In Muscatine on Monday, July 31, 1950, neighbors Jim and Martha Smith (who lived three doors up East Seventh Street) dropped in at night with their fifteen-year anniversary cake to have a quiet celebration. Dale and Helen made coffee.
On Wednesday, July 30, 1952, Dale took the afternoon off to drive his sister Marie and her daughter Susan, vacationing in Muscatine from Osceola, to Weed Park. Below: the pond at Weed Park.
On Tuesday, July 29, 1952, Dale’s mother Jettie, his sister Marie, and her daughter Susan arrived in Muscatine from Osceola about 5:30 p.m. He wrote, “Bought some ice cream at Wintermute’s.”
In Muscatine on Saturday, July 28, 1951, Stanley mowed neighbors’ yards with a reel mower for 25¢ per yard for spending money.
In Muscatine on Sunday, July 27, 1952, Dale wrote, “I got breakfast of bacon and eggs. Dalene and I went to a show in the afternoon. Stan went swimming. Had roast beef dinner. Hot and humid today.”
In Washington, DC, on Monday, July 26, 1937, Dale took the day off and he, Helen, and Stanley went apartment hunting. They rented one at 1220 N St. N.W. He wrote, “On the go all day. Helen, Stanley, and I, we work good together.” Dale would be able to walk to work from there in about 20 minutes. We moved there to apartment 206 on July 31. Below: location of the apartment.
After work in Muscatine on Friday, July 25, 1952, Dale picked me up at the Weed Park swimming pool. Dalene and I went to a movie at night, while Dale and Helen watched the Democratic convention on television. Here is Adlai Stevenson:
In Minneapolis on Wednesday, July 24, 1957, Dale wrote, “Dalene went to work with me in the afternoon. We went to NW Bank building and bought three tickets to the Aqua Queen coronation on Friday night. Stan went on a date at night. Dalene went with Sharon to watch the Aquatennial Parade.” Below: Aquatennial Parade postcard.
In Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 23, 1957, Dale wrote, “Beautiful day. Dry and not too hot. Dalene and I mowed the lawn before supper. I took Stan to the show ‘The Oklahoman’ at night.”