In Muscatine on Wednesday, July 18, 1951, Dale wrote, “8 hours annual leave. Helen put new drapes in living room. Stan slept till 10 A.M. Cleaned rocking chair. Kids went to a show at night. TV at night. Joe Walcott knocked out Ezzard Charles in 7th round.”
Hello - I am Stanley Gardner, the only grandson of Jettie Short (above, feeding her farm chickens in 1946) and Williams Gardner. They also had six grand-daughters. This blog is a series of date-related excerpts from Dad's diaries, with selected photos or other visual aids.