In Muscatine on Tuesday, August 21, 1951, Dale wrote, “Took Helen to Iowa City doctors Randall & Nomland, cost $15. Skin sensitive to soap etc. Ate lunch at Carr’s in West Liberty. Helen got a haircut in afternoon. I went to bed early. Kindling fire in furnace.”
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.