18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, April 29, 1913: Ruth and I went up to Oakes this evening. Made a trip up to McEwensville this afternoon.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma and her sister Ruth probably had a fun evening with friends. The Oakes family lived on a nearby farm and had several children close in age to Grandma and her sister Ruth. Rachel Oakes is often mentioned in the diary. Rachel had a least two brothers—James and Alvin.