In Muscatine on Friday, June 19, 1953, Dale wrote, “Temperature was up to 100° today. I looked at a 1947 Dodge of Mahraum’s. Dalene busted her beach ball.” He just bought that ball the day before. Mahraum’s was a service station in town. Above: a 1947 Dodge ad.
Hello - I am Stanley Gardner, the only grandson of Jettie Short (above, feeding her farm chickens in 1946) and Williams Gardner. They also had six grand-daughters. This blog is a series of date-related excerpts from Dad's diaries, with selected photos or other visual aids.