18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, April 30, 1913:
Where the trees put on their green,
When the flowers unfold in beauty
When all nature seems to sing,
Then we know that May is on duty.
Mother and I went to Milton this morning. Shouldn’t everybody notice but what she gets tired of carting me along and buying me things.
I had my pictures taken in the same outfit I wore at commencement, so now I will sure know what I looked like when I graduated.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma—Thank you for getting the picture taken. Now not only you—but also all of us—are able to see how lovely you looked in your graduation dress.
What did you “need” when you were shopping that your mother found annoying?
Another month has passed—and, as usual, Grandma began the month with a poem. This poem particularly resonates with me.
Nature is beginning to sing outside my window, and the flowers are beginning to unfold their beauty.