In Osceola on Sunday, December 24, 1950, after his father’s funeral, Dale went to his brother Lloyd’s for breakfast. He wrote, “We took Mother and went to Wilma’s for dinner. Pearl, Lena, and Louise here in the evening. Ralph, Marie, Susan and us had our Christmas tonight. Nice.” Wilma was Helen’s sister; Dale’s aunt Lena was married to Pearl Yates and Louise was their daughter; Ralph Kimmel was married to Dale’s sister Marie and Susan was their daughter.