On Thursday, May 11, 1961, Dale wrote, “Annual leave at Reseda. Up early and took a walk to a café and had breakfast. Helen and I put the stove together in Stan’s garage in the afternoon. Bought a thermometer. High today 73°.” They had brought their Magic Chef, disassembled, in their car with them from Minneapolis. On the map: our house was on Tampa Avenue, in Reseda, a Los Angeles suburb in the San Fernando Valley.