In Minneapolis on Sunday, March 31, 1957, Dale and Dalene went bowling in the afternoon at the Field House.
In Muscatine on Sunday, March 30, 1952, Dale wrote that Arthur Godfrey appeared on the television show, “What’s My Line?” The show featured panelists guessing the identity of mystery contestants. For celebrity contestants such as Godfrey, the panelists wore blindfolds. Below are panelists Arlene Dahl, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen, and host John Daly.
In Osceola, Iowa, on Friday, March 29, 1935, Dale bought 8 gallons of kerosene for 74¢ and 4 gallons of gasoline for 56¢. Imagine: gasoline at 14¢ per gallon!
In Muscatine on Saturday, March 28, 1953, Dale walked downtown with Helen to his doctor’s office for a vitamin B12 shot. Dalene went roller skating with Lisa Emerick at the skating rink a half-block up the hill from our house.
Another definition from my cousin Margie.
COMMITTEE: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
In Minneapolis on Saturday, March 26, 1960, Dale’s mother Jettie, his sister Marie Kimmel and her daughter Susan, and friend Betty Potter arrived from Osceola to spend the weekend visiting Dale, Helen, and Dalene at their house.
In Minneapolis on Saturday, March 25, 1961, my sister Dalene went to a shower, and spent the night at a girl friend’s house. Dad did not record whose shower or which girl friend.
On Saturday, March 24, 1951, Dale drove from Muscatine to his mother Jettie’s new home in town in Osceola, to be with her for the weekend. They went to Marie’s house that night to watch television, and they went to church the next day. He drove back to Muscatine the following Monday. Below: Jettie at her piano.
On Saturday, March 23, 1940, the long-running game show hosted by Ralph Edwards, Truth or Consequences, made its debut on NBC radio. The town of Hot Springs, New Mexico, was renamed Truth or Consequences after the game show in 1950, when Ralph Edwards announced that he would host the program from the first town so renamed. Edwards himself continued to make appearances at the town's annual fiesta every May until his death. Below: the TV version of the show.
On Sunday, March 22, 1953, Dale wrote, “Up early and left Muscatine about 7 a.m. for St. Paul. Legs stopped me in Oelwein, Iowa, and Jack Owens came after me. Stayed three hours in Mealey Hotel. Left the Mercury at a garage in Oelwein to fix the transmission. Admitted to Bellevue Hospital in Muscatine at 7 p.m.” He had been transferred to St. Paul, but his legs won’t let him move there. His leg discomfort continued periodically for years.