In Muscatine on Thursday, May 31, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. Rain & humid. Helen washed curtains. Letter from Mother. I still have a cold. Watched TV at night.”
In Muscatine on Monday, May 28, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. Cool today. Bought Larry & Stanley a belt apiece. Took water pump back for refund of $5.81. Letter from Mother. Late supper, & TV to bedtime.” Five years older than me, Larry was my cousin, the son of George and Wilma Casey (my mother’s sister).
In Muscatine on Friday, May 18, 1951, Dale wrote, “Worked 8 to 4:30. Grigsby & party at plant today. Had turkey dinner at Village Club in Hotel Muscatine. Durkin, Hayes & Meek at our house in evening from 8 to 10:15 watching boxing & wrestling on our TV.” I was a dining room busboy at the hotel, above, while in high school.
In Muscatine on Sunday, May 13, 1951, Dale wrote, “At Mother’s in Osceola. Ruth in to visit. Drove out to Lloyd’s awhile. Went to cemetery in afternoon. Drove home to Muscatine by 7:45 P.M. Good weather & nice weekend. Hard work for an old man.” He was 41. Ruth was married to Helen’s brother Louie; Lloyd was Dale’s brother.