In Minneapolis on Monday, December 29, 1958, Dale wrote, “High 20°. Cold. Dalene and Susan went downtown. We all went to Atlantic Mills after supper. Marie and Susan bought clothes. I took them to the bus station at midnight. Helen called Stan in Muscatine to tell him he got a job in the U library starting next Monday.” Dale’s sister Marie and her daughter Susan were visiting from Osceola. My job would be a library page pulling and replacing books in the stacks while attending the University of Minnesota.