Thank you for your assistance. I went back to the Fedora install DVD, and booted to linux rescue. Then I did a
then grub-intall /dev/hda.
Wonder of wonders, it worked and the system is back up to booting without a problem.
My next job is to learn to backup the hda1 so in the case of a problem, I will be able to start over without reinstalling everything.
Just as an aside, I did look in the /var/log folder, and under the boot logs (total of five) only one had an entry, and it was for something that was updated a week or so before the problem. The good news is now I see where log files are for a lot of items, and I will be able to look there for additional info. Thanks.