In Muscatine on Thursday, April 24, 1952, Dale wrote “Worked 8 to 1:30. River at 20.5 feet. Clear & warmer. Roswell here to say hello. I took 3 hours annual leave in the afternoon & worked on right front wheel brake. Dalene home, sick with tooth. Stan & I went to a show at night.” Roswell Gardner was Dale’s cousin.