In Minneapolis on Thursday, March 31, 1960, Dale got word that Jettie’s younger sister Ina Short Hook (above) died in Mercy Hospital, in Des Moines, Iowa. Dale attended her funeral in Des Moines on Saturday, April 2. Ina had a twin brother, Ira Short.
In Muscatine on Wednesday, March 30, 1955, Dale bowled 439 and his bowling team won two out of three games. Two weeks later, he bowled 496.
Still recovering from his leg problems in Muscatine on Sunday, March 29, 1953, Dale wrote, “Paul and Lena Benson took me to Oelwein to pick up our Mercury. Cost $22.98 for transmission repair. Harley Erts visited in the afternoon.” Benson and Erts were co-workers. Our 1939 Mercury looked like the one above.
In Minneapolis on Friday, March 28, 1958, Dale wrote, “Helen and I went to a show at night, ‘Don’t Go Near The Water.’ Dalene went to the church canteen. Stan went to the new General Mills office building and on a date afterward.” I was working at the General Mills Research Lab at the time.
In Minneapolis on Tuesday, March 27, 1962, Dale wrote, "High 46°, the snow is almost all gone, thank goodness. Dalene had her car washed. Stayed up to watch the Tonight show.”
In Osceola on Monday, March 26, 1962, Jettie Liggitt rented out the upstairs apartment in her house in town (above).
In Muscatine on Tuesday, March 24, 1953, Dale wrote, “In Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Catlona says I have soft gristle between back bones that allows nerve to be pinched. Recommends a leather brace for $50. Wow! Helen came in the evening, also Borchard and Reverend Eveland.” Borchard was a co-worker and Eveland was the minister at the Evangelical United Brethren Church we attended. Dale went home the next day.
In Minneapolis on Monday, March 25, 1963, Dale wrote, "High 38° and rain in the afternoon. Helen watched ‘Adventures in Paradise’ in the evening.”
In Muscatine on Monday, March 23, 1953, Dale wrote, “In Bellevue Hospital for X-rays and traction on my legs. Helen came in the afternoon. Legs hurt after coming back upstairs from X-ray and again after Helen left in the evening.” His body seems to be rebelling against that new Post of Duty in St. Paul. Above: a postcard picture of the hospital.
In Minneapolis on Friday, March 22, 1957, Dale wrote, “Got my second polio shot. Nice day, high 52°. Watched state high school basketball tournament at night.”