17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, August 30, 1912: This week went much faster, than the other weeks that preceded it. Ruth and I went up to Oakes’ this eve.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Friday night, after the first week of school! Yeah for Grandma—
And, for those of us in 2012: only one more day until the week-end.
The Oakes family lived on a farm near the Muffly’s. They had several children who were close in age to Grandma and her sister Ruth.