Back to Solid Earth

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

Tuesday, April 7, 1914: Back to solid earth again.

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

Hmm. . . Back to solid earth again??? Nothing really awesome has happened recently in Grandma’s life, so it why did she write this?

Her cousin, Alma Derr, did visit over the week-end, but went home the previous day. Maybe Grandma didn’t have to work as hard when she had a guest (and maybe her parents even did some of her farm chores for her). . . but now that Alma was gone, the normal workload and drudgery returned.

16 Responses

  1. I wonder if it doesn’t have something to do with that boy. Maybe she had a crush on him and he let her down somehow. It’s not something a young girl may have written about for fear her journal might be found. So back to solid ground instead of floating on the clouds? you never know…
    Diana xo

  2. Oh, dear. Solid earth doesn’t sound like where Helena wants to be.

  3. Hmmmm. I must admit, Sheryl, that I prefer your idea of what Grandma meant…rather than Diana’s (no offense, Diana S, but none of us want Grandma to be unhappy….). Maybe Grandma will give us some insight in upcoming entries!

  4. Hmmm…the boy, Alma’s visit? she certainly keeps us guessing.

  5. I like the photo you chose for this post.

  6. Hmm, sounds like boy talk to me, but mebbe just not having to work so hard was enough?

  7. I think Helena was having a great time with Alma and getting “back to normal” was the same as “getting back to reality” or “getting back to solid earth.”

  8. I take this as meaning she had to get back to her chores and routine life again.

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