18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, May 6, 1913: These days of spring bring to me the same tasks which vary little from one day to another.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Sounds boring. What were the tasks that needed to be done every day?
- watching cows to ensure that they didn’t escape from the pasture?
- milking the cows?
- gathering the eggs?
- feeding the farm animals?
- planting the garden?
- cleaning closets and other spring housecleaning chores? (Does anyone do spring housecleaning anymore?)