1951 – In Muscatine on Wednesday, October 31, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. Colder, around 40°. Got 1 gallon alcohol in car - good to 18° above. Workers topped big tree in back yard. TV at night. Stan went tricks & treats.”
In Muscatine on Tuesday, October 30, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. Drove Bosch’s new Buick home & back to plant. Helen feeling good. Kids out to trick or treat at night. Much cooler at night, 34°.” Above: a 1951 Buick.
In Muscatine on Monday, October 29, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30 at Muscatine plant. Frank Arth called from St. Paul, sick leave. Bosch has a new Buick. Beautiful bright day. Whole family feeling good. TV in evening.”
In Muscatine on Sunday, October 28, 1951, Dale wrote, “Up late. Put storm windows on & covered the back screen door. Watched TV football in the afternoon. Had baked chicken for dinner. TV at night.”
In Muscatine on Saturday, October 27, 1951, Dale wrote, “Went to the store. Took kids to a show in the afternoon. Watched football on TV. Chilly & damp.”
On Friday, October 26, 1951, completing his temporary assignment in Omaha, Dale drove back to Muscatine, stopping in Osceola for supper. He wrote, “Home by 10:45 p.m. Glad to be home.” On the map, Osceola is at the intersection due east of Creston.
On TDY in Omaha from Muscatine on Thursday, October 25, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30 at Omaha plant. No shipments today. Gaugers still cap sealing. I went to Mead’s for supper & visit afterwards. Warm day. To bed at 11 P.M.”
On TDY in Omaha from Muscatine on Wednesday, October 24, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30 at Omaha plant. Annotated 1 book of regulations for Whitney. Inspectors still cap sealing on stills. Went to the Sidwell’s for supper & evening of television. Called Helen on their phone.”
On TDY in Omaha from Muscatine on Tuesday, October 23, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30 at Omaha. Dvorak, Hayes, Leahy, & Gray at plant, also Rhodes & Smith. Went to a show ‘Rommel’ at night & then visited with Mr. Larson. To bed 10 P.M.”
On TDY in Omaha from Muscatine on Monday, October 22, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 - 4:30 at Omaha plant. Gilbert, Smith, Rhodes, Hayes, Augustine, Dvorak, & Gray at plant. Cap sealing on still almost done. Went out to Sidwell’s & Mead’s after supper.” Above: the Omaha alcohol plant.