June 6, 1995
66 degrees @ 6:30 a.m. sun shining scrubbed kitchen floor- did load of wash. Picked up Nona
went to Ames to throat Dr. more swollen.
We went on to Tama-no luck. Stopped at Boone at Golden Corrall for supper home at 9:00 p.m. Norma W. & Margie called - talked to Midge about Vern
throat surgery schedule for June 19
Other than just a routine visit to the Dr. which prompted the visit to Ames, this was the beginning of a long summer for Vern and Mary.
June 19, 1995
70 degrees @ 5:00 a.m. Went to Ames for Vern's biopsy
stopped at Hideaway for sandwich. home about 3 p.m. hot & muggy talked to Ina & Bonnie about V's throat. Jon & Duane field cultivated bottom
Friday, June 23, 1995
We went to Ames
met with Dr. Huebisch. Cancer on V's left vocal cord. Ate supper at Truck Haven. talked to Bonnie-Ina-Norma-& Gene to night
Wednesday, June 28, 1995
66 degrees @ 7 am. sprinkling
off and on all a.m. picked up Nona & went to
Ames for meeting with Dr. Yee at 1:00 p.m. out at 3 p.m. sandwich at Country kitchen in Boone bought Vern a Straw hat at Wall-Mart Margie & Midge called
Friday, June 30, 1995
60 @ 5:45 Went to Ames to get Verns neck marked -Saw Gene & V Paup he had liver biopsy. Stopped at Wal Mart-lunch in Scranton with G & D Lewis. stopped at Nonas a few minutes Bonnie &Margie called to night
Wednesday, July 5, 1995
62 degree at 6:15 a.m. left for Ames at 10:00 Vern got his 1st radiation treatment
ate lunch at Country Kitchen in Boone got
candy at Wal-mart- l
For the next seven weeks, five days per week, Vern and Mary made this drive to Ames, Iowa. It was about a 130 mile round trip drive from their home. They were almost 73 and 74 at the time.