Vacationing in Osceola from Muscatine with his family on Monday, July 3, 1950, Dale wrote, “Drove to town to get tire fixed. Fixed Dad’s rake in the afternoon. Went to Lloyd’s after Nancy. Went to George’s after supper and saw Genes. Shot our fireworks.” They were staying at Williams and Jettie Gardner’s farm. Lloyd was Dale’s brother and Nancy was Lloyd’s daughter. George Casey was married to Wilma Schaffer, Helen’s sister. ‘Genes’ were Gene Yates and his wife Lela Schaffer, Helen’s other sister.