In Muscatine on Friday, March 7, 1952, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 - 4:30. Stan went to Mike’s at night & Helen, Dalene & I went to Bushery’s for evening of TV & visit. Golden Gloves on TV. Got stuck getting into garage, starter won’t work.”
In Muscatine on Thursday, March 6, 1952, Dale wrote,” Worked 8 - 4:30. King went home sick at 11:20 A.M. Mead called home at 12:30 P.M. - wife sick. I worked in distillery in afternoon. Tried to find out about overflow pipe in CO2 WW tank. Thawing most of day. Filled 7 trucks.”
In Muscatine on Wednesday, March 5, 1952, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 - 4:30. Worked on IRBW inventory all day. Zero at 7 A.M. 32° above at 2 P.M. Left car on street, too much snow to get it in garage. Letter from Mother.”
In Muscatine on Tuesday, March 4, 1952, after ten inches of snow fell overnight, Dale got stuck driving out of the garage behind our house on East Seventh Street and had to shovel snow a half-block downhill in the alley to Mulberry Avenue to go to work. The next day, he left the car parked on the street and wrote, “Too much snow to get it in garage.”
In Muscatine on Monday, March 3, 1952, Dale and Helen celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary.
In Muscatine on Sunday, March 2, 1952, Dale wrote, “Snow all day. David swept our walk off & rang bell at 7:30 A.M. to tell us. Nice restful day. Had baked chicken supper. TV at night. Worked on income tax.”
In Muscatine on Saturday, March 1, 1952, Dale wrote, “Non-work day. Dalene & I went to a show in afternoon. Picked up ironing & went to store. Bright cold day.”
In Muscatine on Thursday, February 28, 1952, Dale wrote, "Worked 8 to 4:30. I got a shot at Dr. Swayze's for my cold. Letter from Wilma." Wilma was a sister of Helen's.
In Muscatine on Wednesday, February 27, 1952, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 - 4:30. Nice bright day. Brought medicine & groceries home at noon. Stan home, sick in afternoon. Paid bills $6 books, $5 Stein, $24 on furniture balance, $60 rent. TV at night, good boxing.”
On Tuesday, February 26, 1952, Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain had developed its own atomic bomb.