Thumb Still Sore

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

Saturday, January 25, 1913: I have a sore thumb although I do not think it is as bad as it was several days ago.

Source: Wikipedia
Source: Wikipedia

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

Poor Grandma—She sure seemed to get a lot of illnesses and injuries.

It sounds like she hurt her finger again (though I suppose that she possibly was still complaining about her December injury). On December 16, 1912 she wrote:

. . . We killed some pigs and I took a slice off the end of my thumb. Oh sad the day, for I don’t care anything about having a sore thumb . . .

12 thoughts on “Thumb Still Sore

  1. I’m sure, had your Grandma known that all of us would be enjoying her journal all these years later, she would have been a bit more specific in her entries!!!

  2. When I fell on cement and cut, scraped and bruised my hand pretty badly, it took about two months to heal, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised that Grandma’s hand was still sore from the wound she got a month earlier.

  3. I agree with adaisygarden, a paper-cut, however large or small, is enough to make me want to take sick leave from work and stay home until that cut gets better. So I would probably take to my bed for a couple of weeks if I had sliced it the way she did . . .LOL! Bless her heart!

  4. I agree with adaisygarden, a paper-cut, no matter how large or small, makes me want to take sick leave from work so that I can stay home until it gets better. So I probably would have taken to my bed for a couple of weeks if I had sliced my thumb the way she did — LOL! Bless her heart!

  5. Hi Sheryl. I have a sore thumb where the edge by my thumbnail dries out every winter and cracks. I feel sorry for her and wonder if she will mention it again. Jane.

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