17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, September 16, 1912: I don’t feel very good these last few days. I don’t know but I really think that it is likening to be near a grape vine. Alas all mortals have to suffer for their errors.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
If I could have a conversation with Grandma, this is what I’d say:
Grandma, what were you thinking!
Of course, you couldn’t have known we’d be reading it a hundred years later; but what kind of role model is that for your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren?
. . . Actually, given your later strong stance against alcohol, my sense is that some are smiling.