In Muscatine on Tuesday, April 29, 1952, Dale wrote, “Hot today, 91°. Hottest April 29th on record. River a bit under 21.0 feet, falling a little.” The Mississippi was down to 20.8 feet the next day, and continued dropping.
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.