18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, March 17, 1914: Throat is about well.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Yeah—only 6 days after her tonsillectomy and Grandma is feeling almost as good as new.
Where was Grandma sitting when she wrote this entry? And, what time of day did she write it? I have a vivid imagination, and like to picture Grandma doing her daily activities, but I’ve never really been able to get a good sense of when and where she typically wrote entries.
Did the write them:
- At the kitchen table?
- While sitting on a chair or lying on a couch in the living room?
- At a desk?
- While sitting in bed just before she went to sleep? (I don’t really think that she wrote them in bed, since she shared a bedroom—and probably a double bed –with her sister Ruth during the winter months.)