16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, February 12, 1912: Got my valentines in preparation. They’re all ugly ones. I thought one was most too much to send as it was rather mean looking. But I got it ready, so it has to go.
The best that can be said of you
Is that you might pass in a crowd.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
What could the valentine have possibly said that was almost too bad to send? And, who was Grandma sending it to? . . . . .a classmate?. . . her teacher? . . . her sister?
For more old valentines see these previous posts: