Calf’s Weak in his Legs

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

Monday, August 21, 1911: Had to go up to McEwensville early this morning on an errand for Dadda. I have decided to name Mollie’s calf Wobbly as he is rather weak in his legs, but he’ll get stronger bye and bye.

A calf that is "strong in the legs" (Source: Wikemedia Commons)

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

The calf was born Saturday morning. I’m surprised that it was still wobbly. Most calves stand up within an hour or two of birth—and would be sure-footed by the time they are two days old.

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