On Saturday, August 12, 1950, Dale wrote, “Stan, Dalene and I left Muscatine at 3 p.m. for Osceola, got there at 6:45. Rain part of way. Called Helen. Visited with folks at night.” Dad and Dalene drove back to Muscatine the next day, but I stayed at my grandparents’ farm for the next three weeks for the last time – my grandfather Williams Gardner died on December 16. Below: Grandpa and I give milk to some barn cats that summer.