In Muscatine on Saturday, May 23, 1953, Dale wrote, “Got up early and painted the car maroon. Stan worked. Dalene went roller skating in the afternoon. Dot and her nephew were here at night for coffee, on their way to Des Moines.” Dot was the wife of Helen’s brother Harley Schaffer. Above: Skateland was at the corner of East Seventh and Orange Streets, a half-block from our house on East Seventh Street.