18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, October 2, 1913: Ma and I staid at home today, while the rest of the family attended the Fair. To while away the time I got at my pictures and was quite satisfied with the result.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Yeah! You got a free day when you could relax and enjoy your hobbies.
When I first read this diary entry, I felt sad that you didn’t get to go to the Milton Fair—but when I reread it I decided that you didn’t care.
You’ve worked so hard helping with the corn harvest—and I bet it feels really good that when your dad took a day off to go to the fair, you also got the day off.
You enjoy photography so much, and I can just picture you developing a roll of film and getting some awesome pictures.