19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Monday, June 15, 1914: My photo supplies came this morning. Hope to make some presentable pictures now. Am very tired for I was working for wages today.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
It’s awesome that your photo supplies arrived. You’ve mentioned taking and developing pictures several times over the past year or so. What a fun and rewarding hobby!
Apparently strawberries were in season. Throughout the diary she got paid for picking a neighbor’s strawberries each June. For example, in 1911 she wrote:
Started to pick strawberries this morning. Of course it will mean some early rising and loss of sleep, but just look at what I can earn.