Finally Got Mail Three Days After Snow Storm

18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Tuesday, February 17, 1914:  Miss the mail now. Don’t get it till evening. Makes me so mad that the mail carrier is too lazy to bring it here.


Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:


Yeah! I’m glad you finally got your mail (even if it didn’t come until evening).

On Saturday, February 14 and yesterday you wrote that you were expecting a valentine, but didn’t get mail because of a snowstorm.

DID YOU GET A VALENTINE? Please don’t leave us hanging!

11 thoughts on “Finally Got Mail Three Days After Snow Storm

  1. I’m confused by what she wrote–has she gotten the mail or is she still waiting for evening and the delivery? I hope to heaven she tells us about the Valentine!!

    1. I’m not sure exactly what she meant. I took it that she received the mail, but that it came very late. It also crossed my mind that maybe the mail carrier didn’t come, so late in the day someone from the family may have gone into town to the post office to get it.

  2. It sounds like what is happening to me. The mail never arrived Sat and now here we are 6 pm and still no mail. At least Helena had bad weather – not sure what is going on but the post office will be getting a call tomorrow that is for sure.

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