A More Agreeable Day

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

Friday, October 18, 1912:  These days are beginning to be so much agreeable.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

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

What makes a day an agreeable day? . . . warm, sunny weather?. . . a good day at school or work? . . . a visit with a friend? . . .good health?

Grandma must be feeling better. The previous day, she’d complained about a cold that she’d had for almost a week. It’s amazing how our health can affect our mood.

 

6 Responses

  1. An extremely agreeable day is: all the chores are done, kittys and I are in the craft room with the window open and when daddy comes home we can eat on the patio because it’s so nice out. :)

  2. I wonder too. Also–no one talked about depression back then. Now we can look back on our relatives with more understanding and compassion, living in a time and place with more awareness of how common it is, and less stigma.

    • It does seem like there was little understanding of depression back then–or that it was at least called something else. (‘Nerves” and ‘hysteria” come to mind though neither seems exactly the same as depression.)

  3. Hi. I agree with your grandmother… it is an agreeable time of year… the light is golden, lots of celebration to look forward to, and being ‘over a cold’ is a great feeling! Jane

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