19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Tuesday, December 15, 1914: <<no entry>>
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
Since Grandma didn’t write anything again a hundred years ago today, I’ll continue with memories that others have of Grandma:
Aunt Eleanor (Grandma’s daughter) wrote:
I remember her sense of humor. She did enjoy a good joke or story, especially if it dealt with human foibles and/or pretensions. She adored the Ma and Pa Kettle movies, and I think she saw every one.
Last week-end I got a dvd of the first movie in the series, The Egg and I, out of the library. It is based on a book by Betty McDonald.
It was fun to imagine Grandma watching, and enjoying, the same movie 60 or 70 years ago.
This humorous movie tells the story of a couple, named Bob and Betty, who follow the husband’s dream to become a chicken farmer. One hilarious disaster follows another as they try to convert the run-down farm into a successful chicken operation. Ma and Pa Kettle (and their large family) live nearby.