On Tuesday, May 31, 1955, Dale wrote that Dalene went to a school picnic at Muscatine’s Weed Park, and Stan went to a school picnic at Wild Cat Den State Park.
In Muscatine on Friday, May 30, 1952, Dale wrote, “Stan and Dalene mowed the yard. Kids went to a show in the afternoon.” Above: Dalene had long hair then.
In Minneapolis on Friday, May 29, 1959, Dale took the day off work and wrote, "Helen and I laid carpets in the dining and living rooms, wall to wall. Stan helped. Dalene washed the Olds. Dining and living rooms are beautiful.” There they are above with the new carpet.
On Saturday, May 28, 1955, I was in the Muscatine High School spring musical, Oklahoma!. I played the role of Will Parker, who was engaged to Ado Annie and sang “I Got to Kansas City on a Friday” among other songs. Above: the program.
Visiting with his family at Williams and Jettie’s farm near Osceola on Saturday, May 27, 1950, Dale wrote, “To town in the morning and down to Harley’s awhile. Lloyds and Marie here for big dinner. To town at night, regular Saturday night. Kids had a good time on rides.” There must have been a carnival in town. Harley was a brother of Helen’s; Lloyd and Marie were Dale’s brother and sister.
In Minneapolis on Sunday, May 26, 1957, Dale wrote, “Dalene and I went to see ‘The Seven Wonders of the World’ at Cinerama.”
In Muscatine on Monday, May 25, 1953, Dale wrote, “H.O.T. 90° in the shade and humid. Stan and Esther Frost went on a picnic in the evening.” Here we are a year later; left to right, Esther, Dick Herlein, me, and Judy Dittman, taking a Coke break at the Junior-Senior Prom.
In Minneapolis on Thursday, May 24, 1956, Dale wrote, “Stan left for Muscatine at 5 a.m. Marie and Susie drove up from Osceola, got here at 8:30 p.m.” Marie was Dale’s sister; Susan her daughter. Before Interstate 35, it was about 320 miles to Muscatine and took nearly six hours.
In Minneapolis on Friday, May 23, 1958, Dale wrote, “Beautiful day, high about 72°. Dalene went to a club meeting after supper and Stan went to a concert. Louie Schaffer called to ask if I wanted his 1953 Dodge. He traded it in on a new Plymouth.”
In Minneapolis on Tuesday, May 22, 1962, Dale wrote, "High 76° and thunder-showers in the evening. Stan and Judy and children arrived at 5 p.m. from L.A. Had a nice evening, watched the Emmy awards on TV.” The 14th Emmy Awards were hosted by Bob Newhart, seen here with Diana Millay of ‘Dark Shadows.’