In Minneapolis on Friday, November 30, 1956, Dale took Dalene and some of her friends to a high school basketball game at night.
In Washington, DC, on Saturday, November 28, 1936, Dale and Helen went to Philadelphia for the Army-Navy football game with tickets they had received from Max Schaffer, Helen’s nephew. Dale wrote, “Wonderful. Had dinner with Max at Child’s and went to a show.” Here is the cover of the program for that game:
On Saturday, November 27, 1954, the Muscatine High School chorus, under the direction of Max Collins, was in Des Moines for the Eighth Annual Iowa All-State Band, Orchestra, and Chorus Festival Concert at the KRNT Theater. A month earlier, around the state, 254 Iowa high schools auditioned, and 1,000 students were selected for the chorus, 270 for the band, and 209 for the orchestra. Below: the program.
In Minneapolis on Saturday, November 26, 1955, Shirley Staebler and her daughter Kay rented Dale and Helen’s upstairs apartment and moved in. They became long-term renters and friends. Below: Kay asked me to take her to her prom in 1957.
In Muscatine on Saturday, November 25, 1950, Dale wrote that we got our first television set, installed in our living room. Black and white, of course, from Montgomery Wards, for $225. Dale and Helen watched it a lot for the next several years.
In Minneapolis on Saturday, November 24, 1956, Dale wrote, “Fixed our old toaster for Stan to take back to Muscatine. Don went to bed early, Stan and Bill brought two girls here at 10:30 to listen to records.” The Mullen brothers and I drove back to Muscatine the next day.
In Minneapolis on Friday, November 23, 1956, Dale wrote, “Stan, Don, and Bill came down to Phillips to watch the bottling machine work. Dalene went downtown with Sharon Lynn to ‘Giant.’ Boys had dates at night.” Don and Bill Mullen were brothers from Muscatine I had gone to high school with, Phillips was the alcohol bottler where Dad worked, and Sharon Lynn was Dalene’s friend.
Thursday, November 22, 1951, was Thanksgiving. In Muscatine, Dale wrote, “Had turkey for dinner, first one in ten years.”
In Osceola on Monday, November 21, 1955, widow Jettie Gardner married widower Clarence Liggitt. He was a farmer who lived across the highway from Williams and Jettie’s farm, so they had known each other for some time. Here they are several years later: