In Osceola on Friday, December 22, 1950, after his father’s funeral, Dale wrote, “Helen and I went to Muscatine and back, after Christmas tree and presents. Nice day. Kids decorated the tree at night at Grandma’s. Marie and Susan came out to stay all night.” Above: ‘Grandma’ Jettie’s home two weeks earlier, for their farm sale. Marie was Dale’s sister; Susan her daughter.