17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Did Grandma fold a church bulletin to make a fan to cool herself ?
Fast forward 50 or so years to a time when Grandma actually was a grandmother and I was a small child. . .
I can remember sitting on hard pews in Messiah Lutheran Church in McEwensville on hot summer days.
To cool (and entertain) myself, I’d make fans out of church bulletins. Inevitably I’d accidently drop the fan onto the pew in front of me. And, Grandma would smile, pick it up, and give it back to me.