18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Thursday, February 19, 1914: Guess I just dozed this morning. Don’t ever sleep well after being out so late. Had a tired feeling all day.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
No wonder Grandma was tired. She got home from a party at 2:30 a.m.
The previous day she wrote:
Ruth and I went to a party tonight over at our cousin’s. We walked to town and from there the party was conveyed in sleds. Didn’t go very fast as the roads were full of snow. My, but we did have the eats. Bet there were some, who made it hard for their poor tummies. Got home 2:30 a.m.
I can’ imagine coming home in the middle of the night and immediately sitting down to write a diary entry. My gut feeling is that Grandma wrote both of these entries at the same time on the 19th.