In Minneapolis on Tuesday, February 28, 1956, Dale wrote, “5° below at 7 a.m. Helen got a job at Steel Sales Corp., 401 Harding Street, Minneapolis. She starts Thursday at $200 per month.” The next day, Mom decided not to take that job (location above). She kept looking for one.
In Osceola on Sunday, February 23, 1958, for Pearl Yates’s funeral, Dale wrote, “Took a walk out in Lloyd’s field. High 54° and wet underfoot. I went out to Ruth and Louie’s in the afternoon and to the cemetery. At Mother’s at night and watched TV.” Pearl was married to Dale’s aunt Lena; Lloyd was Dale’s brother; Louie (wife Ruth) was Helen’s brother. Dale drove back to Minneapolis on February 25. Above: Helen and Dale on a happier day in 1958.
In Minneapolis on Thursday, February 20, 1958, Dale wrote, “Stan bought a set of books for $360. Crazy.” The set of books (above) was Great Books of the Western World, which I kept for many years and eventually passed on to my kids. Dad was right about me being crazy – that would cost nearly $3,000 today. For books!
In Minneapolis on Thursday, February 9, 1956, Dale wrote, “Stanley left at 4:30 a.m. for Muscatine in his 1949 Ford. Mother called in the evening. They are coming up tomorrow.” Jettie and Clarence arrived the next day from Osceola. Did you see my ’49 Ford (above)? Meanwhile, back in Muscatine, there was this girl….