On Friday, March 31, 1961, Dale wrote, "Annual leave. Dalene and I left Minneapolis early for Muscatine. Spent two hours at the alcohol plant and then on to Osceola for supper. Lloyd and Marie were there too. At Mother’s all night. Beautiful day for driving, 23 mpg for the Valiant.” Lloyd and Marie were Dale’s brother and sister. Above: a 1961 Plymouth Valiant, similar to Dalene’s.
On Monday, March 30, 1964, the original version of the TV game show “Jeopardy!” premiered on NBC, hosted by Art Fleming. Here is the current host, Alex Trebek, introducing a short clip.
In Osceola on Sunday, March 29, 1959, Dale wrote, “Went out to George and Wilma’s before breakfast. Mother and I ate TV dinners. She has a hoarse throat and can’t talk out loud.” Helen’s sister Wilma (and husband George Casey) farmed north of town. Dale took the next day off work to drive back to Minneapolis.
On Saturday, March 28, 1959, Dale drove from Minneapolis to Osceola (about 295 miles), stopping to visit Merle Osterquist (old co-worker) in Des Moines. He got to Osceola at 5 p.m. and called Helen about 7 p.m.
In Osceola on Thursday, March 27, 1969, Dale went to the Clarke County Community Center to arrange for a hot meal to be delivered to Jettie each day, at her house.
In Minneapolis on Saturday, March 26, 1966, Dale wrote, "High 35°. Took Lela Schmitt to supper with us at Sweden House. Watched Edina beat Duluth for the state high school basketball championship.” Mrs. Schmitt lived in the upstairs apartment, and her husband, Lynn, was in the service. Edina (26-0) beat Duluth East 82-75 in overtime.
In Minneapolis on Friday, March 25, 1966, Dale wrote, "High 28°. Watched two high school basketball games at night on TV, one was three overtimes, Edina over Henning.”
In Minneapolis on Sunday, March 24, 1957, Dale wrote, “Dalene and I took a ride over to a store in St. Paul that makes donuts. Marie wanted to know how they were. She is thinking of buying a donut making machine. Nice day, windy, in the forties.” Marie Kimmel (Dale’s sister) would have sold her own donuts in her store with that machine.
In Minneapolis on Saturday, March 23, 1957, Dale wrote, “Went shopping at Southdale. Bought sport coat and hammock, and car wash brush. Washed the car. Watched state high school basketball finals at night. Minneapolis Roosevelt won.” Roosevelt (27-0) beat Red Wing, 59 to 51.
In Minneapolis on Saturday, March 22, 1958, Dale wrote, “Helen, Dinnie, and I went downtown and bought Dalene a new suit and spring coat. Beautiful day, high 50°. Helen and I washed in late afternoon. Watched the Minnesota high school basketball tournament at night. Austin won.” Austin beat Brainerd, 68 to 63.