18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, February 3, 1914: We went to an entertainment in Watsontown this evening. At first I doubted whether we would really get there. It was inclined to be rainy. T’was very good, but I missed part of it because we occupied a back seat.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Hmm . . . missed part of the show? Who was “we”? . . . Since Grandma often did things with her sister Ruth, probably the two of them went to town, but the entry doesn’t really say that.
And, what was the “entertainment”? . . . a movie? . . . a variety show. . . a play? . . . a lecture?
Throughout the diary Grandma has only gone to movies and other “entertainments” occasionally—but only 10 days earlier, on January 24, Grandma went to a movie in Watsontown.
Grandma seems to be having a fun winter. Her social life was the busiest it’s been since she graduated from high school.