On Friday, March 8, 1957, Dale took the day off work in Minneapolis and wrote, “Dalene back in school. She and I started for Osceola at 3 p.m. Got to Owatonna at 6 p.m. Too icy on the highways to proceed. Stayed at Shady-Rest Motel all night. Beautiful place, twin beds. Called Mother from a restaurant. Dalene worked on homework and I read a book.” They were on their way to join Helen in Osceola, there for Wilma’s surgery.