18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, July 17, 1913: Nothing doing.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Grandma was feeling down about something during mid-July, 1913. She graduated from high school the previous spring. Yesterday, I wondered if she was sad because she’d been unsuccessful in getting a teaching job for the upcoming school year.
There weren’t many careers open to women back then. Nursing was another field that was open to women. Did Grandma ever consider becoming a nurse?