In Minneapolis on Saturday, November 15, 1958, Dale wrote, “Marie called to tell us Mother and Clarence were in a car accident. Mother in the hospital but not serious. She called again at 7 p.m. to tell us severe mental shock. I weather-stripped the apartment storm door. Put a little black top on our drive. Men finished black-topping Reservoir Blvd today. Dalene went babysitting at night.” Marie was Dale’s sister in Osceola.