Warmed Up Stuff

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

Wednesday, June 24, 1914:  Haven’t got nothing, but warmed up stuff today. So there.


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

Hmm. . . What does this diary entry mean?

. . . heated up left –over food? . . . just sitting around and warming up a seat? . . . had a disagreement with someone? . . weather was very hot? . . .

28 thoughts on “Warmed Up Stuff

    1. This diary entry doesn’t make much sense to me. She often provided little detail. Sometimes it’s still possible to guess what she was writing about, this time it is very difficult.

    1. It is a defiant kind of phrase. It sounds like she’s reached a high frustration level about something. . . but it’s very difficult to guess what that something was.

  1. Maybe it’s just another non-eventful day, and Grandma is trying to come up with a new way to phrase it! That is funny that she used “so there”.!

    1. I like your suggestion. It makes sense to me. . . It’s almost like she was bored with how she’d previously expressed her boredom in the diary and wanted to say it in a new way.

  2. I agree with Dianna. I think Grandma was using a clever turn of phrase to spice up the day, I suspect she was quite a jolly character and would have been a joy to be around.

    1. I’ll probably never figure out some diary entrie. . . and it doesn’t really matter since entries like this one don’t seem to be referring to anything very interesting or important.

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