In Muscatine on Thursday, May 31, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. Rain & humid. Helen washed curtains. Letter from Mother. I still have a cold. Watched TV at night.”
In Muscatine on Wednesday, May 30, 1951, Dale wrote, “Holiday. No work. To river front in morning to watch Fred King & drill team. Kids went to a show in afternoon. Mr. Mosher here at night demonstrating Electrolux sweeper.”
In Muscatine on Tuesday, May 29, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. I’m catching cold. Sent belt to Larry Casey for high school graduation present. Stanley went on a school picnic. Clear & warm.” Larry was my cousin (see yesterday).
In Muscatine on Monday, May 28, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. Cool today. Bought Larry & Stanley a belt apiece. Took water pump back for refund of $5.81. Letter from Mother. Late supper, & TV to bedtime.” Five years older than me, Larry was my cousin, the son of George and Wilma Casey (my mother’s sister).
In Muscatine on Sunday, May 27, 1951, Dale wrote, “Cool today. Fire in furnace all day. Had fried chicken for dinner. Took thermostats out of radiator hoses. Inspected water pump. TV at night, at home.”
In Muscatine on Saturday, May 26, 1951, Dale wrote, “Up late & had breakfast at 9:30. Helen & I washed in the morning. Went downtown in the afternoon. Bought water pump. Arth here at night for TV & we looked at our pictures. Rain & cool.”
In Muscatine on Friday, May 25, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. Settled the government office location. Cool & showers. Hayes still here. Stanley went skating at night. Dalene had coffee & cookies. TV at night. To bed late.” Pretty young for coffee. She was eight years old.
In Muscatine on Thursday, May 24, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. Fisher bought a new Dodge. Paid grocery bill $37.88. Max Jelinek here for supper. Had chicken. Watched TV at home at night.” Above: a 1951 Dodge.
In Muscatine on Wednesday, May 23, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. Hayes cooked lunch. Bushery sick with sprained ankle. Pay day. Stayed home at night & watched TV.
In Muscatine on Tuesday, May 22, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. Cool & showers. Had to push Hayes’ government Ford to start it. Bushery sprained his ankle getting off a truck. Took Helen to the library after work.”