17-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Sunday, February 23, 1913: Went to Sunday School this afternoon. Initiated my new suit by falling down. The wind blew my hat off and in racing after it, I fell when I went to pick it up.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
How embarrassing! Poor Grandma– I can almost picture a couple cute guys standing on a street corner in McEwensville laughing as Grandma chased after the hat and then fell.
The previous day Grandma wrote about buying the new gray suit in Milton.