In Muscatine on Friday, May 4, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 9 to 1:30. Have to work tomorrow ½ day. Cool today, had to build a fire. Stanley went skating at night. Watched TV at night at home.” That fire was in our coal furnace, so dirty work even with just kindling.
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.