In Minneapolis on Monday, April 30, 1962, Dale wrote, "High 60+. Sprinkle, cleared in the afternoon. Helen and I went shopping in the evening for air conditioners.” They bought one on May 4, similar to above.
In Minneapolis on Monday, April 29, 1957, Dale took the day off work and wrote, “Beautiful day, high 81°, low 50°. Took Dalene to school. Painted screens and took storm windows down on the first floor. Helen helped me paint. Shirley came in for coffee and to visit.” Shirley Staebler rented the upstairs apartment (above: Helen and Jettie on the back stairs to the apartment).
In Muscatine on Tuesday, April 28, 1953, Dale wrote that I went to the high school at night for a performance of the Elks Chanters, a men's singing group directed by Max Collins (above), who also directed the high school chorus.
In Minneapolis on Sunday, April 27, 1958, Dale wrote, “Daylight savings time starts today. High was 60°. Dalene and I went over to Columbia Park to hit golf balls. Had chicken dinner. Oiled the electric clock, put a mirror on the back of Dalene’s closet door.”
In Minneapolis on Thursday, April 25, 1957, Dale wrote, “Leo took me for a ride in his ’54 Olds. Pretty nice. Stan and Sue Timm went to the University to study.” I was a student at the University of Minnesota; Sue was visiting from Muscatine. I don't know who Leo was.
In Minneapolis on Wednesday, April 24, 1957, Dale wrote, “Nice day, light shower. Helen and I went to a show together at night. Stan, Sue Timm, and Dalene stayed home.” I was dating Sue Timm from Muscatine.
On Friday, April 23, 1954, Henry “Hank” Aaron, of the Milwaukee Braves, made the first of his record 755 major league home runs, this one against pitcher Vic Raschi of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Braves won that game, 7 to 5.
In Muscatine on Sunday, April 22, 1951, Dale noted fifteen years in the Civil Service. The Mississippi River was over 20 feet and steadily rising, and Dale wrote, “Levee broke at Port Louise. No danger to Muscatine yet.”
On Tuesday, April 21, 1953, Dale and Helen drove from Osceola to Omaha for a new Post of Duty and went house-hunting. They spent the night at the home of Jim Chasteen, a prior co-worker, on Lafayette Avenue (above).