On Monday, May 22, 1961, Dale wrote, “Annual leave, in Reseda. High 80° in the sun, about 70° in the shade. Packed the car, bought some gas, cashed some travelers checks. Met Charles Matheny Jr. in Canoga Park.” Helen and Dale had been visiting my family in the San Fernando Valley, getting ready to leave for Minneapolis the next day. Charles Matheny was a cousin of Dale’s. Above: Helen in front of our house.