18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, April 30, 1913: I saw a horse running off this morning, and was rather shocked to see it land in a ditch, where it staid until it was yanked out.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Runaway horses were scary and dangerous. I can remember elderly relatives telling stories at family gatherings when I was a child of people who were gravely injured by runaway horses. Fortunately, even though Grandma was shocked, it sounds like all ended well that morning.
Click here to see a fun, old, short, silent movie called The Runaway Horse that is available on YouTube.