unread for several days, which is unusual. Also read 3 articles on COCU in the recent Xn Advocate. Fixed supper, since Bonnie was sacked out. Ate about 6:00. Then went to the church at 6:30. Got the record player all set up—I took it to the church in the back of the Squareback. About 30 people showed up. Mostly elderly! And they seemed to be very impressed. Sarah Orne’s reaction was typically conservative—Mary Magdalene she thought was too sexy—Sarah’s Jesus is quite sexless. Margaret Reilly was there with Fred. She was impressed too. Even asked me for my autograph! I changed the wayside pulpit, came home by 10:00. Relaxed after getting the record player back into place. Had snack, wrote letter to the editor, GD Times, re: Thursday’s drug (NUVA) program, bathed, wrote my Eagle article. OBLO  c 12:05.

David’s diary, 21 February 1971

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David’s Diary – December 19, 1970

Saturday, 19 December 1970

Up by 8:30. Had breakfast. About 9:15 I picked up Les Patriquin—we went to the Coonly residence at Norwood + Old Garden Rd.—they are giving us a used stove. Roy Elwell met us there with his trailer. First we had to lug another stove into their basement. I injured my toe—middle toe right foot—by evening it was purple, very painful; don’t know whether it’s broken. Came home, shaved, then Bonnie Debbie + I went to Gloucester. We dropped by Dunnachs to leave off copies of Parish Paper service, then to Mals (got 4 pairs pants, 3 new ties), then to grocery store. Came home, had lunch. Then I wrapped the package for Jerry Lewis, ie. phonograph record in a big box with notes of (I hope) a humerous nature! Then went up to see the Hannibals; only Rip was home. After leaving there I returned home, then went to the church to finish the last of 4 advent banners; got it put up—came home for supper about 5:30—toe really hurting. After supper I soaked it for a while—but also had to work on my sermon—only half finished. About the middle of the evening we discovered that our phone was dead; Bonnie called phone company from Herlihy’s. Bathed around 11:00; went to bed briefly Θ+ —but then back to work; finished sermon, prepared service; practiced sermon; started bread; OBLO c. 2:30.

Sunday, 20 December 1970

[Top panel: one photo of toys on Debbie’s radiator}

Up not too long after 9:00. Had breakfast, shaved, practiced my sermon—no Sunday school class; got to the church about 10:45. Had about 62 in church—preached on “Be Aglow with the Spirit”—didn’t get home until almost 1:00. We fixed lunch, then I worked on my batch of bread; then took trash to the garage and cleaned the cat-box. Then I was pretty pooped, so I stretched out—got some rest, although I didn’t fall asleep. About 4 o’clock I got up, wrapped the Xmas gift for Virginia, helped with some details on supper, went down to Kays for some Shake + Bake. Don + Lawry were late arriving, but they got here shortly after 5:00. I went down to see the pageant—but we arrived too late to get a good view—and it was very cold. So we didn’t stay very long. We went to the church so that Don + Lawry could see the banners in the sanctuary. Then we came home and I put supper together. Bonnie just sat, because she’s not feeling very well these days. We had a delightful supper together and then exchanged gifts. They gave us the rock opera by Webber and Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar—we listened to part of it; we showed them my carpentry work, had dessert which they brought, visited—they left shortly after 10:30; we bathed; about 11:45 took photo of Debbie’s toys lined up on radiator in her room; OBLO, 11:53.

Monday, 21 December 1970

Up about 9:00 after Θ. Had breakfast, shaved. I then looked through the pile of Christmas cards which arrived in the (early) mail. I wrote no church new article for the Eagle—but took my poem over (Xmas Is All Very New)—since Kay suggested I should. I stopped at the church on my way home—to look for glasses that a lady supposedly had left at services yesterday—but they weren’t there. When I got home Bonnie went off to Gloucester with Carol to renew the permit for surplus food. I wrote my weekly letter to Mrs. Myers. Then listened to record 3 of Jesus Christ Superstar, enjoyed Herod’s song very much and had Bonnie listen to it when she got home; we fixed lunch; she went to work, Debbie and I went for a walk—to the P.O. to mail the letter to Mrs. Myers. Then we went down to Bearskin neck for Xmas shopping. Came home, Debbie went to her room—but didn’t nap; I read in Paul’s letter to the Romans, (after listening to side 4 of JC Superstar), I put supper together and we ate as soon as Bonnie came home; Ed Nutting dropped by for a brief conversation about 6:10—left by 6:30. Watched CBS news. We went for a drive to see Xmas lights 7:30–8:00. Rest of the evening I read, Bonnie slept. About 11:00 we took our baths, prepared for bed. OB, read further in Romans; LO 12:47.

Tuesday, 22 December 1970

We have been getting a blanket of white today—so how appropriate. [i.e., first day of winter]  Up about 8:45—the post man arrived at 8:30 (!) with a package of Christmas gifts from Mark and Shirley. After getting up we had breakfast—while I was shaving the post man came with the regular mail—a pile of Christmas cards. After shaving I read a while in the New Republic which had come; then read in letter to the Romans, finished it. Then turned to Weiser for a while. Bonnie made a trip the building center just before noon—I fixed lunch, which we ate as soon as she came back. When she went to work Debbie and I set out for a walk with the snow coming down; I pushed her in the carriage. We went to the church to change the wayside pulpit—then to the Building center to exchange the purchase that Bonnie had made (door bottom); saw Dick Bamforth; brief chat, then we went up Summit Av to see Rip Hannibal and take him the Xmas newsletter which they’d never received. Home again—Debbie napped and so did I for a short while; then read before fixing supper. We ate when Bonnie came home. Watched CBS news—at 8:00 we went to Jerry + Carol’s—listened to Jesus Christ Superstar—they both were impressed. Then we gave them Xmas gifts. Book on coverlets [?] for Carol; Wagner’s Greatest Hits for Jerry. Home by 11:00; watched news, weather—bad weather not over. read very briefly; LO  c. midnight.

David’s diary, December 22, 1970

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