Manual Labor–‘Tis Best to Like It

16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:

Saturday, April 8, 1911: I cleaned the yard today. I have to get down to manual labor since school has stopped, whether I like it or not, but tis best to like it. I guess for then you can do it easier.

Recent photo of home Grandma lived in when she was writing this diary. She would have been cleaning this yard.

2 Responses

  1. Neat to have the photo. Nice yard! ;-)

  2. I’m not sure what the buildings and yard looked like a hundred years ago, but according to my father it looks very similar to the way it looked when he was a child. It’s kind of cool that it probably hasn’t changed much over the years.

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