Helen Gets Shot

In Muscatine on Wednesday, March 28, 1951, Dale wrote, “Pay day.  $146.25.  Took Helen for a shot & also got groceries.  Found a short in light wiring, didn’t get it fixed.  Rain today & warm.  Smiths here at night for TV.”  That take-home pay would be $1,362 in 2016 dollars.  Dale got paid every two weeks, so his annual income after withholding and other deductions would be the equivalent of about $35,400 today.

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