16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, March 7, 1912: Unimportant, soon forgotten. That’s all I can think of now.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Since Grandma didn’t write very much a hundred years ago today, I’m going to go off on a tangent and get on my soapbox–
Oreo cookies were first made in March 1912. I’ve seen several stories about the anniversary in the press.
Wow, I never would have guessed that Oreos were a hundred years old. Part of me thinks it’s awesome that this cookie has been around so long—and that Grandma probably enjoyed them as a teen.
However, another part of me is sad that processed foods like Oreos were available a hundred years ago. I want to believe that people ate wholesome, homemade, locally produced foods a hundred years ago—when the reality is that by 1912 the world was rapidly industrializing and “modern” foods were readily available.