19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Friday, June 12, 1914: My music teacher had a pain this morning. Must have sympathized deeply for her, since by the time she was ready to go I had one too.
Besse went home this afternoon. Miss her some.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Hmm. . . Has Grandma been practicing her piano lessons? Maybe her music teacher (and eventually Grandma) were in pain because of how poorly the lesson went.
Grandma might not be spending much time practicing. I don’t think that she mentioned her piano lessons since January.
Grandma’s married sister Besse came to visit June 9. It sounds like a fun and relaxing time for both sisters. It probably was just what Besse needed after the recent death of her infant daughter. . . and Grandma sounds like she enjoyed having her oldest sister around for a few days.