On Friday, May 30, 1941, on vacation in Iowa, Dale and family drove from the Williams and Jettie Gardner farm near Thayer to the George and Wilma Casey farm near Osceola, where they spent the night. Gene and Lela Yates were there, too. Dale, Helen, and Stanley drove back to St. Paul the next day. Wilma and Lela were Helen’s sisters. On the above map, the pushpin locates Thayer. The Casey farm was a couple miles north of Osceola on highway 69.