In Muscatine on Thursday, December 14, 1950, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. Wrote a letter to the folks. Their sale totaled about $14,000. Watched our TV shows at night.” That $14,000 from their December 7 farm sale would be over $138,000 today.
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.