A Friend Came to Visit, But Not To See Grandma

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

Monday, August 5, 1912:Didn’t go very much today. Miss Tweet was down, but not to see me.

Recent photo of the road Tweet would have walked down to get from McEwensville to the Muffly farm. (It wouldn’t have been paved back then.)

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

Tweet was the nickname of Helen Wesner, a friend of Grandma and her sister Ruth.

It sounds like Tweet came to see Ruth, but not Grandma. Do a sense a bit of jealousy?

I did a previous post on Tweet that you might enjoy:

Tweet “Tweeting” in 1911

5 Responses

  1. It does look like the formal “Miss Tweet” indicated a bit of pique!

  2. I like your post today. I remember times growing up when cousins would visit. They usually wanted to spend time with my siblings instead of me. At least it gave me more time to read :-).

  3. It is not easy when you are not included.

  4. Sorry for her seeming disappointment — tomorrow is better, I hope!

  5. O, I love the sound of that name — Miss Tweet— all sorts of stories could be written about Miss Tweet.

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