In Minneapolis on Monday, April 30, 1962, Dale wrote, “High 60+. Sprinkle, cleared in the afternoon. Helen and I went shopping in the evening for air conditioners.” They bought one on May 4, similar to above.
In Minneapolis on Monday, April 29, 1957, Dale took the day off work and wrote, “Beautiful day, high 81°, low 50°. Took Dalene to school. Painted screens and took storm windows down on the first floor. Helen helped me paint. Shirley came in for coffee and to visit.” Shirley Staebler rented the upstairs apartment (above: Helen and Jettie on the back stairs to the apartment).
On Sunday, April 19, 1953, visiting in Osceola from Muscatine, Dale wrote, “At Mother’s. Marie, Susan, and Mother went to see a train wreck west of Woodburn. I went to Louie’s in the afternoon, helped do chores. Talked to Helen on phone.” Woodburn is about 10 miles east of Osceola. Marie was Dale’s sister and Susan was her daughter; Louie was Helen’s brother.
In Minneapolis on Wednesday, April 15, 1959, Dale wrote, “High 75°. Got our TV back but it don’t work. Man took it back again. Took Dalene to choir practice after supper. Stan got a job for a few days.” During this year at the University of Minnesota, at various times I was a teaching assistant in the mathematics department, a math tutor, and a page in the university library. And a student.
On Friday, April 11, 1952, Dale wrote that he drove his family from Muscatine to Osceola, stopping in Sigourney for lunch, and at George and Wilma’s farm to visit, before arriving at Jettie’s house. Most likely we had lunch (as usual) at a Maid-Rite café in Sigourney. Helen’s sister Wilma was married to George Casey; their farm was about two miles north of Osceola.