In Osceola on Thursday, December 13, 1962, on his way with Helen from Minneapolis to California, Dale wrote, “At Mother’s. George and Wilma, Ruth and Louie, Lloyd, and Marie Kimmel came to see us. Left at 11 a.m., drove via Kansas Turnpike to Pratt, Kansas, 450 miles, by 9:30. Beautiful day, 47° in Kansas City, warm and a nice motel in Pratt (El Rancho).” That was about midway between Wichita and Dodge City, as in the route below. George Casey’s wife Wilma was Helen’s sister, Ruth Schaffer was married to Helen’s brother Louie, Lloyd and Marie were Dale’s siblings.