17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, May 29, 1912: We teased her about her anniversary, as it was just twenty eight years ago that she was wed. Miss Carrie was over this evening and we did some planning.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
May 29 was Grandma’s mother’s 28th wedding anniversary. The previous year, Grandma had written in the diary on May 29, 1911:
My mother’s wedding anniversary. 27 years ago. . .
I recently found an old newspaper clipping from the Watsontown Star and Record for 1909 that included a mention of the wedding in its 25 Years Ago column. It was one of the clippings in the small group of photos and clippings that were found in Grandma’s house after she died. It’s kind of cool that the clipping has survived all of these years.
Miss Carrie referred to Grandma’s friend Carrie Stout.