In Minneapolis on Thursday, March 19, 1964, Dale wrote, “Sick leave. Toothache and nerve spasm. The back of my left hand broke out in little red spots about 9 p.m. Watched the state high school basketball tourney. Sheila thinks she got a job, she will know tomorrow.” He had a tooth filled the previous day. Sheila La Von rented the basement room, and she did get a job the next day, at Acme-Perdom Hardware Company.