19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, June 8, 1914: Guess most any kind of a person would imagine what I did today. If I could have kept cool, I would have called that something accomplished, but that was out of the question.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Whew, it sounds hot. Hope you didn’t have to help with any work out in the fields.
Did you try fanning yourself with a hand fan? . . . or sitting in the shade with a glass of lemonade?
According the June 9, 1914 issue of the Washington Post, the high on June 8 was 92 in Pittsburgh and 94 in Philadelphia—so it probably was also in the low 90s in central Pennsylvania.