18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Saturday, June 7, 1913: Didn’t do very much today, as there wasn’t very much to do.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Sigh . . . Nothing happened, AGAIN???!!!??. . . Grandma must have done something a hundred years ago today.
This is the fourth day in a row that Grandma either wrote that there wasn’t anything worth writing about or that she didn’t do very much.
There are numerous places throughout the diary where Grandma indicated that nothing happened on a certain day –but generally this type of entry was isolated and sandwiched between entries of more substance.
What was happening (or not happening) in Grandma’s life in June, 1913 that made her feel like she had nothing to write about? Was she too tired to write because she was working very hard on the farm? . . . or was she bored now that the excitement over her high school graduation was long past? . . .or . . .