In Minneapolis on Tuesday, April 30, 1957, Dale wrote, “Beautiful day. High 86°. Walked up to the drug store in the evening to pay the gas bill and priced a 1955 Olds - $2,195. Wow!” Danielson Drug was three blocks north of the house; his exclamation was due to the “high” price of a two-year-old Oldsmobile – nearly $18,000 today. Below: a 1955 Olds.
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.
In Washington, DC, after work on Tuesday, April 28, 1936, Helen and Dale went to the top of the Washington Monument.
In Muscatine on Sunday, April 27, 1952, the Mississippi River flood stage was at 21.0 feet and holding steady. (Dale’s diary.)
On Sunday, April 26, 1936, Bill and Louise, new friends in Washington, DC, took Dale and Helen to the Smithsonian Institution.
On Saturday, April 25, 1936, Bill and Louise, new friends in Washington, DC, took Dale and Helen to the National Zoo.
After work in Muscatine on Tuesday, April 24, 1951, Dale took the family to see the river. The Mississippi was still rising, near 20.5 feet. Below: the waterfront.
In Muscatine on Wednesday, April 23, 1952, the Mississippi River had risen to 20.2 feet, and rose to 20.5 feet the next day. (Dale's diary.)
In Washington, DC, on Wednesday, April 22, 1936, Dale reported to the Veterans Bureau, Arlington Building, for his first day of work in the Civil Service.
In Minneapolis on Friday, April 21, 1961, Dalene gave her mother a set of Wear-Ever aluminum cook ware. Dale marked 25 years of service with the government.